TODAY is your last chance to have your say towards IF's Rising Talent list in 2024! Tell us who you think is up-and-coming and why. Here is the last instalment in our interview series with those we featured in 2023.
A feature film from Mia Wasikowska and a TikTok mockumentary series from the creators of 'Turn Up The Volume' are among the projects to be included in the newest round of story development funding from Screen Australia.
Aisha Dee, Sam Reid, and Milly Alcock will carry Australian hopes at next month's Critics Choice Association Super Awards, designed to recognise the superhero, science fiction/fantasy, horror, and action genres across film and television.
Leah Purcell's 'The Drover's Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson' leads the nominees for the Australian Film Critics Association (AFCA) Awards, which will be held later this year.
This year's AACTA Award for Best Film will be a contest between Baz Luhrmann’s 'Elvis', George Miller’s 'Three Thousand Years of Longing', Leah Purcell’s 'The Drover's Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson', Thomas M. Wright's 'The Stranger', Western Sydney anthology feature 'Here Out West', and Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes' horror 'Sissy'.
'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'.
"We made a horror film and it's found this wonderful audience. It's definitely unexpected. And I wouldn't even necessarily say that our film is a straight horror film, but obviously as soon as you squash someone's head, it tends to not really fall in any other genre, no matter what the rest of the movie's about."