From epic fantasies to spine-tingling thrillers and avant-garde features from modern mavericks in contemporary cinema, the Japanese Film Festival (JFF) returns to Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney for its historic 25th year running to 5 December 2021.
MIFF 2021 (Melbourne International Film Festival) 5-22 August can be enjoyed online, after the cinema and drive-in component had to be cancelled due to COVID. For those in lockdown the online festival on MIFF Play is a tonic we all needed.
With an astonishing lineup of 282 international and Australian films and transformative screen experiences, MIFF presents 198 feature films, 84 shorts and 10 XR experiences, with 62 films available on MIFF Play – the festival’s online screening platform.
We’ve seen QR codes and takeaway pivots – but what’s next for Melbourne dining? Resident foodie Dani Valent joins award-winning journalist Santilla Chingaipein The Future of … a fortnightly online series exploring positive changes we can make to the ways we live, work and play. Don’t miss your chance to hear Dani predict innovative new ventures, trends and ideas that will emerge in dining in 2021 and beyond. Tomorrow at 1pm. Book your free ticket now.
Music is a universal language. It brings us closer to each other – across time, across cultures, across moments. Music unites us. In 2020, we need it more than ever. During the pandemic many artists and entertainers from across the world lost their main source of income as live venues shut down and concerts were cancelled. TEDxMelbourne and their community appreciate the power of music and connection, so it was an obvious choice for the next event to be supporting and celebrating local music artists.
This event will not only provide a platform for them to perform, but to also delve behind the music to uncover the ideas that inspire their work, talk about their creative process and discuss the importance of a strong and resilient arts industry in Australia and across the globe.
Pt. Leo Estate has revealed the latest acquisition to its 134-hectare estate on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, a 5.5-metre-tall sculpture by one of the world’s most talked about artists, the New York-based KAWS.
The three-dimensional artwork, SHARE 2020, is a larger-than-life figure cast in bronze and painted muted grey and brown, a palette exclusive to this sculpture. The character clasps a smaller, vivid blue-painted figure that often features in KAWS’ work, designated by the artist as the BFF (best friend forever). The artwork has been a Pt. Leo Estate project in-the-works for over 14 months and like other KAWS’ works, expresses the fragility of contemporary life in the ‘age of loneliness’.
With the much anticipated release of Disney's new movie Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (release date Oct 17) starring Angelina Jolie, The World Loves Melbourne was invited to a preview screening at HOYTS Melbourne Central followed by a candel light immersive banquet good v evil Maleficent-themed dinner at iconic Cutler & Co. This was a stunning partnership between Disney and Broadsheet and one of the events of the year.
We were invited to leading jazz venue Bird's Basement to experience Latin Jazz with Sofia Rei from New York (in Melbourne to Aug 25), as well as the jazz themed cocktail menu.
Arts House and the Melbourne International Film Festival have also announced a new partnership focused on experimentation, new technologies and untold stories, supporting the incredible artists, filmakers and VR experts at the festival this year.
Celebrating its 68th year, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) today unveiled its 2019 program – the largest in its history. Featuring 259 feature films, 123 shorts and 16 virtual reality experiences, MIFF 2019 will include 31 world premieres and 160 Australian premieres over 18 electrifying days of cinema. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to the launch event at the iconic Forum in Melbourne.
In a dual presentation of Chinese art and culture past and present, the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series at the National Gallery of Victoria presents China’s ancient Terracotta Warriors alongside a parallel display of new works by one of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists, Cai Guo-Qiang, at NGV International.
Melbourne International Film Festival today announces two special live music events – with a performance by former Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore leading the charge. In an exclusive for Melbourne, the iconic art rock and experimental musician will grace the stage of the Astor Theatre, performing music that he composed to accompany four seminal works from pioneering experimental filmmaker, Maya Deren.
In a new collaboration, Melbourne’s Hutong Dumpling Bar takes over NGV’s Gallery Kitchen for the 2019 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces NGV Friday Nights series, transforming it into a Shanghai-inspired dumpling bar.
Legendary composer Silas Hite has released VOL. 1: Sounds for a Dinner Party – a soundtrack which acts as the perfect set list to accompany an evening of fine dining, easy conversation, and relaxation. Violin, mandolin, accordion, cello, bassoon, and more, play off one another to create a soundtrack for a dinner party to remember.