JUST ANNOUNCED! Feature films in competition for 2017 AACTAs

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) today announced the nominees for Best Feature Length Documentary as well as the feature films in competition for this year’s AACTA Awards. Reinforcing a strong year for Australian documentary and following changes to the nominations process to introduce a Documentary Branch, AACTA has announced five nominees…

Special guest lineup announced for CinefestOZ

Australian film fan? You’re going to want to get to this year’s CinefestOZ. This year’s talent list is an added drawcard in the lead up to the full program release on July 28 and begins with internationally acclaimed and Academy Award nominated writer and director, Scott Hicks, who will attend in the role of this year’s Film Prize…

Love is in the air in the new Ali’s Wedding trailer

Director Jeffrey Walker is kicking goals with two feature films being released in 2017. Madman Entertainment has today released the official trailer for Matchbox Pictures’ new feature Ali’s Wedding. The film will screen at festivals including the 2017 Sydney Film Festival ahead of a national cinema release. The award-winning screenplay, co-written by actor, writer and comedian…

Director Jeffrey Walker joins the Cinema Australia Podcast

Seven years on and Dance Academy finally gets the big screen treatment. by Matthew Eeles In front of the camera, Jeffrey Walker is arguably best known by generations of Australians as the cheeky Bronson in the quirky children’s television show, Round the Twist. But behind the camera, Walker is an established director responsible for some of…

Trip the light fantastic to the new Dance Academy trailer

Australian film fans are being treated to two exciting releases today. While Red Dog: True Blue rolls into cinemas around Oz, a new trailer has dropped for the upcoming Dance Academy movie. Tara Webster was destined to become one of the top dancers of her generation before a devastating injury crippled her career. In her quest to…

FIRST LOOK! New video and images drop for Dance Academy

STUDIOCANAL and Werner Film Productions release the first images and a behind-the-scenes video today for Dance Academy. The much-anticipated film is an adaptation of the incredibly successful two-time Emmy nominated Australian television series of the same name. Picking up eighteen months after the television series finale, the much-loved characters have moved on from the ups-and-downs…