24 feature films enter competition for the 2016 AACTA Awards

The 24 films that are in competition for the 6th AACTA Awards presented by Presto have been revealed. The list includes the likes of Mel Gibson‘s upcoming war film Hacksaw Ridge starring Andrew Garfield,  Nicholas Verso‘s feature debut Boys In The Trees and Alex Proyas‘ epic fantasy Gods Of Eygpt.

The eligible films include a diverse range of established and upcoming filmmakers, notably an increase to 19 female producers nominated. Female films nominated include previous AACTA winners Jan Chapman with drama The Daughter, starring Geoffrey Rush and Julie Ryan with modern horror Scare Campaign.

View the full list of films in competition here:

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
WYRMWOOD: ROAD OF THE DEAD.

AACTA will be screening all the nominated films in Sydney exclusively for AACTA and AFI members, running throughout August and September, commencing with a preview screening of A Few Less Men.

The event begins Monday 29 August at Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction, and in Melbourne on Tuesday 30 August, at Cinema Nova. 

AACTA will also screen the Feature Films, Feature Length Documentaries and Short Films in competition as part of an online film festival via AACTA TV from 9am Monday 29 August, which is to be accessible on any device for AACTA and AFI members only.

For more information on the events and how to become a member, click here.