Special effects maestro Brian Cox and producer and costume designer Catherine Martin were both honoured at the Australian Production Design Guild Awards on Sunday.
Adelaide Film Festival (AFF) has revealed the participants in its AFF Youth Program, naming the nine jurors for its youth screening initiative and the 21 finalists in the Statewide Schools Filmmaking Competition.
AACTA has unveiled the final set of nominees for its upcoming awards, including the craft categories in television and documentary, as well as those up for the VFX, casting and Best Asian Film awards.
Monica Zanetti's screenplay of 'Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie's Dead Aunt)', Ben Lawrence and Beatrix Christian's 'Hearts and Bones' and Ally Burnham's 'Unsound' have been nominated for best original feature in the 53rd annual AWGIE Awards.
No North American distributor has been more aggressive in acquiring Australian films in the past few years than Samuel Goldwyn Films, continuing a relationship with Australian filmmakers that stretches for more than 20 years.
First-time feature directors Thomas Wright ('Acute Misfortune'), John Sheedy ('H is for Happiness'), Ben Lawrence ('Hearts and Bones') and Natalie Erika James ('Relic') will vie for the Australian Directors' Guild Award for Best Direction in a Feature Film ($1 million or over) against Sophie Hyde ('Animals') and Wayne Blair ('Top End Wedding').
John Sheedy's debut feature H is for Happiness has been acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films in North America and Germany's Telepool as well as distributors in multiple other markets.