Elaine Crombie delivered the second annual NIDA NAIDOC Week lecture this week, drawing attention to training programs and her own experience as a First Nations creative.
South Australian companies KOJO Studios and Closer Productions are poised to grow after being selected for the first round of the South Australian Film Corporation’s Screen Business Accelerator Program (SBAP).
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').
Major and independent film distributors and exhibitors are urging the federal government to adopt a new PG13 classification which they say would benefit family friendly Australian and international films that get M ratings.
The Samuel Goldwyn Co. has nabbed US rights to Stephen Johnson's Western 'High Ground' which received rave reviews after the world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Jennifer Kent's 'The Nightingale' was honoured as the Best Film at Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards yesterday evening, with the film's star Aisling Franciosi also awarded Best Actress.
Americans will have the chance to see Wayne Blair's 'Top End Wedding' early next year, but only on VOD and other digital platforms.