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Hilarious New Comedy LITTLE ACORNS Launching Sept 1

NEW AUSTRALIAN COMEDY SERIES ‘LITTLE ACORNS’ LAUNCHES SEPTEMBER 1 All the laughter, tears, tantrums and endless drama of a suburban childcare centre.... and then there’s the kids.
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PALACE FILMS ANNOUNCES NINE NEW ACQUISITIONS FOR 2016 / 2017 RELEASE

Palace Films is delighted to announce the acquisition of nine new features, offering up an international feast of world cinema for release in the final quarter of 2016 and throughout 2017. The list of globe-spanning new titles secured for Australian and New Zealand distribution herald from South America to Scandinavia and the breadth of Europe, featuring show-stopping performances from the likes of Cynthia Nixon, Soko, Gael Garcia Bernal, Lily-Rose Depp, Marco Giallini, Jennifer Ehle, and Alba Rohrwacher, and are helmed by acclaimed auteurs, including Terence Davies, Pablo Larraín and Andrey Zvyagintsev, as well as talented new-comers such as Stephanie Di Giusto. Amongst the acquisitions are two features
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GENE WILDER TRIBUTE: WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

The Orpheum is proud to host a tribute screening to honour late comedy legend Gene Wilder who sadly passed earlier this week due to complications of Alzheimer's disease.   To celebrate his legacy we have chosen his most iconic and enduring performance in the family favourite Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory based on the Roald Dahl classic.   All tickets are $15, with $3 per ticket going to Alzheimer’s Australia NSW supporting dementia research.   The film tells the story of Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum, in his only film appearance) as he receives a Golden Ticket and visits Willy Wonka's chocolate factory with four other
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The 24 Hour Project: Preparing Students for the Industry

  The Academy of Film, Theatre and Television (AFTT) proudly rolled out their innovative 24 Hour Project this past month. This initiative is a collaboration between the Film and Acting students, where all participants are required to produce a film from concept to screening over a 24 hour period.  Within the first few weeks of study, students were presented with this project in order to capture their talent and sense of creativity, as well as giving students an understanding of what each department brings into creating such a project. For lecturers, the project is an excellent way to see how students perform
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REVELATION PERTH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES

Filmmakers from across the globe are being invited to enter their work for the Revelation Perth International Film Festival in 2017. Revelation is regarded as one of Australia’s most exciting independent film festivals and will run from 6 - 19 July 2017 in Perth. Revelation Director Richard Sowada said the search was now on for unique, signature-driven works from filmmakers of all levels. “Submissions can include narrative features, documentary, short film, animation, experimental work and anything in between,” Richard said. “The works received during the call for entries really set the barometer for the July program. “As a curator, it’s not just a fascinating process
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MULHOLLAND DRIVE – SPECIAL SCREENING!

The film recently voted by critics around the world as “the best film of the 21st century” returns for one screening only!   Your chance to see what all the fuss is about!   Mulholland Drive Synopsis: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.   Lynch was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director for the film. From the Hollywood Foreign Press, the film received four Golden Globe nominations, including Best Picture (Drama), Best Director and Best Screenplay. It
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Inaugural Festival celebrates International Queer Cinema Friday September 9-15 | Seven screenings across seven nights

The WA AIDS Council in collaboration with The Backlot Perth are thrilled to host the inaugural Perth International Queer Film Festival from September 9-15. With support from The Film Collaborative and M-Appeal, seven films showcasing the very best of International Queer Cinema will premiere in Western Australia across seven nights at the boutique venue with proceeds to the WA AIDS Council. When developing the festival program, Film Festival Director Mark Reid was on a mission to offer Perth audiences thought provoking film. “I didn’t want to put films in the festival that were happy ever after films…It needed to be gritty, it needed to show the depth
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Monster Pictures to Release I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER theatrically in September

“Breathtakingly innovative, delightfully ghoulish and insightfully unconventional” – The Austin Chronicle "An understated thriller about the evil lurking beneath the skin of the American heartland" – Hollywood Reporter
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Win an on-set role in Thor: Ragnarok on the Gold Coast

One lucky movie buff will rub shoulders with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with a walk-on role in the blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced today [Monday 29 August 2016]. The Premier said the winner would receive a walk-on-role in the movie, backstage access and a Gold Coast holiday with three friends as part of a promotion between Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) and The Today Show. 'Being part of a Marvel Studios production is a unique opportunity and I am proud my Government was able to secure the filming of this blockbuster for our state,' Ms Palaszczuk
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CINEFESTOZ AWARD WIN ADDS TO RUNAWAY SUCCESS FOR AUSTRALIAN FILM AHEAD OF GENERAL RELEASE 8 SEPTEMBER

Ahead of its September 8 national release from Umbrella Entertainment, Australian coming-of-age comic drama Girl Asleep by Rosemary Myers continues to achieve remarkable success: on Saturday, the film was honoured with the $100,000 CinefestOZ Award, Australia's richest film prize, the latest in a stream of award wins, sell-out screenings and international critical acclaim, making it one of the most successful Australian films of 2016. Australian distributor Umbrella Entertainment’s Managing Director Jeff Harrison said “This is just the best news for this unique and remarkable Australian film. To my mind there has been no other Australian film like it to date. The
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