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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | December 12, 2019

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film news for all Australians

film news for all Australians

Sundance Doc: Weiner is a Winner

August 31, 2016 |

Winner of the Sundance 2016 Grand Jury Prize for U.S Documentary, Weiner traces Ex-Congressman, Anthony Weiner’s New York City 2013 Mayoral race, which was meant to lead to his redemption, but instead ended in an embarrassing loss after yet another sexting scandal was uncovered.

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INTERVIEW: Down Under Writer/Director Abe Forsythe

August 30, 2016 |

“There’s going to be some people that are never going to like this movie.” Read More

Alliance Française Classic Film Festival Hits Brisbane

August 24, 2016 |

Early this September, for the first time ever, the Alliance Française Classic Film Festival will be held at the Palace Barracks Cinemas in Brisbane City. The festival debuted in Sydney last year and was an instant hit. This year the Festival will screen nationally in 5 cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Perth. Read More

Mel Gibson returns to film with ‘Blood Father’

August 17, 2016 |

In his first film since 2014, Mel Gibson hits cinemas next month with action-thriller Blood Father, setting in motion what might be a comeback to film that sticks. Read More

New Kid on the Block: Talking Film with Joshua Ochoa

August 16, 2016 |

Fresh out of Griffith Film School, Joshua Ochoa has dived into the short filmmaking scene, having just finished Our Best Selves, he’s wanting to get into the festival circuit. Read More

8 Events You Must See at The Queensland Poetry Festival

August 14, 2016 |

The Queensland Poetry will be returning for its 20th year packed full of film, performance, panels, music, comedy and of course poetry.

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Watch Out For Hello, My Name is Doris

August 10, 2016 |

It’s never too late for a coming of age story. Departing from the common trope, Hello, My Name is Doris, follows sixty-something, Doris who makes a fresh start when she becomes romantically fascinated by John, her new—and much younger—co-worker.

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Hitchcock/Truffaut: A Documentary On The Artist Behind The Camera

August 4, 2016 |

Offering an illuminating glimpse of the ground-breaking interview that sought to establish Alfred Hitchcock as an auteur, Hitchcock/Truffaut contextualises the career of this famed director and the circumstances that led to this momentous meeting. Read More

The 2016 Lavazza Italian Film Festival Announced

August 4, 2016 |

The very best of Italian cinema is coming to our cinemas once again as the Lavazza Italian Film Festival returns to Brisbane this September and October. Read More

Remakes, Reboots and Adaptations: Is Australia Breaking the Mould?

August 3, 2016 |

A pretty ‘dumb’ blonde takes the stairs instead of the door while a typical deranged killer chases after her. An impossibly strong and conflicted caped hero tries to save the earth once again from destruction and finally a girl attempts to win the affections of a completely oblivious guy by changing herself inside and out… Sound familiar? These are storylines and tropes we know all too well. Read More

Embrace: Pro-Body Image Doco set to Empower

July 26, 2016 |

Don’t fight your body: embrace it! In her debut documentary, Embrace, founder of the Body Image Movement, Taryn Brumfitt wants women to share her realisation: our bodies are not ornaments, they’re vehicles Read More

Disabled Representation in Modern Film: Who Has A Voice?

July 23, 2016 |

Over the years, filmmakers have begun to include the stories of once forgotten or ignored minorities in order to redesign the film industry and give a voice to those who once were silenced. Read More

The Scandinavian Film Festival: As It Is In Heaven Sequel

July 22, 2016 |

Brisbane’s Scandinavian Film Festival started in full force this week with a stroke of humour on opening night with Norwegian release, Welcome To Norway. However it was the long awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed and internationally beloved film, As It Is In Heaven that screened the following night to the delight of Brisbane fans. Read More

Break into Filmmaking with the Modern Web Series

July 12, 2016 |

The Creative Issue recently spoke with up and coming Brisbane filmmaker Jayden Creighton about his experiences in film school, his attitude toward Australian cinema and how he is now putting his talents to the test in the real world of web series.

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