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Review | ‘The Furnace’ digs into our gold obsession and violent past

Review | ‘The Furnace’ digs into our gold obsession and violent past

The Furnace | Dir: Roderick MacKay | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  The deserts of Western Australia have become the rugged canvas for debut writer/director Roderick MacKay to bring some of Australia’s powerful but relatively unknown history to the big screen. Trekking through the heat and the dust in 1897, a young Afghan Cameleer Hanif (Egyptian actor Ahmed […]

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Revelation Film Festival’s 2020 program has stories for everyone

Revelation Film Festival’s 2020 program has stories for everyone

After teasing their fabulous program back in October, Revelation Perth International Film Festival have today revealed their full lineup of local, national and international cinema. The festival will open on Wednesday 9th December with Firestarter; The Story Of Bangarra (pictured), a documentary marking the 30th anniversary of Australia’s most iconic dance company, Bangarra Dance Theatre. Journey to […]

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Writer & director Monica Zanetti talks ‘Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt)’

Writer & director Monica Zanetti talks ‘Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt)’

A new Australian film coming to a screen near you is both heartwarming and groundbreaking. Ellie & Abbie & (Ellie’s Dead Aunt) is a queer, teenage romantic comedy that celebrates the freedoms LGBTIQ+ youth have today, and honours those who fought for those freedoms with humour and a full heart. The film follows Ellie (Sophie […]

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Review | Head to ‘Summerland’ at the British Film Festival

Review | Head to ‘Summerland’ at the British Film Festival

Summerland | Dir: Jessica Swale | ★ ★ ★  British filmmakers absolutely excel at recreating historical times and never seem to run out of wartime stories. This is the first feature film for British playwright Jessica Swale who takes us to a small village in Kent where young children are being evacuated to escape the bombing […]

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Award-winning documentary explores disability, sexuality and love

Award-winning documentary explores disability, sexuality and love

An award-winning Australian documentary is coming to Stan this December 3rd – International Day for People with Disability. Thomas Banks’ Quest For Love shines a spotlight on the life of Thomas Banks, a well-known author from Melbourne who is living with cerebral palsy, and his search for a man to fall in love with. Directed […]

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Funding initiative announced for LGBTQIA+ screen projects in WA

Funding initiative announced for LGBTQIA+ screen projects in WA

Screenwest and Screen Australia have collaborated to launch Out Now, an LGBTQIA+ screen funding initiative focused on Western Australia. Out Now is the first Australian scripted funding initiative open exclusively to LGBTQIA+ web series proposals. Screenwest and Screen Australia, with the support of Lotterywest, are looking for projects that will ensure LGBTQIA+ Western Australians can […]

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The team behind ‘Sequin in a Blue Room’ get funding for new project

The team behind ‘Sequin in a Blue Room’ get funding for new project

The team behind the highly praised feature film Sequin in a Blue Room have been given funding for their next project.  Among the swag of projects getting development funding are many new ideas involving queer stories or creative teams. Screen Australia has announced $1 million of development funding for eight features, 15 television dramas and five online projects. Among […]

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Revelation Film Fest offer first taste of upcoming festival

Revelation Film Fest offer first taste of upcoming festival

The 23rd annual Revelation Perth International Film Festival returns this December, with another exciting showcase of local and international content. Rev went digital for the first time this year back in July, debuting the Couched Film Festival for audiences to enjoy from home. Now the team are bringing the physical festival back to Luna Cinemas, […]

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Feel good documentary ‘Steelers’ comes to Luna Cinemas

Feel good documentary ‘Steelers’ comes to Luna Cinemas

Steelers | Dir: Eammon Ashton-Atkinson | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ This documentary is a very personal one for Australian lawyer and journalist Eammon Ashton-Atkinson. Struggling with depression, he left Australia and found welcoming support for his sexuality (and a husband) in a rugby club on the other side of the world – the world’s first gay rugby club, […]

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PrideFEST 2020 Film Festival is coming to Raine Square

PrideFEST 2020 Film Festival is coming to Raine Square

Raine Square and Palace Cinemas have announced the official PrideFEST 2020 Film Festival is coming this November, with part proceeds being donated to Pride WA. The CBD cinema complex is set to transform into a celebration of WA’s LGBTQIA+ communities, with a selection of queer cinema favourites to mark this year’s Pride celebrations. The festival […]

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