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April 2022

2022 AACTA Awards: Submissions

April 27 @ 8:00 am - October 3 @ 5:00 pm

Entries are now open across Film, Television, Documentary, and Short Film categories for the 2022 AACTA Awards. The awards comprise more than 50 different award categories across film, television, documentary, and short film, celebrating Australian stories, culture, and creativity on the big and small screens. The 2022 AACTA Awards includes a change to the feature film eligibility policy, which has been updated to recognise films that premiere on streaming, subscription, or free to air television, with no theatrical distribution. More…

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June 2022

Light: Works from Tate’s Collection

June 16 - November 13

ACMI, in an Australian exclusive, will present a major exhibition of more than 70 works from the national collection of British art institution, Tate. Light: Works from Tate’s Collection premieres as part of the Victorian Government’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series. Curated by Tate, UK and drawing from its prestigious collection, Light features over 70 works spanning 200 years of art history including painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, kinetic art, installation and the moving image. Light celebrates groundbreaking moments as artists from…

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July 2022

85 Films in 85 Days

July 24 - October 16
Ritz Cinemas, 45 St Pauls St
Randwick, NSW 2031 Australia
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Ritz Cinemas will celebrate 85 years of uninterrupted cinemagoing with its biggest retrospective ever, with 85 films screening in 85 consecutive days, one film representing each year the Ritz has been open. Select sessions will screen in 35mm, 70mm and 4K formats. The retrospective begins with A Star is Born (1937) and an 85th birthday party on July 24. Following this, the Ritz will guide audiences through a history of cinema with famous films that have graced its screens.

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Australia on Celluloid

July 30, 2022 - July 24, 2023
Ritz Cinemas, 45 St Pauls St
Randwick, NSW 2031 Australia
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Ritz Cinemas, Randwick continues to celebrate its 85th birthday by announcing Australia on Celluloid, a year of Australian Classics presented on 35mm prints. Proudly presented by Ritz Cinemas, the National Film and Sound Archive and Umbrella Entertainment, Australia on Celluloid is a historical celebration of Australia's rich and unique film heritage, with special 35mm screenings of iconic and overlooked films from the NFSA's Kodak/Atlab and Deluxe/Kodak collections presented together for the first time. Screenings will occur every Saturday at 4pm, with select films accompanied by discussions…

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August 2022

Melbourne International Film Festival

August 4 - August 21

The 70th edition of the Melbourne International Film Festival will see the cultural event expand its footprint. From The Capitol to Castlemaine’s Theatre Royal, Pentridge Coburg and The Forum, MIFF 70 will be the biggest season of the festival yet. MIFF returns to metro, regional and suburban theatres from with a celebration of cinema, plus a number of specially commissioned works and exciting events intended to celebrate the landmark platinum anniversary. In addition, select films will streaming online nationally via…

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Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

August 12 - August 20

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) is set to return to in-person screenings this year, with ‘Revival’ as the chosen theme for 2022. This year’s program will include more than 100 feature films, documentaries, and shorts, with some of the early highlights including: Award-winning feature film, The Rapist, which was recently awarded the prestigious Kim Jiweok Award at the Busan International Film Festival. The film’s director, Aparna Sen and her daughter, actress Konkona Sen Sharma will be amongst the…

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Perth Horror Film Festival

August 19 - August 21
The Backlot Perth, 21 Simpson Street
West Perth, WA 6005 Australia
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The first annual Perth Horror Film Festival will be held August 19-21 at The Backlot Perth. Organised by Perth Horror Fans, the program is designed to showcase the talents of local horror and science fiction short filmmakers, while also screening classic feature films rarely seen in Australia. Opening night (Friday, August 19, 6.30pm start): - Jay Jay Jegathesan's The Saint. Summary: Where does the border lie? That line in life's shadowlands between heroism and a plunge into the abyss? On…

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ADG Director’s Cut

August 20
SUNSTUDIOS, 42 Maddox Street
Sydney,
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The Australian Director’s Guild (ADG)'s Director's Cut conference will be held at SUNSTUDIOS in Alexandria on August 20 with an accompanying live stream. Carrying the theme of Cutting Through The Noise, the one-day event will feature panels exploring the director’s role in a changed streaming landscape and how emerging directors can bridge the gap to paid work. Delegates will also hear from internationally successful directors about opportunities outside Australia and have the opportunity to discuss the value of impact strategies…

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CinefestOZ

August 23 - August 28

Now in its 15th year, CinefestOz will once again bring to the Western Australian regions of Busselton, Augusta-Margaret River and Bunbury an exciting line-up of world and WA premieres, in conversation events and short film sets. The release of its 2022 program features 270 film screenings and events. Four Australian films are in the running to win the $100,000 annual film prize: Seriously Red directed by Gracie Otto; Transfusion directed by Matt Nable and MIFF@CinefestOZ films Sweet As directed by Jub Clerc in her…

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AFF Expand Lab – Expressions of Interest

August 23

Adelaide Film Festival (AFF) has launched a new initiative, AFF EXPAND Lab, to support the next generation of moving images makers.  AFF EXPAND Lab will bring together visual artists, media artists, film and XR practitioners in a development lab with a commissioning outcome to be unveiled as part of AFF 2024, continuing the tradition of AFF’s history of delivering acclaimed development programs including Film Lab New Voices and HIVE. The inaugural AFF EXPAND Lab is a collaboration between Adelaide Film Festival, Samstag Museum of Art, Illuminate Adelaide, Art Gallery of South…

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