Here’s our top 5 Australian films of the year!

Cinema Australia Original Content: by MATTHEW EELES Tomorrow I will reveal your favourite Australian film of 2019 which will also take out the Cinema Australia 2019 Audience Award. But before I do, here’s my top 5 Australian films of the year. What a big year it has been for Australian cinema. We had a higher…

Here’s the first Standing Up For Sunny trailer!

Help us continue to bring you more Australian film coverage by making a donation to Cinema Australia below.  Madman Films has released the first trailer for Standing Up For Sunny – a new comedy from Blackrock director, Steven Vidler. Standing Up For Sunny follows Travis (RJ Mitte), a quick-witted young man with cerebral palsy and some…

Cinema Australia Podcast Episode #38 | Steven Vidler

It’s been 22 years since Steven Vidler directed Blackrock, a teenage drama about the rape and murder of a young schoolgirl starring Heath Ledger in his first feature film role. Since them the AFTRS and VCA graduate who also holds a research PhD in screenwriting from Macquarie University, has had a long and successful acting career starring…

Interview: RJ Mitte

Cinema Australia Original Content: Standing up for Sunny will be the fifth Australian feature film released this year featuring a disabled actor in a major role including Reflections in the Dust, Pulse, Kairos and Ride Like a Girl. While the other four films are heavy on drama, Standing up for Sunny reminds us to laugh…

Review: Standing Up For Sunny

Cinema Australia Original Content: Standing Up For Sunny Written and Directed by Steven Vidler Starring RJ Mitte, Philippa Northeast, Italia Hunt and Sam Reid Produced by Jamie Hilton, Michael Pontin and Drew Bailey “Tender, clever and very, very funny.” by Matthew Eeles It’s hard to believe Standing Up For Sunny is director Steven Vidler’s first…

This year’s Sydney Film Festival program is an Australian film lover’s dream

The 66th Sydney Film Festival program was officially launched today by Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley. “This year celebrates a resurgent year of Australian cinema, with an exceptional selection of contemporary Australian stories including 23 World Premieres,” said Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley. “From Mirrah Foulkes’ feminist revenge tale Judy & Punch, to…