Real Film Festival Newcvastle


The Real Film Festival is a three-day community, arts and Industry
event showcasing documentaries, independent short and feature films
based on true stories. The program comprises of film screenings, film
and photography workshops, panel discussions, networking events and
film competitions for filmmakers of all ages and experience.

Film Industry Development workshops
Film and Media School Newcastle – 590 – 608 Hunter Street,
Friday 28 October | 9am to 4pm
Learn how to make and market short films, music clips, documentaries
and game development from some of the industry’s best practitioners
General admission: $16 per workshop/$40 full day pass | Student
admission: $12 per workshop/$30 full day pass
Info & Tickets:

Opening Night Gala
Tower Cinemas – 183 – 185 King Street, Newcastle | Honeysuckle Hotel
– Lee Wharf C Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle
Friday 28 October | 5.30pm for a 6pm start.
Enjoy a pre event drink before the Real Film Festival’s official
opening and film premiere followed by the after party at the
Honeysuckle Hotel.
General admission: $40 film and party / $20 film screening only |
Concession: $30 film and party/ $15 film screening only
Info & Tickets:

Film Screenings
Tower Cinemas – 183 – 185 King Street, Newcastle
Friday 28 October to Sunday 30 October
Check out this year’s amazing collection of entertaining,
controversial and engaging films all based on true events.
General admission: $12/ concession: $10
Info & Tickets:

Free Open Air Cinema
Civic Park – King Street, Newcastle
Saturday 29 October | 5.30pm to 9pm
Grab your family, friends and a picnic blanket and head to Civic Park
for an open air family film and entertainment.
Food, drinks and sweets available.
Admission: FREE
Info & Tickets:

Closing Night and Short Film Competition Winners Event
Tower Cinemas – 183 – 185 King Street, Newcastle
Sunday 30 October | 5pm to 8pm
Join us for the closing night feature film premiere where we will also
announce the winners of the short film competitions and screen the
winning short films.
Help us celebrate another successful festival by joining us for a
closing night drink after the film.
General admission: $20/ concession: $15
Info & Tickets:

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Greens call for rail corridor protection now

Rail ClosureGreens Councillors on Newcastle City Council will put a motion at tonight’s Council meeting to preserve the zoning of the rail corridor for public transport use.

“It is time now for Newcastle to reclaim its rail corridor for essential public transport” says Newcastle Greens Councillor Therese Doyle. Continue reading

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End Domestic Violence Against Women

John Mackenzie DV

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Newcastle To Get Lion’s Share of Transition Funding under Greens Plan

Newcastle and the Hunter Valley will be eligible for a major share of $250 million in upfront investment to support and assist coal workers and coal communities to manage the transition to a low carbon future under a plan announced by the Greens today.

According to Newcastle Greens candidate John Mackenzie, the Greens’ Renew Australia policy to provide 90% of our nation’s energy needs from clean, renewable sources by 2030 includes establishing a Clean Energy Transition Fund to limit the risk and exposure of workers and communities dependent on carbon-intensive industries like coal mining. Continue reading

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Broke Screening – 21 August

Broke Screening

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Voters in the Hunter will determine the final Senate seat, say Greens

The final Senate seat in NSW is set to be a close contest and fewer than 15,000 voters could decide the outcome, says Greens Senate candidate Michael Osborne.

Bob Brown Wants a Senator from the Hunter

“Election pollsters are suggesting that the final Senate seat in NSW looks more and more likely to be a contest between myself and the Liberal Democrats David Leyonhjelm,” says Greens Senate candidate Michael Osborne.
Continue reading

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Suncrowd – Australia’s First Bulk-Buy for Home Energy Storage


On 23rd June Suncrowd will open the bulk-buy offers and reveal the technology selected for our Newcastle campaign!

We can’t wait to see you there for this exciting step towards a clean energy future

For more information

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Opinion: Perfect Storm for a Progressive Alternative in Newcastle

Newcastle has drawn the short straw when it comes to federal politics. Both Labor and the Coalition, for their own distinct reasons, have effectively abandoned any interest in presenting positive campaigns for the future in this electorate. This has amounted to wilful neglect of the real issues in our region, and a recurrent failure to deliver any meaningful benefits to our community. Continue reading

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Volunteer Spotlight – Banjo

One of our volunteers talks about volunteering in the 2016 Federal campaign.

Volunteer Spotlight - Banjo

If you want to get involved in phone banking, or any other volunteering activities to drive positive change in 2016 click here sign up!

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Newcastle’s Light Rail Farce Needs Urgent Intervention from Federal Candidates

John Mackenzie, Newcastle Greens, Candidate for Seat of Newcastle

John Mackenzie, Newcastle Greens

The Greens candidate for the Federal seat of Newcastle, Dr John Mackenzie, today called on newly endorsed federal Liberal candidates in the Hunter to publicly support the regional community’s concerns about the state Coalition government’s unfolding Newcastle light rail fiasco. Continue reading

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