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Wild Nights With Emily

Wild Nights With Emily

Recounting lesser-known events and their reasons for obscurity in the life of Massachusetts poet Emily ...
Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

For such a well known actress, Melissa McCarthy is strangely underrated ...


Documentaries can recount, expound or explain so much – but it’s always better when they’re ...
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June 4th is the final deadline to submit your film to Australia's premiere documentary film festival, Antenna International Documentary Film Festival.Accepting new works that cover all subject matters and styles, the three competition categories are: International Feature, Australian Feature and Australian Shorts.Submit your film direct via Film Festival Life here: tinyurl.com/Submit2Antenna  or find out more at anntennafestival.org. Antenna 2019 runs from October 17 - 27.[Pic: The Scribe, Best Australian Feature Documentary Antenna 2018 | Dir. Ruth Cullen]
May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia. The theme of #IDAHOBIT2019 is Justice and Protection for All.Across the globe, 72 nation states still criminalise LBGTIQ people, while only 63 provide some form of anti-discrimination protection.This year’s theme highlights the impact of homophobic laws, behaviours and beliefs, and calls for action to protect the lives of LGBTIQ people, both in our communities and around the world.
SF3 2019 wants your smartphone films!
They want: short films (up to 20 mins), feature films, and 360/VR films, all completely shot on smartphones or tablets. Filmmakers can be any age and from anywhere.Have your film screened in SF3 at Event Cinemas George St, Sydney, Australia this September 14-15th, and share in over $40,000 worth of prizes.Enter by August 1st and find out more at www.sf3.com.au
Tickets are on sale now for AACTA’s Northern Voices: A curated collection of short films from the Asian region.Held on Tuesday 4 June as part of the #VividIdeas Program, Northern Voices will showcase some of the finest short films from the Asian region, many of which have never been seen before in Australia! The films take a deep dive into the hearts and minds of our Northern neighbours, looking at some of the most important issues of our time through their eyes.Tickets at $15 for general public and $10 for AFI | AACTA members and students. Head to aacta.org/whats-on/northern-voices/ to book yours today!
The Ground Beneath My Feet is the other film we will be surely catching at the German Film Festival! Valerie Pachner delivers a standout performance as Lola, a workaholic torn between the corporate world and family in writer-director Marie Kreutzer’s pertinent psychological thriller-meets-drama which screened in competition at the recent Berlinale.Find out more: https://bit.ly/2DSNYDc
The German Film Festival kicks off this 21 May and we will be there catching EASY LOVE! This semi-controlled study of contemporary urban adult living is a unique and engrossing documentary-meets-fiction piece that gradually invites audience members to become active observers rather than passive viewers. As a result, it brings to light our own questions of what is “right” and “wrong” in the volatile realm of love.Find out more and see you there: https://bit.ly/2V1HYy0
Queer Screen Board Associate Mike Worsley has been in Ghana for the past week and on the weekend had the privilege of working with the LGBT+ Rights Ghana group in Accra shooting a short spotlight film for us highlighting the work they do for their local LGBTQ+ community.This is a group of very brave, inspiring and beautiful people who are fighting for human rights in Ghana. They are the trailblazers for change and give homes to their group which has only existed since last July, with almost 3000 members already, led by Alexander Daad Ahuoden we are in awe of their work 🙌🏳️‍🌈🇬🇭
AACTA has announced an exciting new Award for Best Short Documentary! Entries are now open for the Award, which recognises the growing community of Australian documentary filmmakers who are tackling important & unique subjects using short form.Find out more at aacta.org/aacta-awards/entries/
Entries are now open for the Feature Film, Feature Documentary & the new Short Documentary categories for the 2019 #AACTAs presented by Foxtel. Enter today at aacta.org/aacta-awards/entries/Image: Warwick Thornton accepting the 2018 AACTA Award for Best Film for SWEET COUNTRY.
Today we celebrate LESBIAN VISIBILITY DAY, a day to acknowledge lesbian history, diversity, and triumphs, embrace strong lesbian role models, challenge stereotypes, and encourage greater understanding.
GAZE Film Festival Dublin is on tour screening at the Irish Film Festival in Sydney and Melbourne (5th and 12th May).Showcasing an LGBTIQ short film package that reflects the diverse spectrum of voices, the wide-eyed fantasies and the distinct experiences of the Irish LGBT community.For tickets and more information:
Generation Women Sydney is a monthly multi-generational feminist storytelling night in Sydney, and our Festival Director Lisa Rose is one of six women taking the stage to tell an original story about The Skin I'm In, tomorrow night, April 18.Tickets at: https://giantdwarf.com.au/events/generation-women/
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