News Feature by: David Tiley Friday 24 May, 2013 The St Kilda Film Festival was well launched last night to starry skies and flitting lasered Air Asia signs on the facade of the Palais Dream Palace. This version was pretty well spot on.
Friday 24 May, 2013 Former 20th Century Fox executive, producer of What Women Want, and once-supervising producer on a little movie called Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Susan Cartonis takes a long look at the financial reasons to have more women in the industry.
News Feature by: Tara Judah Friday 24 May, 2013 The industry may think a film is Australian because our mob made it for an international market, but the festival audience at Cannes wants something genuinely Australian. A reasonable demand, says Tara Judah, in her film critic mode. Aren`t we in the business of depicting ourselves? Cue opportunities for irony..
Friday 24 May, 2013 It would never have happened in the halcyon days when ACP Magazines were safely in the stable alongside the Nine Network, but with Bauer Media now firmly in the saddle, Ten and Shine Australia have done a publishing deal for MasterChef. And then there`s Biggest Loser weight loss retreat...
Friday 24 May, 2013 On May 29th: What to do about the gender imbalance in film and television directing? What does it mean for audiences, who are mostly female? And on June 3rd: what is happening with Youtube? What does user-generated content do for the professional creator?
News Feature by: David Tiley Friday 24 May, 2013 The documentary makers have not quietly accepted the loss of several categories in the AACTA awards for 2013. Instead, the Sydney activists have generated a protest letter under the OzDocs banner, and called for consultation.
News Feature by: Lisa French Thursday 23 May, 2013 Lisa French uses a potted personal history of the St Kilda Film Festival to explore the role of short film beyond career development. A message which bears repeating as often as possible.
News Feature by: Tara Judah Thursday 23 May, 2013 What is it actually like to attend the Cannes Film Festival as a passionate Australian critic low on the French totem pole? Tara Judah sloshes, dodges, trudges and waits her way towards the magic of cinema, armed with the determination she brings to defending her beloved Astor Cinema.
Thursday 23 May, 2013 Four projects, $974,000, said to trigger $25 million investment and 1,015 jobs for the State. See Pictures, Jungleboys, Matchbox and Cordell Jigsaw take up the burden of stimulating the economy.