Crowdfund This! Australian Single Shot Picture WATCH THE SUNSET

There's something deeply intriguing about the single shot film and Watch The Sunset - billed as the first ever single shot feature ever made in Australia - looks as though it could be a good one. Watch the Sunset is Australia’s... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE PASSING (YR YMADAWIAD): Watch The Trailer For The First Ever Welsh Language Genre Film

Coming off the success of BBC backed crime series Hinterland - a series shot simultaneously in Welsh and English language version - director Gareth Bryn and the core creative team behind the series have pushed the boundaries of Welsh language... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Maori Martial Arts Front And Center In New TV Series KAIRAKAU

While Toa Fraser's The Dead Lands was undoubtedly the first introduction to the traditional martial arts of the Maori people it would appear that it won't be the last. Not by a long shot. Maori Television is currently gearing up... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Monster Fest 2016 Opens Call For Submissions

Attention filmmaking weirdos! The Monster Fest 2016 call for submissions is now open! Now's the chance to get your film in early! The festival wants to see your features, shorts, and expanded cinema projects. Those in the know head to... More »
  

Check Out The Chilling Theatrical Trailer For OBSERVANCE

Observance is a suspenseful, edge of the seat chiller shot by filmmaker Joseph Sims-Dennett (Bad Behaviour) in 11 days with a very limited budget. It had a successful World Premiere at the Fantasia Festival last July, and will be having... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SHINY: Spencer Susser And Daniel Campos Deliver A Brilliant, Charming Stop Motion Short

What happens when the director of Hesher and I Love Sarah Jane teams up with acclaimed dancer Daniel 'Cloud' Campos? Shiny happens, a TropFest winning stop motion animated short film heavy both on the action and the charm. A damsel... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE REVENANT And MAD MAX Win Big At BAFTAs

The Revenant continued its run of award-winning form last night, bagging five awards at the BAFTAs in London. In addition to being named Best Film, director Alejandro Inarritu and star Leonardo DiCaprio were also honoured. The film, which also collected... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Hey, Screenwriters! The Tasmanian Gothic Short Script Challenge Is On!

Dust off your laptops, tablets, notepads, paper and pens! The Tasmanian Gothic Short Script Challege is back, and wants your new screenplays! As part of Stranger With My Face Festival, the contest challenges you to write a short screenplay in... More »
  

Hey London! Check Out The Incredible Asia House Film Festival Line-Up

If you crave something more eclectic and intellectually stimulating from Asian Cinema than the star-driven commercial fare that occasionally makes its way out of the region, get yourselves to Asia House in London for the Asia House Film Festival, taking... More »
By James Marsh   
  

HOSTAGE TO THE DEVIL: Who Is The Devil Really After?

Depending on your school of thought the idea of Satan is a load of hokum, or, he is very real. Take that one step further and he is your best friend, or, your worst enemy. I imagine that Jesuit priest... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

HIGH RISE: Watch The Full Theatrical Trailer For Wheatley's Latest

Tom Hiddleston and Luke Evans anchor the cast of High Rise, the Ben Wheatley adaptation of JG Ballard's novel. And while the cast may have gotten much higher profile than the norm for Wheatley the filmmakers underlying anarchic spirit remains... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2016 Hits The UK

Now in its thirteenth edition, London's Japan Foundation has returned with another fine selection of contemporary Japanese film titles with which to tour the UK. This year the choices are based around the theme, 'Ikiru: The Highs and Lows of Life... More »
  

PINEAPPLE CALAMARI: Watch The Brilliant Stop-Motion Short Now!

Stop whatever it is you are doing and give over the next nine minutes of your life to watching Kasia Nalewajka's wonderful stop motion animation Pineapple Calamari, and I promise that you will thank me for it. On the one... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Masters Of Cinema Acquires JOURNEY TO THE SHORE, Unveils MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA, THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR And 1900 For April

Eureka Entertainment's Master of Cinema series announced today that they will be releasing Kurosawa Kiyoshi's Journey To The Shore on the boutique label later this year, following a theatrical run at the Glasgow Film Festival. April's slate of titles was... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Kickstart This: An Urban Art Style Takes To The High Seas In PAINTED OCEANS

There are a lot of things that I love about this Kickstarter project, Painted Oceans. Visit the campaign page and have a look for yourself.One, I have always been a massive fan of graffiti and street art since I was... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

WIZARDS OF AUS: Watch The Complete Cult Series Now!

It was back in mid-December that we first shared the trailer for Wizards Of Aus, the very very very tongue in cheek comedy fantasy series from writer-director-star Michael Shanks. Having started life as a web series concept Wizards was quickly... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Criterion In April: PHOENIX, BARCELONA, BRIEF ENCOUNTER, ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS, Plus Robert Drew Kennedy Docs

The titles speak for themselves (almost). In April, the Criterion Collection will release a pleasingly varied selection of films. Christian Petzold's Phoenix fell off my radar after I saw it last year but it's the kind of thoughtful drama that... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Stephen Graham And Michael Smiley Star In Gritty UK Drama ORTHODOX

Director David Leon dives into the intersection of the UK's Orthodox Jewish community and the criminal underworld with his upcoming Orthodox and it's more than just the surprising clash of world's that makes this one interesting.Anchoring the cast are Stephen... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

RIP Alan Rickman

Cancer has been busy in the pop cultural world in the first couple weeks of 2016. Stage and Movie star (and silky-voiced villain) Alan Rickman has succumbed to a battle with cancer at aged 69.Depending on your age (and geographical... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Natalie Dormer's THE FOREST Leads Killer Lineup For Frightfest Glasgow

Attention Glasgow, Scotland. If you need something to get all that saccharin aftertaste of Valentine's Day out of your system then Frightfest has the solution. At the end of February they have put together a great lineup of current horror... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
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