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Just a quick update: as noted on their Facebook page, the Japanese Film Festival has now released their full extended program for Sydney and Melbourne — that’s twenty extra films from all sorts of genres.
And they’ve programmed some free screenings of five black-and-white classics in all cities, from Misumi’s original Zatoichi film (full English title The Life and Times of Ichi the Masseur to Kawashima’s Elegant Beast (which has a wonderful still on the JFF website).
See the … (read more)
It’s been a somewhat quiet launch as far as I’ve seen, but their Facebook page indicates that the International Chinese Film Festival for 2013 has now announced their dates for this year in Sydney and Melbourne, along with the line-up of films that will be screening in Sydney.… (read more)
Just a quick update to say that the Japanese Film Festival in Australia has just announced their dates and core program of films for this year, their 17th festival. Twelve films in five cities, plus an abridged travelling program that takes in five more cities!… (read more)
Keeping pace with the other Asian cinema events happening in the eastern states is this year’s solid film line-up from the OzAsia Festival in Adelaide, with 21 films showing this year between 13 and 29 September.
You can find a full list on their website, but there are a few screenings in particular I want to highlight:
The news came in on the wire today that our anime-loving friends at Madman have announced the final dates for this year’s Reel Anime 2013 festival, where they intend to showcase brand-spanking-new anime in theatres across the country.
Screening this year are:
Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo — the third feature film in the re-imagining of the much-loved Neon Genesis Evangelion series.
009 RE: Cyborg — an adaptation of influential manga Cyborg 009 helmed by Kenji Kamiyama (who also … (read more)
As we foretold a few weeks ago, the Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) is coming in just a few short weeks to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. They’ve now released their full program, crammed full of Korean film from across the genre spectrum!
Here’s the trailer for this year’s event:
The key dates are:
Brisbane: Aug 14-18, at Event Cinemas Myer Centre.
Sydney: Aug 21-29, at Event Cinemas George Street.
Melbourne: Sep 5-11, at ACMI in Federation … (read more)
Hot on the heels of SFF comes Australia’s biggest film fest, the Melbourne International Film Festival. Their full program has just been announced, and as usual there’s a pretty packed slate of Asian cinema, from their regular Accent on Asia strand to special looks at new Arabic and rarely-seen North Korean cinema!
I’ve put together a quick overview of the feature films on show from Asia, since that’s what we’re primarily interested in here at Heroic Cinema. Obviously there are … (read more)
With their newsletter drop the other day (you can subscribe on their site), the Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) announced the dates and their new look for this year’s festival.
This year, they’re screening in three cities:
- Brisbane, from Aug 14-18, at Event Cinemas Myer Centre;
- Sydney, from Aug 21-29, at Event Cinemas George Street;
- Melbourne, from Sep 5-11, at ACMI in Federation Square.
We’ll have more coverage when the full program is announced, but … (read more)