With years of experience behind them in entertainment publishing, film journalist Andrew L. Urban and his partner Louise Keller launched Urban Cinefile in February 1997. At the 1998 Telstra/Australian Financial Review Internet Awards, Urban Cinefile was voted the Best Arts & Entertainment Site, and was soon syndicating its editorial content to major portals including AOL, Telstra Big Pond, Yahoo! and Optus.
Since 1999, the National Library of Australia archives Urban Cinefile in its PANDORA project, the ongoing web archive, citing Urban Cinefile as “an online publication of cultural value”.
Urban Cinefile has produced movie reviews on mobile phones for Telstra and a weekly movie review program for subscription tv channels Ovation and World Movies, the latter appointing Urban its Channel Host (2002-2007) to present two weekly movie programs.
An active supporter of Australian screen culture, Urban Cinefile was founding sponsor of the Audience Award at the Sydney Film Festival and is a foundation Online Media Sponsor of the Dungog Film Festival; we continue to support screen culture initiatives in association with Sydney University's Centre for Continuing Education, the Australian Performing Rights Association and others.
The weekly edition was published from February 1997 to February 2017.
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