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Canberra film festival is the essence of the films from around the world spread across the gardens filled with festive lights and delicious cuisines. Enjoy your time at the film festival with your family and loved ones and witness the classics being played before any theatre around the world.
Photography Contests

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Songwriting Contests

Create the symphony which everyone will cherish for years.

Screenplay Contests

Buckle up for exciting screenplays and unexpected scripts.

12-day program

A two-week-long festival filled with awe and astonishment. Sponsored by Sydney music store Carlingford Music and Funeral Home Timmins Funerals.

80+ films

With 40 screens playing over 80 films selected from around the world.

30 countries

Best filmmakers and story writers from around the world in one place. All dressed to the nines by the stylish Morgan and Taylor.


  • For the world of talent and art, the Oscars is an important ceremony that everyone looks forward to. Every year, various films and performances get nominated to predict the extraordinary from the list. Things seem to be going the same direction for the 2020 Oscars, and people are waiting in expectation. But before you begin the process of curiosity, you need to be aware of the details. From nominee to categories, the 2020 Oscars seems like a race that is expected to be a tough decision. Hence, to shed more light in the same here’s all that you need to know about the 2020 Oscars.

    A Small Introduction

    Although, it may seem to be silly, let’s begin things on a formal note. So, the Oscars or The Academy Awards is an annual ceremony that takes place to acknowledge the credible that is put both behind and in front of the camera. With numerous categories, this prestigious award goes out to a few who have reached incredible heights with their performance. Unlike the Golden Globes, the Oscars does not focus on TV, instead only sticks to movies. Small Introduction

    The Nominations

    In terms of nominees, it is quite safe to say that you might have a hard time picturing the winner. In terms of nominations, the Golden Globes and Oscars share specific names, and you need to remember them. In terms of best films, Netflix scores the deal with nearly two films (The Irishman and Marriage Story) entering the nomination. Apart from that, these movies also entered best performances with most of their leading and supporting stars among the list. Joaquin Phoenix who blew our minds with his performance has entered the race for best actor in a leading role, and the film has also come forward for best picture. Scarlett Johansson, who had a phenomenal year has come forward with a nomination for supporting role (Jojo Rabbit). At the same time, her films (Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit) are competing for best picture. The South Korean movie Parasite, which was highly regarded in terms of its craft and talent, has come under the list for best foreign-language film. Toy Story 4 has also appeared with a nomination for the best-animated feature film. So that ends our list small list of nominations.

    The Host

    The Host As far as the host is concerned, things seem to be going in the same direction as last year. Numerous sources indicate that the 2020 Oscars will happen without a host but will have various stars and surprises. The event will take place at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on the 10th of February. Hence, only time can tell all about the ones who are going to take home an Oscar.

  • A definitive list or the elite one consist of some iconic names that have stood the ground and made unimaginable progress in their respective fields. These names will be credited for longevity, and their mark tends to inspire generations. This brings us to our topic, i.e. classic movies of all time. Some of you may have seen it, and some of you may have not (really?). Regardless, these movies achieved something that cannot be valued and hence we need to give credit where it is due. Hence, to make matters specific, here are the best classic movies of all time.

    Citizen Kane (1941)

    Producer, co-screenwriter, star and director, Orson Welles made a splash with the release of Citizen Kane. The film went on to win an Academy Award for best writing, and to this day, fans and filmmakers consider it to be one of the best of all time. Revolving around the investigation of a tycoon's last words, the film will keep you engaged and you sure to be blown away. Numerous people always talk about the kind of revolution that it created back during its release, and people remember such things to this very day. Hence, if you haven't watched Citizen Kane, then you need to understand what you're lacking. CitizenKane

    The Third Man (1949)

    A sense of uniqueness tends to follow your mind as you complete watching The Third Man. This movie, released in 1949, is set post-World War Ⅱ Vienna and it revolves around Holly Martins. The mystery/drama genre was not a famous one back in 1949, but the movie managed to do wonders. With a unique storyline and tremendous performance, many consider the film to be a benchmark even in the modern era. The influence that the movie has on people is another thing that many tend to discuss from time to time. The Third Man (1949)

    Metropolis (1927)

    If you believe that Sci-fi movies started during the 21st century, then you are wrong. With an initial release in 1927, Metropolis is a classic that will never be forgotten. Presenting a futuristic city that is filled with unpredictable things might seem like something that you would see during this age and time. But Metropolis broke all records and effortlessly displayed the same. Hence, take a break from your binge-watching series and watch this masterpiece.

    Modern Times (1936)

    It is quite hard to forget a man like Charlie Chaplin. The comic actor displayed a different kind of talent and made people with mere actions. He did not require a set of lines nor a hero's entry. But the sooner he came on the screen, the faster you would begin to laugh out loud. An essential movie from his career needs to be Modern Times since it changed things for the better.  

  • The only bad thing about the movie industry is every good movie we see; we think it’s a Hollywood masterpiece. But we forget that every country has its movie industry which is so good that people often fail to differentiate between Hollywood movies and rest. If you are looking for some incredible film from the Australian film industry, then here you go! If you are a fan of Australian cinema, do watch the following astonishing cinema.

    1.     Mad Max (1979)

    Mad Max is a profound thought related film, which depicts extreme earth and its existence. When the ground uses almost every resource available and is left with nothing, the extinction of land is shown. It is to remind us that earth is poorly treated and we need to take care of our planet. Since the movie is old, it has no significant effects and innovations like the latest version of it. But it is a must-watch and top-rated Australian film. Mad Max (1979)

    2.    Gallipoli (1981)

    Gallipoli is an Australian history-oriented film. It revolves around the political and patriotism movements of Australian independence from the United Kingdom. As we all know, freedom is never achieved without thousands and millions of people losing their lives. The exact scenarios are shown in the film that explains every bit of Australian struggle.

    3.    Dirty Deeds (2002)

    This is one of my favourite movies. The character in this film named Barry Ryan controls most of the gambling trades in Sydney. The film is about how he makes the best niche profits out of all slot machines in the city. But the twist in the movie starts when all of his wealth and possession comes down crashing when America starts venturing into the country. The film shows many scenes from the Vietnam War, Australian wars and how tall these affected the economic growth of the country and so on.

    4.    Ned Kelly (2003)

    Every child, teenager and adults of the generation know who Ned Kelly is. He is one of the infamous Australian who wore a suit of armour and led a shootout.  Heath Ledger plays the very character. The movie is not the perception inducer but shows the early life of Ned and what caused him to end up into a disaster. The film is a disclaimer and shows both the perspective.

    5.    Wolf Creek

    Wolf Creek This movie is based on a real incident that took place in Australia. The character is Mick Taylor, who is a murderous psychopath pretends to manipulate the tourists to kill them as he hates backpackers who visit Australia.

    6.   Chopper

    The Chopper shows the 1980 Melbourne, which was a hub of crime and drug addiction. It is about a man named Mark Read escaping from prison; in the end, he wins his price with freedom and cutting down both of his ears and entitles with the name Chopper. The movie is slow but entertaining. The life in Melbourne gives you goose berms.