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Meet the directors for Masterclass at Terracotta Festival Sat 7th and Sunday 8th May 2011

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Open to Terracotta Festival ticket holders/ festival pass holders only.Free, registration required. Terracotta Far East Film Festival invites film-makers, film-students and any Asian film goers to attend our Masterclasses with guest directors.   Masterclass with Sam Voutas RED LIGHT REVOLUTION director: "Turn On the Red Light: Marketing Your Concept" - Saturday 7th May 11am -11.50am Join director Sam Voutas in a Masterclass on how he turned his film concept to a reality. The...

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Arthur premier in Sydney, Australia: Russell Brand mania goes wild, by Eva Rinaldi - 15th April 2011

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Bondi Junction's Westfield - Event Cinema to be precise, was swamped by thousands of fans and dozens of photographers, paparazzi and security guards from 7pm earlier today.Brand, now frequently billed as the 'world's funniest man', was in fine form and was extremely generous with fans and the press, frequently stopping to chat on his slow walk down the red carpet.I hear Mr Brand is off the drugs and booze - at least the hard stuff, but he's taking a liking to caffeine. He told press "I nee...

Arthur premier in Sydney, Australia: Russell Brand mania goes wild, by Eva Rinaldi - 15th April 2011

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Bondi Junction's Westfield - Event Cinema to be precise, was swamped by thousands of fans and dozens of photographers, paparazzi and security guards from 7pm earlier today.Brand, now frequently billed as the 'world's funniest man', was in fine form and was extremely generous with fans and the press, frequently stopping to chat on his slow walk down the red carpet.I hear Mr Brand is off the drugs and booze - at least the hard stuff, but he's taking a liking to caffeine. He told press "I nee...

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Russell Brand's Arthur Sydney Premier Inspires "Disadvantaged" Students, by Eva Rinaldi - 14 April 2011

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The talk ofAustralia's entertainment industry for the past weeks has been the long awaitedSydney premier of Jason Winer's 'Arthur' - the remake of the 1981classic which stared Dudley Moore. Staring the everentertaining, funny and oh so controversial Russell Brand, alongside Helen Mirren and Jennifer Garner, the flick hasalready been predicted by numerous insiders to be in line for a number ofOscars. For me this ismuch more than just another run of the mill movie write up. I've got a bitof...

NAKED LADY

Director: CIGDEM SERCE.
Logline: A young Turkish woman needs to choose what is best for her heart, her family, culture and future. Short Synopsis Elif struggles with love, independence and her parent’s cultural expectations when faced with the choice - follow the path of a Turkish woman and face the trials and tribulations that her traditions dictate; or break free and find her own voice, risking alienation. Long Synopsis A young Turkish woman Elif, lives with her parents in the Western suburbs of Sydney. She has been engaged to an Australian man for some time, having fought to convince her parents to accept this choice. Despite her independence of mind and spirit, her family’s cultural expectations dictate that she cannot leave home until after she is married. It is an environment where men are expected to make decisions for woman, first the father, then the husband. But now, as she lives a modern working life, Elif has doubts about her fiancé. She doubts his honesty and fidelity, yet her family and relatives expect them to be married, and her father is angry and humiliated that this is taking so long. Elif finds space and solace in the garden. She treasures her lilies as friends, and tends them as soon as she wakes. Her mother and grandmother have also tended the lilies, especially the dramatic and resilient Naked Lady lily.

A.L.I.C.E. now on five continents!

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"A.L.I.C.E." (2010/USA/15 mins.) has been accepted into its fifth festival...on a fifth continent. North America! "A.L.I.C.E." will play the Davis Film Festival in Davis, CA on April 8th at the Veteran's Memorial Theatre. Before Davis, "A.L.I.C.E." plays in the DIFF in Vina del Mar, Chile, the Angry Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia, the Cape Winelands Film Fest in Capetown, South Africa, and the Corto Helvetico al Femminile in Losone, Switze...

A.L.I.C.E. now in four festivals...on four continents!

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"A.L.I.C.E." (2010/USA/15 mins) has now been accepted into its fourth festival...on four continents! It will be screened in the Angry Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia, the DIFF in Vina del Mar, Chile and Cape Winelands Film Festival in Capetown, South Africa in March. In April, it plays in the Corto Helvetico al Femminile in Losone, Switzerland. For more information: http://www.dawnwestlake.com ...

Revelation Perth International Film Festival

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Australia's most unique film event, the Revelation Perth International Film Festival, features over 100 signature works that explore style content and form over ten days in July. Housed in Perth's beautiful art deco treasure, the Astor Theatre, Revelation 2011 runs July 14-24 2011     **CALL FOR ENTRIES CLOSE APRIL 8 2011     http://www.revelationfilmfest.org/go/films/call-for-entries ...

Greg Tingle Fest21 Blue

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Welcome to my first blog for Fest21.I'm primarily a media agent, journalist, reviewer, photography agent, website portal developer and social and community entrepreneur.For my of my career I've been based in Sydney, Australia.My background includes sales and marketing in the Australian pay television sector, where I worked untill approx 2000.In 2001 I entered freelance journalism, and it wasn't untill 2003 I became better known as a media agent, new media entrepreneur and television presenter (C...

Entries are now being called for the 13th Byron Bay Film Festival!

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Be a part of one of Australia’s Favourite Film Events Enter your film for a chance to be selected to be showcased amongst worldwide film talent across 10 days of screenings at the BBFF2019. Held in the stunning location of laidback Byron Bay, BBFF draws both local and international Filmmakers and Audiences, cultivating a dynamic and energetic atmosphere to provide a unique experience for filmmakers and film-lovers alike. “The best Film Festival in the world!” – Chris ...

Margaret River Shorts Call to Entries

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Margaret River Shorts is currently open for entries.  Entries close Feb 11.  We have awards with big cash prizes in the following Categories: International - AU $5000.00 Award for Best Film at Margaret River Shorts is open to any films to maximum of 15 minutes in duration Southwest of WA - AU $2500.00 Films created in, by persons living in, or ab...

Hearing from the world

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When we wake up we check withoutabox, facebook, twitter, myspace and every other portal we have signed up for and see the words from around the world. Filmmakers from villages, cities, universities, hamlets all reaching out with the desire to tell their stories. It is an honor to give them a platform. Around the world, around the keyboard...we have community. ...

"Aftershock" Wins Best Feature Film at APSA Awards

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China, Korea, Turkey, Israel, Australia, Iran and India win awards BANGKOK ~ Tangshan dadizheng (Aftershock), from the People’s Republic of China, has won the Best Feature Film Award at the fourth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), announced on Thursday (02 December) evening at a stunning ceremony on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Chinese actor Chen Daoming received the Best Performance by an Actor award for the same film, which is the highest grossing domestic ...

“The festival has grown up, but it still refuses to go feature-length.”

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Gone are the days when a feature length was precededby a handful of tasty film tit bits, bite size chunks of mini-flicks.These days, it's the trailers that are more like mini movies.  The‘short' is a mark of cinema's early days.  Butover recent years it has been redeployed as an ideal space in which to playwith distinct forms, from animation to documentary to experimental, all ofwhich the Chilean festival, Fesancor, includes in its programming.  Lastyear a new category, ‘Del Corto al La...

OTF Call for Entries 2011

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CALL FOR ENTRIESOpen Now!Regular deadline 23 November 2010 Filmmakers of the world, it's time to get your skates on! Over The Fence announces its CALL FOR ENTRIES for the 2011 Comedy Film Festival. Films must fulfill the following guidelines: Can be shot on any format, but must be submitted on DVD (PAL or NTSC) Can be a short film (up to 19 mins), a long-form short (20+ mins), or a short-form series Any comic genre: black, slapstick, irreverent, romantic, political, subversive, absur...

Fourth Asia Pacific Screen Awards: Entry date closes August 23

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BANGKOK ~ Organisers of the 2010 Asia Pacific Screen Awards (Apsas) are expecting about 200 films from more than 40 countries to have been submitted for this year’s competition by the time entries close on August 23. A total of 44 Official Submitting Organisations have been confirmed by Apsa and the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) to submit films to represent their country or area. In addition, films are invited to compete by members of the Apsa No...

Aussie's Open and Close the Festival this year

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Looking at the main competition films set for the 2010 Film Festival in Cannes, one will not see any Australian films, though the Aussie presence is still evident in the Palais from the opening film to the closing film, with Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett premiering "Robin Hood" on the red carpet, to the French-Australian co-production of "The Tree." Lack of a strong Austrailian presence at the festival this year is due to the attempts by Australian filmmakers to cre...

The Clearwater Film Festival Reaches 101 Submissions!

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TCFF is pleased to announce that we are officially in triple digit territory for the first time since we began our submission process in December 2009.  We have received dozens of quality films from all over the world.  The majority of films are from the US and we have had a brilliant response from the UK and Canada.  We have also received films from Israel, Switzerland, Argentina, South Korea, Ecuador, Belgium, Serbia, Australia, Germany and Italy.  our screeners are eager to view more and ...

Kimberley Whale Festival - Short Film Festival

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Introduced in the second year of the Kimberley Whale Festival in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia, the Kimberley Whale Festival "Short Film Festival" is a celebration of the magnificent Kimberley coast, home to the world's largest population of Humback whales.

Featuring films of no longer than 5 minutes in length, the festival aims to give budding film makers, or those with more experience, the opportunity to exhibit their films in beautiful Broome, Western Australia.  The best 3 of each of four categories will be exhibited on the 17th of July at the Pearl Luggers, Broome, as part of the Kimberley Whale Festival 2010.

 2010 Theme: The Kimberley Coast

A package of footage is available for junior entrants.  No more than 60 seconds of footage may be used in one 5 minute film. Contact us

Australian Film Festival in China

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The Australian Embassy in Beijing is organising an Australian Film Festival, “My Australian Life”, which takes place in Beijing in December 2009. The festival features a mix of newly releases and classics Australian films, award-winning animations and groundbreaking documentaries. All the films are screened in English with Chinese subtitles. Ten films are screened at the Megabox cinema in Sanlitun village from Friday December 4 to Sunday December 13. Eight award-winning Australian documen...

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Channel 4 Picks Up ‘Alexander Pearce’ Co-Production

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The IFTA nominated drama, ‘The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce’, an Irish-Australian co-production has been picked up by UK broadcaster Channel 4. The drama, which recently won an Inside Film Award and an APRA Screen Music Award, stars Adrian Dunbar (The Crying Game), Ciaran McMenamin (One Hundred Mornings), Dan Wyllie (Chopper), Don Hany (California King) & Chris Haywood (Shine). The film depicts the final days of convict Alexander Pearce’s life in Van Diemen...
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