Australia Independent Film Festival is back!

The Australia Independent Film Festival will return next month, and the festival’s organisers tell Cinema Australia this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever before. The Brisbane-based festival will run over two days in October at Metro Arts West End. Join filmmakers and film lovers for one of Queensland’s biggest annual celebrations of…

Occupation filmmaker Luke Sparke developing Axis of Time trilogy

Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. Sparke Films has secured the television rights to the Axis of Time trilogy, the best-selling novels by John Birmingham. The epic drama television series, tentatively titled Weapons of Choice after the first book in the series, is in late development with…

Shooting wraps on Jordon Prince-Wright’s World War I epic Before Dawn

Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. Prince-Wright Productions has wrapped principal photography in Western Australia on World War I epic, Before Dawn.  Before Dawn will bring to the big screen the untold story of some of Australia’s greatest military victories. The script, inspired by the real-life diary…

Nitram filmmakers will use CinefestOZ Film Prize to support local filmmakers

Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. Justin Kurzel’s tense Martin Bryant drama Nitram has won the CinefestOZ $100,000 Film Prize which the film’s producers say will be used to “propel new Australian stories and support emerging and established local filmmakers.” The filmmakers for Nitram were awarded the honour by…

New holiday film Christmas on the Farm announced

Local streamer Stan has announced a new family film, Christmas on the Farm, following the success of last year’s brilliant holiday gem, A Sunburnt Christmas. Starring Poppy Montgomery (Without a Trace), Hugh Sheridan (Packed to the Rafters), Darren McMullen (House Husbands) and Nicholas Brown (Wakefield), the Stan Original Film Christmas on the Farm follows Clementine Jones (Montgomery), an Australian author whose autobiographical book…

Filming has commenced on Anya Pia Kenner’s short drama, Charlie

Cinema Australia Original Content Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. by Matthew Eeles Production has commenced on the new 30-minute short drama, Charlie. Written, directed and co-produced by Perth-based filmmaker Anya Pia Kenner (whose acting credits include I Met a Girl, The Darkest Age), Charlie will explore…

Interview: Andrew Dominik

Cinema Australia Original Content: Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. There are few Australian films more quotable than Chopper. “He couldn’t knock the fluff off a cappuccino.” “It’s a bit early in the morning for Kung Fu isn’t it, Jim?” “Keithy seems to have done himself a…

Interview: Tasia Zalar

Cinema Australia Original Content: Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. Tasia Zalar has held her own opposite some of Australia’s best actors in film and television roles including Mystery Road, Wentworth, Wrong Kind of Black, and anthology horror, Dark Place. If you’re not already familiar with Zalar’s…