First AACTA nominees announced

The countdown to this year’s top Australian screen awards has officially commenced, with the first nominees for the 6th AACTA Awards presented by Presto announced today. Nominees were announced in three categories – Best Feature Length Documentary, Best Short Animation and Best Short Fiction Film. Nominees for Australia’s finest film and television productions of the…

Gillian Armstrong announced as CinéfestOZ 2016 Film Prize Jury Chair

CinéfestOZ, Australia’s premier destination film festival, has announced that award-winning Australian feature film and documentary director Gillian Armstrong has accepted the role of Jury Chair for the 2016 Festival. Armstrong is one of Australia’s most successful and respected filmmakers. Her feature film directorial debut, My Brilliant Career, adapted from the breakthrough Miles Franklin novel, was a huge success both here…

AACTA calling for Byron Kennedy Award recommendations

AACTA is now calling for recommendations for one of the nation’s most coveted and prestigious screen excellence Awards – the Byron Kennedy Award. This Award, which honours Dr George Miller’s original filmmaking partner and Mad Max co-creator Byron Kennedy, celebrates outstanding creative enterprise within the film and television industries and is given to an individual…

Our prediction was spot on! First winners of the 4th AACTA Awards announced

The 4th AACTA Awards Luncheon presented by Deluxe was today held at The Star Event Centre Sydney, celebrating screen craft excellence, and marking the first winners for the 4th AACTA Awards season. Twenty two awards were presented, recognising the talent and innovation of practitioners working across television, documentary, short fiction film, short animation and feature…

Blanchett and Mailman announced as hosts of the 4th AACTA Awards

Australia’s biggest celebration of screen just got bigger, with AACTA today announcing multi AFI and AACTA Award winning performers Cate Blanchett and Deborah Mailman as hosts of the 4th AACTA Awards Ceremony in Sydney. Joining these outstanding hosts will be AACTA President Geoffrey Rush who will present along with Kat Stewart, Marta Dusseldorp, Lachy Hulme, Stephen Curry and Dan Wyllie to name a few. Nominees include Patrick Brammall, Essie Davis, Sarah…

AACTA nominations announced – Here are our predictions

The nominees for Australia’s highest feature film accolade were announced today and Australian film buffs will be happy to know there’s no surprises as big as last year’s nomination for The Great Gatsby, which took home best film and a swag of other awards is didn’t deserve. This time around AACTA has kept the nominations predominantly local –…

25 feature films in competition for the 4th AACTA Awards announced

Anticipation around the 4th AACTA Awards increased today with the announcement that 25 Feature Films will compete in the 4th AACTA Awards. The 25 Feature Films In Competition for the 4th AACTA Awards are: 52 Tuesdays; AROUND THE BLOCK; The Babadook; Backyard Ashes; Canopy; Charlie’s Country; Fell; Felony; Galore; Healing; I, FRANKENSTEIN; The Infinite Man; The…