Brisbane International Film Festival is set to close with the Australian premiere of Taika Waititi's 'Next Goal Wins', starring Michael Fassbender.
Jack Clark and Jim Weir's 'Birdeater', with its echoes of 'Wake in Fright', joins Australia's recent indie success stories. After snaring Sydney Film Festival's Audience Award, their debut feature - made on a shoestring - sold out all its sessions at the Melbourne International Film Festival, landed distribution with Umbrella and simply generated a significant amount of buzz.
The full line-up for this year's Melbourne International Film Festival was revealed Tuesday evening, with a significant number of Australian additions, such as the world premieres of Jason Raftopoulos' sophomore feature 'Voices in Deep' and Matthew Adekponya's behind-the-scenes look at how the Boomers took bronze in Tokyo, 'Rose Gold'.
Warwick Thornton's 'The New Boy' is heading direct from Cannes to Sydney Film Festival, where it will be the opening night film for the event's 70th edition.