Australian director Jon Hewitt's thriller Acolytes had its NorthAmerican premiere overnight at the Toronto Film Festival, and isearning favourable reviews for its tale of abused teens who enterdangerous territory when they attempt to blackmail a serial killer intomaking their tormentor his next victim.
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9 Sep 2008 - 3:20 PM  UPDATED 16 Jan 2014 - 3:49 PM

Local distributor Palace Films is yet to set a release date for Acolytes but the film featured in a list of upcoming local cinema releases at the recent Australian International Movie Convention.  

Acolytes screened in the Midnight Madness section of the TIFF program.

Mark Hartley's Not Quite Hollywood had its North American premiere over the weekend and has two other screenings at Toronto this week. The film is still playing in cinemas so catch it if you haven't already, for a fun look at the history of Ozploitation cinema. It has had a disappointing start at the box office but hopefully it will improve as word of mouth spreads.

Both Acolytes and Not Quite Hollywood are eligible for IF Awards.

Speaking of the IF Awards, the voting deadline falls next week so go to www.ifawards.com to cast your vote for the best Australian film of the past year. Some of the eligible films are listed below:

Acolytes
All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane
Black Water
Broken Sun
Cactus
Celebrity
Children of the Silk Road
Death Defying Acts
December Boys
Dr Plonk
Gabriel
Green Fire Envy
Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger
Kissing Paris
Lake Mungo
Little Deaths
Men’s Group
Modern Love
Newcastle
No Through Road
Not Quite Hollywood
Playing for Charlie
Rats & Cats
Rock ‘n’ Roll Nerd
Rogue
Romulus, My Father
Salute
Salvation
September
Ten Empty
The Black Balloon
The Eternity Man
The Final Winter
The Square
The Tumbler
The View from Greenhaven
Three Blind Mice
Unfinished Sky

Voting closes on September 12. Here's the cute IF Awards trailer: