Competition: Win a double pass to see Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country

Directed by Warwick Thornton Written by Stephen McGregor and David Tranter Produced by David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin Starring Hamilton Morris, Bryan Brown, Thomas M. Wright, Ewen Leslie, Anni Finsterer, Matt Day and Sam Neill Running time 100 mins Classification TBC     Thanks to Transmission Films we have 5 in-season double passed to give away to Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country.  …

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…

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…

Another win for Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country

by Matthew Eeles As anticipation builds locally, Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country has taken out another international award after its Special Jury Prize win at the 2017 Venice Film Festival. The Australian western, set in 1920’s Northern Territory, has won Best Film in the Platform Competition at Toronto International Film Festival. “Sweet Country is a spiritual…

Sweet Country wins Special Jury Prize at Venice Film Festival

We don’t usually report on international film festivals, but this one’s certainly worth a mention. Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country has won the Special Jury Prize at the 2017 Venice Film Festival. Following its world premiere screening at the festival, Sweet Country received a standing ovation and has garnered outstanding international critical reviews. The film has also won…

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…