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Seniors Week in Western Australia

Western Australia’s biggest celebration of seniors gets underway today and runs until November 5, with a week of activities to excite and inform older Western Australians – and active ageing is top of the agenda. More than $79,000 has been provided to 86 organisations through the State Government’s Seniors Week Community Grants program, for events…

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Junior Eurovision Tickets on Sale October 29

The first wave of ticket sales for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will open on 29 October. The first tickets available for purchase will be standing tickets, for both the evening dress rehearsal and the Grand Final. There will be 1,200 tickets available across the two shows (600 for each show). Fans will be…

The Thinning

Director Michael J. Gallagher Starring Logan Paul, Peyton List, Lia Marie Johnson Score 1/6 In a future plagued by overcrowding where population control is dictated by a high-school aptitude test. When two students discover the test is smoke and mirrors hiding a larger conspiracy, they must fight the system to expose it and take it…

Optus Connect 5 Winners Announced

Optus has today announced the winners of its short film competition ‘Connect5’; Save.My.Soul by Alexi Collins and Joshua Heaton, and Just For A Moment by Michael O’Neill. Both were standout five-minute films that encapsulated how lives change for the better when people reach out and connect with each other. The aspiring filmmakers were selected from…

NPS ‘Preserve the Power’ Short Film Competition

NPS MedicineWise has partnered with American Express Openair Cinemas to host a national short film competition to deliver the critical message about the global threat of antibiotic resistance, reiterating a warning issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Budding filmmakers and enthusiasts are encouraged to start storyboarding concepts on the theme of ‘Preserve the Power’–…

Road to Hell

Director Albert Pyun Starring Michael Paré, Clare Kramer, Courtney Peldon, Deborah Van Valkenburgh & Roxy Gunn Score 4/6 A soldier who has been fighting a long war is driven mad because he no longer believes in any purpose or righteous truth behind the killing. He comes home to a surreal world looking for his first…

The Rise of The Binge Racer

Netflix has changed the way the world engages with stories – viewers watch when, where and how they want, at whatever pace – and in doing so, has given rise to a new kind of fan: The Binge Racer. Binge Racers strive to be the first to finish by speeding through an entire season within…

Coffee Van Charity Receives Funding Boost

Coffee Van Charity Second Shot Espresso has received a funding boost after the next round of funding from the Palaszczuk Government’s Dignity First Fund was recently announced. Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said Second Shot Espresso, established by James Christie and Mick Keelty AO, had been awarded $179,315 in round 2…

JFF – Ancien and the Magic Tablet

Director Kenji Kamiyama Staring Mitsuki Takahata, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Yôsuke Eguchi Rated Recommended for all ages Score 6/6 Kokone has university exams to prepare for, but instead she dozes off. Even when her father is unceremoniously arrested prior to the Tokyo Olympics and the family is hiding away a mystery or two she finds herself taking…

Louis Theroux’s Heroin Town Coming to Australian Cinemas

Louis Theroux’s powerful new documentary HEROIN TOWN is set to premiere in Australian Cinemas in limited release from November 17. In Huntington, West Virginia, Theroux, with his trademark warmth, empathy and candour, embeds himself among frontline emergency workers and a community ravaged by addiction. Such is the heroin crisis in the city, one in 10…