It's that time of year again when we celebrate independent Australian filmmaking by awarding our favourite local films with individual awards. Our criteria is simple... the films must be Australian (doi), they must be independent and they must have received a festival, theatrical or home-entertainment/streaming release in 2017. All other factors are at our discretion.
Congratulations to THE LEGEND OF BEN HALL, THE VIPER'S HEX and HOUNDS OF LOVE. They will each receive a personalised, signed and framed award.
It goes without saying that I am proud to award THE LEGEND OF BEN HALL with Glenn's FakeShemp.Net Award for 'Best Australian Film' and I would encourage everyone to buy it (or stream it) and watch it as soon as possible. Support an important filmmaker and our incredible local industry. - GLENN.
Its world premiere at last November’s Monster Fest left me in awe, so impressed by its balance of technical aesthetic and profound storytelling, I found myself in an hour-long conversation with the filmmakers immediately afterward. THE VIPER’S HEX is an outstanding accomplishment for both the Black Forest Films team and independent Australian cinema, as such I have awarded it with Jarret’s FakeShemp.Net Award for ‘Best Australian Film’. - JARRET.
It’s not a film for everyone but those who experience it aren’t likely to forget it any time soon and that is the mark of a great film. I am proud to award it the Shaun's FakeShemp.Net Award for .Best Aussie Film'. - SHAUN.