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WIN: Double Passes to The British Film Festival

The British Film Festival is returning for its fifth year and we have got 10 double passes to give away! Simply have a read of our top picks of The BFF and fill out the form below to get a chance to win one of the double passes. Competition closes on 23 October 2017 at 11:59 pm EST Terms & Conditions here. When: 26 Oct – 15 Nov 2017 Where: Check the participating cinemas here. More information: Check their website.  

Our picks: The British Film Festival

Take your own BFF to the BFF, as the Cunard British Film Festival returns to Melbourne, October 26 – Nov 15th. This year’s showings range from a shoe documentary to Nicole Kidman in a full punk get out. Here’s our top 4 for your viewing pleasure: Breathe If you’re a crier, get the tissues out. Based on a true story, Breathe is about Robin Cavendish who at only 28 is diagnosed with polio and given only months to live. Against the will of doctors, his wife Diana removes him from hospital and instead cares for Robin, determined to allow him to experience his lust for life. Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge) and Clair Foy (The Crown) bring this story to life, with the film being produced in partnership by Robin and Diana’s son John Cavendish. Where are those tissues again? Read more here   Manolo: The Boy who made shoes for lizards A fascinating documentary about Manolo Blahnik, the man behind the worlds most wanted shoes. While Sex and the City may have rocketed the brand …

WIN: 10 x Double Passes to the Scandinavian Film Festival

The Scandinavian Film Festival is a highly anticipated event on the festival calendar, celebrating the best film from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland. Discover the magic of noir, comedy, poignancy and fun that is true essential Scandinavia – For free! We’ve got ten double passes to give away on our Instagram page. Follow us, tag the friend you want to take and tell them which of the fabulous films in the festival line up you want to see. Winners announced Wednesday 12th of July.   The Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival runs from July 13th – 2 August at Palace Cinema Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como and Palace Westgarth. Find out more here

WIN: Double passes to the 20th Spanish Film Festival

Thanks for your entries! Our competition is now closed   The Spanish Film Festival evokes reel inspiración with outstanding films from across Spain, exclusively at Palace Cinemas. Discover a charming array of Spanish films ready to tantalize, amuse and evoke. This year, the festival welcomes Australia’s most beloved Spaniard Miguel Maestre as its newest and cheekiest ambassador, who will be joining audiences for a flamenco sensation at the viewing of Sara Baras, All Her Voices.  True spanish lovers can join in the fun, with 10 x Double passes up for grabs, valued at $30.00. Simply fill in your details to enter below. Terms and conditions are available here

Giveaway: A Few Less Men

A FEW LESS MEN, is the hilarious sequel to the worldwide hit A FEW BEST MEN, and follows the story of a destination wedding in Australia’s Blue Mountains, which goes horribly wrong when one of the main characters, Luke gets drunk and falls off a cliff. The rest of the  boys, David (Xavier Samuel), Tom (Kris Marshall) and Graham (Kevin Bishop) suddenly find themselves transporting their friend’s corpse back to London, where his grieving Aunt is planning the funeral. When their private jet crash-lands in the bush, the boys must carry the body across the treacherous landscape, resist some sexy ravers, dodge a machete-wielding mother, all in a race against time to return Luke home. It opens in cinemas on 9 March, and we’re giving away one, in-season double pass, to five lucky winners, to check it out for themselves. Entry is simple via the form below, and closes 5.00pm Monday 6 March 2017. Competition has now closed. Terms & conditions available here.  

Women in Film: The Fits

She Speaks First is a series of film screenings that focus on women. Films made by women, for women to empower women – and in each screening, the audience are then invited to engage in conversations which focus on the female contribution  to the cinema space. This February, She Speaks First brings ‘The Fits‘ to the screen Eleven-year-old tomboy Toni, played by a young, but powerful Royalty Hightower, is entranced by the tight-knit dance team she sees practicing in the same Cincinnati gymnasium where she boxes. Enamored by the power and confidence of the strong community of girls, Toni spends less and less time boxing with her older brother, and instead eagerly absorbs the dance routines and masters drills from a distance, and even pierces her own ears in an effort to fit in. But when a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni’s desire for acceptance becomes more complicated. Gorgeously shot and with a mesmerizing score, THE FITS is a transformative experience and a marvelous portrait of adolescence. (72 min, Unrated). Following this exclusive screening, this the …

Melbourne outdoor cinemas

Five of the Best Outdoor Cinemas in Melbourne

Make the most of summer by catching a flick at one of many outdoor cinemas. Here’s our pick of the top 5. Moonlight Cinemas | 8 December – 2 April One of the original outdoor cinemas, the Moonlight Cinemas shows films under the stars on the lush lawns of the Royal Botanic Gardens. Patrons can spread out on their picnic rugs or hire one of the limited number of Bean Beds for $9. The program is filled with all the latest blockbusters including Girl on the Train, Doctor Strange, La La Land,  Arrival, Passengers and more. QV Outdoor Cinemas | 30 November – 26 February Melbourne’s only silent cinema returns to the astroturf square of QV. Tickets only cost $12 and each come with a deck chair and headphones to watch the movie. There’ll be plenty of live entertainment plus food and cocktails as well as charity screenings. Plus you can bring your pooches along! Some of the movies in this year’s program include Bad Santa, Batman Returns, Gremlins, The Goonies, Stand By Me, The …