Review: ‘As the Crow Flies’

Directed by Tess Girard, “As the Crow Flies” follows the journey of a group of young Royal Canadian Air Cadets as they take part in an intense flight training program to earn their private pilot’s license. Typically, such a feat takes individuals six to eight months. For these 17-year-olds, they have seven weeks. “As the […]

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Review: ‘Unraveling Athena’

What does it take to become the highest ranked women’s tennis player in the world? That is the question Francis Amat seeks to answer in the feature length documentary “Unraveling Athena” premiering in Australia at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival on July 28th. Four years in the making, the film features interviews with over 20 […]

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Shorts – 10 to Catch at the 2019 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

There are 62 short documentaries set to screen at MDFF 2019 and with that comes the very difficult question: What to see? Shorts often pack an emotional punch. They’ll make you laugh, cry, and drop your jaw before your seat’s even warm. The selection of shorts at this year’s Melbourne Documentary Film Festival will do […]

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Review: ‘Black ANZAC’

“Black ANZAC” is the first feature documentary by Sydney-based director Tim Anastasi. The film depicts the journey of Australian visual artist Hego as he attempts to commemorate the memory of Aboriginal soldiers who fought in WW1 through a mural project in the inner-city Sydney suburb of Redfern and elsewhere in Australia such as Meningie. The […]

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Review: ‘Kings of Baxter’

Being asked to perform a Shakespeare play is enough to make anyone break into a heap of sweaty hives. In the “Kings of Baxter” one of Shakespeare’s most famous works “Macbeth” is brought inside the walls of Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice Centre in New South Wales where two members of Australia’s Bell Shakespeare theatre company […]

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5 Must-See Shorts: Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2018

If you’re a fan of short documentaries, you’ll be thrilled with the lineup of shorts headed to the 2018 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. The festival kicks off next week July 6th and runs through the 14th. You can view all 60+ features and shorts slated to screen by visiting mdff.org.au. Here are 5 short documentaries […]

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5 Must-See Features: Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2018

The 2018 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is fast approaching (July 6 – 14th) and with that comes decisions—what to see! Here are 5 picks to add to your doc loving itinerary. “Big in Japan”  What does it take to become famous? Directed by Lachlan McLeod “Big in Japan” will win your heart through its examination […]

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