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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)
Festival season is upon us again, and this year’s Sydney Film Festival released their full programme a couple of weeks ago. SFF always includes a pretty serious cohort of Asian films, and this year is no different! I’ve put together a quick roundup of the feature films from the East on show this year.
The hard-working folks at the Korean Cultural Office here in Sydney dropped me a line to remind me that they have their 2012 Korean Short Film night scheduled for Thursday evening next week, with free admission for all (though you’ll need to book). It’s a chance to see some local and international talent strut their stuff with a collection films celebrating cultural diversity and Korean heritage.… (read more)
The Japan Foundation’s Japanese Cinema Week is on again in Sydney! This is a free event, people, and tickets go fast so don’t even bother to read on. Just get your butts over to the website, mark up your must-see films and then email [email protected] for your tix! STAT!
For those of you still here, or in some way unsure of whether you actually want to take advantage of this awesome event, you really, really do, and here’s 10 reasons … (read more)
It’s certainly the season for festivals — another that almost slipped under our radar is the International Chinese Film Festival, which opens this weekend (15 September) in Sydney with their opening film Dangerous Liaisons and powers through their line-up of twenty-two (!!) feature films over the rest of the month at Event Cinemas on George Street.
On the 30th of September, they pack it all up and run the festival again in Melbourne, at the Cinema Nova in Carlton!… (read more)
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)
Japanese Cinema Week is returning in the first week of July for round two, with another eight films screening for free at the Japan Foundation here in Sydney. Full schedule details are on the Japan Foundation site, but here’s a quick roundup of the films, with links to reviews where we’ve got ’em:… (read more)