Filmmaker and Event Screenings

Meet the people behind new films showing at Cinema Nova. Get an early look at some of the most anticipated titles of the year at our advance screenings. Join us for special events that celebrate films in a whole new way. If you love movies, we'll be seeing you soon at Nova.

Screening in 3D: NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS. A unique cinema event directed by Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly), ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING will be the first ever opportunity anyone will have to hear Skeleton Tree, the ... more

Based on the award winning graphic novel written by Alan Moore (Watchman, V For Vendetta) and illustrated by Brian Bolland, the animated feature BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE will be presented on the cinema screen for limited sessions with additional material unique to the theatrical release. Voiced by Kevin Conroy as ... more

British broadcaster Louis Theroux has made a name for himself tackling society’s most taboo and controversial subjects, so it’s no surprise that in his first feature film he has now turned his curious eye on the infamous Church of Scientology. Denied cooperation and access by the church, Theroux instead employs the ... more

See the legendary MISS SAIGON, in cinemas for a limited season. This spectacular, sell-out 25th Anniversary Gala Performance of the global stage sensation also features appearances by the original cast including Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salonga. This acclaimed new production was described as “the most thrilling, soaring and emotionally stirring ... more

Jocelyn Moorhouse's 1991 Australian cinema classic returns to the big screen to celebrate the film's restoration by the National Film & Sound Archive on its 25th anniversary. In the roles that would help launch their international careers, Hugo Weaving and Russell Crowe star as blind photographer Martin and the young ... more

FilmInk presents writer & director MICHAEL ROWE discussing his drama EARLY WINTER, following a special event screening on Tuesday October 4, 6.30pm. Hosted by film curator Richard Sowada. David, a man in his forties, lives a predictable life with his wife Maya and their two children. To please his ... more

The dynamic duo of Batman and Robin are back in action to take down fiendish foes in this brand new animated adventure that sees the return of Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar, stars of the original cult 1960s Batman television series, to voice the iconic characters of Batman, ... more

Take a chance with Cinema Nova and join us for an advance screening of an upcoming release which we feel our audience is really going to enjoy. We can't tell you anything about it, as we want you to experience this English-language feature film free of expectations. Not even our ... more

Lost since its premiere on the BBC fifty years ago, DOCTOR WHO: THE POWER OF THE DALEKS has been meticulously animated and will feature all six episodes on the cinema screen, plus exclusive bonus presentations including interviews with members of the original cast. So gather your friends and join your ... more

From award-winning director Mat Whitecross, OASIS: SUPERSONIC tells the remarkable story of iconic band Oasis – in their own words. Featuring extensive unseen archive footage, OASIS: SUPERSONIC charts the meteoric rise of Oasis from the council estates of Manchester to some of the biggest concerts of all time in just ... more

Presenting a Boxing Day screening of this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, which sees the Doctor teaming up with a comic-book superhero in New York. The cinema event will include the full 60-minute special plus two exclusive bonus features, A New Kind of Superhero ... more

After the success of our first mystery movie, which thrilled the audience with some surprise sci-fi in the form of Arrival, we're back to give you some mysterious cheer just in time for the holidays! Take a chance with Cinema Nova and join us for an advance screening of an upcoming ... more

Filmed live on stage at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA, this not-to-be-missed high energy show stars Original Broadway and North American Tour ensembles, filling the stage with more “newsies” and more dancing than ever before. Set in New York City at the turn of the century and based ... more

Co-presented by The Ian Potter Museum of Art as part of their exhibition 'Sister Corita’s Summer of Love'. Film will be followed by a Q&A panel discussing Sister Corita's friendship with Alfred Hitchcock. Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece, THE BIRDS: A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California ... more

Artist and filmmaker Philippe Mora is producing a graphic novel about his late father, Georges Mora, widely known in Melbourne as a beloved contemporary art patron and owner of bohemian eateries Mirka Café, Café Balzac and the Tolarno Restaurant and Galleries. Less known, however, is Georges’ astonishing history in the ... more

Take a punt on Nova and join us for an advance screening of a film we really think you’re going to enjoy – but you won’t know what the film is until you’re in the cinema and the opening credits roll! With previous Mystery Movie screenings that featured Arrival and Edge ... more

ONE NIGHT ONLY EVENT SCREENING! If you loved The Raid, Ong Bak, Enter The Dragon and similarly insane martial arts flicks, get ready for HEADSHOT. Screening for one night only on the cinema screen, Iko Uwais (The Raid) stars as an amnesiac struggling to adjust to life without a past. ... more

Featuring exclusive cinema-only content, Doctor Who returns to the cinema screen for a new adventure starring Peter Capaldi, Matt Lucas and Pearl Mackie. Doctor Who: The Pilot, sees Peter Capaldi embark on his thrilling final chapter as the Twelfth Doctor as well as the introduction of brand new companion Pearl ... more

Fall in love again with the film of the year! With LION continuing its incredibly successful run, Nova presents a special extended edition of the film followed by a Q&A with Oscar nominated Aussie director Garth Davis. This new edition of LION will feature 8 minutes of previously unseen bonus material, ... more

Cinema Nova joins with Matchbox Pictures and ABC TV to present a special preview screening and Q&A event for SEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY, based on the critically acclaimed novel by Elliot Perlman. Star Hugo Weaving will be joined by director Glendyn Ivin and executive producers Amanda Higgs & Tony Ayres ... more

45 years after Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour filmed ‘Live At Pompeii’ in the legendary Roman Amphitheatre there, he returned for two spectacular shows, part of his year-long tour in support of his No.1 album ‘Rattle That Lock’. The performances were the first-ever rock concerts for an audience in the stone ... more

John le Carre - An Evening with George Smiley

Opening Date: Saturday, 30 Sep 2017

Captured live from London's Royal Festival Hall, join us for a celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character. From his extraordinary Cold War novels – such as The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and ... more

Sep 30th, 2017


Opening Date: Thursday, 12 Oct 2017

Sunday 8 October, 10.45am: Paid Advance Screening co-hosted by Sea Shepherd with a special introduction by the Sea Shepherd Marine Debris team! Tickets on sale now. From space, our planet appears as a tiny blue dot in the vastness of space, our oceans dominating from afar. But the seas are ... more

Oct 8th, 2017

Call of the Avant-Garde Immerse yourself in constructivist cinema in this revolutionary double bill of MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA and BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN with introductions by Heide Museum of Modern Art curators Sue Cramer and Lesley Harding. Includes intermission. Tickets include admission to Call of the Avant-Garde: Constructivism and Australian Art, a ... more

Join author/screenwriter Benjamin Law and members of his on-screen family, Fiona Choi (Jenny Law), Anthony Brandon Wong (Danny Law) and Shuang Hu (Candy Law), when they appear live at Cinema Nova to discuss THE FAMILY LAW, following the big-screen premiere of the first two episodes of the anticipated new season. ... more

Take a punt on Nova and join us for an advance screening of a film we really think you’re going to enjoy – but you won’t know what the film is until you’re in the cinema and the opening credits roll! With previous Mystery Movie screenings that featured Arrival, Edge of ... more

The St Kilda Film Festival heads northside for one night only!

Hosted by Shaun Miller, the event features an in-conversation with Andrew Kavanagh - St Kilda Film Festival's Best Short Film winner (WELCOME HOME ALLEN).

Program 1, Award Winners: Brown Paper Bag After All Adele Welcome Home Allen Homebodies Program 2, Director’s Choice: The Mother Situation The ... more

Go-Betweens, The: Right Here

Opening Date: Thursday, 28 Sep 2017

From acclaimed director Kriv Stenders, THE GO-BETWEENS: RIGHT HERE is a feature length documentary about the people who created the seminal rock band The Go-Betweens. It is a heartfelt story of discovery, exploring the intensely passionate, creative and fraught relationships that formed one of the most loved and influential bands in ... more

Sep 28th, 2017


Opening Date: Thursday, 9 Nov 2017

Advance Screening - Friday November 3 at 6.30pm Tickets only $11.50 and on sale below In the summer of 1967, Detroit’s African American population was at the mercy of a corrupt and racist white police force; discrimination impacted every aspect of their lives. The community was at breaking point, and a police ... more

Nov 3rd, 2017

Neon Spectrum, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 30 Nov 2017

MEET THE FILMMAKER: Join the cast and crew for an in-cinema discussion following a one-off screening of THE NEON SPECTRUM! Tuesday 28 November, 6.30pm. Tickets on sale now! Indie Melbourne filmmaker Lee Galea (winner - Best Film at the 2013 Melbourne Queer Film Festival for Monster Pies) returns with ... more

Monsieur Mayonnaise - Fundraiser for Deborah Cass Prize Monsieur Mayonnaise presents an artist’s epic adventure into his family’s secret past. Australian artist and film-maker, Philippe Mora, investigates his father Georges' clandestine role in the French Résistance in World War Two and his mother Mirka’s miraculous escape en route to Auschwitz. Philippe, ... more

Dogs in Space

Opening Date: Sunday, 19 Nov 2017

Special event screening featuring an introduction by Richard Lowenstein. Tickets include admission to the Jenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasy, at the Heide Museum of Modern Art! On sale now. DOGS IN SPACE is an iconic 1986 Australian film set in Melbourne's "Little Band" music scene in 1978. It was ... more

Nov 19th, 2017

Voyage of the Southern Sun

Opening Date: Sunday, 29 Oct 2017

National Screening Day: Sunday 29 October, 11.00am. Tickets on sale now! *Share of proceeds go to Australian Geographic Society and Screens without Borders. Australian Geographic’s 2016 Adventurer of the Year, Michael Smith, discovered the delights and perils of true adventure in a solo circumnavigation in his tiny amphibious flying boat, Southern ... more

Oct 29th, 2017

Meet the writer of 'Zelos' Claire J. Harris as she discusses her process of seeing her story realised from script for screen. Tuesday September 12th - 6.45pm Bernard is the thirty-something he always planned to be. He has a successful career, a meticulously neat beachside apartment and a hairstyle with just ... more


Opening Date: Friday, 20 Oct 2017

A mysterious young woman travels to the opposite side of the world to try and escape her past in writer/director Saara Lamberg’s menacing thriller. Tuuli grew up in Finland within an oppressively religious family, and in the shadow of her angelic twin sister Suvi. Desperate to shed her history Tuuli travels ... more

Three Summers

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Nov 2017

MEET THE FILMMAKER: Internationally renowned writer, director and comedian Ben Elton comes to Nova to discuss his new ensemble comedy THREE SUMMERS on Sunday 22 October at 3.30pm. Tickets available below! From writer/director Ben Elton comes THREE SUMMERS, an ensemble comedy that embraces the diversity of modern Australia. At a summer ... more