'Carmen', 'Foe', 'Limbo', 'Shayda', 'Streets of Colour', and 'The Royal Hotel' will contend for Feature Film Production of the Year at next year's Screen Producers Australia (SPA) Awards, to be held on the final night of Screen Forever on the Gold Coast.
Once upon a time, last weekend would have seen the launch of 'Dune: Part Two'. Instead, it proved to be the slowest yet for Australian cinemas in 2023.
'Killers of the Flower Moon' snared the no. 1 position at the Australian box office on the weekend, outpacing 'Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour'.
When Tehran-born writer-director Noora Niasari told producer Vincent Sheehan about the time she spent living in a women's shelter during her childhood, on which her film 'Shayda' was to be based, he realised he was being told a "distinctly Australian" story, but one he had never seen on the screen before.