After hours of counting votes, the Cinema Australia 2016 Audience Award winner can finally be revealed.
The Cinema Australia Audience Award, now in its third year, celebrates the range of films released throughout the year and the people who see them – you.
With endless ‘Top Film’ lists doing the rounds across multiple forms of media, the Cinema Australia Audience Award gives the general public a chance to vote for their favourite Australian film of the year and win some great prizes along the way.
Over the last four weeks we received more votes for the Cinema Australia 2016 Audience Award than any other year with over 40 films collecting votes. It never fails to surprise us that The Castle still receives votes despite being released almost 20 years ago.
We would like to thank this year’s sponsor, Umbrella Entertainment, for providing some great prizes including Girl Asleep which is now available to purchase on DVD and Blu-ray.
It is with great honour to announce that the Cinema Australia 2016 Audience award goes to…
The Legend of Ben Hall
What You Said
“A Brilliant film. Congratulations to Matthew Holmes and all involved.” Loraine Cook
“Beautiful music, photography, engaging, never a dull moment, great acting and production. A credit to Matthew Holmes, cast and crew.” Pamela Bauer
“This movie is so well done, great cinematography, unbelievable casting, costumes, they have really not only captured the era but have presented it in an engaging and realistic format. ten out of ten!” Gary Smith
“A credit to Matthew Holmes & team. Low budget, but you wouldn’t know it with the finished movie. Loved every second of it!!!” Maureen Fragnito
“Epic tale. Fantastic movie telling a lesser known part of Australian history. We need mor films like this on our screens.” Des T
What We Said
“Epic. A triumph! Holmes’ attention to detail is world class. From the costumes to the production design, props and set construction, The Legend of Ben Hall will please even the most hardcore historian. It’s breath-takingly captured by cinematographer Peter Szilveszter and bolstered by a powerful soundtrack composed by Ronnie Minder.”
Cinema Australia proudly presents the Perth premiere of The Legend of Ben Hall – READ HERE
Review: The Legend of Ben Hall – READ HERE
Exclusive: Meet the cast of The Legend of Ben Hall – READ HERE
Congratulations to the following winners of our great DVD and Blu-ray prize packs. These prize packs were supplied by our friends at Umbrella Entertainment. Your prizes are in the mail.
Meegan May VIC
Jamie Bryden NSW
Sally Spencer VIC