Screenwest announces Seph McKenna as new Chief Executive Officer

Screenwest announces Seph McKenna as new Chief Executive Officer Screenwest Chair Janelle Marr has announced the appointment of Seph McKenna as the new Chief Executive Officer of Screenwest. “I am delighted to announce that Seph McKenna has accepted our offer of appointment for a five-year term,” Mrs Marr said. Mr McKenna, the current Head of…

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…

$750,000 funding boost for Maziar Lahooti’s Below

Written a family-friendly comedy full of laughs, sunshine and a jolly good time? Going by a recent trend over the last few years, you’ve got no chance of winning Screenwest’s funding initiative, West Coast Visions. Written something as dark as the devil’s heart itself? Something about an apocalypse, a violent bikie gang or a serial…

Free community screenings at CinefestOZ

The CinefestOz 2017 Community Screenings program – a celebration of West Australian film content – has been announced. The program features stunning WA landscapes, familiar local stories and works from talented West Australian creatives. Here’s this year’s lineup: Paper Planes An imaginative children’s film about a young Australian boy’s passion for flight and his challenge…

Young cast shine in the new Jasper Jones trailer

Madman Entertainment today has released the trailer and additional stills for the highly anticipated film Jasper Jones. Adapted from the award-winning iconic Australian novel by Craig Silvey, Jasper Jones is directed by Rachel Perkins (Bran Nue Dae, Radiance, One Night the Moon) and produced by Vincent Sheehan (Animal Kingdom, The Hunter) and David Jowsey (Mystery…