Sex. It plays an important part in our social, personal and emotional lives – and increasingly featured on our screens. Sex, not just as a physical action is an important display on screen as a means of bringing different sexualities and sexual experiences to the spotlight to create new and unique stories. Whether it’s through the experiences of a gay sexual health nurse, like series Sexy Herpes (AUS), the process of a new relationship forming, like Freudian Slip (AUS), or the sexual and emotional experiences from the greater community, like the ones featured in Confess (ISR).
Exploring the windows into different lives and cultures allow us to gain an understanding of what it means to be human, and presents us with a new perspective on life. One of the most influential benefits of Melbourne WebFest is the colossal array of documentaries received that exhibit a plethora of diverse backgrounds.
There is nothing better than observational comedy, especially when done well. Official selection series Other People’s Children (USA), The Circle (AUS), and Small Talk (CAN) have this genre down-pat when it comes to seeing ordinary life played out through a looking glass.
We have the potential for extensive innovation and growing digital networks, but what are the implications of this new and ever advancing digital space?