Jirga takes out the CinefestOZ 2018 Film Prize

Jirga, directed by Benjamin Gilmour and produced by John Maynard, has been named the winner of the 2018 CinefestOZ $100,000 Film Prize, Australia’s greatest film prize.  Both Benjamin Gilmour and John Maynard were presented with the film prize on Saturday night as part of CinefestOZ’s dazzling Gala Night celebrations in Busselton, in the South West…

Q&A tour dates announced for Benjamin Gilmour’s Jirga

Australian Q&A dates have been announced for Benjamin Gilmour’s Jirga ahead of a limited national release on September 27. Jirga, the new film from award-winning filmmaker, author and paramedic Benjamin Gilmour (Son of a Lion, Paramedico) has also been selected to make its International Premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival in the section dedicated…

Trailer of the Day: Jirga

Jirga Directed by Benjamin Gilmour Written by Benjamin Gilmour Starring Sam Smith, Amir Shah Talash and Sher Alam Miskeen Ustad From director Benjamin Gilmour and actor Sam Smith comes an important and almost unbelievable new Australian film, shot in the dangerous borderlands between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Retired Australian soldier Mike (Smith) is haunted by memories of the unarmed man he…

Here’s your complete list of Australian feature films screening at MIFF

Celebrating its 67th year, The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has today unveiled its 2018 program. Featuring 254 feature films, 120 shorts and 19 virtual reality experiences, the festival will include 27world premieres and 168 Australian premieres over 18 action-packed days of cinema. Here’s your complete list of Australian feature films screening at MIFF. For…