The latest Screen Australia funding covers a diverse slate of projects including a true post-War story from the Oscar-winning team behind The King’s Speech, a Dreamtime virtual reality experience, to an online series about bipolar disorder that is being co-executive produced by British comedian Stephen Fry.
Cannes Film Festival Caméra d'Or-winning writer/director Warwick Thornton is set to bring to the big screen Sweet Country - the 1920s tale of an Aboriginal stockman tried for murder. Joined by co-writer Steven McGregor, Sweet Country is Thornton’s highly anticipated return to the director’s chair after the acclaimed 2009 drama Samson & Delilah and 2013 documentary The Darkside.
The latest in Screen Australia funding will see Oscar-winner Helen Mirren returning to film in Australia for the first time since 1969’s The Age of Consent with supernatural thriller Winchester from the Spierig brothers.
Screen Australia has released the most significant study of diversity on Australian screens since television began in 1956, entitled Seeing Ourselves: Reflections on Diversity in TV Drama.
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) made further 2016 program announcements overnight, revealing two new Australian film selections joining an already impressive line-up.
Just ahead of its U.S. theatrical release, Screen Australia-supported feature Tanna has been endorsed as Australia’s official submission for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Academy Awards®. The film will compete with the other entrants from around the world to be shortlisted for nomination.
Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department has confirmed the eight attachments on Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok from director Taika Waititi at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast, as well as the further two attachments on Ridley Scott’s latest film, Alien: Covenant at Fox Studios in Sydney.
Screen Australia CEO Graeme Mason unveiled the final two steps of the agency’s Gender Matters program, Better Deals and Attachments for Women, at the MIFF 37°South Market in Melbourne. Gender Matters is the $5 million plan to ensure that production funding is targeted to creative teams that are at least 50% female by the end of 2018. Gender Matters is an ambitious initiative that aims to address the gender imbalance in Australia’s screen sector.
Screen Australia is today celebrating the three feature films that have been selected to appear at the Venice Film Festival and at Venice Days. Hacksaw Ridge, Boys in the Trees and Hounds of Love were all announced overnight as part of the selection for the festival that begins on August 31.
The Australian Government has today revealed the 58 recipients of Screen Australia’s Gender Matters: Brilliant Stories and Brilliant Careers, marking the largest cohort of projects funded in a single day in the agency’s history.
Screen Australia and ABC are pleased to announce the five successful projects for the Long Story Short initiative. Each project will receive funding to create and produce a short-form, digital-first scripted series for audiences aged 18-35 to screen on ABC iview.
Screen Australia and the Australian Directors Guild (ADG) today announced that Brooke Goldfinch and Catriona McKenzie have been chosen as the director’s attachments on Sir Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant.