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…

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…