Disney Princess Film Festival – Event Cinemas


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Do you remember the first Disney Princess you wanted to be? I do….


It is a tale that had me spellbound. I guess it still does.  It has the rest of the world spellbound too because it is one repeated in movie after movie after movie. Of course, these days Cinderella is likely to be a struggling Uni student and Prince Charming is the local butcher who searches the world…. or at least Facebook ….. until he finds her. But the story is the same…true love and a kind, pure heart can conquer all.


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Zombie Festival Newcastle – November 17


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This now annual zombie march is celebrating 5 years of terrorising the streets of Newcastle. With an expected turnout of between 400 – 500 people….and growing ….. this promises to be a fun day.

When I asked event organiser Ella how this all started, she said ‘ Newcastle had a void to fill. A friend of mine had done two Zombie marches in Newcastle previously and it just went from there. I never originally intended to do it annually but people liked it so it’s been five years now.’

Not sure how to zombify yourself? Not a problem. ‘ You don’t have to dress up to be a part of the day. We also have a dress up box and face painters over the day.’


And the day is free! Lots of events and shenanigans at the museum then onto the Tower Cinemas for the best part (for me) …… zombie movies YAY.

The film festival has a small entry fee of $5.

Some shuffle along and support a great local event. If I can avoid being bitten and turned on the day, I will be back with some pics and a round up of the day next week.

You can find our undead on Facebook here –  Newcastle Undead Society

Love Flick xx


The Travelling Film Festival : Newcastle Tower Cinemas June 21 – 23



The Sydney Travelling Film Festival: On the road with the best on screen

Australia’s longest running travelling film festival bringing world cinema to regional Australia.

Founded by David Stratton in 1974, the TFF is committed to providing audiences in regional Australia with access to films they would otherwise not have the opportunity to see on the big screen, the TFF presents cinema in a festival environment and promotes a film experience that encourages debate, community involvement and interaction. In addition to screenings, the TFF presents regional Australia with the opportunity to meet film industry professionals through its film industry guest and workshop program. The TFF facilitates a direct and invaluable dialogue between regional audiences, local film practitioners and Australia’s wider film community, an opportunity enthusiastically embraced by both parties.


7pm The Look of Love (CTC)
Screens with short: The Chuck In
12pm Tabu (MA15+)
2.15pm The Human Scale (PG)
Screens with short: Pablo’s Villa
6pm Mood Indigo (UC)
8.30pm The East (UC)
11.30am The Act of Killing (UC)
2.30pm Tenderness (UC)
6pm The Hunt (MA15+)
8pm Muscle Shoals (UC)


Please visit the website here for more details.


Film Festival: ShOUT! Gay, Lesbian and Trans Film Festival

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Newcastle’s only Gay, Lesbian & Trans Film Festival is back for its 2nd year to help raise awareness for the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHO). After the festival’s successful maiden year in 2012, Tower Cinemas Newcastle will once again host the shOUT Film Festival this year which boasts 3 days of cinema from around the world from Friday 17 May.

The festival aims to raise awareness for IDAHO in conjunction with other activities in the region. The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) began in France and Canada in 2004 celebrating the day when homosexuality was officially removed from the list of diseases by the World Health Organisation in 1990.

This year’s official selection for the shOUT Film Festival includes Struck By Lightning, a comedy written by and starring Chris Colfer (Kurt from Glee) and Australian comedian Rebel Wilson and Farewell, My Queen a french period film which explores the relationship between Marie Antoinette and female members of her court at the beginning of the French revolution.


The Hour of Living will also make its Australian premiere during the festival. Directed by British newcomer director/actor Sebastian Michael, the film is a “bittersweet drama which ranks as one of the best”(L’arena, August 2012). With breathtaking cinematography and “masterful acting” set against the backdrop of the Swiss Alps, the film is also coupled with a unique soundtrack influenced by folk and grass roots music which is equally as good as the film itself.


A selection of short films will also be included throughout the program with each feature as well as both political identities and community members will be speaking before the opening film Struck by Lightning.

Tickets are $15 per session, season passes which include tickets to all films are $75. Both individual tickets and season passes are available via shoutfilmfestival.com or the Tower Cinemas box office, 185 King street, Newcastle.

Travel and accommodation information for those who will be travelling to Newcastle for the weekend is also available through the festivals official website.

Festival Timetable:

Friday 17 May

7pm Struck By Lightning Comedy Stars: Chris Colfer, Rebel Wilson USA


9pm On The Road Drama Stars: Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst  Viggo Mortensen USA

Saturday 18 May

7pm Farewell, My Queen Drama Stars: Diane Kruger France


9pm Circumstance Drama Stars: Sarah Kazemy, Nokohl Boosheri Iran

Sunday 19 May

5pm Toast Comedy Stars: Freddie Highmore, Helena Bonham Carter UK



7pm The Hour of Living Drama Stars: Sam Fordham & Sebastian Michael UK