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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 May 2024

BEHIND THE LENS WITH MELBOURNE’S OWN JOHN BRAWLEY

Cinematographer John Brawley’s IMDb’s credits read like a long laundry list with his work in film and television taking him to far flung corners of the earth, however, John Brawley still calls Melbourne home. 

Features  13 May 2024

CAMERAS ROLL ON SEASON TWO OF SPOOKY FILES

Spooky Files is promising to spook and delight kids around the world in Season 2, as well as provide vital training opportunities for screen practitioners both on screen and behind the camera. Executive Producers Andrea Denholm and Tony Ayres tell us why backing Australian children’s television is vital for the health and prosperity Victoria’s overall screen economy. 

Features  29 Apr 2024

BREAKING BARRIERS ON STAGE AND SCREEN

Writer and Director Thomas Charles Hyland’s new documentary, This Is Going To Be Big, presents a cinematic portrait of underrepresented teens (rarely invited to perform centre stage) in the spotlight. The result is an impactful demonstration of smashing expectations and redefining capabilities. 

Features  11 Apr 2024

INSIDE THE MINDS OF ‘LATE NIGHT WITH THE DEVIL’ CONJURERS COLIN AND CAMERON CAIRNES

VicScreen sat down with Colin and Cameron Cairnes – the writers, directors and editors of Melbourne-made horror film, Late Night with the Devil. 

A FOOTBALL TEAM’S FIGHT FOR FAIRNESS

In celebration of International Women’s Day, documentary makers Maggie Eudes, Maggie Miles and Lucy Maclaren share the untold stories behind the rise of women’s football in Australia, documented in their upcoming film, Trailblazers.  

Features  4 Mar 2024

A Forgotten Cure

Writer/Director Emma Watts shares her journey into making the new SBS documentary, Last Chance to Save a Life; a film which takes us on the harrowing, yet hopeful journey of three patients with superbug infections at risk of losing a limb or their life. 

Features  17 Dec 2023

That’s a wrap on 2023

It’s been a big year for Victoria’s screen industry, with our world-leading talent and stories hitting screens around the world. Check out some of our highlights from the year below. 

Features  13 Dec 2023

Your ultimate summer playlist

From mystery crime thrillers to unscripted romances, here’s our guide to the hottest Melbourne-made bingeable series, films and games to hit play on this summer. 

Features  29 Nov 2023

BRIDGING CONTINENTS: THE PRODUCTION DESIGN BEHIND FOE

Academy award-winning production designer, Patrice Vermette, reveals how he brought the sci-fi feature film, Foe, to life in Melbourne, Australia.

Features  31 Oct 2023

MAKING SPECULATIVE FICTION WITH DIRECTOR GARTH DAVIS

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

PRESS PLAY THIS NAIDOC WEEK

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.