The editors of Breath, Backtrack Boys and Blue Murder Killer Cop part 2 were among the recipients of the 2018 Ellie Awards presented by Australian Screen Editors
Director Benjamin Gilmour's 'Jirga' took home the inaugural AACTA Award for Best Indie Film - designed to honour films made under $2 million - at the AACTA Industry Luncheon in Sydney yesterday.
As the Australian feature films and feature docs released in cinemas this year have surpassed the calendar 2017 total, exhibitors generally are happy with the diversity of product and the number of titles that have resonated with mainstream audiences.
Four Australian films - 'Ladies in Black', 'Gurrumul', 'Breath' and 'Mary Magdalene' - have received nominations for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, to be held in Brisbane in November.
This year 46 production businesses are in contention across the 13 categories for the 18th Screen Producers Australia (SPA) Awards.
At the half way mark of the year Australian feature films and feature documentaries released in cinemas have racked up nearly $40 million.
Warner Bros/Village Roadshow’s female-driven caper 'Ocean’s 8' smashed opening records for the franchise in Australia and the US last weekend while horror/thriller fans flocked to the Toni Collette starrer 'Hereditary'.
In a downer weekend at Australian cinemas Disney/Lucasfilm’s 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' fell to earth after its underwhelming debut while Nash Edgerton’s 'Gringo' misfired.