Goran Stolevski’s Of an Age Wins Best Film at the Australian Film Critics Association Awards

Press Release

On March 23 2024 the Australian Film Critics Association (AFCA) held the annual AFCA Awards ceremony at The Backlot Melbourne. The awards are a celebration of Australian and international films, alongside the recognition and celebration of AFCA critics whose exemplary work elevated audience understanding of screen culture.

Winners for the film awards were decided by a ranked ballot vote by AFCA members, while the critic awards were decided by a specialist industry judges: Kate Separovich, Gus Berger, Fiona Villella, Simon Miraudo, and Richard Sowada.

Gabrielle O’Brien received the Ivan Hutchinson Award for best long form review of an Australian film for AUSTRALIA DAZE, published by METRO MAGAZINE.

Stephen A Russell won two awards for his insightful writing, with his review of Ivan Sen’s LIMBO, published by FLICKS, receiving the Margaret Pomeranz Award for short form review of an Australian film, and his personal review of ALL OF US STRANGERS, published by SCREENHUB, winning the Alexandra Heller-Nicholas Award for a review of an International film.

Tansy Gardam became the second winner of the Jim Murphy Broadcast Award for their podcast episode on THE CREATOR, broadcast on GOING ROGUE.

Film award recipients include, Goran Stolevski’s OF AN AGE which took home three awards, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.

Ivan Sen’s LIMBO was recognised with two awards, with Simon Baker winning the Best Actor award and Rob Collins receiving the award for Best Supporting Actor.

Sophie Wilde won Best Actress for TALK TO ME directed by Michael and Danny Philippou.

Warwick Thornton’s THE NEW BOY received two awards, with Deborah Mailman winning Best Supporting Actress and Warwick receiving the Best Cinematography award.

Best Australian Documentary was awarded to THE GIANTS directed by Laurence Biliet and Rachael Anthony.

The International Categories awarded the following:

Best Film in the English Language went to Christopher Nolan’s OPPENHEIMER, Best Film Not in the English language went to Celine Song’s PAST LIVES, and the Best Documentary award went to Laura Poitras’ ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED.

The Australian Film Critics Association gives warm thanks to everyone who made the Awards possible. We acknowledge that any work created in Australia was done so on Country and we pay respects to the traditional owners of the land and honours Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty never ceded.

A full list of the nominations and winners can be found here. https://auscritic.com/2023-awards/

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