Lost & Found, Oscars bound?

AFTER receiving the AACTA Award for Best Animated Short in December, Lost & Found – a thought-provoking stop-motion film co-directed by Melbourne-based Andrew Goldsmith and Bradley Slabe – was shortlisted for the Academy Awards for Best Animated Short. It is one of 10 films to make the cut, with final nominations to be announced on January 22.

Refugee love story brought to life

A Canadian production to be staged this month at Sydney Festival illustrates the love that should be extended to modern-day refugees, writes Sophie Deutsch.

Summer showtime in Melbourne

The acclaimed Harry Potter stage show heralds in a feast of summer shows on the Melbourne stage, writes Danny Gocs.

Summer showtime

THERE may be no greater joy than entering a fantastical chocolate-filled world of wonder with the eccentric Willy Wonka, endearing Grandpa Joe and enough toffee-apple trees to make your head spin. Enter a world of pure imagination with Melbourne-based actor Jake Fehily, who plays August Gloop in the upcoming production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Sydney's Capitol Theatre, Sophie Deutsch reports.

Snap and win in our photo competitions

Our annual photo competitions are back, with two great prizes to be won by AJN readers who submit the best holiday photo and the best sunrise/sunset shot.

Exploring Vitch’s art of survival

In Sigal Bujman's 2017 documentary Vitch, Shani De Jesus and her two older sisters shed light on the extraordinary life of their late father Eddie, a talented Jewish artist who survived World War II by performing for the Nazi elite.

The Laramie Projects revived

Two powerful plays tracing the evolution of a small American town in response to a murderous act of hate opened at the Seymour Centre last night, reports Sophie Deutsch.

Keshet Eilon’s moment in the Sun

WHEN, in 2017, a group of Australians visited Keshet Eilon Music Centre - a renowned music college focusing on master courses and classes for strings on Kibbutz Eilon in the Western Galilee - they decided it was high time to form an Australian branch, whcih was recently launched at the NSW Conservatorium of Music.

Love the boy bands

Self-proclaimed boy band fans go on emotional and formative journeys in a new documentary, I Used To Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story.

New Jewish music festival

The Shir Madness music festival in Melbourne is passing the baton to a new event for 2019.