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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 ...

PETER WEIR hosted by OFF PLUS CAMERA

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Peter Weir, an unquestionable icon of the Australian cinema as well as a renowned Hollywood filmmaker will be our guest at the OFF PLUS CAMERA festival. The official Polish premiere of his newest film “The Way Back” starring Colin Farrel and Ed Harris will be held on April 8th in Kraków during the opening ceremony of this year's International Festival of Independent Cinema OFF PLUS CAMERA. Peter Weir is an Australian with successful experience in Hollywood. He will join the special guests...

2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival kicked off

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  Adelaide was buzzing this week as hundreds of national and international filmmakers, film industry figures and talent filled the city for the opening weekend of the 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival (BAFF).   The Festival, officially opened by the Premier of South Australian, the Hon Mike Rann, commenced with the world premiere screening of Bob Connolly and Sophie Raymond's highly anticipated documentary MRS CAREY'S CONCERT, followed by a surprise live performance by Emil...

Australian Film Festival of India 2011

The festival screenings will include a rich slate of Australian 2010 feature film releases, a package of Australian shorts, selected graduate films and a retrospective of renowned Australian director Bill Bennett. The highlight of the Australian Film Festival of India will include two round table discussions on investment and distribution and in collaboration with FICCI Frames 2011, a knowledge series headed by a delegation of Australian film industry professionals.For more information refer to our website www.aafilminitiative.org 

The Duel : the Filmmakers

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Dover Kosashvili - Director Born in Soviet Georgia in 1966, Dover Koshashvili immigrated to Israel with his family in 1972. He has directed two feature films and a short. His short, Im Hukim (By the Laws), first earned him acclaim at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival, where it was considered for the Cinefoundation award. In 2001, Koshashvili made his feature film directorial debut with Late Marriage, from a screenplay he wrote himse...

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...

Riding The Weir Wave

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  You cannot talk about world cinema of the 1970s and 1980s without mentioning (and lionizing) the name of Peter Weir. A key innovator of the Australian New Wave of those decades, and one of the few who made major successes in both his native land and in the wilds of Hollywood, Peter Weir is being celebrated this weekend at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, with a showcasing of some of his most important works and a preview screening of his latest film. From the outback of his n...

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 2010 Festival Trailer

Flickerfest 2010 Festival trailer pays homage to the much-loved 70s classic, Saturday Night Fever. Starring Don Hany and Saskia Burmeister, directed by Erin White and produced by Lisa Shaunessy from Chaotic Pictures, cinematography by Glenn Hanns and edited by Zen Rosenthal (The Editors) with music by Ali Chamas and choregraphy by Jason Lewis.

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...

Bran Nue Dae Rocks and Rolls

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Falling in love with Bran Nue Daeby Ron GilbertJust to be teenager again and with music to make your hearbeat faster. From the opening scene you know that you will be in store for areal treat. Even though I was unfamiliar as to the origins of this film, I couldimmediately see why it was such a big hit as a staged musical.Bran Nue Dae has a long and influential history in Australia.Set in the summer of 1969The story was inspired by the teenage experiences of writer/musician Jimmy Chi and the memb...

Daring Daran Fulham

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TODAY'S SPECIAL: An interview with the daring international man of mystery Mr. Daran Fulham, the uber talented Art Director for Samson and Delilah (2009), Defiance (2008), Les Deux Monde (2007), Blood Diamond (2006), Syriana (2005) and so much more. Daran speaks about his fascinating career as Art Director and his latest work on the cinematic masterpiece Samson and Delilah by director Warwick Thornton, entirely filmed on location in his native land of Australia.   ME: Hi...

Penso Un Sogno Cosi

Allow me to introduce Paolo Stella and Marina Rocco, two of my sweet friends now featured in the fantastic dramatic film by talented director Marco de Luca, Penso Un Sogno Cosi (2010)   for a in depth information, read my article on their film: http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/vanessa_mcmahon/how_tasty_was_my_little_italian   STAY TUNED!!! for one on one with actor Paolo

Warwick Thornton and Daran Fulham

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Production Designer/Art Director Daran Fulham and Director Warwick Thornton on set of Samson and Delilah (2009) See interviews here:   http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/vanessa_mcmahon/daring_daran_fulham and http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/vanessa_mcmahon/samson_and_delilah

BALIBO with Robert Connolly!

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JOIN US!!! A unique one-on-one interview with director Robert Connolly of the sensational and controversial Australian film BALIBO (2009).  INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT CONNOLLY I first met Robert Connolly in Palm Springs at the 2010 PSIFF where I saw his spine-tingling stunning film Balibo (2009). This film tells the story of five Australian journalists who went missing while recording the Indonesian invasion of East Timor in 1975. Foreign Correspondent Roger East (played by Anth...

Penso Un Sogno Cosi

Ahhh! The memories of Aruba's first ever IFF! And I just love this picture of the cast with Claudio Masenza and especially the pink drape against Marina Rocco's red lips!   left to right: Marina Rocco, Marco de Luca, Fulvia Caprara, Claudio Masenza, Paolo Stella :-D See this story about this fantastic indie Italian film Penso Un Sogno Cosi which debuted at the Aruba Internation

Director David Michod rules in Animal Kingdom

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I saw this Sundance 2010 Grand jury prize winner at the www.lafest.com and it rocked. The director David Michod and I met there and last week we had an in depth conversation to be posted in the next issue of www.independentfilmquarterly.net.The words that stick out in my mind are complexities and preparation. Everybody wants to make their movie so they get a camera and start shooting their script. Very different with this awesome feature film debut of this extremely talented writer /director. So...

Director David Michod's feature film debut Animal Kingdom raises the bar on crime dramas

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Director David Michod rules in Animal Kingdom  I saw this Sundance 2010 Grand jury prize winner at the www.lafest.com and it rocked. The directorDavid Michod and I met there and last week we had an in depth conversation tobe posted in the next issue of www.independentfilmquarterly.net.                                 &nb...

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...

Penso Un Sogno Cosi

This was a surprising and very good independent film coming from Italy. Penso Un Sogno Cosi, I think of a dream like that... which leaves the viewer stunned and amazed by the end. From a melodrama to a thriller this film delivers and promises to travel far in festival circuits for its originality and having beat great odds.

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...

Animal Kingdom, David Michôd’s

Animal Kingdom, David Michôd’s gut-wrenching film about the Australian underworld, just earned top nods in the World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic category.
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