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Category Archives: Festivals
Korean Film Festival (KOFFIA) 2017
Festival season is upon us once again, and the fine folks at the Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) are putting on another great show for us starting this Thursday 17 August. This year the festival is popping up in eight Australian cities, starting with Sydney and ending in Hobart & Darwin in late September:
Sydney: 17-26 August
Adelaide: 1-3 September
Perth: 1-3 September
Melbourne: 7-14 September
Brisbane: 8-10 September
Canberra: 15-17 September
Darwin… (read more)
Japanese Cinematic Greats retrospective at BAPFF
The Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival program came out this week, and a read-em-and-weep-for-joy feature has got to be the Transcending the Inevitable: Japanese Screen Legends and their Works with Masters strand. It’s a mouthful of a title but considering the cinematic feast in store it’s probably warranted. 11 of some of the very best post war cinema from Ozu, Mizoguchi, and Naruse featuring their on-screen muses Setsuko Hara (upon whom Satoshi Kon’s fantastic Millennium Actress was partly based), Kinuyo … (read more)
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OzAsia Festival 2016 now on in Adelaide!
It’s already started, and I’m sorry I didn’t see it earlier and post it, but we’re not too late!
There’s a great program of films showing as part of the OzAsia Festival currently running in Adelaide (17 Sep – 2 Oct), including an event this weekend that will probably be of great interest to HK film buffs: a short program of Johnnie To films and a masterclass with the director himself.
The films on show are listed here and include … (read more)
The Japanese Film Festival 2016 is coming
It’s the time of year when the Japanese Film Festival in Australia rolls around again, this year for the twentieth time!
The hardworking JFF crew have released their festival dates for all six cities, plus their initial slate of films, with more info to come as we get closer to the dates. The schedule looks like this:
- Canberra: 14-23 Oct
- Adelaide: 21-30 Oct
- Brisbane: 26-30 Oct
- Perth: 2-6 Nov
- Sydney: 17-27 Nov
- Melbourne: 24 Nov-4 Dec
The initial crop of … (read more)
Korean Film Festival (KOFFIA) 2016
Film festival season is in full swing, with SFF having rolled through Sydney and MIFF up and running right now in Melbourne, but my personal favourite of the more focused festivals has arrived: The Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) has released their dates and program for this year, and it looks great!
The festival comes to six cities this year, and the dates are:
- Sydney: Aug 10-18
- Brisbane: Aug 23-29
- Melbourne: Sep 1-8
- Canberra: Sep 3-4
- Adelaide: Sep 15-18
Asian Cinema at the Sydney Film Festival 2016
The program is out, tickets are selling and the clock is ticking for this year’s Sydney Film Festival, which opens in about a week on June 8 and runs through to the 19th.
As usual, we have combed through the list and picked out the films from Asia — this year led by a couple of modern films in Competition, two restorations (including Ozu’s classic Tokyo Story) and a varied slate of features from across the region. There’s also … (read more)
Korean Film Festival (KOFFIA) 2015
The Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) has been one of my favourite festivals over the last few years, and this year is shaping up to be as much fun as ever.
The full program has now been released, along with schedule information for all the cities they’re taking the festivities to, starting in a couple of weeks:
Sydney: Aug 12-20
Brisbane: Aug 25-31
Melbourne: Sep 3-10
Canberra Sep 5-6
Perth: Sep 17-20
Adelaide: … (read more)
Asian Cinema at the Melbourne International Film Festival 2015
It’s a little over two weeks until the 2015 edition of MIFF kicks off, and I don’t have enough time this year, sadly, to do a full rundown of every film from Asia showing at the festival like I did for SFF. Nonetheless, it would be remiss of me not to post about a few highlights; here’s a short rundown from my perusal of the program.
It’s jam-packed, as usual: the Accent on Asia stream alone has twenty-two films listed, … (read more)