'Blaze', 'How To Please A Woman', 'Sissy' and 'Sweet As' will contend for the best original feature prize at this year’s AWGIE Awards, while 'Mrs Harris Goes to Paris', 'The Stranger' and 'The Drover's Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson' are up for the adapted gong. 'The Newsreader' leads in television with two nominations alongside 'Total Control', 'Firebite', 'Bump' and 'Heartbreak High'.
'Big Deal' presenter Christian Van Vuuren says the distance of departure from the documentary series and his previous work is not lost on him.
Director and producer Nadia Tass will chair the jury for this year's CinefestOZ, which had its full line-up announced in Perth yesterday.
Craig Reucassel and actor and director Rachel Griffiths have been added to the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) speaker line-up ahead of Sunday's start.
So hefty is the ABC's slate in 2021, director entertainment and specialist Michael Carrington is positive audiences won't even realise that many of the broadcaster's shows faced shutdowns and delays during the pandemic.