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October 14, 2019

Bunya Productions Creative Talent Incubator is now open for applications

Presented in association with the South Australian Film Corporation and Screen Australia, the Bunya Creative…
BunyaFestivals
September 24, 2019

Sanctuary Director Kaye Harrison receives STARTTS 2019 NSW Humanitarian Award in Media

The Winners were acknowledged during an official award ceremony in the City of Fairfield last…
Bunya
September 12, 2019

Ron Howard’s Trolling Masterclass – a Nice Shorts sketch makes its premiere

Bunya Entertainment's Nice Shorts satirical sketch comedy created by Nick Boshier and Jazz Twemlow has…
BunyaJobs
September 12, 2019

Bunya welcomes Courtney Botfield and Chris Kunz to the team

Bunya Productions announces a scaling up of their development and distribution arms with two newly…
AwardsBunya
September 11, 2019

Mystery Road & Blue Water Empire announced as finalists at the 2019 ATOM Awards

Winners will be announced at the Tertiary & Industry Awards Night on Tuesday 26 November
AwardsSweet Country
September 9, 2019

Screenwriters Steve McGregor and David Tranter win RAKA Prize for Sweet Country

Steven McGregor and David Tranter have been announced as winners of the 2019 Kate Challis…
AwardsBunya
August 19, 2019

Sanctuary and Blue Water Empire unveiled as finalists for the 2019 SPA Awards

The finalists in each category are voted on by SPA members. Winners will be announced…
Bunya
August 1, 2019

Nice Shorts: Bunya’s first foray into comedy

Bunya Entertainment – part of the broader Bunya Group -  has partnered with comedy writers…
Bunya
July 25, 2019

Cast Announcement: The Bridge star Sofia Helin boards ABC’s Mystery Road

Swedish actress Sofia Helin, who starred in all four seasons of The Bridge, is co-starring…
Awards
July 5, 2019

Mystery Road wins the Logie for Most Popular Drama Program

The ABC's Mystery Road was a surprise winner of the Most Popular Drama Series, defeating…
Awards
June 18, 2019

ABC cast members from Riot and Mystery Road win Equity Awards

Mediaweek writes "Mystery Road has been a magnet for awards since it was screened, winning…
BunyaFestivals
June 17, 2019

Kaye Harrison’s Sanctuary receives a Special Mention

Kaye Harrison’s Sanctuary received a Special Mention, for its “bold yet intimate look at the…
Bunya
June 9, 2019

‘I want to live. I want to be free’: Refugee’s journey brought to light by new documentary

"In 2015 a caravan of mostly Syrian and Iraqi asylum seekers walked their way through…
Bunya
June 9, 2019

Landmark Torres Strait dramatised-documentary series to screen on ABC and ABC iview

"Traversing the pre-colonial era through to contemporary times, this compelling history is centred on the…
Awards
May 27, 2019

Showcasing a diverse and extensive list of nominations, ABC congratulates 2019 Logie nominees

"Leading the charge is award-winning drama series, Mystery Road, with eight nominations including the Most…
Awards
May 7, 2019

Sweet Country wins top prize at the Directors Guild Awards

Garry Maddox writes "The acclaim for the Australian film Sweet Country just keeps rolling on."
Awards
May 7, 2019

Oz directors salute Mystery Road, Riot

Don Groves writes "Bunya Productions' Mystery Road was among the works recognised at the Australian…
Awards
January 25, 2019

Writer Michaeley O’Brien’s Episode 1 of Mystery Road nominated for an Edgar Award

Don Groves writes "O’Brien’s script for Bunya Productions’ ABC crime drama starring Aaron Pedersen and…
Awards
December 11, 2018

Sweet Country dominates AACTA Awards, with a surprise best actor win

Garry Maddox writes "Its director left school at 14. Its star had barely acted before.…
Awards
December 11, 2018

‘Sweet Country’ Sweeps Australia’s AACTA Awards

David Tiley writes "The real winners are Bunya Productions. The ten nominations for Sweet Country…
Awards
December 11, 2018

AACTA Awards for Sweet Country and Mystery Road put Indigenous stories centre stage

David Tiley writes "The real winners are Bunya Productions. The ten nominations for Sweet Country…
Awards
December 11, 2018

Inside Bunya Productions: Australia’s hottest drama producer

David Tiley writes "The real winners are Bunya Productions. The ten nominations for Sweet Country…
Awards
November 29, 2018

Screen Forever 2018 awards – remembering to have some fun

David Tiley writes "The real winners are Bunya Productions. The ten nominations for Sweet Country…
Awards
November 29, 2018

Guesswork Television, Bunya Productions top SPA Awards

David Tiley writes "The real winners are Bunya Productions. The ten nominations for Sweet Country…
Awards
October 31, 2018

AACTA TV Awards: what happened to commercial television?

David Tiley writes "The real winners are Bunya Productions. The ten nominations for Sweet Country…
Awards
October 31, 2018

Bunya has received 21 AACTA Award nominations

Greer Simpkin and David Jowsey’s Bunya Productions has received a total of 21 AACTA Award…
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August 31, 2018

Bunya wins two AWGIE (Australian Writers Guild) Awards

Bunya Productions has won two AWGIES (Australian Writers Guild awards) for Sweet Country and Mystery…
Awards
August 18, 2018

Bunya nominated for 3 SPA awards for Sweet Country, Mystery Road and Every King Tide

Bunya has been nominated for 3 SPA awards for Sweet Country, Mystery Road and Every…
Ratings
August 17, 2018

Mystery Road is highest rating show on ABC iview ever for non-children programmes

‘Mystery Road’ sets a new high for ABC’s iview Bunya Productions’ Mystery Road – The Series now…
Review
August 8, 2018

New York Times has highlighted 5 great Indigenous films/TV that everyone must see – Bunya made 3 of them

New York Times has highlighted 5 great Indigenous films/TV that everyone must see -  Bunya…
Screening
April 10, 2018

Every King Tide showcased at ACMI

Every King Tide features at ACMI until June 3rd.
AwardsFestivalsSweet Country
October 23, 2017

Sweet Country wins at ImagineNATIVE

Sweet Country has won Best Dramatic Feature Film at the ImagineNATIVE Film Festival in Canada.
AwardsFestivalsSweet Country
September 10, 2017

Sweet Country wins the SPECIAL JURY PRIZE at Venice

SWEET COUNTRY has won the Premio Bisato d’Oro award, the Venice Critic’s award for Best…