The story of a young Aboriginal dancer as he struggles with acceptance of his culture outside of the theatre, and a real-life insight into the claustrophobic worlds of three young men who fell down the ‘blackpill’ rabbit hole have taken top honours at this year's Sony Catchlight Film Festival.
Nearly 50 projects will benefit from $1.2 million through Screen Australia's Premium and Generate Funds, including new work from 'Class of 07' creator Kacie Anning and multi-hyphenate Leah Purcell.
Ash Gray's 'The Urn' and Olly Sindle's documentary 'Ink Train' were among the short films to take home prizes at the Sony Catchlight Film Festival Awards on Saturday evening.
For Playground Films owner and director David Barker, there are many industry opportunities to discuss the business of filmmaking - less so the art of filmmaking. To help redress this, Playground has launched Helm, a program of monthly film screenings 'for directors, by directors'.
Shaun Grant made it three wins in three years at Tuesday's AWGIE Awards, collecting the original feature prize for 'Nitram' to go with his previous film adaptation wins for 'Penguin Bloom' and 'The True History of the Kelly Gang'.
Director Corrie Chen has hit a stride in her career where she is able to make projects she really believes in.