On The Importance of Telling Our Stories, with filmmaker Matthew Victor Pastor

Since embarking on my own documentary project, two things have become apparent: the biggest inspirations for incredible stories can come from your own home and family, and making films is hard work!
Filmmaker Matthew Victor Pastor knows these things well. He’s found his voice telling personal stories from his Filipino-Australian perspective and peeled himself away from […]

Filipino film “The Woman Who Left” in Sydney Film Festival 2017

Filipino film “The Woman Who Left” in Sydney Film Festival 2017

Filipino film The Woman Who Left, winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, is among the first 28 films entered in the upcoming Sydney Film Festival, the festival’s organisers announced recently.
Charo Santos-Concio in The Woman Who Left [SFF website]
The 27 other films include music documentaries by hot new Australian talents, festival hits […]

Reviews: ‘Beast’ and other films at Adelaide’s international film festival

Reviews:  ‘Beast’ and other films at Adelaide’s international film festival

Ed’s Notes: We thank the organisers and media team (Mark McGowan and Cat Campbell) of the recently concluded Adelaide Film Festival (15-25 October 2015) for the media accreditation of The Filipino Australian. The film festival was packed with 72 projects and more than 180 films from 51 participating countries which made movie watching, let alone […]

62nd Sydney Film Festival opens to packed theatre with Ruben Guthrie world premiere

62nd Sydney Film Festival opens to packed theatre with Ruben Guthrie world premiere

The 62nd Sydney Film Festival formally commenced on Wednesday night at the State Theatre with the World Premiere of Australian film Ruben Guthrie.
A scene at Ruben Guthrie starring Patrick Brammall, Alex Dimitriades, Abbey Lee, Harriet Dyer, Jeremy Sims, Brenton Thwaites, Aaron Bertram, Robyn Nevin and Jack Thompson. Ruben Guthrie is directed by Brendan Cowell, produced […]

Sydney Film Festival: Australian film producer Liz Watts heads jury to select winner from 12 titles

Sydney Film Festival: Australian film producer Liz Watts heads jury to select winner from 12 titles

SYDNEY FILM Festival organisers announced on Wednesday the 2015 Official Competition panel to judge the 12 titles in the festival’s Official Competition and award the Sydney Film Prize and $60,000 cash to the winner.
Sydney Film Festival 2014 Opening Night, State Theatre. [Photo: SFF]
The Jury President is renowned Australian film producer Liz Watts. The other jury […]

Sydney Film Festival promises exciting season of cinema

Sydney Film Festival promises exciting season of cinema

Now in its 62nd year, the Sydney Film Festival will offer Sydneysiders an exciting season of cinema with premieres, red-carpet openings, panel discussions, international guests and a variety of world-class movies.
A scene at Australia’s local production Ruben Guthrie, Brendan Cowell’s directorial debut – starring Patrick Brammall, Alex Dimitriades, Abbey Lee, Robyn Nevin and Jack Thompson. […]

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