Interview: Shari Sebbens

  “Change the date but also change the system. My worry as an Aboriginal Australian is that after the apology happened everybody assumed that Aboriginal people had equality in this country and it’s just not true.” Actor Shari Sebbens has only four feature film credits to her name, but it feels like she’s been around…

Spoilt for choice – Where will you be seeing Australia Day?

by Matthew Eeles Kriv Stenders’ new drama Australia Day will have a limited theatrical release before screening on Foxtel and Dendy Direct a week later. Dendy and Foxtel hope other films will follow this new route to market distribution model. Back in the day we used to call this ‘straight to video’ and it usually meant…

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…

Special guest lineup announced for CinefestOZ

Australian film fan? You’re going to want to get to this year’s CinefestOZ. This year’s talent list is an added drawcard in the lead up to the full program release on July 28 and begins with internationally acclaimed and Academy Award nominated writer and director, Scott Hicks, who will attend in the role of this year’s Film Prize…