Alex Dimitriades and Ben Young join the CinefestOZ Film Prize jury

CinefestOZ Film Festival has revealed the full line up of jury members who will vote on the prestigious $100,000 Film Prize, which recognises the best Australian feature film. Marta Dusseldorp, Glenn Gainor, Alex Dimitriades and Ben Young will join Jury Chair Rachel Ward at the 2019 festival to decide on which of the five films…

Development funding announced for Beresford, Young, Stenders and more

Screen Australia has announced seven television series, four online projects and 10 feature films which will share in nearly $700,000 of Story Development funding. The slate includes Monash, a drama about celebrated army officer John Monash from director Bruce Beresford; a thriller from the author of Jasper Jones, Craig Silvey, called Cage in the Wild;…

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…

$750,000 funding boost for Maziar Lahooti’s Below

Written a family-friendly comedy full of laughs, sunshine and a jolly good time? Going by a recent trend over the last few years, you’ve got no chance of winning Screenwest’s funding initiative, West Coast Visions. Written something as dark as the devil’s heart itself? Something about an apocalypse, a violent bikie gang or a serial…

Interview: Stephen Curry

There was no other Australian we were anticipating more than Ben Young’s Perth-shot feature film debut, Hounds of Love. We’re pleased to say, it didn’t disappoint. We sat down with actor Stephen Curry to discuss his disturbing new role in great detail. It’s a must watch for all young actors wanting to learn how to…