Mountain,  is a documentary directed by Jennifer Peedom that uses high-altitude photography to bring to life the salient themes of Robert Macfarlane’s Mountains of the Mind (Granta Books, 2008), which I had just finished reading (thank...
let the sunshine in

Let The Sunshine In

Let The Sunshine In, is a French romcom starring Juliette Binoche.  The film develops themes around the possibility of a relationship that satisfies ‘on all levels’ (sur tous les plans).  The only character that...
chasing trane

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...
andrey zvyagintsev’s loveless

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...
the sphere peninsula short film fest

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...
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...
ROTG Directing Snake

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...
aussie docs at antenna

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...
get your program in tomorrow’s the saturday paper

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...
janis joplin and sharon jones add a feminist beat to the melbourne film festival

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...