The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) today announced the Feature Films in Competition for this year’s AACTA Awards – Australia’s highest screen acknowledgement. AACTA also today launched the 6th AACTA Awards presented by Presto | Official Screenings Program, a four-week program that brings Australia’s leading screen professionals together with screen fans to watch, discuss and judge the Feature Films in Competition, and the nominees in the Short Film and Feature Length Documentary categories.
A total of 24 Feature Films will compete for the 6th AACTA Awards presented by Presto: A FEW LESS MEN, A MONTH OF SUNDAYS, BEAST, BOYS IN THE TREES, DOWN UNDER, EARLY WINTER, EMBEDDED, GIRL ASLEEP, GODS OF EGYPT, GOLDSTONE, HACKSAW RIDGE, JOE CINQUE’S CONSOLATION, LOOKING FOR GRACE, PAWNO, RED BILLABONG, SCARE CAMPAIGN, SPEAR, SPIN OUT, SPIRIT OF THE GAME, SUCKER, TANNA, THE DAUGHTER, THE MENKOFF METHOD, and WYRMWOOD: ROAD OF THE DEAD.
The screenings offer AFI and AACTA members the opportunity to see the finest Australian films of the last 12 months, including films which have not yet been released – A FEW LESS MEN, BEAST, BOYS IN THE TREES, JOE CINQUE’S CONSOLATION and HACKSAW RIDGE.
The Official Screenings Program, running throughout August and September, will open with a preview screening of A FEW LESS MEN, in Sydney on Monday 29 August at Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction, and in Melbourne on Tuesday 30 August, at Cinema Nova.
This year will also see the Feature Length Documentaries and Short Film nominees screened in Perth for the first time in AACTA history, from 12 – 19 September, via an extended partnership with Event Cinemas. AFI | AACTA members in Perth will this year be able to see this collection of nominees in cinema at Event Cinemas Innaloo in addition to AACTA TV.
“I thank Event Cinemas for their ongoing partnership. The extended activity into Perth is something we are confident will be welcomed by members and is something we hope to build upon in years to come,” said AFI | AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella.
In addition to the cinema screenings, the majority of Feature Films in Competition, plus all the nominated Feature Length Documentaries and Short Films will be available as part of an online film festival via AACTA TV from 9am Monday 29 August – accessible anytime, anywhere and on any device.
The Official Screenings Program and AACTA TV are exclusive and complimentary to members of AFI (open to all) and AACTA (accredited screen professionals). To join AFI | AACTA and attend the Official Screenings Program and our year round program of events, visit www.aacta.org or call 1300 139 697.