The AFI (Australian Film Institute
) and Aacta (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) have announced the first nominees for the inaugural Aacta Awards to be held in January 2012.
The nominations for best Feature Length Documentary, Best Animated Short Film, and Best Short Film accompany the announcement of 23 feature films at the Aacta launch.
Said Damian Trewhella, AFI Aacta CEO, “From the concert hall to the Outback, and spanning decades, countries and genres, nominees announced today demonstrate the breadth and depth of Australian filmmaking talent. We look forward to recognising Australia’s best and brightest screen practitioners at the inaugural Samsung Aacta Awards in January, building on the proud, 53-year-old tradition of celebrating screen excellence in Australia established by the AFI.”
The nominees for the Aacta for best Feature Length Documentary are:Life In Movement
– about dancer Tanja Liedtke
, produced by Sophie Hyde
, Bryan Mason
Mrs Carey’s Concert – follows