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Digital Games / Events / Play Now  11 Oct 2023

Play Now Melbourne 2023 highlights

Play Now Melbourne is Australia's pre-eminent games market. As part of Melbourne International Games Week, Play Now Melbourne was held on 5 October 2023 at the State Library of Victoria. It featured an impressive line-up of leading international and local publishers, platform holders and investors, hearing pitches from more than 40 projects from across Australia. Here are some of the highlights from the day.

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Features  31 Oct 2023


When Garth Davis read the novel Foe, he was completely taken by its mystery and suspense. However, what inspired the ultimate adaptation of Canadian author Iain Reid’s novel into a film was the deeply moving relationship at its centre; one which echoed themes of climate change and our shifting relationship with the natural world. 

Features / Film & TV  4 Jul 2023


This National NAIDOC week, celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by hitting play on some of the best TV series and films from First Nations creators.  

Features  22 Jun 2023

Saving Hakeem

The Defenders documents the true story of Bahraini footballer turned Australian asylum seeker, Hakeem al-Araibi, and the people who fought to save him from a life-threatening ordeal. 

Features  1 Jun 2023

Sweet As: how a teenage photo camp inspired Jub Clerc’s life in film

We spoke to Jub Clerc about creating her debut feature film, Sweet As, the enormous global reception it’s received at international film festivals, and the real-life events which inspired this transformative coming-of-age road movie. 

Features  18 May 2023

World-class claymation in production in Melbourne

Thousands of clay ears, eyes, noses, and mouths are currently on rotation in Adam Elliot’s stop-motion studio in Docklands, Melbourne. The Academy Award-winning auteur is hard at work executing his second full-length feature, Memoir of a Snail. 

Features  18 May 2023

The true story behind The Voice

Director Poppy Stockell uncovers the highs and lows of John Farnham’s career in music in a new tell-all biopic: John Farnham: Finding the Voice.

Features  18 Apr 2023


With a perfect Rotten Tomatoes score of 100%, Melbourne-made Late Night with the Devil from Colin and Cameron Cairnes has sent audiences and critics wild as its takes on the American film festival circuit. 

Features  23 Jan 2023

Aussie thriller, Run Rabbit Run, arrives at Sundance

Acclaimed Victorian director Daina Reid has teamed up with prominent author Hannah Kent on Run Rabbit Run. 

Features  20 Jan 2023

Indie game studio Summerfall Studios is changing the status quo

In 2017, studio co-founders Liam Esler and David Gaider met up at a conference in San Francisco and hypothesised about what their dream game studio would look like. Their theories aligned; in fact, they were almost identical. 

Features  19 Jan 2023

Finding freedom (azadi)

Iranian/Australian filmmaker Noora Niasari discusses the real-life events, which inspired her debut feature, Shayda.

Features  12 Jan 2023

Igniting young imaginations

The ABC is investing in bold new content for its youngest audiences.

Features  19 Dec 2022

Our favourite moments of 2022

A defining time for the Victorian screen industry, 2022 has been an important year for supporting and cultivating a vibrant future for screen in the state. Read up on some of our favourite moments from the year.