Here’s your first look at the new Storm Boy

Remakes of classic Australian films are few and far between. Australian film lovers will be excused for having reservations about the new Storm Boy, Shawn Seet’s retelling of Colin Thiele’s classic Australian book. The original film starring Greg Rowe and David Gulpilil is much-loved. In this modern reimagining ‘Storm Boy’ has grown up to be…

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…

Shine director Scott Hicks announced as CinefestOZ Festival Jury Chair

CinefestOZ Film Festival has announced renowned Australian film director, producer and screenwriter, Scott Hicks as the 2017 Festival Jury Chair. Internationally acclaimed, Hicks has been nominated for and won many prestigious awards for his work. His film Shine was an international box office sensation and was nominated for seven Academy® Awards, including two for Hicks…

Geoffrey Rush and Jai Courtney cast in Storm Boy

A contemporary re-telling of the 1976 iconic family film, Storm Boy will begin principal photography this July across South Australia. Geoffrey Rush will star as Mike “Storm Boy” Kingley, who recounts his childhood adventures to troubled teen granddaughter Madeline in an effort to prevent her from making the same mistakes he made years before. He tells her the…

Feature Films in competition for the 6th AACTA Awards revealed

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) today announced the feature films in competition for this year’s AACTA Awards – Australia’s highest screen acknowledgement. AACTA also today launched the 6th AACTA Awards presented by Presto | Official Screenings Program, a four- week program that brings Australia’s leading screen professionals together with screen fans…