events
Dogmilk Presents Docmilk #8: Fata Morgana

LongPlay @ 318 St. Georges Road, Fitzroy North, Victoria 3068

Tue
28
Jan
7:30 pm
Dogmilk Presents Docmilk #8: Fata Morgana

Docmilk is a series of free screenings, curated by Dogmilk Films, that explores the limits of the documentary form and its method, and testing the boundaries between reality and fiction.

Werner Herzog's first feature documentary, Fata Morgana (1971) is a cosmogonical voyage through the Sahara desert, that sets the existential precedent for his proceeding filmography. Sweeping landscapes that trick and tease the eye set to the music of Leonard Cohen make for a mirage-like trip, taking the documentary form out of the real and into the surreal.

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We acknowledge the Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Taungurong, Dja Dja Wurrung and the Wathaurung people of the Kulin Nation as the custodians of the land on which this event takes place, and we recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

Dogmilk Presents Docmilk #7: Face Value

LongPlay @ 318 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North, Victoria 3068

Tue
07
Jan
4:51 pm
Dogmilk Presents Docmilk #7: Face Value

Docmilk is a series of free screenings, curated by Dogmilk Films, that explores the limits of the documentary form and its method, and testing the boundaries between reality and fiction.

Face Value (1991) by Johan van der Keuken (A Dogmilk favourite) has been selected for the first screening of the new decade for its structural and political propositions. A kaleidescopic portrait of Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Face Value asserts the complexities of a "shared identity" predominantly through the collage-like montage of faces. Voices overlap with faces and situations, territory and identity are confused and imagination overtakes linearity. Choose your own adventure!

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Taungurong, Dja Dja Wurrung and the Wathaurung people of the Kulin Nation as the custodians of the land in which this event takes place, and we recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

Dogmilk Presents Docmilk #6: Cunnamulla

Loop Project Space & Bar @ 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000

Tue
17
Dec
5:45 pm
Dogmilk Presents Docmilk #6: Cunnamulla

Docmilk is a series of free screenings, curated by Dogmilk Films, that explores the limits of the documentary form and its method, and testing the boundaries between reality and fiction.

We've chosen to screen Cunnamulla (1999) by Dennis O'Rourke to finish the 2019 Docmilk season. As the Dogmilk crew become acquainted with the ethics and requirements of a production of their own documentary, the polarising discussion surrounding O'Rourkes Cunnamulla seems all the more necessary. The film follows various "marginal" inhabitants of Cunnamulla, a town at the end of the train line, literally and metaphorically. The closer we get to the townspeople, the deeper we understand the pervasive racial, cultural and gender divisions that effect the town. The film and divisive ensuing legal debate bring attention to the tenuous relationship between subject and filmmaker, and the fundamental responsibility of documentary storytellers. We've chosen to screen this film to engage an audience in the divisive discussion, encouraging open debate.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Taungurong, Dja Dja Wurrung and the Wathaurung people of the Kulin Nation as the custodians of the land in which this event takes place, and we recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

Dogmilk Degustations 5

Flowers Cinema @ 241 Nicholson St, Brunswick East 3057

Fri
06
Dec
5:47 pm
Dogmilk Degustations 5

After a necessary hiatus we're back for the 5th edition of Dogmilk Degustations!

We're amping up the operation and this time round we have two programmers presenting distinct menus of delights.

Hmoogo is a filmmaker/artist/activist exploring many mediums and modes of creative output. Their programme consists of a series of short films, which, similar to the nature of exploration itself, is constantly evolving and thus has more details to be announced!

7.00pm:
1. Stillwater - Sam Carson (7 minutes)

2. Simulacrum Visage - Veronica Charmont (8 min)

3. A Single Frame Per Second - Veronica Charmont (3 min)

4. Even If You're Never Awake - Rory King (2 min)

5. a crack up at the race riots; based on the novel by harmony korine - chloe n yuval (~15 min)

6. oblast! - Hmoogo (13 min)


Claudia Nankervis is a Producer and local Sensation who has worked across film, television, radio and podcasts in Melbourne and New York. She has most recently worked for award winning television production company Gristmill, as well as producing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. She currently co-hosts a podcast and is in development for a web series.

9.00pm:
1. Mwah
Directed by Nina Buxton

2. Speak Easy, B
Directed by Becca Park

3. San MIguel
Directed by Cris Gris

4. We Keep On Dancing
Directed by Jessica Barclay Lawton

$5 Entry
Cheap drinks by donation. No BYO

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Taungurong, Dja Dja Wurrung and the Wathaurung people of the Kulin Nation as the custodians of the land in which this event takes place, and we recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

Dogmilk Presents Docmilk #5: Latcho Drom

33 Tinning St, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia

Thu
17
Oct
5:50 pm
Dogmilk Presents Docmilk #5: Latcho Drom

Dogmilk Films FEAT. Film Club presents: Docmilk #5

Docmilk is s series of free screenings, curated by Dogmilk Films, exploring the limits of documentary filmmaking and testing the boundaries between reality and fiction.

While most of the Dogmilk Crew is in Indonesia producing their own documentary, the free Docmilk screenings continue with the help of the indefatigable Film Club.

For our fifth edition of Docmilk, we're screening Tony Gatliff's sweeping Romani epic Latcho Drom (1993). A transcontinental musical journey, the film follows the centuries old journey of the Romani people from India to Spain. Virtually without dialogue, the films emotional and social potency comes from the music, the dancing and the itinerancy of this incredibly diverse and rich culture.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Taungurong, Dja Dja Wurrung and the Wathaurung people of the Kulin Nation as the custodians of the land in which this event takes place, and we recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

Dogmilk presents Docmilk #4: F for Fake - New Location!

33 Tinning St, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia

Wed
18
Sep
7:30 pm
Dogmilk presents Docmilk #4: F for Fake - New Location!

Dogmilk Films FEAT. Film Club presents: Docmilk #4

Docmilk is s series of free screenings, curated by Dogmilk Films, exploring the limits of documentary filmmaking and testing the boundaries between reality and fiction.

While most of the Dogmilk Crew is in Indonesia producing their own documentary, the free Docmilk screenings continue with the help of the indefatigable Film Club.

This month we'll be showing F for Fake (1973) by Orson Welles, which recounts the "true" story of the greatest art counterfeiter ever known. The film is narrated by Welles in classic Wellesian fashion, as he delights in the hoax and deception of it all. F for Fake is a fun meditation on truth, illusion and movie trickery that has to be seen to be (dis)believed.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Taungurong, Dja Dja Wurrung and the Wathaurung people of the Kulin Nation as the custodians of the land in which this event takes place, and we recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

Dogmilk Degustations special edition: ReelOzInd Invitational

Flowers Cinema, 241 Nicholson St, Brunswick East 3057

Fri
16
Aug
6:00 pm
Dogmilk Degustations special edition: ReelOzInd Invitational

Come along to a special edition of Dogmilk Degustations, as we invite ReelOzInd director Jemma Purdey to showcase a beautiful and broad range of emerging Australian and Indonesian cinema.

In the lead up to the Dogmilk crews documentary trip to Indonesia, we'd like to spotlight the amazing work and collaboration that already exists between the two countries. If you aren't familiar with Indonesian film, here's a chance to make an amazing cinematic discovery!

http://reelozind.com/en/home/
"Nearest neighbours should be friends not mysteries!
Short films are a great way to share stories and build understanding."

1. iRony (Animation) - Australia
Directed by Radheya Jegatheva

2. The String - Indonesia
Directed by Sani Yudha Febriani

3. Fire Longing in the Mist/ Barakabut - Indonesia
Directed by Roufy Nasution

4. Starting from Scratch - Australia
Directed by Jared Nicholson

5. Life of Death (Animation) - Indonesia
Directed by Jason Kiantoro & Bryan Arfiandy

6. Nameless Boy - Indonesia
Directed by Diego Batara Mahameru

7. Deep Condolences/ Turut Berdukacita - Indonesia
Directed by Winner Wijaya

8. Daily Bread - Australia
Directed by Ruby Challenger

$5 entry
Doors at 6pm
First screening at 6.30pm
Second screening at 9pm

Cheap drinks by donation. No BYO

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Taungurong, Dja Dja Wurrung and the Wathaurung people of the Kulin Nation as the custodians of the land in which this event takes place, and we recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

Dogmilk presents Docmilk #3: God's Country

Flowers Cinema @ 241 Nicholson St, Brunswick East 3057

Tue
13
Aug
5:53 pm
Dogmilk presents Docmilk #3: God's Country

A series of free screenings exploring the limits of documentary filmmaking, testing the boundaries between reality and fiction.

God's Country (1985) by Louis Malle selected by Paddy Hay, whose film Cuckoo Roller will be screening in the MIFF Accelerator program on Sunday 11th and 18th of August.
http://miff.com.au/program/film/cuckoo-roller

Original footage of the prosperous farming community of Glencoe Minnesota, 60 miles west of Minneapolis, was filmed in 1979 for a PBS documentary. But for the next six years Malle was too busy with other projects to finish this work. He returned in 1985 for a follow-up and found the community reacting to the mid eighties crisis of overproduction in farm country. with weekly foreclosures on family farms, and many families moving to the south, Malle documented a sense of frustration and apprehension from the same participants he had befriended in better times half a decade earlier.

Doors: 7pm
Screening: 8pm
Duration: 1h35

Come early and join us for a drink, or stay after the screening to discuss the film, all are welcome.


We acknowledge the Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Taungurong, Dja Dja Wurrung and the Wathaurung people of the Kulin Nation as the custodians of the land in which this event takes place, and we recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

Dogmilk Presents: An Aluk Fundraising Extravaganza

Secret Collingwood Location

Sat
03
Aug
4:00 pm
Dogmilk Presents: An Aluk Fundraising Extravaganza

Dogmilk Films is stepping out!!
To help raise funds for their upcoming shooting trip to Toraja, for their debut feature Doco ALUK, Dogmilk has invited local artists to perform and exhibit their work at a (Secret) location in Collingwood (message for address).

$15 on the door. Proceedings kick off at 4pm and finish late.

There will be a silent auction for all the pieces on show, and music all afternoon, and in to the night.

Performances provided by:
Morning Morning
Craig Dermody (SACW)
Gregor (DJ set)
Plastic Dreams (Lou George)
Fletcher
Danny Hotep
DJ Sarah
Josh Peters & John Hewison (Live AV)
Daniel R Marks

Artists:
Shaye Gregan
Steph Griffin
Guy Grabowsky
Martin George
Lola Hewison
Xander Linger
Jeck
James Woodhart
Brodie Kokkinos
Cosmo Feltham
Josh Woodhart
Soul McKenzie
Manja Petrovska
Fletcher

All works will be up for silent auction on the day, proceeds will go to films budget. WE APPRECIATE YOUR HELP!!!!

If you can't make the event, but would to contribute anyway, follow this link to our crowdfunding page --->https://igg.me/at/ALUK/x/22020961#/

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Taungurong, Dja Dja Wurrung and the Wathaurung people of the Kulin Nation as the custodians of the land in which this event takes place, and we recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

Dogmilk presents Docmilk #2 : Step Across the Border

Flowers Cinema @ 241 Nicholson St, Brunswick East 3057

Wed
24
Jul
5:56 pm
Dogmilk presents Docmilk #2 : Step Across the Border

A series of free screenings exploring the limits of documentary filmmaking, testing the boundaries between reality and fiction.

Step Across The Border (1990) by Nicolas Humbert and Werner Penzel is a "90 minute celluloid improvisation". We follow british experimental musician Fred Frith playing music, on tour, meeting friends, living life. The style of the filmmaking reflects Friths own style of music: improvised, free, erratic, open. The film features musicians and collaborators Arto Lindsay, John Zorn, René Lussier, Iva Bittová as well as an appearance from the father of "diary filmmaking" (another boundary pushing docomentary form) Jonas Mekas. Uplifting, formally challenging and truly surprising, Step Across the Border is not to be missed if you're a doco-fanatic.

Doors: 7pm
Screening: 8pm
Duration: 1h30

Come early and join us for a drink, or stay after the screening to discuss the film, all are welcome.


We acknowledge the Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Taungurong, Dja Dja Wurrung and the Wathaurung people of the Kulin Nation as the custodians of the land in which this event takes place, and we recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

Dogmilk Degustations 3

Flowers Cinema @ 241 Nicholson St, Brunswick East 3057

Fri
19
Jul
6:00 pm
Dogmilk Degustations 3

Welcome to the third instalment of Dogmilk Degustations!

Flowers Cinema will host a monthly short film night dedicated to showcasing the work of Melbourne based filmmakers.

Each month we’ll invite someone to program a selection of short films that highlight the eclectic output of Melbourne’s filmmaking community.

This round, Gianna Mazzeo has delved into her cookie jar of film treats and put together a tasty cinematic buffet. Gianna is an up-and-coming local filmmaker with an eye for the absurd, eccentric and oneiric. Working as a writer, director and cinematographer, Gianna's work uses dark and confronting humour to criticise and reevaluate genre conventions.

Program (66 mins.):

1. Under The Table
Directed by Max Walter

2. -everyman
Directed by John Stewart

3. Lunchbox
Directed by Shelly Lauman

4. Back To Earth
Directed by Thomas Wilson White

5. Peel
Directed by Jane Campion

6. Hot Property
Directed by Gianna Mazzeo

7. Bird
Directed by Arundati Thandur

8. Your Time
Directed by Phebe Schmidt

$5 entry
Doors at 6pm
First screening at 6.30pm
Second screening at 9pm

Cheap drinks by donation. No BYO

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Taungurong, Dja Dja Wurrung and the Wathaurung people of the Kulin Nation as the custodians of the land in which this event takes place, and we recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

Dogmilk Films presents: Docmilk #1

Flowers Cinema @ 241 Nicholson St, Brunswick East 3057

Wed
03
Jul
6:03 pm
Dogmilk Films presents: Docmilk #1

Dogmilk Films presents: Docmilk

A series of screenings exploring the limits of documentary filmmaking, testing the boundaries between reality and fiction.

First in the series is Kirsten Johnson's moving memoir 'Cameraperson' (2016). Made up of footage shot over decades working as a documentary cinematographer, the film depicts the moments and images that made a real impression during her career. Inviting the audience to observe the film making process, Johnson explores what it means to document real life and the ethics of representation. The film is an intimate and formally radical collage that reworks conventional notions of narrative and interrogates what documentary can be.  Haunting and honest, 'Cameraperson' will leave a searing and lasting impression.

Doors: 7.30pm
Screening: 8pm
Duration: 1h42

Come early and join us for a drink, or stay after the screening to discuss the film, all are welcome.


We acknowledge the Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Taungurong, Dja Dja Wurrung and the Wathaurung people of the Kulin Nation as the custodians of the land in which this event takes place, and we recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

Dogmilk Degustations 2

Flowers Cinema @ 241 Nicholson St, Brunswick East 3057

Sun
30
Jun
6:05 pm
Dogmilk Degustations 2

Welcome to the second of many Dogmilk Degustations!

Flowers Cinema will host a monthly short film night dedicated to showcasing the work of Melbourne based filmmakers.

Each month we’ll invite someone to program a selection of short films that highlight the eclectic output of Melbourne’s filmmaking community.

This Sunday we have Jordan Giusti! An up-and-coming Director and Producer, you may have seen him in suburbs such as Caulfield and West Melbourne, strutting his stuff and working with the Flood Projects crew.

Program (55 mins):
1. Wild Will
Directed by Alan King

2. Skates
Directed by Maddelin McKenna

3. Tape
Directed by Jordan Giusti

4. TUB
Directed by Lucien Perry

5. Perisher
Directed by Gabriel Hutchings

$5 entry which goes to the filmmakers and programmers

Cheap drinks by donation. No BYO

Dogmilk Degustations 1

Flowers Cinema @ 241 Nicholson St, Brunswick East 3057

Fri
24
May
6:07 pm
Dogmilk Degustations 1

Welcome to the first of many Dogmilk Degustations!

Flowers Cinema will host a monthly short film night dedicated to showcasing the work of Melbourne based filmmakers.

Each month we’ll invite someone to program a selection of short films that highlight the eclectic output of Melbourne’s filmmaking community.

We’re very pleased to have Poppy Templeton start us off! Having worked as a short/feature film panelist at MIFF (Melbourne International Film Festival) and as the short film program co-ordinator at HRAFF (Human Rights Arts & Film Festival), she’s put together a very special night for us.

Program (59 mins):
Boytime (Melbourne Premiere)
John Angus Stewart

This is Yarra
Lydia Rui

Last Man Standing (Melbourne Premiere)
WAM Bleakley and Lucy Knox

An Act of Love
Lucy Knox

Salt in Wounds
Alison Adriano

A Life Together
Simon Direen

There'll be two sessions:
8pm-9pm
9pm-10pm

$5 entry which goes to the filmmakers and programmers

Cheap drinks by donation. No BYO