SONS & mothers scores four AACTA nominations


The Fourth AACTA Awards has nominated SONS & mothers in four categories.

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards are a continuum of the AFI Awards, which have honoured screen excellence in Australia since 1958. The AACTA Awards recognise film, television and documentary screen craft excellence.

The SONS & mothers nominations are:

Best Direction in a Documentary for Christopher Houghton

Best Cinematography in a Documentary for Aaron Gully and Maxx Corkindale

Best Editing in a Documentary for David Banbury

Best Sound in a Documentary for Des Kenneally, Will Sheridan, Pete Best and Scott Illingworth

We are so pleased for all these nominations and wish our talented and brilliant crew all the best for the Awards.

SONS & mothers screens at The Other Film Festival

The Other Film Festival

Following on from our win at Antenna Documentary Film Festival and the ATOM Awards SONS & mothers will screen at The Other Film Festival in Melbourne.

“We are so proud to be a part of a festival which celebrates the lived experience of people with a disability,” says Director Christopher Houghton.

“Our film aims to put our audience up close and personal with actors with a disability, so we feel right at home in the program.”

The Other Film Festival showcases the very best of new cinema about the lived experience of disability from around the world. Films are screened “in the most accessible way possible, delivering global best practice in meeting the access requirements of all patrons.”

This means it is another opportunity for us to screen the film with captions and audio description.

“I love being in an audience which is experiencing the film in such an accessible way,” says Houghton. “It brings home to me how cinema should be an experience for all audiences and not just some.”

Director Christopher Houghton will be attending the screening with a Q&A.

Click here to see screening details.

SONS & mothers awarded Best Arts Documentary


The Australian Teachers of Media last week awarded Best Documentary – Arts to SONS & mothers. Since 1982, the ATOM Awards have been celebrating the best Australian and New Zealand screen content from the education sector and screen industry professionals.

They are the second-longest-running film and media awards in Australia, behind the AFI/AACTA Awards.

RocKwiz’s Brian Nankervis hosted the event last Thursday attended by education and screen industry professionals, higher education students, screen funding body reps and sponsors. There were more than 600 entries from Australian and New Zealand media producers in 29 categories.

Click here to discover our fellow nominees in the Best Documentary category and read the full press release here from ATOM.