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HDFEST to conclude 2004 Tour with New York

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HDFEST Concludes 2004 Tour with New York City HD Film FestivalHDFEST will be concluding its HDFEST 2004 World Tour on December 4th and 5th in New York City. HDFEST New York screenings and panels will be taking place December 4th at the Goldcrest Screening Room. The event will conclude December 5th at the Tribeca Grand Screen with a high-definition screening of "Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation" and the HDFEST 2004 Award Ceremony. HDFEST events include panels, seminars and screening...

Detroit Docs line up of 100 documentaries

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Detroit Docs International Film Festival Is Celebrating Year 3! from November 11-14, 2004 Highlights include this year: Screening over 100 documentaries from all over the world including the U.S., Canada, Scotland, Australia, Germany, Israel, United Kingdom, Poland, and Japan Introducing three new venues; Wayne State University, Detroit Institute of Arts & the Museum of New Art Welcoming 30+ filmmakers and visitors from out of town to attend the festival with their works Festival kicks off with ...

The Ball nominated for media peace award

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An Australian comedy short film The Ball that recently screened on Network Ten as part of the “Just for Laughs” comedy series has been nominated by the United Nations for a Media Peace prize.The short stars veteran actor Max Gillies (“Gillies Report”) as a cricket loving Prime Minister Howard and comedienne Gabby Millgate (“Babe Pig in the City”, “Muriel’s Wedding”) as a soccer loving boat person who washes ashore in Australia. The nomination is reportedly the first time a shor...

Gibson awarded producer of the year at Hollywood fest

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Academy Award-winning producer/director MEL GIBSON will receive the "Hollywood Producer of the Year Award"The Hollywood Film Festival's Board of Advisors, co-chaired by Paula Wagner, is proud to announce that this year's festival will honor Oscar(r) winning producer/director MEL GIBSON with its "Hollywood Producer of the Year Award."The award will be bestowed upon Mr. Gibson as part of the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony on Monday evening, October 18, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.Other industry pr...

First High-Definition Film Festival in Florida opens next week

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HDFEST will be presenting the first High-Definition film festival totake place in Florida August 6th and 7th in Fort Lauderdale. Theupcoming South Florida event is part of HDFEST's 2004 World Tour that istaking place this year in six cities: Sydney, Los Angeles, London, NewYork, Fort Lauderdale and Hämeenlinna, Finland. Events will be takingplace Friday August 6th at the Sunrise Gateway Theatre, and SaturdayAugust 7th at Art Serve in Fort Lauderdale. HDFEST's "high-definitiononly" screenings...

IFCT world tour award winners

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The International Festival of Cinema and Technology 2004 Tour Award WinnersToday the long-awaited announcement took place of the International Festival of Cinema and Technology 2004 Award Winners. The tour was launched this past February in Orlando and festival screenings took place in London, Toronto, New York, Sydney and Brisbane. Festival locations this year included Universal Studios in Orlando, The Fox Studios Screening Room in Sydney, The Canadian Broadcast Centre in Toronto, the Horse H...

St Kilda Film Festival awards

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“AND ONE STEP BACK” takes a huge leap forward as Winner – Best Short FilmWinners of the 21st St Kilda Film Festival were announced at the George Cinemas, the culmination of six days of over 150 short film screenings, attended by filmmakers, film industry producers, luminaries and film lovers.BEST SHORT FILM and the $10,000 cash award went to And One Step Back, written and directed by Mark Robinson. The film also won the EAT CARPET SBS AWARD andBEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY for DOP Yen...

ILM' s Ben Snow to speak at AEAF

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Following the phenomenal success of both The Mummy and The Mummy Returns, writer/director Stephen Sommers, has returned to the multiplexes with a movie that reinvents the classic movie monsters: Dracula, the Wolfman and Frankenstein. The $US170 million action blockbuster Van Helsing, starring Australian actors Hugh Jackman and David Wenham, also boasts some strong Australian talent behind the scenes.Industrial Light & Magic’s Ben Snow one of the visual effects supervisors responsible for creat...

Controversial Indian Film Wins at Commonwealth Fest

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Controversial Indian Film Wins Best Feature at Commonwealth Film FestivalThe 3rd Commonwealth Film Festival closed last week (Sun 9 May) with the UK Premiere of the star-studded Indian epic, Maqbool, complete with guest appearances from lead actor Irfan Khan and director Vishal Bhardwaj. This sumptuous Indian gangster tale, which relocated Macbeth to the Mumbai underworld, preceded a special presentation of the festival’s Audience Awards for the categories of Best Feature, Best Documentary and...

Tarantino cancells his Kill Bill Volume 2 promo tour

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Too much work with jury duty?TARANTINO WORLD TOUR + POPCORN TAXI Q&A CANCELLED!Popcorn Taxi has just learnt the devastating news that Quentin Tarantino has cancelled the remainder of his KILL BILL VOLUME 2 world tour, which included his visit to Australia and the Popcorn Taxi Q&A session scheduled for this Sunday at The Sydney Opera House.Miramax released a statement today reporting that Quentin was exhausted after concluding back to back production on KILL BILL VOLUMES 1 and 2, as well as part...

A selection of 9 German film screens in Cannes under Next Generation

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NEXT GENERATION 2004This year will be the seventh time that the Export-Union of German Cinema is presenting a selection of short films by German film students under the banner of "Next Generation" at the Cannes Film Festival.The 2004 edition of the "Next Generation" short film programme will be shown to an audience of industry professionals on Sunday, May 16, at 8.00 p.m. in the STAR Cinema. The programme comprises nine productions from eight academies and was compiled as usual by an expert jury...

D - Media Festival set to explode

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Digital Media Festival set to explode New sessions have been announced for the blockbuster Digital Media Festival Melbourne, to be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre from June 1-3, 2004. The event comprises three separate conference streams - the Australian Effects & Animation Festival, DVFest and Digital Imaging - along with a state-of-the-art technology exhibition.Sydney games developer Perception will outline the challenges of taking one of television's best-known science fiction series ...

HD FEST travelling plans

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HDFEST 2004 World Tour which will take place in Australia, Los Angeles, Finland, Miami, London and New York, beginning May 21st in Sydney and concluding December 19th in New York. HDFEST is known as "the world's only high-definition film festival" as the event screens content created exclusively with high-definition technology. HDFEST material includes features, shorts, television programs, music videos, animations, documentaries and commercials; festival events also include a competition as we...

Flickerfest Short Film Festival awards

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Australian CategoryCanon Australia Award for Best Australian Short FilmSpoonmanWrit/Dir: HeathDavis, Daniel Di marcoProd: Alex HergetMini Garage Sydney Award for Best Direction in an Australian Short FilmHelloWrit/Dir/Co-prod- Jonathon NixCo-Prod: David AtkinsonFilm Support Award for Most Resourceful ProductionClaudia's ShadowWrit/Dir/Prod- Ruth BorgobelloKodak Entertainment Imaging Award for Best Cinematography in an Australian Short FilmProjectionistAnthony JenningsAvid Australia Award for Bes...

Sony Tropfest 2004 in Sydney, Melbourne...

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HOOK UP FOR SONY TROPFEST 2004! The largest of short film festivals is on its way, so grab a picnic blanket, “HOOK” up with some good friends and prepare to be amused, surprised and entertained at Sony Tropfest, Sunday 22 February 2004. This summer will see the return of Australia’s largest short film festival to audiences nationwide. Get hooked on the drama, the entertainment and the hilarity of the short films created specifically for Australia’s unadulterated viewing pleasure! All sho...

Shorts with effect at AEAF Short Film Festival

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Oscar winners and Cannes Grand Jury [prize-winning shorts will be part of an outstanding international program of short films at the first-ever AEAF Short Film Festival on Sunday, December 7 at the Sydney Convention Centre, Darling Harbour. Along with some of the finest and funniest Australian short films produced in 2003, the films will screen to an opening night audience at the ninth annual Australian Effects & Animation Festival. A full program is online at www.dmw.com.au/html/short_film.htm...

Christopher Doyle will be honored at next Bangkok

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Christopher Doyle to receive first crystal lens award atthe 2004 Bangkok International Film Festival 11/25/2003 2:06:14 PM Renowned Cinematographer to Be Honored at Festival Cinematographer’s DayCelebrating the visual art of filmmaking, the 2004 Bangkok International Film Festival will bestow its first Crystal Lens Award upon Christopher Doyle (Rabbit-Proof Fence, The Quiet American) on January 31, 2004, following his participation in a Cinematographer’s Day program during January 29-30, 200...

AEAF Finalists from Australia

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AEAF AWARDS, December 2003 - FINALISTS ANNOUNCED Finalists in the 9 of the 12 categories of competition for the AEAF Awards have been announced. They have succeeded in what has been an incredibly tough competition with a record number of submissions coming from around the world. Winners in each category will be announced at the AEAF Awards presentation night, Tuesday December 9 at the start time of 7pm. This will be followed by a gala party. All finalists entries will be screened duri...

Gettin' square winner of Inside Film Awards in Sydney

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LEXUS IF (INSIDE FILM) AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENTGettin’ Square and Japanese Story, the people’s choice in Australian filmWinners for the 2003 Lexus IF (Inside Film) Awards were announced in Sydney tonight at a prestigious event staged at Wharf 8 in Pyrmont. Hosted by Deborah Mailman, the live broadcast was followed by a celebratory party presented by Autore South Sea Pearls. Gettin' Square and Japanese Story earned the highest accolades on the night. Japanese Story collected four IF awards...

Inside Film Lexus Awards in Sydney

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LEXUS IF (INSIDE FILM) AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENTGettin’ Square and Japanese Story, the people’s choice in Australian filmWinners for the 2003 Lexus IF (Inside Film) Awards were announced in Sydney tonight at a prestigious event staged at Wharf 8 in Pyrmont. Hosted by Deborah Mailman, the live broadcast was followed by a celebratory party presented by Autore South Sea Pearls. Gettin' Square and Japanese Story earned the highest accolades on the night. Japanese Story collected four IF awards...

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