If you haven’t familiarised yourself with the remarkable cinematic achievements in the pantheon of Australian film, now is the perfect opportunity. The Australian Academy of Cinema And Television Arts (AACTA) has just introduced a new platform called ‘AACTA TV’ where members have worldwide access to a collection of the best Australian films online.
In addition to significant classic features like Careful, He Might Hear You and Shame (the one without Michael Fassbender’s bender, made in 1988 and starring Deborra-Lee Furness), there will also be a selection of recently released feature films such as the lauded drama Toomelah, The Wedding Party (starring Josh Lawson and Isabel Lucas), and acclaimed Blue Tongue Films ensemble Wish You Were Here; and for October you’ll be able to watch all the movies nominated in the second annual Australian Academy Awards.
You need an AFI membership (eligible to anyone) or an AACTA membership (available exclusively to performers and practitioners in the Australian screen industry). Find out more here.
The Australian industry is producing fantastic film so use this opportunity to pounce.