It feels like just yesterday that the categories for nominations for the inaugural Ozzies (aka Ozflix Independent Film Awards) were announced. Well, now we’ve gotten the first round of major film category nominations… and they’re very darn exciting.

It’s great to see films like Sweet CountryZelosPawno and Blue get recognition among a bunch of other great independent films.

Check them out here:

It is with great pleasure that we are announcing the Major Film finalists for the 2018 Ozflix Independent Film Awards. With over one hundred films and web-series entered the competition was fierce. We’d like to congratulate all of the submitted films for their achievements, it is so great to see how much talent there is in the independent Australian film industry and we cannot wait to see their future work. But now without further ado (and listed in alphabetical order) here are the nominees:

Best Feature Narrative Film Under $5Million:

Bad Girl
The Butterfly Tree
Colour of Darkness
Sweet Country

Best Feature Narrative Film Under $2million:

EMO – The Musical
Hounds of Love
The Legend of Ben Hall
What if it Works?
Zelos

Best Feature Narrative Film under $500k:

The Hunters Club:Skateboard or Die
Lazybones
Pawno
Pulse
That’s Not Me

Best Documentary:

Blue
Deep Water: The True Story
The Family
The Opposition
The Song Keeper

Best Achievement in an Indigenous Filmmaking:

After the Apology
Bastard
In My Own Words
Occupation:Native
Sweet Country

The Award ceremony will be held on April 7th at the Alex Theatre, St Kilda.

Tickets are on sale now and selling fast, to get yours now visit – http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=OZFLIXAW18&v=LXT