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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | May 21, 2019

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film news for all Australians

film news for all Australians

Interview: Cinema Australia Podcast

May 22, 2019 |

There’s a tonne of truly fantastic film podcasts out there, and this is one of them. The Cinema Australia Podcast is your friendly behind-the-scenes glimpse into the Australian film industry, and the many talented people who populate it.

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Light Up: A Short Film Festival

May 21, 2019 |

Are you looking to discover the films of South-East Queensland’s most promising creators? Read More

REVIEW: Top End Wedding

May 21, 2019 |

Full disclosure: romantic comedies are my kryptonite.

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Brisbane Backyard Film Festival – Saturday May 11th

May 9, 2019 |

Do you like movies? Do you like drinking in the yard with your friends? Read More

Film Review: Long Shot

May 1, 2019 |

Given the…  tumultuous state of American politics, it’s no surprise that creators have been lining up to confront this issue.

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Film Review: Thunder Road

April 29, 2019 |

I was certain that I had come across Jim Cummings prior to watching Thunder Road.
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Brisbane International Film Festival Submissions Are Open

April 28, 2019 |

Have you made a short film recently? Because Brisbane– and the world– wants to see it.

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Film Review: Storm Boy

January 15, 2019 |

Storm Boy (2019) is a beautiful cinematic adaption of Colin Thiele’s novella of the same name. Directed by Shawn Seet, the audience is taken on a journey as Mike Kingley (Geoffrey Rush) tells his granddaughter about the days he lived as Storm Boy with his father, Hideaway Tom, and friends Fingerbone Bill and Mr. Percival. Read More

Five Brisbane Filmmakers Share in $50,000 Funding

November 14, 2018 |

From an animation about a penguin who yearns to fly to a nail-biting drama set in the Viet Cong’s claustrophobic tunnels, five local filmmakers have today hit the jackpot to share in $50,000 of grant funding. Read More

Film Review: Harmony

October 9, 2018 |

Australian upcoming director/writer Corey Pearson begins his five-part fantasy-thriller movie saga with the production Harmony (2018), showing at several cinemas now. In part one of the Five Frequencies Saga, we watch as Jessica Falkholt (Home and Away, who recently passed away last Boxing Day after a car accident) walks the nameless streets of a probably American city suburb in urban Goth attire, taking the fear out of the fearful people she passes.

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Ladies in Black, an Australia movie reliving the days of 1959 Sydney

September 2, 2018 |

Ever wondered what it was like back in 1959 Sydney? In the midst of European migration and the rise of women libration? Look no further than the movie adaptation of Madeleine St John’s novel The Women in Black, originally published in 1993.

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Let the Competition Begin…

June 10, 2018 |

Brisbane Filmmakers listen up! The International 48 Hour Film Project challengers emerging Filmmakers to write, shoot and deliver a four to seven-minute film over the course of just one weekend. That’s right, 48 hours. This competition is open from High … Read More

Film House: A pop-up cinema making something new, by bringing back the old

June 9, 2018 |

Film House is an upcoming pop-up cinema co-created by Portia Hunt and Michael Brooks. We recently reached out to Portia to learn more, and she described the driving idea behind the project; “We wanted to move the viewing experience … Read More

Funding films in Australia

May 12, 2018 |

This month, Australia has announced an increase in the location tax offset for filmmakers. Originally 16.5%, the tax offset has nearly doubled, allowing productions to claim up to 30% with the new policy. The increase in the tax offset will encourage more overseas productions to film in Australia, but what does that mean for Australian filmmakers? Read More