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February 2022

continuum: Independent animation from Japan and Australia

February 18 @ 8:00 am - June 2 @ 5:00 pm
The Japan Foundation, Sydney, Level 4, Central Park, 28 Broadway
Chippendale, NSW 2008 Australia
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The Japan Foundation, Sydney’s upcoming exhibition continuum: Independent animation from Japan and Australia will feature 14 works of contemporary animation from independent filmmakers in Japan and Australia. This exhibition diverges from mainstream animation, offering viewers an insight into the unique forms of storytelling from each country. Curated by Deborah Szapiro (University of Technology Sydney) and Honami Yano (Nagoya University), continuum features recent video works from award-winning filmmakers including Kōji Yamamura and Jilli Rose, as well as animation studio PAW Media and social enterprise Tjanpi Desert Weavers. Presented…

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May 2022

Milan Design Film Festival

May 19 @ 8:00 am - May 30 @ 5:00 pm

ACMI, in conjunction with the Italian Institute of Culture, Melbourne, will present the Milan Design Film Festival for the first time at ACMI Cinemas from May 19-30. Featuring a selection of films from the 9th (2021) edition of the Milano Design Film Festival, alongside works drawn from recent festival editions, the film season will celebrate all things architecture and design, plus culture and society more broadly, with a range of documentaries and shorts exploring trends, masters, innovators, historical and contemporary…

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Space Brains Sci-Fi Film Festival

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, 9 Ormsby Terrace
Mandurah, WA 6210 Australia
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Space Brains is about championing the indie sci-fi filmmaker from regional WA, and sharing insights from the experts from the film industry. Industry workshops and presenters: Filmmaking: Writer/director Ben Young will be running a filmmaker workshop. Writing: Sci-fi author and scriptwriter Amanda Bridgeman will be running a writer workshop. Science: Environmental scientist and author HM Waugh will be running a science workshop. Podcasting: Podcasters, Surrey, and Mark, from Space Brains Podcast will be running a podcasting workshop.

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Polish Film Festival Sydney

May 22 @ 8:00 am - June 26 @ 5:00 pm

The Polish Film Festival Sydney returns this May and June with a  line-up of critically acclaimed films screening across two cinemas, Palace Norton Street and The Ritz Cinemas. The program brings two Australian premieres, six NSW premieres, and a broad selection of work by a new generation of incredibly talented Polish filmmakers. Commencing on Sunday, May 22, the event will open with Polish-Irish comedy-drama I Never Cry (Jak najdalej stąd) from the Silent Night director Piotr Domalewski, who takes audiences…

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German Film Festival

May 24 - June 22

From this May to June, the German Film Festival will showcase the best contemporary German cinema direct from major festivals in Europe plus a selection from its German-speaking neighbours, Austria and Switzerland. This year’s Festival Special Presentation is Dear Thomas (Lieber Thomas), a historical monochrome biopic of East German writer and filmmaker Thomas Brasch, starring rising star Albrecht Schuch (Fabian: Going to the Dogs and Berlin Alexanderplatz GFF21). Brasch was born as a German-Jewish emigrant in England, moving to the GDR…

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St Kilda Film Festival

May 27 - June 5

The 2022 St Kilda Film Festival (SKFF) will return to the big screen across Friday, May 27 – Sunday, June 5 to celebrate some of Australia’s best local short filmmakers and screen artists. Now in its 39th year, SKFF is Australia’s longest-running short film festival, recognising the genre of short film, including music videos, gaming and immersive forms. The festival is proudly presented by City of Port Phillip and will feature an extensive short film program with 13 screening sessions…

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June 2022

Sydney Film Festival

June 8 - June 19

The Sydney Film Festival returns to June for 2022, with the first titles to be announced April 6 and the full festival program revealed in May. The festival will take place across Greater Sydney: at the State Theatre, Event Cinemas George Street, Dendy Cinemas Newtown, Randwick Ritz, Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne, Palace Cinemas, Art Gallery of NSW, Casula Powerhouse, the Festival Hub at Sydney Town Hall and SFFTV in Pitt Street Mall. Films will screen in conjunction with a…

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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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Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival 2022

June 24 - July 2

The 9th annual Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival returns to Winton, Outback Queensland in June. Uniting the dreamers, explorers, filmmakers, and seekers, the event consists of an immersive nine-day program with screenings under the stars in Winton’s 104-year-old Royal Open Air Cinema. With prestigious Chauvel Award recipient and proud Goa, Gunggari, Wakka Wakka Murri woman, Leah Purcell, appointed as Patron, this year’s festival will place emphasis on honouring the traditional custodians of the lands and seas on which we work,…

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September 2022


September 16 - September 18

Back for its third year, XR:WA is bringing the immersive world of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and computer games to multiple locations across Perth, Western Australia. Spread across three days, this major conference and public exhibition will showcase the ideas, works, technology and constantly evolving environment of the virtual reality and digital screen industry. Explore stunning immersive VR experiences and technologies, hear from some of the industry’s leading thinkers and innovators, and network with local, national, and international…

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