The Australian Film Critics Association (AFCA), of which I am a member, have announced the nominees for the annual AFCA Awards, which will be presented at a ceremony in Melbourne on Saturday 1st March.
The Great Gatsby, Mystery Road, The Railway Man, The Rocket and The Turning all pick up Best Film nominees, and feature heavily in the nomination list. I was particularly happy to see Aaron Pederson receive a nomination for Mystery Road, a role that the AACTAs failed to nominate him for. Along with the categories for local (Australian) films are the Best International Film (Foreign Language), Best International Film (English Language) and Best Documentary (International and Local) categories. The Place Beyond The Pines is one of the criminally underrated films of 2013 which gets a much-deserved nod from AFCA members.
Alongside the film awards are the annual writing awards, which recognise excellence in film writing.
AFCA annually award prizes to the best Australian film criticism across four categories.
1. Ivan Hutchinson Award for writing on Australian cinema. ($500)
2. Award for writing on non-Australian cinema. ($500)
3. Award for a review of an individual Australian film. ($200)
4. Award for a review of an individual non-Australian film. ($200)
This year entries will be judged by: Alan Finney – Chair of the Australian Film Institute (AFI), Jan Epstein – Film Critic and former Chair of AFCA, Kristian Connelly – General Manager, Cinema Nova and Paul Harris – Film Critic, Host of RRR’s Film Buff’s Forecast, Director of St Kilda Film Festival.
The Full list of AFCA Award nominees are after the jump.
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