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Fabulous Film Festivals from around Australia

Chasing Trane

Chasing Trane is everything you want from a music documentary and should appeal to newcomers as well as to jazz aficionados.  The legacy and influence of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Franklin and Thelonius Monk enables us to see Coltrane’s continual evolution towards the boundaries of the jazz canon as he turns from playing to composing.  The southern Baptist childhood,...

Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Loveless

Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Loveless comes highly recommended, having been awarded the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Festival, but it only elicited lukewarm applause in Melbourne. Perhaps Australians are less welcoming to the wintry bleakness of the film’s settings, not to mention the searing, hateful exchanges between Boris and Zhenya as they approach divorce and argue about which of them is best...

The Sphere Peninsula Short Film Fest

  It's nearly here! This weekend we would love for you to join us in Rosebud for The Sphere Peninsula Short Film Fest. The festival is Victoria's largest public short film screening and is expected to attract over 8000 attendees! It's set to be a great night spent watching 20 wonderful short films and live music performances. We hope to...

ANTENNA UDPATE AND HIGHLIGHTS Antenna Documentary Film Festival is off and running! Our second day of screenings kicks off this evening at 7pm with Servant or Slave, which is one of four films screening in the Australian Competition. Servant or Slave revisits the time of the Stolen Generation, when thousands of Aboriginal girls were taken from their families by the Australian Government and forced...

Nathan Hill – Revenge of the Gweilo

Multi talented artist Nathan Hill, one of Melbourne's hidden gems is to shine at MUFF on closing night with his latest feature film "Revenge of the Gweilo", in which he directed and starred in. Nathan Hill has begun making waves even back as a student at Footscray City College Film Dept. when Nathan Hill was accredited with pioneering the diploma...

Aussie docs at Antenna

AUSTRALIAN DOCUMENTARIES at ANTENNA Here at Antenna we can't help but beam with pride when we see the breadth of home-grown documentary talent, unearthing and creating stories both uniquely Australian and universally human. In 2016, Antenna presents 19 Australian documentaries in total, including four features, 14 shorts and one Virtual Reality experience. Four Australian features are in the running for the prize...

Get your program in tomorrow’s The Saturday Paper

ANTENNA PROGRAM in THE SATURDAY PAPER THIS WEEKEND! Even in the digital age, there's still nothing quite like perusing a printed festival program and circling the films you're interested in with a pen. Tomorrow morning when you sit down to breakfast with your coffee and newspaper you can do exactly this, as a copy of the 2016 Antenna Documentary Film...

Janis Joplin and Sharon Jones add a feminist beat to the Melbourne Film Festival

Two of the twelve music documentaries featured in the Melbourne International Film Festival’s Backbeat program this year are about iconic female blues singers: Janis Joplin and Sharon Jones.Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015) is a posthumous look at arguably, the world’s first female rock icon while Miss Sharon Jones!(2015), the “female James Brown” is battling to keep her music alive...

Antenna News from our friends at Sydney Film Festival

DOCUMENTARY NEWS FROM SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL The line-up includes subjects as diverse as refugee crises, an elusive endangered parrot and docu-fiction hybrids. The inimitable documentarian Werner Herzog – whose last Festival film was 2011's Cave of Forgotten Dreams – turns his idiosyncratic gaze to the many oddities of the Internet age, with Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World. Two-time Academy Award winner...

St Kilda Film Festival 2016

The St Kilda Film Festival 201619th May to 28th MayPalais Theatre I was fortunate enough to be a part of this year’s opening night of what I believe is the 33rd year of the St Kilda Film Festival. I shared this lavish affair with a 2000+ large audience of filmmakers and devoted lovers of film all celebrating the unique talent...