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.
Luke Sparke’s sci-fi thriller 'Occupation' and Jennifer Peedom’s feature doc 'Mountain' are the latest Aussie films to secure theatrical distribution in the US.
Australian films and feature documentaries raked in theatrical revenues of $49.4 million in calendar 2017, a market share of 4.1 per cent.
Australian films and feature documentaries have raked in combined theatrical revenues of $49 million through November 29, and with no new releases in December will likely finish the year with a tad more than $50 million.
October has been an uneventful month for Australian films with a handful of new theatrical releases plus holdover business for the September debutantes.
It’s rare to see three Hollywood films open wide and belly-flop on the same weekend at Australian cinemas but it was a near-disaster for 'Geostorm' and a total wipe-out for 'The Snowman' and 'Home Again'.