January 29, 2015
The AACTA awards are supposed to celebrate the best in Australian film. And they do ... if you are an actor or director. Film producer Louise Pascale explains the hierarchy.
January 21, 2015 1
Finally, people are plunking down their hard-earned at the local multiplex to see Australian films.
January 13, 2015
Blockbusters, biopics and a brand-new Star Wars -- the big films of 2015
November 12, 2014
Cutting the price of Australian film tickets won't make them more competitive, it'll cheapen the whole industry.
September 3, 2014
Throughout the first decade of this century Australian cinema was suffering an acute case of the grim-and-drearies, but some of the industry's latest offerings, including Red Dog and The Sapphires, could mark a welcome return to the more upbeat golden age of Strictly Ballroom. They just need an audience.
February 21, 2014 2
Filmmakers Victoria Cocks and Kirsty Stark have harnessed the power of Twitter to call attention to their TV series Wastelander Panda. Their experiemt was a success, with the ABC commissioning six episodes.
February 7, 2014 3
Crikey readers talk film subsidies, pollies' entitlements and the short-lived era of muzak in the workplace.
February 6, 2014 2
Crikey readers talk politicians' entitlements, why the film industry subsidy is a rort and privacy and healthcare.
January 18, 2013 1
Start-up filmmakers are increasingly turning to crowdfunding websites to finance projects. The Pozible platform has even partnered government agencies to boost cash in the sector.
December 21, 2012 12
Australian film and television funding body Screen Australia has spent all its drama budget -- six months ahead of the end of the financial year. How could it let the kitty get so low?
October 5, 2012
The consolidation of the Australian post-production industry -- led by Animal Logic -- is another symptom of the highly competitive nature of global creative industries.
March 27, 2012 5
Screen Australia has defended its most recent feature film funding round against conflict of interest allegations after it bankrolled the projects of a Screen Australia director and an employee charged with assessing which scripts receive cash.
February 3, 2012 4
Were this week's AACTA Awards any better than the old AFIs? The spruced-up gongs show the Australian film industry still hasn't come to terms with its niche status.
January 27, 2012 8
Australian films only took 3.9% of the domestic box office last year. The Adelaide Film Festival's outgoing director Katrina Sedgwick argues the entire business model of cinema is changing fast.
October 7, 2011
New Aussie film Surviving Georgia is, sadly, a true blue howler, says Luke Buckmaster. So why does The Guardian give it four stars? Actually, it was a reader on the Guardian's website, not the publication itself...
March 15, 2011 1
How Australian is Arthur Miller's 1955 classic A View From The Bridge? A new Australian film production is testing definitions and sparking renewed debate on funding, writes Grace Jennings-Edquist.
March 4, 2011 3
In screen policy, an open-ended and uncapped tax subsidy is considered a good thing. The bigger the film, the larger the tax-payer contribution, writes Ben Eltham.
November 25, 2010
The film industry provides countless examples of celebrated professionals: actors, directors, writers and producers. But film editors - particularly Aussie ones - are amongst the jobs often overlooked. Here are five of our best.
November 18, 2010
While wannabe sports stars gets thousands in government support and sponsorship, young Australian film makers struggle to make a living in Australia and that talent heads overseas, writes film critic Margaret Pomeranz.
July 14, 2010 3
Executive board meetings at the Australian Film Television and Radio School are being held under an atmosphere of suppression and "sycophantic compliance", according to the school’s director of research and education.