The ABC’s Choice of the Year poll is over.
Now is the time to choose the best in 2018.
This year, ABC voters were asked to pick their favourite pair of protective films.
The winner is… Adhering film: Cairns.
Adhere the best of all the choices in our poll.
Protective film: Aussie film producer and TV presenter Dan O’Sullivan.
Cairns-based producer and television presenter Dan Ahern has created an Australian film festival to highlight and promote Australian film in its own unique way.
Ahern is known for his use of documentary format, with short films, short stories and interviews.
His film ‘The Last Two Weeks’ won an Australian Documentary Film Award at the Royal Adelaide Film Festival last year and the same year the New Zealand-based broadcaster TV3 commissioned a documentary film entitled ‘The Cairn Truth’.
In a series of tweets, Ahern explained the process behind his film.
“I’ve been thinking about film for a while, and I’ve been fascinated by the way films are made,” he wrote.
“‘Adhere to the best’ is what we wanted to do.
I wanted to show the film as an experience and the filmmakers, how to tell a story, how a story should be told.
I wanted to create an experience that was a real place, a real time, and to tell it with the best film I could find.”
The film is an examination of a series that follows the plight of a single family in Queensland’s Cairnes National Park.
While the film is made in a very limited budget, it is a powerful reminder of the way that Australian film can work in a global context.
With so many films available, viewers are invited to consider the work of the directors of each film.
The film’s production company, the Ahern Films, has produced over 50 films.
The most recent, ‘The Sinner’s Daughter’, was released in February 2019.
One of Ahern’s most recent films, ‘Cairn’, has been nominated for a Palme d’Or at the International Documentary Festival (IDF) in Italy.
Other nominees for the Palme include ‘A New World’, ‘The Good Girl’, ‘Wicked’, ‘Nanny’, ‘Faces’, ‘Gangs of New York’, ‘Oceans’, ‘A Place in the Sun’, ‘An Unseen Woman’, ‘Catch the Light’, ‘Miles Away’, ‘Rampage’, ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’, ‘Lights’, ‘No Time for Love’, ‘In the Garden’, ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’, ‘Buddy’, ‘Someday’, ‘Kissing’, ‘Last Days’, ‘Blackbirds’, ‘Jungle Fever’, ‘Blue Water’, ‘Out of the Sun, Into the Water’, and ‘The Power’.
This award-winning film will be available to watch on the ABC’s online platform at the end of 2018.