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In bohemian Carlton in 1975, director Bert Deling set out to make a movie about the poisonous attraction of the heroin lifestyle.
The sea gave Emma Rochester a second grace, an opportunity to rethink what it was she wanted to experience and how she wanted to live. For Emma the accident gave her a new sense of hope and vitality.
Contrary to most career paths, finding work within the arts industry does not often occur through conventional job-finding methods.
Still hunting the money, Keith Barclay endures a blizzard of ideas at X|Media|Lab's Big Adventure in New Zealand to discover at least one key fact: Venture capitalists are not your friend. In the way
With 'Samson & Delilah' on a roll, spare a thought for Screen Australia's Indigenous Branch, which has been living the journey of hope, disappointment and suprised triumph remotely from Sydney.
Peter Sheehan is one of the core group of production designers holding an open meeting in Sydney to kick-start a Guild. Like the writers, directors, editors, cinematographers, musicians.. (etc), they
Samson & Delilah won the Camera D'Or for Best Debut Film at the Cannes Film Festival, which is a triumph for the team, and Indigenous filmmaking. Sadly, Jane Campion's Bright Star took nothing but the
We really, really wanted to know what it was like for the 'Samson & Delilah' folks to be swept up the madness of Cannes. And Ruby Boukabou is just the woman to find out...
The Victorian College of the Arts film and television courses are facing the possibility of a 50% cut to their budget – from approximately $2 million dollars to $1.03 million, as the University
Jane Campion's Bright Star one of two favourites for the Palme d'Or, French strikes (what a surprise), and the Russian Filmmakers Union reinventing Siberia for their members; while venerable producer
It is mid festival frenzy and senses of reality have now been clearly warped (paradox not intended). Many of the circulating Australians are well in the swirling bubble (except evidentially myself, be
So much to see, so little time... The SFF documentary program can absorb documentary junkies completely, so they never have to deal with the pesky unrealities of fiction. Tina Kaufman, eclectic as eve
Nominated for the Oscar in short animation in 2005, Shane Acker instead picked up a deal for a feature. His imagination is as twisted as it is different, and so...
No longer on the SFF board, veteran screen pundit Tina Kaufman is at last free to survey the program with affectionate but objective eyes. So here is part one of our annual 'SFF for Screen People' gui
Endlessly pursuing the new media idea-smiths for concrete stories of a stable business model, ScreenHub follows X|Media|Lab to a rolling coffee break in New Zealand. Keith Barclay chases the money and
Fossil of ancient primate turned into intricate media circus, all to rebrand a bank. Where did the History Channel get the evidence? They bought it.
'Shadow From the Sky', has picked up an Australian star, and an Australian co-producer on its way to scaring the beejesus out of airline travellers around the world.
Find out what the 2009-2010 Budget means for the arts sector. While last year’s Federal Budget mostly targeted the inner city, the 2009-2010 Budget has cast its largesse further afield, with the Indigenous arts sector one of the big winners this year.
Book publishing is a notoriously inexact science. In fact it’s not a science at all. It’s more a combination of whim, intuition, experience and the rather nebulous concept of “the market” and what it might, or might not, like. It’s a very unpredictable industry – but that’s also what makes it exciting to be part of.
Craig Silvey grew up on an orchard in the south of WA. His first novel, Rhubarb, was published in 2004 when he was just 22, earning him a coveted Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist Award.
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