FCCA Awards for Australian Film announce Foxtel as principal sponsor

The Film Critics Circle of Australia (FCCA) recently announced Foxtel would be the principal sponsor for the FCCA Awards for Australian Film, which will be announced on Friday 1 February, 2008.

The Awards depart from their formal tradition and will be presented in a new format at Cinema Paris in Sydney followed by a cocktail function.

Nominations will be announced on the Australia Day weekend.

Foxtel CEO Kim Williams said ‘Foxtel is delighted to support Australia’s rich film culture as the principal sponsor of the FCCA Awards and warmly congratulates all the nominated films and filmmakers.’

President of the FCCA, Paul Remati said ‘Alongside all of the other celebrations on Australia Day, we look forward to announcing the nominations in the FCCA Awards and we warmly welcome Foxtel as our principal sponsor.’

The 26 Australian feature films in contention are All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane, Boytown, Boxing Day, Burke & Wills, Clubland, December Boys, Dr Plonk, Gabriel, Gone, Happy Feet, Irresistible, Like Minds, Lucky Miles, Modern Love, Noise, Razzle Dazzle – A Journey Into Dance, Rogue, Romulus, My Father, September, Suburban Mayhem, The Bet, The Final Winter, The Home Song Stories, The Independent, The Jammed and West.

They vie for the Awards for Best Film, Director, Actor, Actress, Actor in a Supporting Role, Actress in a Supporting Role, Editor, Cinematography, Music Score, Original Screenplay and Adapted Screenplay.

In competition for the Best Feature Documentary (over one hour) Award are 4, Beyond Our Ken, Bomb Harvest, Bra Boys, Dirty Three, Donkey in Lahore, Feet Unbound, Forbidden Lies, Global Haywire, God on My Side, Hope, In the Company of Actors, Kalaupapa Heaven, Rachel:  A Perfect Life, Rock’n’Roll Outlaw, Run Rabbit Run, Temple of Dreams, The Siege, Unlikely Travellers and Words from the City.

In addition, the FCCA presents awards for Best Documentary under 60mins, Best Foreign Film (English language) and Best Foreign Language Film.

The Film Critics Circle of Australia is the national body of professional film critics in Australia whose aims are to promote excellence and integrity in the art of film criticism and support the advancement of Australian and international film culture. The FCCA is a cultural, non-profit organisation and a member of FIPRESCI – the international body of critics and journalists.

The FCCA recognises outstanding achievement in Australian film through the FCCA Annual Awards.

Information regarding tickets will be available on the FCCA website

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