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Seven cities to screen Tropfest in february

Food stalls, live music and interactive film events are what can be expected when Tropfest kicks off around the nation on Sunday 17 February 2013. Sixteen lucky finalists will have their work screened to a massive audience at LIVE events across Australia.   Venues include: Suncorp Piazza in Brisbane, the Wollongong Botanic Gardens, Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Perth’s Bohemia Outdoor Cinema, Commonwealth Park in Canberra, Circle on Cavill in Surfers Paradise and of c...

Sydney Film Festival 6-17 June 2012 Program Launch

The 59th Sydney Film Festival program was officially launched today by The Hon Barry O’Farrell, MP, Premier of NSW. “It is with great pleasure that I welcome the new Sydney Film Festival Director, Nashen Moodley, to present the 2012 Sydney Film Festival program,” said NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell. “The Sydney Film Festival is a much-loved part of the arts calendar providing film-makers with a wonderful opportunity to showcase their work, as well as providing an injection into the St...

Handa Opera On Sydney Harbour; Red Carpet

Earlier this evening Mrs Macquarie’s Chair hosted the red carpet event for Handa Opera. It was one for Opera buffs and a few politicians showed up also, including NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell. Fortunately the rain stayed away, which was a relief for organisers. Well done to everyone who helped organise the event, and we wish them commercial success with the production which is understood to be world class. Press Release La Traviata: Handa Opera On Sydney...

Sydney gest and Vivid Sydney partner

NSW Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts George Souris, today announced a two year funding deal for Australia’s oldest and most internationally recognised film festival.Minister Souris said the NSW Government through Destination NSW is proud to support the Sydney Film Festival for an additional two years to ensure the continued growth and development of this important cultural event.“This new two year deal is exciting and will firmly position Sydney as Australia’s creative capit...

Sydney Festival opened its 2012 program with Australia's largest free outdoor cultural event

Sydney Festival opened its 2012 program with Australia's largest free outdoor cultural event, Festival First Night, attracting hundreds of thousands of people into the city centre for eight hours of music, theatre, dance and visual arts. Headlining the event was internationally-acclaimed music superstar Manu Chao, who had 60,000 people dancing to his unique blend of Latin reggae. Audiences thrilled to a mix of Australian and international entertainment including a 1950s swing dance, painted cara...

SLAM Summer Beach Volleyball Festival Launch On The Islands Sydney - 22nd November 2011

SLAM Summer Beach Volleyball Festival Launch On The Islands Sydney - 22nd November 2011                       The SLAM Summer Beach Volleyball Festival is kicking off its national tour by way of an exclusive media launch today. Music industry talent, celebrities and media will roll out to the celebration at Sydney’s newest and most elite event venue. Promotional blurb reads: SLAM is a youth culture brand which produce...

Sydney Festival has announced the 2012 program

Sydney Festival has announced the 2012 program for its next annual three-week celebration, January 7-29. Sydney Festival is an explosion of exceptional theatre, dance, music, exhibitions, film and talks that takes over the city, celebrating uniquely Australian work as well as welcoming companies from all over the world. The Festival prides itself on its free large-scale outdoo...


<p>Bollywood, one of the largest centres of film production in the world, has recently taken on the flavours of  Melbourne which has Australia’s highest concentration of convention facilities located in the city centre, including the MCEC, the world’s first and only ‘Six Star Green Star’ rated convention centre. It  is also home to five of the six most significant annual sport events held in Australia – the Boxing Day Cricket Test, the Australian Football League Grand Final, ...

Adelaide Film Festival announce application guidelines

ABC TV Arts & BigPond Adelaide Film Festival announce application guidelines for $400,000 partnershipABC TV Arts & Entertainment and the Adelaide Film Festival (AFF) have released guidelines for the Hive Production Fund. The Fund will support the production of selected arts-based films and documentaries. ABC TV and the AFF will each contribute $200,000 to the Fund. Inspired out of The Hive, a cross-artform development lab run earlier this year at AFF, this $400,000 funding initiative is designed...

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Director: Preetam Koilpillai.
A group of young Tibetans living in Bangalore, India, talk about their lives and dreams and what it means to be living in exile.

Sydney China Film Festival

Sydney China Film Festival 2010 will bring the Chinese latest films and showcase at Australian famous cinemas from 20th Feb to 28th Feb during Chinese Lunar New Year. There are several events includes in the Festival which consists of Opening ceremony, Parade, Forum and Closing ceremony. It will be an exciting and memorable event of the year.

We welcome you to the Sydney Chinese Film Festival and to be part of this celebration!

NZ Film Fest Goes national in world first!

The world’s first nationally curated film festival will travel to 15 New Zealand cities and towns, superseding the various regional events, in the new guise of the New Zealand International Film Festival.“With this evolution of the Festival name we celebrate that the Festival is a national event taking place throughout New Zealand. As far as we know ours is the only national film festival of its kind in the world – one in which a centrally curated programme is delivered in different forms ...

Janison Short Sharp Film Festival

The Janison Short Sharp Film Festival is Calling For Entries!

Submissions Close 5pm 15th May 2009

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Ph- Christina Hyde on 0412016870


The Longest Night Film Festival

When contemplating the ends of the earth, for most of us all we see is white. Unlikely ever to visit it is difficult to even imagine what life is like at the poles, The Longest Night Film Festival aims to change that!

Human Rights Arts And Film Festival

The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival was formed in 2007 in Melbourne and is the first human rights film festival to take place in Australia.

Short Sharp Film Festival

SSFF is a combined initiative of the Coffs Harbour Arts Council and the Film Sub-Committee. It is on-going annual event designed to encourage skills and techniques of movie making on the mid north coast.

Lights! Canberra! Action!

Lights! Canberra! Action! is a filmmaking scavenger hunt. Teams have ten days to include ten items from around Canberra in their film. Cash Prizes.

Eco Arts Film Festival (eaff)

Eco Arts Film Festival to showcase films from Northern Marianas and throughout Pacific & Oceania to promote awareness of tropical island environments. Cash Prizes.

Cool Bananas Short Film Festival

Cool Bananas is open to all Australian filmmakers. Films must be less than 10 minutes, contain a banana and the phrase `Don`t Get Mad`. We also have an `ad` category - make a 30 second ad about bananas. Cool films, cool prizes, cool bananas!

HRAFF 2008 set to begin

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 ...

FIFO awards from Papeete

At the FIFO 2008, which took place in Tahiti from January 29 to February 3, “Horo'a,” directed by Jacques Navarro-Novira, won both the grand jury prize (With €4200).Special awards went to “Sacred Ground,” directed by Kim Mavromatis of Australia, "Blowind Up Paradise" by Ben Lewis of Great Britain and "My Brother Vinnie" Steven McGregor of Australia. The three winners respectively received €2500 in prize money.This highly successful fifth edition of the FIFO gave the public and part...

Australia's First Ever Human Rights Arts and Film Festival

There are only 6 days to go before Australia's First Ever Human Rights Arts and Film Festival begins!The event is taking place in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Peats Ridge.From the underbelly of St Kilda to the crisis zone in Darfur, from East Timorese Art Collectives to Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street, Australia's first ever Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF) will challenge, touch and inspire audiences from all walks of life.Award-winning films from all over the world; international and...

Australian Docu Conference returns to Perth

It’s become one of the most popular events on the celluloid circuit – the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) hits the road and returns to Perth, Western Australia in February 2008.From February 20-22, filmmakers, producers, commissioning editors, sales agents and distributors from around the globe will converge at the Esplanade Hotel in the port city of Fremantle, Western Australia for three days of intense discussion and debate, deal making, ideas swapping and screenings...


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