About

Sharmill Films is one of Australia’s longest running independent arthouse distributors. We have an incomparable and uncompromised record of bringing sublime cinema to Australian shores, specialising in the best of world cinema, and the best in event cinema including the Met Opera Live in HD direct from New York, and Great Britain’s National Theatre Live.

Our recent film releases include the critically acclaimed Toronto Film Festival hit Lady Macbeth, Cannes Palme d'Or winner and Oscar nominee The Square, a razor-sharp comedy from the director of previous Sharmill release Force Majeure, Foxtrot from Israeli director Samuel Maoz (Lebanon) and Israel's official submission to the Academy Awards, and The Wild Pear Tree from lauded Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Visit our Films page for more info about our back catalogue.

Sharmill Films is also the leading Australian distributor of ‘event cinema’, including Filmed Live in HD seasons of New York’s Met Opera and National Theatre Live from Great Britain - screening concurrently in Australian cinemas with the international seasons – and stunning big screen special events from the world’s best art, dance and more. Visit our Event Cinema page for more info.

Natalie Miller AO, who established Sharmill Films, is passionate about cinema and the business of film. A pioneer of Australian arthouse cinema and visionary distributor, Natalie is best known for being the first female independent distributor in Australia, and as the successful co-founder of the iconic Cinema Nova in Melbourne. The Natalie Miller Fellowship is established in her name to recognise and nurture the next generation of female leaders in the Australian screen community, each year awarding a fellowship grant to a woman working in the industry to help further her professional development.

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