Pawno (Competition Now Closed)

Paul Ireland’s critically acclaimed, AACTA winning film Pawno will be available on DVD and VOD from March 1. Cinema Australia are giving readers the chance to win a copy. Pawno is a character driven ensemble film set in the diverse and multicultural suburb of Footscray in Melbourne, Australia. It revolves around one day in the lives…

The Contenders: AACTA nominees announced

A full list of nominations have been announced for the 6th AACTA Awards. It’s no surprise Mel Gibson’s brutal and brilliant war epic, Hacksaw Ridge, leads the charge with a whopping 13 nominations followed closely by Simon Stone’s The Daughter (10), Rosemary Myers’ Girl Asleep (7), and arguably the best Australian films of the year,…

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…

Pawno goes from strength to strength

Mind Blowing World  has announced that the new Australian feature Pawno, opened nationally on Thursday 21 April to fabulous reviews and solid box office on its opening weekend. Pawno opened on 19 screens across Australia, achieving a healthy $3,120 screen average over the Anzac Day long weekend, with especially strong results recorded at The Sun in Yarraville,…

Cinema Australia Podcast Episode #7: Damian Hill (Pawno)

Pawno Directed by Paul Ireland Written by Damian Hill Produced by Toothless Pictures Starring John Brumpton, Maeve Dermody, Damian Hill, Malcolm Kennard, Mark Coles Smith, Kerry Armstrong, Tony Rickards, Daniel Frederiksen, Ngoc Phan, Naomi Rukavina, Mark Silveira, John Orcsik, Brad McMurry, Jesse Velik and Peta Brady Pawno is a character driven film about change, hope and identity. Within a day,…

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,…

The Crowdfunders: Pawno

As a non-profit website dedicated to the support and promotion of Australian made films, Cinema Australia rarely gets the opportunity to throw cash at crowdfunding projects. Trust us, if we had the money we’d be executive producers on almost every new Australian film calling for supporters through the myriad of crowdfunding platforms available on the interwebs. That’s…

CinéfestOZ Film Prize jury announced including Sarah Snook and Wayne Blair

CinéfestOZ is delighted to announce the CinéfestOZ Film Prize jury who will decide on the winner of the Festival’s second annual $100,000 Film Prize. Jury Chair, Festival Patron and acclaimed Australian actor, David Wenham will be joined on the jury by actress Sarah Snook (Predestination, These Final Hours), writer/actor/director Wayne Blair (Redfern Now, The Sapphires), actor/casting director Annie Murtagh-Monks (Director of Skills & Engagement at…