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The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) nomination council

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  The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) today announced members of the 2010 APSA Nominations Council, comprising international film industry experts from eight countries drawn from high profile academic institutions, film festivals and film organisations across Asia-Pacific. The 2010 Council chaired by Professor Hong-Joon Kim (Republic of Korea) includes two new members: producer/ director Nan Achnas (Indonesia) and producer/author Peggy Chiao (Taiwan). Entries open toda...

Human Rights Arts and Film Festival

HRAFF and Brisbane Powerhouse present
Human Rights Arts and Film Festival

Sat 29 - Sun 30 May 2010


Bringing you the boldest films from Australia and around the globe, the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival will challenge, touch and inspire audiences from all walks of life.
The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival is a dynamic and vibrant art and film festival featuring a variety of creative media aimed at raising awareness and generating debate on human rights issues in Australia. This year HRAFF returns to Brisbane after sold out sessions and rave reviews in 2009. Join women around the world as they fight for equality, follow the path of an Iranian artist seeking cultural liberation or come and discuss films aimed to raise Climate Change awareness. Whatever it is you’re interested in, this festival has something for you!

SATURDAY 29 MAY

Session 1
1.30pm
My Tehran For Sale
(Australia/Iran – Persian with English Subtitles)

Featuring Q&A with the film's Director Granaz Moussavi and lead actor Amir Chegini

Session 2
8pm
A Powerful Noise
(USA – Vietnamese/Bosnian with English Subtitles)

Free live music on the Turbine Platform 5pm Saturday 29 May featuring Tenzin Choegyal, Jumping Fences, Kooii and more!


SUNDAY 30 MAY

Session 3
11am
REEL Change Shorts
(Various)

Session 4
6.30pm
Pray the Devil Back to Hell
(USA)

COST
$15 Adult per session
$13.50 Conc per session
$46 Full festival pass

For more information visit http://hraff.mysite4now.net/Films/Brisbane.aspx

For tickets visit http://www.brisbanepowerhouse.org/events/view/human-rights-arts-and-film-festival/

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Preview of the Festival of German Films in Australia

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GERMAN CINEMA - VIBRANT AND VARIED Vibrant and varied, German cinema is riding a wave of popular and critical success - and this festival is a showcase to some of its offerings, ranging from the Opening Night comedy Whisky With Vodka about an actor in crisis, through the Oscar winning and astringent The White Ribbon to the sensuous relationship drama of unlikely love, in Aimée and Jaguar. And then there is young Adolf ....  Andrew L. Urban reports. Aimee and Jaguar ...

Audi festival of German films in Australia

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The 9th Festival of German Films, which is jointly organised by German Films and Goethe Institut Australia, can count again this year on financial support from the major sponsor AUDI and will be presenting a whole host of recent German film productions to  audiences in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and, for the first time, in Adelaide. Audi Festival of German Films 2010 in australia Sydney: 21.4. - 2.5., Melbourne: 22.4 - 2.5., Perth: 22.-26.4., Brisbane: 28.4. - 4.5., Adelaid...

French film in Australia, plenty to chew, mon vieux (old chap)

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FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL 2010 AUSTRALIA – PREVIEW   Festival dates: Sydney: March 2 -21 Melbourne: March 4 – 21 Canberra: March 18 – 31 Brisbane: March 17 – 31 Perth: March 17 – 31 Adelaide: March 18 -31   PLENTY TO CHEW ON, MON VIEUX The French have a reputation and a tradition unmatched in globally successful cinema, except perhaps by Hollywood, and the 21st Alliance Française French Film Festival giv...

Asia Pacific Screen Awards

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212 FILMS FROM 43 COUNTRIES ENTER 2009 ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDSThe 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) has attracted a record 212 film entries from 43 countries of Asia-Pacific, APSA Chairman Des Power announced today.Films by Aparna Sen (India), Lu Chuan (People’s Republic of China), Abbas Kiarostami (Iran), Park Chan-wook (Republic of Korea), Garin Nugroho (Indonesia), Yermek Tursunov (Kazakhstan), Najwa Najjar (Palestinian Territories), Mamoru Oshii (Japan), Shahram Alidi (Iraq) and Br...

An Interview with Jewish Marine Comedian Dave Rosner

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Marine Comedian Dave Rosner (DR) is an observant Jew who has performed comedy in clubs and synagogues in the United States, Australia, Canada, Kuwait, and Iraq. DR began in the entertainment industry at the age of eight, is known as the only Jewish Marine Comedian. He is member of the Friars Club who produced the Friars Club show "Tell it to the Marines." He hosted and produced "The Dave Rosner Comedy Rooms" in New York. He was recently on stand-up comedy tour with "Comics Ready to Entertain," i...

An Interview with Jewish Marine Comedian Dave Rosner

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By Maria Esteves - July 24, 2009 Marine Comedian Dave Rosner (DR) is an observant Jew who has performed comedy in clubs and synagogues in the United States, Australia, Canada, Kuwait, and Iraq. DR began in the entertainment industry at the age of eight, is known as the only Jewish Marine Comedian. He is member of the Friars Club who produced the Friars Club show "Tell it to the Marines." He hosted and produced "The Dave Rosner Comedy Rooms" in New York. He was recently on ...

Ten weeks left to submit to Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2009

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Countries from the Asia-Pacific region have ten weeks to submit films for the region's highest accolade in film, the third annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSAs). More than 100 entries have been received to date and APSA is expecting to surpass its already strong 2008 entry mark with some 200 titles expected to compete in this year's Awards. The calibre of films is high with many of Asia-Pacific's leading filmmakers among those competing for an APSA in 2009. Fifty-three Official Submi...

International Fest Of Cinema And Technology

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The International Fest of Cinema and Technology is a touring festival with a unique focus on technology. Past cities have included New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, Brisbane, London, Paris, and Toronto.

The Greek Film Festival Of Sydney

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The Greek Film Festival began in 1991 and has been screening the latest in Greek cinema for 15 years. The Festival also travels to Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide allowing all Australians to see the best that Greek cinema has to offer.

Griffith Univ. 5th Brisbane International Animation Festival

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BIAF invites you to enter your animated film in the Griffith University Brisbane International Animation Festival‚ 14th - 17th October, 2004 at Southbank Cineplex, Brisbane. To find out more, visit the www.biaf.com.au

HRAFF 2008 set to begin

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Australia's freshest and most innovative festival is just around the corner! Bringing you the boldest films, artwork and music from all over the globe, the annual Human Rights Arts and Film Festival will challenge, touch and inspire audiences from all walks of life. This festival is more than just food for thought: it's about growing and feeding a brighter future!The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (or her-aff as we like to call it) was founded in 2007 by Evelyn Tadros, Naziath Mantoo and a ...

Dungog Film Festival Wrap

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DUNGOG FILM FESTIVAL 2008 MAKING AN IMPACTBorn in 2007, the Dungog Film Festival has grown in one year from a baby fest with a dozen films and 1,400 visitors, into an adolescent of 80 films and an estimated 4,000 visitors, doubling the population of Dungog for the duration (May 29 – June 1). Andrew L. Urban reports on the world’s biggest showcase of Australian filmmaking centred on the country’s oldest cinema, The James.You may hear extravagant claims about this year’s Dungog Film Festiv...

Dungog Film Festival

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With over 80 films – ranging from world premieres of features to the newest shorts and docos – the Dungog Film Festival (May 29 – June 1) has grown in just one year to be possibly the world’s largest single showcase event for Australian production, says Fest director Allanah Zitserman. And a chance for some cool partying …with help from the likes of soul singer Lisa Hunt. Andrew L. Urban reports.The second Dungog fest opens on Thursday night (May 30) with Peter Duncan’s Unfinished Sk...

IFFS Europe Adds Executive Director

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The IFFS announced today that Gary Ellis has been named the Executive Director of the IFFS Europe. Ellis is the former Executive Manager of Film Festivals and Events for the Pacific Film and Television Commission in Australia, and held a dual role as the Executive Director of the Brisbane International Film Festival. Ellis was incredibly successful in developing unique marketing and communication strategies that drastically improved the Brisbane Festival's sponsorship support and audience size....

IFFS Europe Adds Executive Director

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The IFFS announced today that Gary Ellis has been named the Executive Director of the IFFS Europe. Ellis is the former Executive Manager of Film Festivals and Events for the Pacific Film and Television Commission in Australia, and held a dual role as the Executive Director of the Brisbane International Film Festival.Ellis was incredibly successful in developing unique marketing and communication strategies that drastically improved the Brisbane Festival's sponsorship support and audience size. E...

Boxing Day wins Australian Directors Guild Award!

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The Adelaide Film Festival congratulates Director Kriv Stenders on winning the Finders Screen Award for local feature film Boxing Day at the inaugural 2007 Australian Directors Guild (ADG) Awards held in Sydney on Saturday 14 October.Since its world premiere at the 2007 Adelaide Film Festival, Boxing Day has shown at the Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth film festivals, and has twice been nominated for the FIPRESCI (The International Federation of Film Critics) Award. It had its internationa...

48h en H.D. – Le Défi Canon passe par Cannes

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 Canon, Le Festival « Faire un film en 48H » et Eyeka.com s’associent pour créer l’évènement.  Après avoir sélectionné les meilleures équipes de Paris, la compétition sera lancée sur le thème de l’environnement. Les équipes de tournage auront donc pour mission de :REALISER UN COURT-METRAGE EN 48 HEURES ET EN HAUTE DEFINITION  Partout dans Paris, des réalisateurs, acteurs, comédiens, brefs artistes et techniciens passionnés de cinéma, devront écrire, tourner, monter...

Projection à Cannes au SFC des films du festival 48h pour faire un film en HD

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Canon, Le Festival « Faire un film en 48H » et Eyeka.com s’associent pour créer l’évènement.Après avoir sélectionné les meilleures équipes de Paris, la compétition sera lancée sur le thème de l’environnement. Les équipes de tournage auront donc pour mission de :REALISER UN COURT-METRAGE  EN 48 HEURES ET EN HAUTE DEFINITIONPartout dans Paris, des réalisateurs, acteurs, comédiens, brefs artistes et techniciens passionnés de cinéma, devront écrire, tourner, monter, mettre e...

Film In Focus: 48 SHADES

Tuesday, October 31-----The coming-of-age film is now a staple of international cinema. It is a form that continues to fascinate, particularly debut directors. Such is the case with the Australian film 48 SHADES, the writing and directorial debut of actor Daniel Lapaine. Lapaine made his film acting debut in 1994 in the international arthouse hit MURIEL’S WEDDING, which introduced Toni Collette, a much sought after actress down under and in Hollywood. He had substantial roles in the films ...

Greek Film Festival 2006 delivers farce, tragedy and a box office hit

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The 14th Annual Greek Film Festival opens in next month, showcasing an array of award winning Greek films and filmmakers to take audiences from comedy to tragedy and features Greece’s latest blockbuster, Sirens of the Aegean. The two-week festival, starting Wednesday September 13th, will again take place at Palace Norton Street Cinemas, and will feature four strands of film with over 20 feature length films, including contemporary Greek cinema, documentaries, Greek Cinema classics and a retros...

5th Festival of German Films in Australia line up

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For the fifth time German Films is joining with the Goethe Institutes in Sydney und Melbourne to stage a Festival of German Films in four cities and would like to achieve the record admissions from 2005 – last year more than 16,000 cinemagoers had the opportunity to see German films. From April 20 - 30, the festival will be showing a broad spectrum of German filmmaking in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Canberra.The following films are in the programme, including some new titles from the Berl...

Brides to open the Greek Film Festival of Sydney

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Greek box office blitzer to open the Greek Film FestivalThe Greek Film Festival of Sydney will open on September 8 at Palace Norton Street, Leichhardt with the Greek box office hit ‘Brides’, director by Pantelis Voulgaris with executive producer Martin Scorsese. Brides, winner of 10 awards at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival including Best Feature Film, is a bittersweet love story set against the tribulations of a 1922 Atlantic crossing of 700 proxy brides, aboard the SS King Ale...

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