The Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) is proud to be returning down-under in 2018, bringing with it a line-up of exquisite new Korean films, from across all genres. Taking place in Melbourne from 6 to 13 September with whopping 22 films on offer. Presented by the Korean Cultural Centre Australia, KOFFIA showcases the very best of Korean culture through film. From big-budget blockbusters to intimate art-house flicks, the Festival presents a packed program of world-class cinema, plucked straight out of Korea’s booming film industry – Hallyuwood. KOFFIA Director, David Park, says, “The past year for Korean cinema has been one of the best and most accomplished in recent memory – making this a very, very special year for the Festival. With such an enormous range, audiences are able to pick out a film for whatever tickles their fancy: a comedy, a thriller, a horror, a drama – you name it!” KOFFIA is a cinematic experience for people of all tastes, ages and cultural backgrounds. As such, every film presented at theFestival screens with English subtitles. Your chance to win 1 x double pass on us here. OPENING AND CLOSING NIGHT Opening the Festival in each city is the feel-good flick Little Forest. Starring Kim Tae-ri (The Handmaiden), …
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
The inaugural Scandinavian Film Festival returns to Melbourne this winter. More than just noir: the Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival will see new dramas, documentaries and laughs on the big screens across the Palace Cinemas. This year’s festival will be it’s third and will present some of the most exciting and fresh movies from Sweden,Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland. Win 1 of 10 double passes – scroll to the bottom of the post. Some of the highlights we’ve picked out include: WELCOME TO NORWAY Director Rune Denstad Langlo brings some welcome levity to the highly topical subject of Europe’s migration crisis in this acerbic and insightful black comedy that pokes fun at the behaviour of Norwegians when pushed outside their comfort zones. Sharp, witty and unpredictable, this is a film that will put a smile on your face in ways you may not expect. SPARROWS A multi award-winning and sophisticated coming-of-age story about 16-year old Ari who has been living with his mother in Reykjavik. When he is suddenly sent to return to his hometown – a remote village in …
ArtPlay and Little Big Shots present a selection of films for the little ones (taken from the International Film Festival for Kids in June 2015). Featuring the best in local and international children’s shorts and animations, the short films will inspire and get the kids giggling, thinking and cheering. This one-day festival is about kids, suitable for kids aged 2 to 7 years and (sometimes) by kids When: 8 November 2015. Where: ArtPlay Birrarung Marr, Batman Avenue. Visit the website here.
You can watch movies on rooftops or gardens across Melbourne, but nothing beats the old-fashioned drive-in experience, especially when it comes with delicious food. Returning this September 23rd and 24th, Coburg Drive In’s hugely popular Food Truck Festival will bring the best of Melbourne’s food trucks to the party. Trucks rolling in for the festival include Kurbside Kravings, Beatbox, Happy Camper Pizza, Bibimpap, Those Guys Food, Toasta, Manny’s Donuts, Nuoc Mama’s Food Truck, Greek Street Food, Tasty Tasters, Mr Burger, Senor Churros, Pasta Face A Salted Squid. With two big blockbusters, Everest and Pan showing on the big screen, we couldn’t think of a better way to enjoy these balmier Spring evenings. We Know Melbourne are giving away 5 Carload Passes (including a $20 food voucher with each carload) to the Coburg Drive In Food Truck Festival. To enter, fill out the form below and tell us in 25 words or less what you love about the drive-ins. This competition has now closed. Terms and conditions here. Find out more about the Food Truck Festival here.
This festival celebrates the world’s largest film industry; Bollywood. All types of Indian movies are featured, from record making blockbusters to small independent productions. The festival also includes a Bollywood dance competition, awards night and master classes from some of India’s biggest movie stars and producers. When: 14 – 27 August, 2015 Where: Federation Square and various Hoyts Cinemas. Visit the website here.
Back for it’s second year, the Scandinavian Film Festival returns to Melbourne with a fantastic line-up of dramas, comedies and thrillers from Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Iceland. The festival will open with the hilarious and quirky Here is Harold: “A Norwegian road movie about a man who sets out to kidnap the founder of IKEA. For over 40 years, Harold has been running a successful business, “Lunde Furniture”. But this comes to an end when IKEA decides to open a new superstore right next door to his small furniture shop. In mounting anger and desperation, Harold wants revenge. He arms himself with a pistol and sets off for Älmhult, Sweden, in order to kidnap his Nemesis, the founder of Ikea, Ingvar Kamprad. But unfortunately, Kamprad is quite happy to be kidnapped.” Don’t miss your chance to see the full repertoire of twenty-two features hand selected from the final titles at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. When: 9 July – 26 July 2015. Where: Palace Cinema Como; Palace Cinema Brighton Bay See the full program here.