New Australian features Honour and Bollywood Downunder announced as part of ACCTA initiative

April 23, 2018

Honour¬†and Bollywood Downunder were both announced this week at a gala function held in Mumbai, India, as two brand new Australian films, as part of the launch of the 2018 Asia International Engagement Program, an initiative of The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Honour is produced by Jannine Barnes and¬†co-produced by Anuya […]

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Lion, Blue Murder and Top of the Lake lead the pack of 7th AACTA Awards nominations

October 30, 2017

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) has announced the full list of nominations for the 7th AACTA Awards. Leading the pack with 12 nominations is Oscar nominated and AACTA international Award-winning film Lion, followed closely by Blue Murder: Killer Cop and Top of the Lake: China Girl, which each hold 11 nominations. […]

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AFI and AACTA announce the fourth year of #SocialShorts

August 2, 2017

Throughout the last week, the Australian Film Institute and Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AFI | AACTA) have been making waves with their online short film competition #SocialShorts. In its fourth year, the competition is aimed at given unknown filmmakers exposure within the wider Australian film industry. And with 65 film competing it […]

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6th annual AACTA Awards reward Hackshaw Ridge, The Kettering Incident and more in Sydney ceremony

December 8, 2016

Now in their 6th year, and formerly known as the AFI Awards, the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (or, AACTA Awards) recognises the talent of some of the nation’s best up-and-coming performers and creatives in the film and TV industry, alongside our most established stars. Last night, the winners of this year’s […]

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Delta and Virgin Australia are partnering with the 6th AACTA Awards; launch massive competition

December 5, 2016

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) has announced a brand new partnership with Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines, with the strategic alliance partners now sitting as the Exclusive Airline Partners of the 6th Annual Awards in Sydney as well as the AACTA International Awards in Los Angeles. The partnership will see […]

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24 feature films enter competition for the 2016 AACTA Awards

August 15, 2016

The 24 films that are in competition for the¬†6th AACTA Awards presented by Presto have been revealed. The list includes the likes of Mel Gibson‘s upcoming war film Hacksaw Ridge starring Andrew Garfield,¬†¬†Nicholas Verso‘s feature debut Boys In The Trees¬†and¬†Alex Proyas‘ epic fantasy Gods Of Eygpt. The eligible films include a diverse range of established […]

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First round of nominees for the 2016 AACTA Awards announced

July 14, 2016

Yes, it’s already mid-July. Which means that in a few short months we’ll be in awards season again. Today the first round of nominees for the 6th¬†AACTA Awards were announced in Sydney where the awards will be held in December across two separate ceremonies. Nominees were named for three categories:¬†Best Feature Length Documentary, Best Short […]

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Mad Max: Fury Road leads the winners list at the 5th AACTA International Awards

February 2, 2016

Winners of the fifth Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards (AACTA) were announced over the weekend in Los Angeles, held at Avalon Hollywood. George Miller‚Äôs Mad Max: Fury Road scored the big double win once again for Best Film and Best Direction following the local ACCTA awards ceremony in Sydney. While the […]

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Iris Interview: AACTA Nominees Ewan Leslie, Tasma Walton and Catherine Knapman.

December 5, 2013

Following their nomination announcements earlier this week, we caught up with three of the AACTA nominees to discuss what this recognition meant to them, learn a little bit more about their films and find out what they thought about the broader nominations. With thanks to Chris Singh for taking on these interviews: CATHERINE KNAPMAN: PRODUCER, […]

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The Great Gatsby and The Rocket top AACTA nominations for January 2014 ceremony.

December 3, 2013

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) have unveiled the nominations for the 39 categories that will comprise the 3rd annual AACTA Awards, and The Great Gatsby tops the list with 14 nominations. The big-budget film faces competition from Kim Mordaunt’s The Rocket, a-low budget film, shot in Laos with unknown actors. Both […]

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