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Australian Guild of Screen Composers appoints first woman President

This week, the Australian Guild of Screen Composers elected its first woman President in Caitlin Yeo, replacing Guy Gross who retired after a successful five year term.
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SWITCH ON THE NIGHT Screening Fundraiser for A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE, feature documentary about hope, resilience and legacy

Special screening:               Switch on the Night A multi-award winning documentary about the experience of kids in detention (42 mins). On Tuesday, May 31, at the Giant Dwarf in Redfern, at 6.00pm Alejandra Canales’ directing debut, Switch on the Night  (winner CRC Dendy Award, Sydney Film Festival 2005 and Best Documentary ATOM award, nominated IF Independent Spirit Award, special mention Film Critics of Australia) will screen as a Fundraiser for: A Matter of Principle, A feature documentary about hope, resilience and legacy, directed by Alejandra Canales and produced by Isabel Perez (AACTA Award Winner). The film will convey the
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FOUR GOOD PITCH2 AUSTRALIA FILMS SELECTED FOR THE 2016 SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL

GOOD PITCH2 AUSTRALIA is proud to confirm that four of the 10 Australian feature documentaries to screen at this year’s Sydney Film Festival are films supported by the Good Pitch2 Australia programme. Constance on the Edge (Director Belinda Mason, Producer Marguerite Grey), On Richard’s Side (Director/Producer Andrew Wiseman), The Opposition (Director Hollie Fifer, Producers Rebecca Barry and Madeleine Hetherton) and Zach’s Ceremony (Director Aaron Petersen, Producer Sarah Linton) will compete for the prestigious Documentary Australia Foundation Award, being presented at the Festival for the 8th year. The Sydney Film Festival news follows the recent screenings of Zach’s Ceremony and The Opposition at HotDocs in Canada, one of the world’s most important documentary festivals. Good Pitch2 Australia, brought to Australia by the Shark Island Institute and the Documentary Australia Foundation
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SHEBORG MASSACRE INTERGALACTIC PREMIERE ANNOUNCED

Strongman Pictures Entertainment today announced that tickets are on sale for the INTERGALACTIC PREMIERE SCREENING of SHEBORG MASSACRE in Melbourne, Australia, July 4th! Tickets available now at THIS LINK Self styled tough-girl and punk activist Dylan loves fighting for a cause... literally any cause will do (much to the chagrin of her BFF Eddie). When an alien fugitive crash lands into a local puppy farm and begins turning people into machines that feed on puppy flesh, Dylan has to decide if she believes in any cause enough to risk her life, take on the SheBorg menace, and save the world. SHEBORG MASSACRE TEASER
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Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival to honour legendary Japanese actresses

Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF) today unveiled a special Japanese retrospective as part of the festival program, which will hit Brisbane cinemas from 23 November - 4 December. The retrospective pays tribute to Setsuko Hara, who passed away in 2015. The shining star of the golden era of post-war Japanese cinema, Setsuko Hara is best remembered for her performance in master filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu’s Tokyo Story, a recognised masterpiece frequently regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. The retrospective also honours the formidable performances by two other celebrated Japanese actresses, Hideko Takamine and Kinuyo Tanaka, who
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The Search for Australia’s Best TV of 2016 is on as AACTA Calls for Entries, Announces Five New Awards

The search is on for Australia’s most outstanding television performers, practitioners and productions of 2016, with the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) today calling for television entries for the 6th AACTA Awards presented by Presto. This year’s AACTA Awards will see more television awards bestowed than ever before, with five new awards announced today, bringing the total to 25. The new AACTA Award for Best Lifestyle Program will be open to free-to-air and subscription television entries, while four new subscription-only television awards have been created as a result of AACTA’s recently announced partnership with the Australian Subscription
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Local Independent Feature Film Teenage Kicks to have its World Premiere at Sydney Film Festival

The new Australian independent feature film Teenage Kicks will have its world premiere at the Sydney Film Festival this June it was revealed today at the launch of this year’s festival programme. Created by the filmmaking team writer and director, Craig Boreham and producer, Annmaree J Bell, Teenage Kicks is a journey through the minefield of adolescence as Miklos Varga, played by young up and comer Miles Szanto, searches for a way to navigate through his guilt over his brother’s death and his explosive sexuality to find the man he can be. Director Craig Boreham is thrilled to be premiering
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FILM, TV & RADIO WINTER INTENSIVES

Learn new skills & invest in your future with a winter intensive film, TV or radio course at the Australian Film Television and Radio School. Plus you'll receive a SPECIAL 20% DISCOUNT off the full price if you book by midnight on 12 May 2016 with promo code: WINTERSPECIAL. Courses run between June and August and are taught by industry professionals. They include: Three Week Film School, two week Editing Intensives plus 5-day screenwriting, documentary and TV & radio presenting intensives. Contact us:1300 065 281 / [email protected] / https://www.aftrs.edu.au/short-courses/winter-intensives
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#ThrowBack – Find “Lost Laughs From The Past” At St Kilda Film Festival

Get ready for some #ThrowBack! Indie Cinema from the '70s has it own special brand of flavour. St Kilda Film Festival offers movie fans a special chance to experience them in a cinema setting. Indie cinema from the '70s Take a step back in time and watch two of Australia's memorable short films from the '70s Bukeye and Pinto, and Terror Lostralis. B grade! Cult classic! Gay cowboys, tusked killer koalas, gender bending, greed, adventure, lust, death and distaster: Buckeye and Pinto (1977) and Terror Lostralis (1978) have it all. These two indie comedies played for over 12 months to
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CLAYTON JACOBSON HEADS JUDGES IN 2016 AUSSIE BOFA SHORT FILM COMPETITION

Entries are now open for the 2016 Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival’s “BOFA Aussie Short Film Competition”.
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Dollhouse Pictures presents ‘Eaglehawk ‘with Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Ryan Corr and Wayne Blair @ Sydney Film Festival June 18-19th

In association with Canon Australia, Dollhouse Pictures are thrilled to announce Eaglehawk will screen in competition at  Sydney Film Festival in the 2016 Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films. Helmed by Shannon Murphy, the debut featurette stars Tilda Cobham-Hervey, ( 52 Tuesdays , The Kettering Incident) , Ryan Corr ( Holding The Man, Wanted) , and Wayne Blair ( The Sapphires, Cleverman) . Rounding out the female lead creative team are Marisa Nather (Screenwriter)  , Jessica Carrera (Producer) , Nicole Coventry (Co-Producer) , Alice Babidge (Production and Set Design) and Megan Washington (Composer) Eaglehawk is set in a remote forest, where aspiring
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