Pawno hits cinemas on April 21 – A must see!

On April 21, indie Australian comic drama Pawno opens in cinemas nationally. The debut film by director Paul Ireland is set to charm audiences Australia-wide following its world premiere at MIFF 2015, where it was the Festival’s fastest-selling local ticket, and its award-winning European and Asian premieres. A valentine to the vibrant, multicultural suburb of Footscray,…

Your complete list of AACTA nominations

Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) has announced its Feature Film, Television, Visual Effects or Animation and remaining Documentary nominations for the 5th AACTA Awards. In a year of record box office success for Australian films, taking more than $65 million locally to date, speculation about which films would be nominated for Australia’s top…

Screen Producers Australia Awards finalists announced including The Infinite Man, Downriver & Holding the Man

Screen Producers Australia today announced the finalists in the 15th Screen Producers Australia Awards. The Awards are the primary litmus test of industry excellence, and the only awards voted by production businesses working in the industry. The Screen Producers Australia Awards celebrate great Australian screen productions; honour the skill, accomplishment, and imagination of our Production Businesses; and aim to…

Ryan Corr heads to Luna and CinéfestOZ for Holding the Man – All the details here! 

Transmission Films is proud to announce the advance Q&A screening of Holding the Man with actor Ryan Corr at Luna Cinemas Leederville on Wednesday August 26 ahead of the cinematic release of the film across Australia on August 27. Network Ten News presenter Narelda Jacobs will host a question and answer session with Ryan in the cinema following a 6.30pm session of the film. Ryan will also…

Write off – Nominees announced for the 2015 AWGIE Awards

Eight Australian telemovies or television mini-series are battling it out for top honours in this year’s AWGIE Awards for performance writing. Awards for the best original and best adapted screenplays for Australian feature films have nine top-flight nominees. There are 13 nominations in the five theatre categories. The Australian Writers’ Guild (AWG) says nominations in…

Trailer of the Day: Holding the Man (First Look)

Audiences who weren’t lucky enough to attend this year’s Sydney Film Festival have been treated to the first trailer for Neil Armfield’s Holding the Man today. Armfield’s first film since 2006’s Candy, Holding the Man looks like it’s going to be a very polished interpretation of Timothy Conigrave’s best-selling memoir. If you’ve seen the film,…

Melbourne International Film Festival First Glance: Downriver and Holding the Man to premiere

The Melbourne International Film Festival revealed a sneak peak of its 2015 program today and it’s got the Cinema Australia team very excited. Some highlights of the program include Grant Scicluna’s Downriver, Neil Armfield’s highly anticipated Holding the Man, and short film The Nice House, following  2015 Australian of the Year and domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty. The…