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The death of Ian Dunlop – from outsider to participant in a true ethical journey

Ian Dunlop led a long, energetic life making some of our most important and enduring films. History with a capital…

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Oleg Vidov: how an Australian director's film touched the Moscow Film Festival

Oleg Vidov, Russian metinee idol, fugitive and Los Angeles animation distributor, is the subject of Nadia Tass's feature documentary.

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Strong Female Lead: An interview with director Tosca Looby

Adopting the archive-only approach of The Final Quarter, Looby and editor Rachel Grierson-Johns created a powerful and enraging one-off doc…

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Film Review: Big Deal is a blunt call to action

More informative than flashy, Christiaan Van Vuuren and Craig Reucassel put jokes aside to focus on the all-pervading rot of…

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Opinions & Analysis

Sheffield DocFest implodes - what happened?

The famed Sheffield DocFest, a key destination for makers and audiences alike, is gritting its teeth against bad, bad press.

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Sydney Film Festival announces 12 documentary finalists for 2021

The finalists competing for the $10,000 Documentary Australia Foundation Award have a strong sense of social purpose.

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Bowraville Murders: The gift of tears

Bowraville Murders is a searing documentary in which the families involved open their tormented hearts in a cry for justice.

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MIFF Film Review: Ablaze reframes our artistic past with affection and passion

Ablaze utilises incredible archival footage to redress the gaps of the Australian artistic industry’s shameful and largely un-interrogated past.

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MIFF Film Review: Paper City pays tribute to survivors of neglected tragedy

Australian filmmaker Adrian Francis tries to understand the firebombing of Tokyo in this MIFF Premiere Fund documentary.

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All the Australian films featured at TIFF 2021

Films by Madeleine Gottfried, Nash Edgerton, Jane Campion, Philip Noyce and Eva Orner have been selected to screen at the…

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