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Mario Andreacchio at Cinefest-OZ 2012

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Mario Andreacchio Many refer to Mario Andreacchio as the father of international co-production. Mario has been directing and producing for almost 30 years and has overseen the co-production of Australia with most European countries; most recently he has become an expert on co-production with China and the world. Mario regularly leads panels and discussions on co-productions with China and the world. With all eyes presently on China for its increase in wealth and opportunitie...

Actor Hugh Jackman will be honored by Museum of the Moving Image

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Tony and Emmy Award Winning Actor Hugh Jackman will be honored by Museum of the Moving Image at its 27th annual Salute on December 11, 2012 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. The news was announced today by Carl Goodman, the Museum’s Executive Director.   Goodman stated, “We are thrilled to be honoring one of the world’s most beloved and talented performers.”   Hugh Jackman is perhaps best known around the world as Wolverine in the X-Men series, and has starred in films ...

Swerve opens the Australian Film Festival at Randwick Ritz, Sydney, Australia

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Swerve opens the Australian Film Festival at Randwick Ritz, Sydney, Australia Swerve opened the Australian Film Festival tonight at the fabulous Randwick Ritz cinema in Sydney's eastern suburbs. The film is enjoying its release in the US and Australia simultaneously, with the aim of getting international traction. Jump Street Films, with production company Duo Art Productions, will release outback neo-noir film Swerve, written and directed by Craig Lahiff...

IFFI Goa launches with 100 films from 65 countries

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Films from 65 countries for 42nd international film festival goa, shahrukj khan, luc besson, betrand tavernier to attendMore than 100 films from 65 countries will be screened during the 42nd International Film Festival of India - 2011 in Goa between Nov 23 and Dec 3,3011 Bollywood badshah Shahrukh Khan will be chief guest at IFFI's inauguration at the Ravindra Bhavan in Margao Goa on 23 November. The main centre of the festival is Panaji,although films will be screened over the 10 day Fest in...

GQ Australia Man Of The Year Joel Edgerton - 22nd November 2011

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GQ Australia Man Of The Year Joel Edgerton - 22nd November 2011 Ladies and gentlemen... your man of the year is wait for it... Joel Edgerton. To many Joe and Jan Doe's a year ago they wouldn't have known who Joel Edgerton was. Insiders, a spread of actors and a few journalists - yes, but others - not much chance. It wasn't because of lack of talent or good looks - things just were not going his way. ...

Films from 65 countries for 42nd international film festival goa, shahrukj khan, luc besson, betrand tavernier to attend

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More than 100 films from 65 countries will be screened during the 42nd International Film Festival of India - 2011 in Goa between Nov 23 and Dec 3,3011  Bollywood badshah Shahrukh Khan will be chief guest at IFFI's inauguration  at the Ravindra Bhavan in Margao Goa  on 23 November. The main centre of the festival is Panaji,although films will be screened over the 10 day Fest in Margao,Goa's commercial hub which is located 4 km from the political capital.     Revived in this...

Jameson IF Awards Sydney excite Sydney media, by Eva Rinaldi

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Jameson IF Awards Sydney excite Sydney media, by Eva Rinaldi - 14th November 2011 The 2011 Jameson IF Awards Sydney are almost upon us and media around the nation will be clued to the red carpet and big screen. There's names like Xavier Samuel, Koko (Red Dog), and just about locked in (if not already) are Ronan Keating, Stephen Curry, Michael Dorman, Susie Porter, Matilda Brown, Morgana Davies, Ben Oxenbould, Gillian Armstrong, Catherine McClements, Lee...

Winning Films in the 2nd Annual Ovation Short Film Contest to be Showcased at LACMA on July 14

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Screening to be Followed by a Special Conversation with Award-Winning Director Phillip Noyce Ovation, the only television network dedicated to arts culture, is holding a special screening at the Bing Theater at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) for the winners in its 2nd Annual Short Film Contest on Thursday, July 14. The screening will include a discussion with the filmmakers and award-winning director Phillip Noyce. The Ovation Short Film Contest, which is sponsored by popp...

Australian film Oranges and Sunshine Premiere, by Eva Rinaldi

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Oranges and Sunshine Premiere Sydney: Photography by Eva Rinaldi Australian production and Cast from Oranges and Sunshine walk the red carpet in Sydney. The Jim Loach film, starring Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving and David Wenham, took in £82,922 ($130,839) from 44 screens, giving it an average of £1885 ($2974).   The Sixteen Films/See-Saw Films co-production tells the story of Nottingham social worker Margaret Humphreys who uncovers one of the most significant social scanda...

Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) FilmFund Panelists

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2011 FILM FUND PANELLISTS ANNOUNCED: XUE XIAOLU, TONY AYRES AND ANDREW PIKE   The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) and Motion Picture Association (MPA) have announced the continuation of the MPA APSA Academy Film Fund to support new films from Asia-Pacific and the panellists who will assess the entries for 2011. Xue Xiaolu and Tony Ayres will join the assessment panel for 2011 which will once again be Chaired by Ronin Films' Managing Director and member of APSA's 2009 International Jur...

fresh film talent at the London Australian Film Festival

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The 17th London Australian Film Festival Thursday 5 to Thursday 12 May 2011 barbican.org.uk/film Box Office: 0845 120 7527   Spring is in the air and so it's time for a breath of fresh film talent from Down Under as the Barbican hosts the 17th London Australian Film Festival, bringing audiences the best in contemporary Australian features, documentaries, shorts and, new for 2011, artist films. This edition runs from Thursday 5 May to Thursday 12 May 2011 wi...

Australian Film Festival Kicks off in Mumbai

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 The first Australian Film Festival kicked off 26th   March, 2011 at Cinemax, Versova  in Mumbai. The screenings will showcase the work of the Ace Australian Director Bill Bennett among other movies made by  filmwallas from Down Under. The initiative is the inchild of Sydney based film maker Mr. Anupam Sharma (Festival Director), Mr. Peter Castaldi (Renowned Film Critic & Festival Director), Mr. Shahnaab Alam (Film Industry Advisor) & Mr. Bill Bennett and is a prequel to be follo...

BigPond Adelaide Film Festival wrap figures and awards

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  The 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival has been a huge success with 30 sold out sessions and an overall increase in attendances of 22%, contributing to a 16% increase in box office revenue from 2009. BAFF audience members also voted via SMS and online to vote the stunning new Australian film SNOWTOWN (Best Feature) ,the thrilling and poignant SENNA (Best Documentary)  and the moving THE PALACE (Best Short) in the BigPond Audience Awards. Of the 48 Australian films that screene...

2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival golden moments

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The 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival has been a huge success with 30 sold out sessions and an overall increase in attendances of 22%, contributing to a 16% increase in box office revenue from 2009. BAFF audience members also voted via SMS and online to vote the stunning new Australian film SNOWTOWN (Best Feature) ,the thrilling and poignant SENNA (Best Documentary)  and the moving THE PALACE (Best Short) in the BigPond Audience Awards. Of the 48 Australian films that screened at ...

The BigPond Adelaide Film Festival (BAFF) program

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  The 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival (BAFF) program was launched this morning by the Minister assisting the Premier of the Arts, the Hon John Hill MP; Deputy Chairman Vivienne Skinner and Festival Director, Katrina Sedgwick at the Palace Nova East End Cinemas in Adelaide, one of the main venues for this year's festival.   Taking place from 24 February to 6 March, the 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival will present a dynamic program of screenings, special events, worksho...

Geoffrey Rush to receive the Montecito Award in Santa Barbara

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor Academy Award® winning actor Geoffrey Rush with the Montecito Award at the 26th edition of the Festival, which runs January 27– February 6, 2011, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. The Tribute will take place Monday, January 31, 2011, at the historic Arlington Theatre.The Montecito Award was created in recognition of a performer who has given a series of classic and standout performances in his/her career...

2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival announces program highlights

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The BigPond Adelaide Film Festival is delighted to announce highlights of its 2011 program, which consolidates BAFF’s position as the most innovative and creative film festival in Australia. The 2011 festival program embraces the diversity and complexity of the moving image as it appears all around us – on screen, online, on television, in galleries, and on the street. BAFF 2011 will screen more than 140 films from 40 countries, showcasing works across the spectrum from documentary features ...

Nicole Kidman to receive the Cinema Vanguard Award in Santa Barbara

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman with the Cinema Vanguard Award at the 26th edition of the Fest, which runs January 27 -February 6, 2011, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. The Tribute will take place on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at the historic Arlington Theatre.The Cinema Vanguard Award was created in recognition of an actor who has forged his/her own path - taking artistic risks and making a significa...

Flickerfest 2012 Call for Entries - deadline: 23 September 2011

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Flickerfest 2012 – Call for Entries Flickerfest 21st International Australian Short Film Festival Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia 6th –15th January 2012, then touring nationally from January to March 20112 Flickerfest, Australia’s only Academy® Award accredited and BAFTA recognised Short Film festival, and its largest short film competition, is accepting entries from around the world, for the 2012 Festival, celebrating 21 years of the best short films from around the...

Done Cannes, Berlin, Venice and Sundance. Now Dun-gog.

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Festival Launches Speed Auditions. Three year old Dungog, the youngest but increasingly popular newcomer on the Australian film festival circuit, is fast becoming a favourite of industry, public and locals in this rural community three and a half hours from Sydney. This is winemaking, farming and mining country – ensuring spirits are well lubricated, bodies well-fed and, due to distance between venues, well-exercised. Sponsorship by the state (New South Wales) mining council ensures that open...

DUNGOG FILM FESTIVAL

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DUNGOG FILM  FESTIVAL(DFF) Done Cannes, Berlin, Venice and Sundance. Now Dun-gog. Festival Launches Speed Auditions. Three year old Dungog, the youngest but increasingly popular newcomer on the Australian film festival circuit, is fast becoming a favourite of industry, public and locals in this rural community three and a half hours from Sydney.  This is winemaking, farming and mining country – ensuring spirits are well lubricated, bodies well-fed and, due to distance between venues, well...

The Australian touch in film reviews by Urban Cinefile

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Movie reviews by Urban Cinefile courtesy Andrew and Louise: PRIME MOVER (Aust, 2009) Stars Ben Mendelsohn, Michael Dorman, Emily Barclay, William McInnes. "Big dreams, harsh reality and a quirky fantasy make up the engine of David Caesar's likeable new film, in which a prime mover is the prime motivation of his pie-in-the-sky protagonist," says Louise. "Prime Mover deals in the everyday lives of recognisably Australian characters in a way that makes their journey...

The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce - Movie Trailer

In 1822, eight men escape from the most isolated and brutal prison on earth, Sarah Island in Van Diemens Land. Only one man survives, and his tale of betrayal, murder and cannibalism shocks the British establishment to the core. This story is the last confession of Alexander Pearce.

Dungog Film Festival wrapped

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DUNGOG FILM FESTIVAL 2009 – WRAP3rd Dungog Film Festival May 28 – 31, 2009ON THE ROAD … TO STARDOMThe 2009 Dungog Film Festival opened with the world premiere of Stone Bros, Richard Frankland’s road movie with belly laughs, an attempt to bridge Australia’s black / white cultural abyss with comedy. It also signals the Festival’s coming of age as a platform to showcase new Australian films, a role that’s the mark of a genuinely valuable festival. Andrew L. Urban reports.If you accept...

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