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Latest film news: 2015 Australia’s best box office ever, Indiewire guide to documentary filmmaking, top 25 directors to follow on Twitter and the Antenna Documentary Film Festival: less than a week away.
Australian Films Set New Box Office Record
The Australian film industry has had its best success in years according to new findings from Screen Australia – (and it’s ONLY October). “Australian film has passed a significant box office milestone, surpassing the all-time box office record of $63.4 million set in 2001 and is currently at $64 million.” Of the top ten highest performing Australian films at the domestic box office in 2015, Mad Max Fury Road topped the list at $21.65 million – making up a third of the $64 million total. That Sugar Film (available now on beamafilm) came in at 7th with $1.17 million.
Indiewire’s Ultimate Guide to Documentary Filmmaking
Whether you are starting out or a filmmaking veteran, Indiewire has compiled the ultimate guide of tips and tricks for documentary makers. The article is a compilation of Indiewire’s documentary-related posts in 2015, taking you through the six stages of filmmaking from pre-production to distribution.
25 Documentary Filmmakers To Follow on Twitter
Here’s a great list of “cinematic rabble-rousers,” whose Twitter accounts “are consistently informative, entertaining and engaging” according to IndieWire. The list includes Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney (director of beamafilm’s Freakanomics and Finding Fela) and whose most recent success has come from Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief – coming soon to beamafilm.
Antenna Documentary Film Festival
The fifth annual Antenna Documentary Film Festival is almost here – bringing 35 films from Australia and around the globe. The Antenna Documentary Film Festival takes place October 13-18 so don’t forget to purchase your tickets here. The full schedule and list of upcoming films can be found here.
Australian Directors Guild Sets Gender and Diversity Goals
New gender and diversity targets have been set for emerging directors selected for the Screen Australia/ADG director’s attachment scheme. Women will fill 50 per cent of the attachments, 75 per cent of overall attachments planned to reflect gender and cultural diversity.
– Liam Luangrathrajasombat