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EditorErin Free
PublisherDov Kornits
First issueJuly 1997
Based inRandwick, New South Wales

FilmInk is an Australian film magazine published by FKP International Exports. It was founded by current publisher Dov Kornits and Colin Fraser[citation needed] in July 1997, in Sydney. The magazine has been through many changes over the course of its existence, beginning as a black-and-white free press publication with Hoyts, and evolving into a glossy newsstand title.[1] In February 2011, FilmInk became the first film magazine in the world to release an application for online tablet reading,[citation needed] with the magazine sold through the iTunes Store, and going through another major change. In 2016, the magazine released its final print version of the magazine as it transitioned into an online-only format.[2] FilmInk is a consumer-based publication that covers all types of films, from arthouse releases to the biggest blockbusters.[1] It focuses primarily on Australian films and covers every local release in detail.

Regular features[edit]

FilmInk features content from Australia and abroad. It reviews mainstream films, local pictures, and arthouse and independent fare.[1]

Common elements include the extended "front of the book" section called "Keeping It Reel" with small features like "New Faces", "Dumb Ideas", "Hollywood Arseholes", "Talking Movies", "Director's Cut", "Cameo", "Icon", "FilmInk Loves", "Backstory", "Role Model", "Premiere", "quoteUNQUOTE" and "What's Wrong With the Australian Film Industry with Reg Diplock, the peoples critic".

DVD and video[edit]

FilmInk also extensively covers all available cinematic and DVD releases, as well as a "Home" section focusing on DVD culture.[1]

Film distribution[edit]

In 2019, the company announced that it was branching out into theatrical distribution in Australia as "Filmink Presents", starting with Wrinkles the Clown.[3] They have since began online distribution as well.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d Walmsley-Evans, Huw (2018). Film criticism as a cultural institution : crisis and continuity from the 20th to the 21st century. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. ISBN 978-1-317-28698-1. OCLC 1030601820.
  2. ^ "Reel Time: presses stop rolling for much-loved magazine Filmink". The Australian. News Corp Australia. 8 March 2016.
  3. ^ Frater, Patrick (28 November 2019). "Distributor Filmink Presents Launches in Australia". Variety. Penske Media Corporation.
  4. ^ "FilmInk Presents Alternative Quirky Screenings For Your Homes". BMA Magazine. 24 March 2020.

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