A Record 38 Feature Films are up for AACTAs This Year

August 14, 2018
It's been a bumper year for Australian film.

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) today announced that a staggering total of 38 feature films are in competition for the 8th AACTA Awards.

In alphabetical, those films are (deep breath): 1%, The BBQ, Birthday Adjustment Disorder, Boy Erased, Breath, Brothers’ Nest, Cargo, Dad, The Five Provocations, The Flip Side, The Gateway, Gringo, In Like Flynn, Indigo Lake, Innocent Killer, Jirga, Just Between Us, Ladies in Black, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Lost Gully Road, Mary Magdalene, Me and my Left Brain, The Merger, Occupation, Peter Rabbit, The Pretend One, Pulse, Rabbit, The Second, Strange Colours, Survive or Die, Sweet Country, Swinging Safari, Undertow, Upgrade, Watch the Sunset, West of Sunshine, and Winchester.

The programs for AACTA Film Fest in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane were also announced today. Launching in Sydney’s Event Cinemas Bondi Junction on September 3 and Brisbane’s Event Cinemas Myer Centre on September 5 with Wagga-filmed AFL comedy The Merger, the Fest is an all-inclusive look at Australian film, providing the opportunity to view the outstanding Australian films from the past 12 months – some of which you can’t see anywhere else – competing for this year’s awards. The AACTA Film Fest will screen in Melbourne at Cinema Nova for the fourth consecutive year.

The AACTA Film Fest is exclusive and complimentary to AFI | AACTA members, with guests permitted to attend selected events. The full Program for each state is available on www.aacta.org. In addition to Film Fest screenings, 36 of the feature films in competition will be available to view online via AACTA TV from September 3,  available to AFI and AACTA members.

“In another record-breaking year for feature film entries, AACTA Film Fest is an unparalleled opportunity to view, support and discuss Australian film,” said AFI | AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella. “These 38 films showcase a dynamic mix of genres and themes; feature a variety of unique stories that audiences often can’t find on traditional screens; highlight our increasingly diverse industry and filmmakers; and shines a spotlight on the incredible work many emerging Australian filmmakers are doing in the low-budget independent sector. I encourage people to embrace this opportunity to see these films in cinema or on AACTA TV and join us in the largest conversation of Australian film.”

For more info, shoot over to the official site.

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