The first set of films is Accidents Happen, The Waiting City and Charlie and Boots.
Screen Australia is partnering with Emerging Pictures in New York to present the USA–Australian Film Showcase, which will be a quarterly showcase of new Australian films.
Emerging Pictures’ digital network will release three films per quarter that haven’t been released in the US. Films will screen in up to 60 cities, at a minimum of 12 venues. The first set of films is Accidents Happen, The Waiting City and Charlie and Boots.
“At a time when few Australian films are receiving distribution in the US through traditional deals, the Showcase provides an opportunity for American audiences to experience the richness and diversity of our local production,” Kathleen Drumm, Screen Australia’s Head of Marketing, said.
“Few countries have the sheer cinema talent that Australia has – in front of and behind the camera. The 2010 USA–Australian Film Showcase will introduce American audiences to award-winning Aussie films that otherwise might not receive the recognition they deserve,” added Barry Rebo, Managing Partner of EmergingPictures and Emerging Cinemas.