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…

Ewen Leslie joins the CinefestOZ Film Prize Jury

Priscilla Cameron’s The Butterfly Tree will have its WA premiere at this year’s CinefestOZ. Directed by Priscilla Cameron and produced by Bridget Callow-Wright, The Butterfly Tree stars Melissa George, Ewen Leslie, Ed Oxenbould and Sophie Lowe. The film tells the tale of Evelyn, a burlesque queen who bewitches single dad Al and his teenage son Fin. When…

The Contenders: AACTA nominees announced

A full list of nominations have been announced for the 6th AACTA Awards. It’s no surprise Mel Gibson’s brutal and brilliant war epic, Hacksaw Ridge, leads the charge with a whopping 13 nominations followed closely by Simon Stone’s The Daughter (10), Rosemary Myers’ Girl Asleep (7), and arguably the best Australian films of the year,…

Finalists announced for $100,000 CinéfestOZ Film Prize 2015

CinéfestOZ has announced the five finalists in contention for its second annual $100,000 Film Prize. Backtrack, Now Add Honey, Pawno, MIFF@CinefestOZ film Putuparri and the Rainmakers and The Daughter have been shortlisted for Australia’s biggest film prize, to be announced at the festival on Saturday, 29th August. The Film Prize is awarded to the producer of an Australian feature…

Simon Stone’s The Daughter to premiere at Sydney Film Festival

Simon Stone’s dramatic feature will open the Official Competition of the festival. Roadshow Films, in conjunction with producers Jan Chapman and Nicole O’Donohue, are pleased to announce that Australian film The Daughter has been selected for Official Competition at Sydney Film Festival. The feature film directorial debut of acclaimed theatre-maker Simon Stone will have its…