Category Archives: Melbourne Underground Film Festival

Best Foreign Film, Best Foreign Director (and Most Gratuitous Use of Sex)

Well the public screening of ASHLEY AND KISHA: FINDING THE RIGHT FIT did not take place, but there was a judges’ screening of it, and the other six banned films. And guess what? They like us! They really like us! Best Foreign Film, Best Foreign Film and the second most covetted award at the Melbourne [...]

ASHLEY AND KISHA Ban Provokes Censorship Discussion in Australia

The OFLC can’t stop thousands of unclassified DVDs from being sold illegally throughout Australia, but they did manage to stop the Melbourne Underground Film Festival from screening ASHLEY AND KISHA: FINDING THE RIGHT FIT in front of an audience of movie lovers at a small cinema in the Fitzroy district of Melbourne, (just to be [...]

“Our decision is final.”

It’s four in the morning here and I just finished a long chat with a representative of the OFLC. “Ashley and Kisha” has not been classified, which meant that the OFLC could have given it a festival exemption to play at MUFF. But OFLC refused to give it a festival exemption on the basis that [...]

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

A poster for the MUFF screening, somewhere in Melbourne’s Fitzroy district Over the last 48 hours we’ve been writing and talking to a lot of people, including Amy Wooding, exemptions officer at the OFLC. What has become clear is that the OFLC’s decision to ban seven films from this year’s Melbourne Underground Film Festival is [...]

The Magnificent Seven

Banned in Australia Again

I just found out that while I slept, the Australian Office of Film and Literature Classification has informed the Melbourne Underground Film Festival that they will not be given exemptions for about a half-dozen films, including ASHLEY AND KISHA: FINDING THE RIGHT FIT. Last year our film DAMON AND HUNTER: DOING IT TOGETHER had its [...]

Do you remember the first time you fell in love?

MUFF poster for ASHLEY AND KISHA, courtesy of my lovely and talented wife!

ASHLEY AND KISHA to Play Out on Film in Hotlanta!

“Dear Mr. Comstock, “We would like to screen ASHLEY AND KISHA: FINDING THE RIGHT FIT at Out on Film in Atlanta. The festival will take place October 11-18, though at this point a specific screening date and time has not been determined…” We do have a date, time, venue for ASHLEY AND KISHA at the [...]

ASHLEY AND KISHA to Play 2007 Melbourne Underground Film Festival!

Hooray! I woke up this morning to the news that ASHLEY AND KISHA: FINDING THE RIGHT FIT has been selected for the 2007 Melbourne Underground Film Festival, running this September in Melbourne, Australia. DAMON AND HUNTER played two sold-out screens at last year’s festival, and was ultimately named Best Documentary, so I was worried that [...]

Try and find DAMON AND HUNTER on IMDB

If you’re not a registered user with your super-secret “adult titles” search enabled, you can’t. You can find 9 SONGS, a film about a fictional pair of rock-show going, coke-snorting lovers, that famously features explicit footage of felatio, cunnilingus, coitus, and even a pop-shot. You can find PLAGUES AND PLEASURES ON THE SALTON SEA, the [...]