And then there was the Walkley Longlist


The Walkley Awards Longlist has been announced and we are proud to be among the six nominees.

Announced last week the judges said;

“Sons and Mothers” uses creative techniques to focus on the abilities, rather than disabilities, of its subjects. The judges felt that by allowing those in the film to tell their own stories, the film makers take a difficult subject and turn it into a compelling documentary.”

This category of the prestigious Walkley Awards is only three years old and it is a tough competition. From the Cronulla Riots to the history of Redfern Theatre to Afghanistan this year’s fellow nominees are diverse and compelling.

As part of our nomination, we will now be screening in at the NSW State Library on Sunday 19th October. You can book your place here.

Finalists will be announced on Thursday 16 October, sign up to our email list to keep up to date on our screenings and other news.

Sydney it’s your turn.


SONS & mothers will be capping off its regional tour this October with a screening at Australia’s Antenna Documentary Film Festival. In just its fourth year, Antenna is proving itself each year to be one of Australia’s leading documentary film festivals.

“We were asked to be part of Antenna last year,” says producer Louise Pascale. “But we had to say no because we promised our world premiere to the Adelaide Film Festival. It’s now a year later and we are so glad to cap of our regional tour there.”

“It’s all about the timing.”

Not only are we screening in the festival amongst some fine Australian and international films we are in competition for Best Australian Documentary.

You can book tickets to our screening here.

We’re up for an ATOM!


ATOM, the Australian Teachers of Media, is Australia’s independent, not-for-profit who promotes the study of media in Australian schools. The membership of ATOM are primarily teachers and lecturers across all disciplines and levels of education.

They are the producers of metro magazine and educational support material that allows teachers to bring Australian films in to the classroom. In fact we here at POP engaged them to write our very own study guide.

ATOM also annually awards documentaries, tv series and dramas for film and media excellence in education and the wider industry. This year SONS & mothers has been nominated for Best Documentary – Arts.

Awards to be announced in November and we’re excited to be in such excellent company.

Good luck team!