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…

Exclusive clip! Introducing EMO The Musical’s Mrs Doyle

Cinema Australia readers have been treated to a fresh clip from EMO The Musical. The short scene introduces us to the film’s worryingly depressed teacher, Mrs Doyle, as she tries to peddle alternative therapies to her students. In the film, Mrs Doyle is played by Bridie Carter who’s best known for her role as Tess Silverman McLeod in McLeod’s…

Here’s your complete list of Australian feature films screening during MIFF

Bad Girl Written and Directed by Fin Edquist Starring Samara Weaving, Felicity Price, Benjamin Winspear, Sara West and Liam Graham Secrets and lies will change lives in this pulse-pounding psychological thriller. Sullen, defiant and on probation following her release from juvenile detention, 16-year-old foster child Amy Anderson struggles with her new life in the countryside…

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…

Cate Blanchett, Richard Roxburgh and a bunch of Aussie talent to receive development funding for upcoming projects

Blanchett’s Stateless is one of 23 film and TV projects that Screen Australia has today announced will receive development funding to the total of $640,000. A diverse range of projects and talent are being supported, including works from Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward, Richard Roxburgh, Marieke Hardy, Jan Chapman, Stephan Elliott and Bondi Hipsters’ Nicholas Boshier. Cate Blanchett’s…