Interview: Warwick Thornton (Video)

We put the call out to our readers to put forward their questions for Sweet Country director Warwick Thornton. We asked him a handful of those questions and the director was more than happy to answer. Cinema Australia’s Matthew Eeles sat down with Thornton to discuss a range of topics including working with his son…

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…

Another win for Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country

by Matthew Eeles As anticipation builds locally, Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country has taken out another international award after its Special Jury Prize win at the 2017 Venice Film Festival. The Australian western, set in 1920’s Northern Territory, has won Best Film in the Platform Competition at Toronto International Film Festival. “Sweet Country is a spiritual…

Sweet Country wins Special Jury Prize at Venice Film Festival

We don’t usually report on international film festivals, but this one’s certainly worth a mention. Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country has won the Special Jury Prize at the 2017 Venice Film Festival. Following its world premiere screening at the festival, Sweet Country received a standing ovation and has garnered outstanding international critical reviews. The film has also won…

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…

Filmmakers selected for SAFC’s Aboriginal Short Film Initiative

Five South Australian aboriginal filmmakers have been selected to receive $20,000 each in funding along with mentoring and professional development from some of Australia’s leading film industry figures to make their own short drama. Edoardo Crismani, Isaac Lindsay, Kiara Milera, Thibul Nettle and Dylan Coleman will all receive funding and support as part of the…

Win The Turning on Blu-ray

Tim Winton’s The Turning is released on DVD and Blu-Ray today. Discover an extraordinary filmmaking collaboration in TIM WINTON’S THE TURNING. Eighteen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points in…

Shari Sebbens Q&A at TFF Darwin

The Darkside actress Shari Sebbens will be holding a Q&A following a screening of Warwick Thornton’s unnerving film as part of The Traveling Film Festival in Darwin. See below for details. THE DARKSIDE THU 6 FEBRUARY 7PM A collection of moving, amusing and bizarre true stories from regular people who have had weird experiences that cannot be…