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…

Cate Shortland calls action on her new film in Melbourne

Australian director Cate Shortland’s (Lore, Somersault) next feature film, a psychological thriller starring Teresa Palmer, starts filming at the Docklands Studio in Melbourne this week. Based on Melanie Joosten’s book Berlin Syndrome, Shortland’s as yet untitled film was written by Shaun Grant, who co-wrote Justin Kurzel’s Snowtown. It sees Australia’s very own Teresa Palmer (Wish You Were Here,…

Your complete list of AACTA nominations

Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) has announced its Feature Film, Television, Visual Effects or Animation and remaining Documentary nominations for the 5th AACTA Awards. In a year of record box office success for Australian films, taking more than $65 million locally to date, speculation about which films would be nominated for Australia’s top…

Screen Producers Australia Awards finalists announced including The Infinite Man, Downriver & Holding the Man

Screen Producers Australia today announced the finalists in the 15th Screen Producers Australia Awards. The Awards are the primary litmus test of industry excellence, and the only awards voted by production businesses working in the industry. The Screen Producers Australia Awards celebrate great Australian screen productions; honour the skill, accomplishment, and imagination of our Production Businesses; and aim to…

Write off – Nominees announced for the 2015 AWGIE Awards

Eight Australian telemovies or television mini-series are battling it out for top honours in this year’s AWGIE Awards for performance writing. Awards for the best original and best adapted screenplays for Australian feature films have nine top-flight nominees. There are 13 nominations in the five theatre categories. The Australian Writers’ Guild (AWG) says nominations in…