9 Australian films we can’t wait to see in 2018

by Matthew Eeles It’s that time of year again when our inbox becomes flooded with emails questioning our decision to choose only nine Australian films we can’t wait to see in 2018. For new readers, it’s something we’ve done every year since launching Cinema Australia. Why nine? Why not ten? We couldn’t tell you. Looking…

Australian premiere announced for Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country – First stop Venice

Warwick Thornton’s latest feature Sweet Country has been selected in Official Competition at the Venice Film Festival in September and will have its Australian premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival in October, it has been announced. Inspired by real events and starring Sam Neill, Bryan Brown, Ewen Leslie, Thomas M. Wright, Natassia Gorey-Furber, Anni Finsterer, Matt Day and…

Servant or Slave unearths Australia’s dark past

Directed by award winning filmmaker, Steven McGregor, Servant or Slave is told through the heartbreaking experiences of five women whose experiences mirror those of many thousands of Aboriginal girls, stolen from their parents, placed in institutions, and trained to serve white households. Rita Wright, Violet West, and the three Wenberg sisters: Adelaide, Valerie (Linow) and Rita, share in…

Write off – Nominees announced for the 2015 AWGIE Awards

Eight Australian telemovies or television mini-series are battling it out for top honours in this year’s AWGIE Awards for performance writing. Awards for the best original and best adapted screenplays for Australian feature films have nine top-flight nominees. There are 13 nominations in the five theatre categories. The Australian Writers’ Guild (AWG) says nominations in…