The Ozzie Awards Nominations Are In!

April 3, 2018
Ozflix's inaugural awards night has announced its field of competitors.

The nominations  for the inaugural Ozflix Independent Film Awards (the “Ozzies”)  have been announced, encompassing an impressive cross-section of incredible Australian filmmaking talent.

Presented by Ozflix and taking place this coming Saturday, April 7 2018 at The Alex Theatre, St Kilda, the awards celebrate the achievements of independent Australian films with a budget of $5 million or under.  The awards will be streamed around the world via the Ozflix movie streaming service, and have been brought to life thanks to generous support from sponsors including The Alex Theatre, Screenhub, First Australian Completion Bond (FACB) and Mind The Gap Film Finance, along with category sponsors Starnow, Soundfirm, PTB Screen and National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA).

And the Nominees are:

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Blue

Deep Water: The Real Story

The Family

The Opposition

The Song Keepers

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN INDIGENOUS FILMMAKING

Sponsored by Mind The Gap Film Finance

After The Apology

Bastard

In My Own Words

Occupation: Native

Sweet Country

BEST FILM UNDER $500,000 BUDGET:

Hunters Club: Skateboard Or Die

Lazy Bones

Pawno

Pulse

That’s Not Me

BEST FILM UNDER $2 MILLION BUDGET

Sponsored by FACB Guarantors

Emo The Musical

Hounds Of Love

The Legend Of Ben Hall

What If It Works?

Zelos

 BEST FILM UNDER $5 MILLION BUDGET

Sponsored by FACB Guarantors

Bad Girl

The Butterfly Tree

The Colour Of Darkness

Sweet Country

BEST WEB SERIES

Attack! Attack! Art!

Justice Lease

Kiki & Kitty

Lenny In Love

Method

Restoration

Shakespeare Republic

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

The Colour of Darkness

Emo The Musical

Hounds of Love

The Legend of Ben Hall

Sweet Country

That’s Not Me

What If It Works?

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Boneyard Run

Blue

Deep Water : The Real Story

Hounds of Love

The Opposition

Sweet Country

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

The Battle of Fire Support Base Coral

The Butterfly Tree

The Colour of Darkness

Hounds of Love

The Legend of Ben Hall

Sweet Country

BEST SOUND DESIGN

Sponsored by Soundfirm – Winner to receive Soundfirm credit account to the value of $5,000

The Battle of Fire Support Base Coral

Blue

Deep Water: The Real Story

The Hunters Club: Skateboard or Die

The Song Keepers

Sweet Country

BEST SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

The 5th Shadow

The Battle of Fire Support Base Coral

The Butterfly Tree

Event Zero

Skinford

Top Knot Detective

BEST EDITING

Sponsored by Soundfirm – Winner to receive Soundfirm credit account to the value of $5,000

Blue

Deep Water: The Real Story

The Family

The Opposition

Sweet Country

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

The 5th Shadow

After The Apology

Event Zero

The Hunters Club: Skateboard or Die

Lost Gully Road

Rough Stuff

BEST COSTUME

The Butterfly Tree

The Colour of Darkness

Event Zero

The Legend of Ben Hall

Skinford

Sweet Country

Top Knot Detective

BEST DIRECTION – NARRATIVE

The Colour of Darkness

Hounds of Love

The Hunters Club: Skateboard or Die

The Legend of Ben Hall

Pawno

Sweet Country

That’s Not Me

BEST DIRECTION – DOCUMENTARY

Blue

Boneyard Run

Deep Water: The Real Story

The Family

The Opposition

The Song Keepers

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE

Sponsored by Starnow – Cash Prize $1,000

Anna Samson – What If It Works?

Ash Ricardo – Event Zero

Ashleigh Cummings – Hounds of Love

Hayley McCarthy – Justice Lease

Lydia Mocerino – Dailies

Miranda O’Hare – Indigo Lake

Melissa George – The Butterfly Tree

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE

Sponsored by Starnow – Cash Prize $1,000

Bryan Brown – Sweet Country

Stephen Curry – Hounds Of Love

Hamilton Morris – Sweet Country

Luke Ford – What If It Works?

Gareth Rickards – Rough Stuff

Malcolm Kennard – Pawno

Mark Coles Smith – Pawno

There will also be a Special Jury Prize for Emerging Performer, to be jointly sponsored by PTB Screen and Star Now, which will carry a cash prize of $1,000, along with a Life Achievement Award, to be sponsored by NFSA.

For more information, head to the official site.

 

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