‘Hotel Mumbai’ Wins Best Film In The Rising Sun Pictures Audience Awards At ADLFF!

Best Doc: She Who Must Be Loved & Best Short: The Art of the Game

Three Adelaide Film Festival FUND projects have picked up top prize in the Rising Sun Pictures Audience Awards at the 2018 ADL Film Fest.

Best Film, 2018 ADL Film Fest: Hotel Mumbai

Hotel Mumbai tells the astonishing story of those trapped in the iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in the 2008 attacks. Stars Armie Hammer, Dev Patel and Tilda Cobham-Hervey walked the red carpet at the Australian Premiere on opening night in Adelaide alongside South Australian director/co-writer Anthony Maras and producer Julie Ryan, with co-writer John Collee and producer Joe Thomas.

Funding Partners: Hotel Mumbai is presented by Screen Australia and Xeitgeist Entertainment Group, in association with the South Australian Film Corporation, Arclight Films, ADL Film Fest FUND, Double Guess Productions and ScreenWest. Icon Film Distribution the Australian Distributor.

Best Documentary, 2018 ADL Film Fest: She Who Must Be Loved

Directed by her daughter Erica Glynn, She Who Must Be Loved is the epic life story of the remarkable Freda Glynn, 78-year-old Aboriginal woman, stills photographer, co-founder of the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) and Imparja TV, mother of Erica and Warwick Thornton, grandmother, great grandmother, radical, pacifist and grumpy old woman. The film also details what drove Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to stake a claim to Australia’s media landscape.

Funding Partners: Screen Australia, NITV, ADL Film Fest FUND

Best Short, 2018 ADL Film Fest: The Art of the Game

This hybrid documentary follows two of Australia’s most innovative photographers – Trent Parke and Narelle Autio – as they bring together the worlds of art and sport (cricket) in their first ever moving-image work Summation of Force (ADL FF 2017), posing the question: can sport really be considered art? Directed by Matthew Bate in collaboration with Parke & Autio, produced by Katrina Lucas.

Funding Partners: Screen Australia, ABC Arts, South Australian Film Corporation and ADL Film Fest FUND

The Rising Sun Pictures Audience Awards announced today join ADL Film Fest’s previously announced juried Competition awards:

  • Kamila Andini’s magical Bali-set feature fiction film The Seen and Unseen, awarded the winner of the 2018 ADL Film Fest International Feature Fiction Competition sponsored by University of South Australia School of Creative Industries, with a cash prize of $20 000;
  • Feature documentary from Christmas Island, Island of Hungry Ghosts awarded the Flinders University Feature Documentary Competition, with a cash prize of $10 000;
  • Australian real time interactive VR The Unknown Patient won top prize in the 2018 ADL FF AFTRS Virtual Reality Competition.