As the world waits for the release of the final weekend film of 2017, we look back at some of the best and worst moments from the 2017 competition.
A few months ago, a crowd of more than two million turned out to see the film “The Unhinged”, an adaptation of the novel by Australian author David Cronenberg.
The film, which was directed by Jason Fuchs and starring Johnny Depp, made a splash at festivals and sold out theatres worldwide.
The festival-goers were largely young, in their teens, with a median age of 34 years old.
In 2016, a similar crowd of about 300,000 saw the Oscar-nominated film “Tusk”, about a Finnish fisherman, who is hunted to the brink of extinction.
The film was widely panned, with critics calling it “ridiculous” and “in poor taste”.
But the festival-going crowd seemed to be enjoying the film.
It won the festival’s Audience Award for best film at the Berlin Film Festival, and was nominated for the Golden Globes for best drama, short film and comedy.
The weekend film was also nominated for an Oscar, but the film lost out to “Titanic”, the Oscar frontrunner.
The weekend film won the Golden Globe for best documentary, but was beaten by “Porcelain”, “Tron: Legacy”, “Zero Dark Thirty” and the documentary film “A Beautiful Mind”.
The festival-goer’s reaction was mixed.
Some were happy, others were angry, and a few were in disbelief.
The most divisive aspect of the weekend’s success, however, was the reaction of the audience, which largely supported the film and did not take any issue with the narrative.
But as a film festival is the most watched event in the world, the audience was clearly engaged.
The Guardian’s Mark Taylor reported on his experience attending the festival in 2017: “The filmgoers were a big part of the experience, as I can see from the number of people there that are standing around, talking, singing, and, most of all, cheering the film.”
The festival also saw a huge number of young people enter the film festival circuit.
In fact, the average age of entry to the festival was 20 years old, according to the film festivals’ website.
The festival itself has an average attendance of about 10,000 people, but it attracts some of Australia’s biggest names, including Australian actor John Hurt, British actor Johnny Deplater, Australian singer-songwriter Tasha Baxter, actor-comedian Ricky Gervais, and rapper K-E-D, who has more than 25 million followers on Twitter.
The week-long festival attracted more than 50,000 attendees in 2017.
It also saw the release by Netflix of “The Judge”, a documentary about Australian broadcaster Bob Hawke, who was forced to resign from the ABC in 1991 after allegations of sexual harassment.
In 2017, “The Judgement” earned a whopping $1.7 million on a budget of $200,000, while “Titans” was only a few thousand dollars short of $1 million.
The year was also a turning point for the Australian film industry.
As the country began to grow more independent, film-makers began to make films about topics that had previously been taboo, such as abortion and euthanasia.
This prompted a resurgence of interest in films about these issues, and many Australian filmmakers have since moved into these new fields.
“The year also saw an influx of foreign talent, who made their mark on the industry and on Australian cinema,” the festival website states.
“Filmmakers like David Cronenburg, John Hurt and Johnny De Plater also began to return to Australia and make films that were critically acclaimed, and received international recognition.”
In 2017, the festival continued to grow, attracting a record-breaking attendance of more then 50,700 people, with an average of almost 40,000 visitors a day.
In the end, it was the biggest festival in Australia history.
While the festival is widely regarded as one of the biggest festivals in the country, it also has its fair share of controversies.
In March, a year after the festival opened, the Australian Film Institute (AFI) reported that one of its directors had been fired and that another had lost a court case over allegations that he had plagiarised parts of a book.
Despite all the controversy, the weekend films are still widely popular.
In June 2017, attendance at the festival increased by more than 60 per cent, from around 10 million to more than 17 million.
In 2017 alone, over 6.5 million people saw “Torn”, “The Martian”, “American Beauty”, “Pitch Perfect”, “Inception”, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and more, according the festival.
In a 2016 survey by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), more