The Beauty of BAPFF

This year we asked Cinemazzi videographer and freelance film editor Luke Richards to keep a diary of his favourite events at the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival. Now in its second year, the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival is the successor to the former BIFF, with an invigorated focus on films from the Asia Pacific…

Screen Queensland announces end of BIFF as we know it

Screen Queensland has announced it is stepping back from running the Brisbane International Film Festival. Despite rumours running rife for weeks that the Brisbane International Film Festival had been cancelled – for good – Screen Queensland has come out with the announcement the state’s screen agency is committing funding to economic development board Brisbane Marketing to stage a re-imagined…

Opa! 20th Greek Film Festival returns to Australia

Economics and politics weave a thin ribbon through the dramas, comedies and docos at the 20th Greek Film Festival. The current climate of unrest, upheaval, rioting and financial hardship in recent years has provided plenty of fodder for Greek filmmakers. That’s not to say it’s all doom and gloom at the 20th anniversary of the…

NYC Paparazzi Diaries Part 2: MP & The Battle of Amfar

MP braves the red carpet once again at the Tribeca Film Festival in part 2 of the Paparazzi Diaries. Well, it was another two-hour wait jostling amongst thick-set photographers and their thicker-set camera lenses on the red carpet at the Tribeca Film Festival tonight. This time I realized a further disadvantage I have at these photo-taking frenzies…