Cinema Australia Podcast | Black Label #1: Alex Proyas

Welcome to the very first Black Label episode of the Cinema Australia Podcast. We’ve decided to make this episode special, and not a continuation of our previous episodes, because this one stands alone in terms of theme. We’re not discussing a new Australian film, but instead speaking with an Australian filmmaker about his incredible career.…

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…

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…

Release date confirmed for Abe Forsythe’s Down Under

StudioCanal has announced that Abe Forsythe’s second feature film, Down Under, will hit Australian cinemas August 4, 2016. A black comedy set during the aftermath of the Cronulla riots, Down Under is the story of two carloads of hotheads from both sides of the fight destined to collide. Sincere, though misguided, intent gives way to farcical ineptitude as this hilarious…