New Dirt Music clip sweeps in

Help us continue to bring you more Australian film coverage by making a donation to Cinema Australia below.  A new clip has dropped for Dirt Music ahead of the film’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The stunning landscape of Western Australia is the backdrop for an impassioned tale of love and grief in…

Interview: Stephen McCallum

Cinema Australia Original Content: Director Stephen McCallum has launched his feature film career with 1%, a violent and ferocious family drama set inside the world of a brutal bikie gang. Boasting an impressive lineup of Australian acting talent including Ryan Corr, Aaron Pedersen, Abbey Lee and Simone Kessell, 1% was written by Matt Nable who…

Here it is! The brand new 1% trailer rides in

1% has a brand new trailer ahead of its screening at this year’s Sydney Film Festival. Easily the most anticipated Australian film of the year, 1% is written by Australian acting legend Matt Nable and is directed by first-time feature filmmaker Stephen McCallum. 1% stars Ryan Corr, Abbey Lee, Matt Nable, Simone Kessell, Eddie Baroo and…

9 Australian films we can’t wait to see in 2018

by Matthew Eeles It’s that time of year again when our inbox becomes flooded with emails questioning our decision to choose only nine Australian films we can’t wait to see in 2018. For new readers, it’s something we’ve done every year since launching Cinema Australia. Why nine? Why not ten? We couldn’t tell you. Looking…

A fierce new teaser has dropped for 1%

A very dramatic and intense teaser trailer has dropped for Stephen McCallum’s bikie drama 1%. 1% will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival as part of the Discover program which showcases the work of emerging filmmakers. The crime drama stars Matt Nable as the vice president of an outlaw motorcycle gang who must betray his president…

Video Interview: Aaron Pedersen

Cinema Australia’s Matthew Eeles sits down with actor Aaron Pedersen to discuss his new film, Killing Ground. Aaron also gives us the skinny on the new Mystery Road TV series directed by Rachel Perkins and starring Judy Davis and Colin Friels. This interview also includes two clips and a trailer for Killing Ground. A special…

Interview: Damien Power

“The worst violence is left off screen and left to the viewer’s imagination. I knew that audiences would be able to fill in those blanks in a worse way than I would ever want to show.” Damien Power’s Killing Ground is brutal, violent and unforgiving. Here, Power talks us through the process of making one of…

JUST ANNOUNCED! Feature films in competition for 2017 AACTAs

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) today announced the nominees for Best Feature Length Documentary as well as the feature films in competition for this year’s AACTA Awards. Reinforcing a strong year for Australian documentary and following changes to the nominations process to introduce a Documentary Branch, AACTA has announced five nominees…

Killing Ground (Competition Now Closed)

Thanks to Luna Palace Cinemas, Cinema Australia is giving our readers the chance to win one of ten double passes to a special Q&A screening of new Australian horror film, Killing Ground. Entry details below. Luna Palace Cinemas is delighted to announce a special Q&A screening with Aaron Pedersen (Mystery Road, Goldstone), acclaimed Australian actor…