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Winda Expands Scope in 2019

Winda Expands Scope in 2019

“We have seen a strengthening of stories from around the world playing into genres" ...
Jojo Rabbit, Jewish Cinema & #JIFF2019

Jojo Rabbit, Jewish Cinema & #JIFF2019

You may as well go out with a bang ...
Japanese Film Festival 2019 Program Lands Across Aus

Japanese Film Festival 2019 Program Lands Across Aus

“We can't wait to see what next year has in store for Japanese cinema!” ...
Iranian Film Festival sets off across Aus

Iranian Film Festival sets off across Aus

"We have a spotlight on first-time Iranian filmmakers as we wanted to bring their exciting ...
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Today’s #TBT is all about two of Australia’s iconic leading ladies – Rachel Griffiths, who won her first AFI Award in 1994 for Best Supporting Actress for MURIEL’S WEDDING, and Deborah Mailman who took home her first AFI Award in 1998 for Best Lead Actress for her breakout role in RADIANCE. This year, Rachel and Deborah are both nominated for their work in TOTAL CONTROL, which premiered at TIFF to audience and critical acclaim. Will Rachel or Deborah take home an AACTA? Join us at the 2019 AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel to find out! Limited tickets still available at
Want to know the secrets of Australia’s most successful creative teams? Watch the creative teams behind multi AACTA Award winning and nominated productions Sweet Country, CARGO and RIOT discuss their creative process at THE SWEET SPOT: COLLABORATIONS THAT REALLY HIT HOME. Full videos and discussions are on AACTA Connect now at
#DidYouKnow Damon Herriman has made AFI | AACTA history this year, earning four individual AACTA Award nominations for his performances in Judy & Punch Film, The Nightingale, Mr. Inbetween and LAMBS OF GOD – the most any performer has received in a single year! Having also played Charles Manson twice this year in the U.S series MINDHUNTER and Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, is there anything Damon can’t do? Limited tickets available for the 2019 AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel at
#FlashbackFriday to Ben Mendelsohn (left) in 1987 when he took home his first ever AFI Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for THE YEAR MY VOICE BROKE. With six further AFI nominations under his belt, he received the AFI Award for Best Lead Actor for his unforgettable performance in Animal Kingdom in 2010. This year, Ben is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in THE KING. Will he win his third AFI | AACTA award? Join us at the at the 2019 AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel. Book your tickets today at
When Aussie actor Chris Pang auditioned for the villain in blockbuster reboot of Charlie's Angels the role was originally for a 40 year old Russian man. The 34-year old actor told HuffPost Australia that once the production team heard his Australian accent “they just loved it so much that we completely changed the character to be Australian”! CHARLIE’S ANGELS hits Aussie cinemas today and we can’t wat to see how Chris brings this character to life! Catch Chris at our Actors Working in Hollywood, Bollywood & China panel in Sydney on 3 December. Tickets are available now at:
You’re invited to AACTA’s Asia | Australia Film Forum! We’re bringing together world-class VFX producers from Marvel Studios, Rising Sun Pictures and Zhang Yimou Studios to take you on a deep dive through some of the most complex worlds ever created for film at our CROSS-BORDER WORLD CREATION THROUGH VFX panel. Then join Remy Hii (Crazy Rich Asians, Spider-Man), Chloe Maayan (THREE HUSBANDS, THE WILD GOOSE LAKE), Chris Pang (Charlie's Angels, CRAZY RICH ASIANS), Pallavi Sharda (Lion Movie, TOM AND JERRY),and Augusta Xu-Holland (FRONTIER LOVE, THE EIGHT HUNDRED) for our ACTORS WORKING IN HOLLYWOOD, BOLLYWOOD AND CHINA panel to discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with establishing successful, international acting careers. With plenty of opportunities to connect with panellists and leading figures from the Australian and Asian film communities, this is an event you won’t want to miss! Limited tickets available – book yours today at:
#DidYouKnow that Celia Pacquola has scored her sixth and seventh consecutive AACTA Award nominations for Best Performance in a Television Comedy? This year she is nominated twice in the same category for her performances in Utopia on ABC and Rosehaven, and has previously won AACTAs for both roles in 2015 and 2017, respectively. Alongside Luke McGregor as the creator of ROSEHAVEN, Celia has been nominated four additional times for Best Screenplay in Television and Best Television Comedy Series. She also received the AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Drama for THE BEAUTIFUL LIE in 2016! Will Celia take home the AACTA for Best Performance in a Television Comedy? Join us at the 2019 AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel this December to find out! Book your tickets today at:
2019 AACTA Award nominee for Best Costume Design in Television Tim Chappel for THE MASKED SINGER.
2019 AACTA Award nominee for Best Costume Design in Television Nina Edwards for FRAYED.
2019 AACTA Award nominee for Best Costume Design in Television Xanthe Huebel for LAMBS OF GOD.
2019 AACTA Award nominee for Best Costume Design in Television Jenny Miles for LES NORTON.
It’s a double #TBT to Jacki Weaver in STORK (1971) and Bryan Brown in BREAKER MORANT (1980), performances which mark the first AFI Award wins of their careers! Both Jacki and Bryan have gone on to build such iconic and extensive careers at home and in Hollywood that they have both received the Australian Academy’s highest honour, the Longford Lyell Award. This year, the pair are nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Lead Actor in a Television Drama respectively for their work alongside each other in BLOOM. #AACTAs
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