CinefestOZ 2016 Film Prize Finalist and Screen Legend announced

CinefestOZ, Australia’s premier destination film festival, was delighted to make two special announcements at tonight’s Gala Night presentations. Girl Asleep was announced the winner of the CinefestOZ $100,000 Film Prize and the 2016 Screen Legend was awarded to Gillian Armstrong. Girl Asleep, directed by Rosemary Myers, written by Matthew Whittet and produced by Jo Dyer,…

Jury duty – CinefestOZ Film Prize jury announced 

Ahead of CinefestOZ Film Festival’s impending August 24 opening night, the Festival today is delighted to announce the CinefestOZ Film Prize jury, who will decide on the winner of the Festival’s third annual, and Australia’s greatest, $100,000 Film Prize. Jury Chair and acclaimed Australian filmmaker, Gillian Armstrong will be joined on the jury by Producer Sue Taylor (The Tree, Looking for…

It’s here! The CinéfestOZ 2016 program revealed

CinéfestOZ has revealed its 2016 program and continues its proud tradition of showcasing the best of Australian film. CinéfestOZ is an immersive film and destination experience where audiences are invited to explore a diverse program of quality film from Wednesday August 24 to Sunday August 28. Over 68 venues and spaces will welcomingly open their doors to…

A look back at Gillian Armstrong’s brilliant career

The daughter of a real estate agent father and a primary school teacher mother, Gillian Armstrong has had an admirable and highly celebrated career as a filmmaker both at home and overseas. Having started off making short films with the likes of Ruth Cracknell and TV actress Elizabeth Crosby, Armstrong launched her feature film career with My…

Gillian Armstrong announced as CinéfestOZ 2016 Film Prize Jury Chair

CinéfestOZ, Australia’s premier destination film festival, has announced that award-winning Australian feature film and documentary director Gillian Armstrong has accepted the role of Jury Chair for the 2016 Festival. Armstrong is one of Australia’s most successful and respected filmmakers. Her feature film directorial debut, My Brilliant Career, adapted from the breakthrough Miles Franklin novel, was a huge success both here…

How’s the serenity? Australia Day with Gillian Armstrong at NFSA

This Australia Day, enjoy a sausage sizzle and the Triple J Hottest 100 Countdown in the NFSA courtyard, four true blue movie and TV screenings, and a special celebration of the 80s musical classic Starstruck– with special guest, director Gillian Armstrong! The sausage sizzle (plus a delicious Australian-themed menu from our cafe The Bench Room) starts from 11:30am.…

Trailer of the Day: Women He’s Undressed

Orry Kelly was a Hollywood legend, his costume designs adored by cinema’s greatest leading ladies – but in his home country of Australia his achievements remained unknown. Now acclaimed director Gillian Armstrong is bringing the legend home and celebrating the life of this extraordinary Aussie in her new film, Women He’s Undressed. Featuring interviews with fashion…