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KOFFIA 2013 is coming

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)

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Brissie pop-up and heads up

There’s a little, sneaky bit of anime on your Brissie cinema screens currently, in the form of the Palace Centro’s Pop-up Manga Film Fest. So they may not know the difference between manga and anime, but that’s no reason not to go and check out their final weekend comprising of From Up on Poppy Hill on Friday night (with English subs) or, if you have some little people whom you’re trying to induct into all things J-culture, the classic … (read more)

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BIFF schedule is out

I’m a bit slow on the uptake at the moment – work’s been slamming me. But now that I’m back on track (more or less) there’s one bright spot in my sky – the Brisbane International Film Festival’s 2012 program guide is on the streets and there’s a ton of awesome relevant-to-your-interests stuff to see.

Featuring in their massive World Cinema program is Miike’s Hara-kiri, USA/HK production The Man with the Iron Fists (with Russell Crowe?!), Kim Ki-duk’s Pieta (read more)

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KOFFIA 2012 Lineup Released

The wait is over, and the hardworking folks at KOFFIA have released their festival lineup for this year. Twenty new feature films, three modern classics and a bunch of short films in three cities this time: Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

There’s a great rundown of what’s on offer on their site — of particular interest is the Aussie premiere of Korea’s box office winner for 2011, War of the Arrows, which opens the festival, and the pile of other … (read more)

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Asian cinema on the Gold Coast in April

You should already know this, but I don’t mind restating the awesome – the Gold Coast is, this month, the place to be. Why? Well, if you’re an Asian cinephile living in our (usually) sunny state and you don’t have tickets to the Gold Coast Film Festival already in your inbox, you’re going to kick yourself, because you’ll be missing out on some seriously fantastic films.

The GCFF program is featuring a wide range of films for all tastes. For … (read more)

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Extremely last minute Drawn to Screen giveaway for Brisneylanders!

Update: The double passes have been claimed. Thanks for the quick responses! Our winners will be notified shortly.

The answer to our question was of course Moss, which was based on a popular webcomic that began in 2007. 

Been chatting with the lovely people over at GoMA’s Australian Cinémathèque in Brisbane today, who have offered us a couple of double passes to one of the films remaining in their Drawn to Screen: Graphic Novels, Comics and Serials programme.

And … (read more)

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JFF, BIFF & GCFF: November movie madness in QLD

Bloody hell, the November cinema scene up here in Queensland has gone a little crazy!

First up early in the month, the Japan Film Festival is happening around the country, and sure, we don’t get a lot to choose from comparatively speaking, but what we do get is worth leaving the house for – Studio Ghibli’s Arrietty, based on The Borrowers; live action extravaganza Space Battleship Yamato (come on, it’s a battleship in space that shoots a laser … (read more)

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GoMA in Brisbane reopens

I’ve been F5ing my browser window religiously since late January in anticipation of GoMA – and by association, the resident Cinematheque – reopening after the floods. Before it all went a little to hell, the Cinematheque programme A New Tomorrow: Visions of the Future in Cinema was featuring some kick ass sci-fi not to be missed, including a decent selection of anime.

Well, I’m pleased to say the gallery has indeed reopened its doors finally, and they’ve gone to great … (read more)

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