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 Edie is a 2017 British drama film directed by Simon Hunter and written by Elizabeth O'Halloran. Discovered at the SBIFF not to be forgotten.

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100 000$ raised in 24 hours for short film 'Tango Underpants'

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    Cottesloe Films, in partnership with Impian Films, just announced that its upcoming short film Tango Underpants has raised an impressive $25,000 in 24 hours through its Pozible crowd funding campaign.   As a result, the film also qualified to have its funding quadrupled under ScreenWest’s 3-to-1 Crowdfunding Initiative, bringing the total to more than $100,000.   Tango Underpants is a playful and engrossing film, written by renowned screenwriter John Collee (H...

AFI announces Bernardo Bertolucci as Guest Artistic Director

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that internationally acclaimed filmmaker and Academy Award®-winning director and screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci will serve as its Guest Artistic Director at AFI FEST 2012 presented by Audi. Last year’s Guest Artistic Director was Pedro Almodóvar, and David Lynch, an alumnus of the AFI Conservatory, held the role in 2010. As Guest Artistic Director, Bertolucci has selected four feature films for his special sidebar program at...

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...

CINEFEST-OZ 2012 Impressions...

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  David Barton (Chairman) and David Wenham (Patron).   Before attending ‘Cinefest-OZ’ 2012, I had never even heard of the small town of Busselton, WA, cozily tucked away in southwest Australia just 220km south of Perth. I came, I saw, I conquered, and now my international film festival experience is richer after having visited this unique little beach town and its one of a kind boutique wine and film festival. This Western Australian region is simply s...

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 ...

Josh Leake Wins the MPA Top Prize for “Emptys” At TROPFEST Short Film Festival

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After nearly eight hours of programming and in front of a capacity crowd of more than 10,000 people, Tropfest – the world’s largest short film festival - concluded in New York with Josh Leake of Portland, Oregon claiming the top prize for a film called “Emptys,” made for merely $1,300 dollars. The aspiring filmmaker beat out seven other hopefuls in the first ever U.S. Tropfest competition, and earned $20,000 from the Motion Picture Association (MPA).  Alexander Poe came in second and Ma...

The 59th Sydney Film Festival wrapped with a 10% growth and 122 000 admissions

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The 59th Sydney Film Festival wrapped on Sunday 17 June 2012 with the Australian Premiere of the US sci-fi comedy, Safety Not Guaranteed, bringing to a close the most highly attended Sydney Film Festival to date. “This year, attendances at films and talks grew by 10% to 122,000,’  said SFF CEO, Leigh Small. “There was also a 27% growth in Flexipass sales, indicating individuals are attending more films during the Festival. We were elated by the positive festival buzz in the city...

Hugh Jackman will host the main event at Tropfest NY

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Tropfest began twenty years ago when Director John Polson (Hide & Seek, Tenderness) showed a six-minute film he made for under $100 at his local café in Sydney, Australia, for 200 guests. Today the annual free festival in Sydney receives thousands of submissions, is attended by more than 150,000 people and watched live via satellite by hundreds of thousands more. This summer Tropfest arrives in the U.S. beginning with a weekend of activities at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, June 1-3, cel...

Wish You Were Here Premieres At Entertainment Quarter Hoyts, Moore Park, Sydney

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Teresa Palmer and Joel Edgerton Cinema Release Date: 25 Apr 2012 Director: Kieran Darcy-Smith Featuring: Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer, Felicity Price, Antony Starr Producer: Angie Fielder Country of Origin: Australia Genre: Drama Official website: www.wishyouwereherethefilm.com Wish You Were Here is a psychological drama/mystery starring Joel Edgerton, Felicity Price and Teresa Palmer. Four friends - husband and wife Dave and Alice, and Alice's sister Step...

Movie Walk Of Fame At Randwick Ritz; The Spot Festival - film, foodies and more

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Movie Walk Of Fame At Randwick Ritz; The Spot Festival - film, foodies and more Today thousands of Sydneysiders tuned out in droves for the The Spot Festival at Randwick in Sydney's eastern suburbs. The major event was one giant party and a celebration of movies, food, and there was also plenty of embracing of multi multiculturalism, both in food and dance. There was live entertainment on three stages and two of ...

Movie Walk Of Fame At Randwick Ritz; The Spot Festival - film, foodies and more

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Today thousands of Sydneysiders tuned out in droves for the The Spot Festival at Randwick in Sydney's eastern suburbs. The major event was one giant party and a celebration of movies, food, and there was also plenty of embracing of multi multiculturalism, both in food and dance. There was live entertainment on three stages and two of Australia’s most iconic actors, Barry Otto and Deborah Mailman were honoured on the Australian Film Walk of Fame.  ...

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...

Stars Outshine Lightening for Tropfest’s 20th Birthday

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Alethea Jones, from Melbourne won Tropfest’s 20th Birthday competition.  Jones’s film “Lemonade Stand” was awarded first prize by a stellar judging panel of Oscar Winners - Geoffrey Rush, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett and acclaimed actresses Toni Collette and Asher Keddie.   Australian directors Alex Proyas and Kieran Darcy-Smith, visiting New Yorker - screenwriter Charles Randolph, Tropfest Arabia Winner Jassem Al Jabbouri and 2011 Movie Extra Tropfest winner ...

Tropfest has staged the first ever Tropfest ‘Roughcuts’, with film industry heavyweights such as Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush

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  A DAY OF FILM INSIGHT FOR ROUGH BUFFS                                                                                                                                                 Tropfest in collaboration with Screen NSW has staged the first ever Tropfest ‘Roughcuts’, with film industry heavyweights such as Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush, and seas...

Filmmakers Fire Up For Tropfest’s 20th Birthday!

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Movie Extra Tropfest Australia today announces the 15 lucky filmmakers who will light up screens across the nation for Tropfest’s 20th competition. Finalists include second generation filmmaker Matilda Brown, Damian McLindon, director of the self-help documentary The Secret, and Tropfest’s youngest ever finalist, 16 year old star of the Foxtel hit series ‘Tangled’, Eva Lazzaro. For the second year, Tropfest fans have the opportunity to choose the 16th Finalist that will premiere at the ...

Top 50 actors ranking

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Here is how the ranking looks according to IMDB star meter  George Clooney  Ryan Gosling  Tom Hardy  Liam Neeson  Johnny Depp  Brad Pitt  James Farentino  Michael Fassbender  Leonardo DiCaprio  Josh Hutcherson  Benedict Cumberbatch  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  Alan Rickman  Channing Tatum  Gary Oldman  Nicolas Cage  Sam Worthington  Tom Cruise  Christian Bale  Jim Carrey  Robert Hegyes  Robert Downey Jr.  Jim Parsons  Jason Statham  Liam...

Any Questions for Ben? Premiere At Sydney's St George OpenAir Cinema

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Any Questions for Ben? Premiere At Sydney's St George OpenAir Cinema The Sydney premiere of the rom com Any Questions For Ben? enjoyed its premiere in Sydney, Australia tonight. The weather was wet, but the atmosphere was warm. St George Open Air Cinema was the venue for the premiere showing, and actress Rachael Taylor did the honours, coming back to Australia especially for the promos. "Any Q...

Rotterdam Closing Night Film: The Hunter trailer

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam closes its 41st edition on Saturday February 4 with a screening of The Hunter. The Hunter is a powerful psycholigical drama that tells the story of Martin (Willem Dafoe) a mercenary sent from Europe by a mysterious bio-tech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger. Next to Willem Dafoe (Spiderman, The English Patient, Platoon), The Hunter stars Frances O’Connor (Blessed, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Mansfield Park) ...

FFR opens with 38 Témoins and closes with The Hunter

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Wednesday January 25, the world premiere of Lucas Belvaux’s 38 Témoins (38 Witnesses, France), starring Yvan Attal, Sophie Quinton and Nicole Garcia, opens the 41st edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam; the festival closes on February 4 with the screening of Daniel Nettheim’s The Hunter (Australia) – a former CineMart project - starring Willem Dafoe, Frances O’Connor and Sam Neill. Opening Night Film for invited guest: 38 Témoins In 38 Témoins, Louis...

Tropfest Announces Roughcut 2012

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Tropfest announced today Charles Randolph, celebrated international screenwriter and producer of the 2011 box office hit Love and Other Drugs, will present the keynote address at filmmaker symposium, Tropfest Roughcut, on Saturday 18 February, 2012. Randolph will travel from New York to Sydney for the event.   Also confirmed to speak is high-profile Australian film editor Jason Ballantine and Kieran Darcy-Smith, whose new feature, Wish You Were Here, has been selected to open the ...

A Few Best Men Red Carpet Movie Premiere In Sydney, Australia

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A Few Best Men Red Carpet Movie Premiere In Sydney, Australia A Few Best Men enjoyed its Sydney red carpet premiere earlier this evening at Bondi Junction's Event Cinema. In essence, it's a a comedy about a groom and his three best men who travel to the Australian outback for a wedding. The flick has numerous Sydney based media men and women tipping that this may be just the start of a reinvigoration of Olivia Newton-John's acting career, but...

Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)

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AACTA Awards Results From Sydney, Australia David Parer ABC1 (Out of Ashes) The highly anticipated inaugural Samsung Australian Academy of Cinema and Televisions Arts (AACTA) Awards commenced with the AACTA Awards Luncheon, presented by Digital Pictures at the prestigious Westin Hotel in the heart of Sydney. Today’s ceremony is for the Documentary, Short Film, Television and technical awards in Feature Film, with the writing, acting, di...

The Australian Film Festival returns in March 2012 (7-17) for its third year

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  The Australian Film Festival returns in March 2012 (7-17) for its third year screening the best new and classic Australian films. The Festival celebrates everything Australian about film with the opening (07 March) and closing nights film and party (17 March), a jam-packed food and film street fair day (11 March), an outdoor movie under the stars on the sands at Clovelly Beach (10 March) and much more.                                         ...

Tropfest thrilled with submissions levels

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The self procalaimed world’s largest short film festival MOVIE EXTRA TROPFEST announces that entries are now closed. Finalist announcement revealed on February 3rd, 2012. Sixteen lucky finalists will have their work screened to a massive live audience at events across Australia on Sunday 19 February 2012, with both international and interstate finalists flown from their home city to Sydney to join in the celebrations. The event will also be televised live to hundreds of thousands of viewers ...

The 21st Flickerfest International Short Film Festival has announced its Australian program with 45 short films

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The 21st Flickerfest International Short Film Festival has announced its Australian program with 45 short films chosen from over 2,200 entries. Five WA films made the official selection in what looks to be a stellar line up of talent on display from the State. Congratulations to the films, George Jones and the Giant Squid, Crosshairs, Good Pretender,Transmission and Bush Basher. Flickerfest begins its national tour around the country from January through to May in 2012. Read on to find out ...

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