• Warp Films Australia utilises barrel murders for first feature

    Warp Films Australia utilises barrel murders for first feature


    Warp Films and Madman plan to make Australia’s notorious “Bodies In The Barrels” case into a feature; Australian arts minister launches review of production industry.

  • Montreal’s Fantasia unveils co-production projects

    Montreal’s Fantasia unveils co-production projects


    Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival (July 19-August 7) has unveiled the 14 projects selected for the inaugural edition of its Frontières international co-production market.

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    FFC backs production on two Australian films


    Film Finance Corporation Australia (FFC) today agreed to fund the thriller Storm Warning and the coming-of-age teencomedy Hey, Hey, It's Esther Blueburger.Estherwill be the debut for Cathy Randall but StormWarning is from Jamie Blanks, who jumped from a graduation film to Hollywood horror films UrbanLegends (1998) and Valentine (2001).The Storm ...

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    Icon and Lionsgate projects backed in latest FFC round


    A vampire filmbacked by Lionsgate, a drama marking Icon's biggest commitment to an Australianfilm, and the first co-production with China are among five Australian films that havesecured financing in the latest round from Film Finance Corporation Australia.Twinwriter-directors Michael and Peter Spierig, who sold their low-budgetself-financed horror film Undead toLionsgate, have ...

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    PiFan to open with Waltz With Bashir


    The 12th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) has announced its line-up and projects market agenda, with the festival to open with animated Cannes competition title Waltz With Bashir making its Asian premiere on July 18. PiFan will screen 205 films from 39 countries, including 125 features and 80 shorts.The ...