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SHOPLIFTERS WINS BEST FEATURE FILM  AT 12th ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS

SHOPLIFTERS WINS BEST FEATURE FILM AT 12th ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS

Kore-eda Hirokazu’s Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku) was tonight named Best Feature Film at the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). The Award was accepted by producer Taguchi Hijiri at the glittering APSA ceremony in Brisbane, Australia.
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WORLD PREMIERE OF “STAR TREK BEYOND” TO DEBUT IN IMAX AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON

THE FIRST-EVER OUTDOOR IMAX PREMIERE EVENT WILL INCLUDE APPEARANCES BY THE FILM’S CAST AND CREW, AND A LIVE CONCERT PERFORMANCE BY THE SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
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ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS ANNOUNCES FIRST WINNER FOR TENTH EDITION OF AWARDS IN 2016

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), the region’s highest accolade in film, and the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) today announced esteemed Iranian producer Manoochehr Mohammadi as the winner of the 10th FIAPF Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film in the Asia Pacific region. APSA is pleased to announce the award from the Cannes Film Festival, 15 years after Mohammadi’s film Under the Moonlight (Zir-e noor-e maah) won the Critic’s Week Grand Prize in 2001, and where the inaugural winner of the APSA FIAPF Award, the Brisbane-born Dr George Miller, is currently serving as the 69th Cannes Film
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ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL ENJOYS ANOTHER RECORD SEASON

Following its triumphant 2015 outing, the 2016 Alliance Française French Film Festival is delighted to announce another record year, with approximately 168,000 admissions recorded across more than 2,000 sessions for its 27th season. This buoyant result marks a 7% increase compared to 2015 and serves as a valentine to Australia’s ongoing love affair with French cinema, particularly given that 82% of this year’s attendees hailed from an Australian background. Presented by the Alliance Française in association with the Embassy of France in Australia, uniFrance Films and the generous support of renowned Principal Sponsor, Peugeot, the Festival can only be staged
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Red Arrow International drama “Cleverman” heads to the BBC

Red Arrow International has announced that its new genre drama Cleverman (6 x 1 hour) has been picked up by the BBC in the UK.  Cleverman is produced by Australia's Goalpost Pictures and New Zealand's Pukeko Pictures. The series will premiere to British audiences later this year, following the show’s world premiere on SundanceTV in the US on 1 June and on ABC and ABC iview in Australia on 2 June. The deal marks the BBC’s first drama acquisition for BBC Three since it launched as an OTT Platform in February 2016. Earlier this month Cleverman was screened as part
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Being Gavin’s wife, no walk in the park for Georgie Parker

Georgie Parker is the latest actor to lend her considerable talent to the cast of Being Gavin, a new feature film from directing duo Mark Kilmurry and Owen Elliott. Kilmurry (writer / director) and Elliott (producer / director) have cast Georgie for the role of Elaine, Gavin’s (Jamie Oxenbould) wife and mother of Josh (Ed Oxenbould). "I’m fortunate enough to work with Mark Kilmurry at The Ensemble, and NOW I get to work with him on film, my life is complete," Parker said. Kilmurry says "Georgie Parker is one of those rare mesmerising performers who lights up any stage or screen with her presence.
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The Agent – a new web series

With vast experience in television, and a number of feature film credits (WEST and INHUMAN RESOURCES) under his belt, THE AGENT is filmmaker Daniel Krige’s first foray into short form, episodic story-telling, taking the reins as writer, director and producer. THE AGENT is a heart-warming comedy about hope, reinvention and mistaken identity, and stars Carla Bonner (of NEIGHBOURS fame) as an aspiring actress looking to find herself an acting agent, and Krige himself as an unsuspecting Tax Agent. While it is only released publicly for the first time from May 17, THE AGENT has already garnered nominations for BEST COMEDY, BEST ACTRESS (Carla Bonner), BEST ACTOR (Daniel Krige)
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Radical storytelling leads to big success on the international film festival circuit

An experimental multi-screen short film created by a UTS Master of Animation student has been selected by judging panels to screen at eight international film festivals. Attracting the attention of film curators from around the world, Imagining Time, is expected to be selected to screen at more festivals in the coming months. It has also been selected for screening at this year’s Sydney International Film Festival. Created by Jelena Sinik, the animated film is a 90-second visual adaptation of T.S. Eliot’s 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock', which tackles issues surrounding mental health and the notion of identity. “I
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TRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PROGRAM IN NEWCASTLE

Sydney Film Festival’s 2016 Travelling Film Festival returns to Newcastle, with an impressive selection of international cinema direct from their premieres at Sydney Film Festival. The TFF will be screening at Tower Cinemas from 24 - 26 June 2016. Tickets to Australia’s longest running travelling film festival are on sale now, bringing world class, festival quality cinema to the hub of the Greater Newcastle Area in New South Wales. Goldstone (SFF Opening Night 2016) will open the Festival. Starring home grown Aussie talent Aaron Pedersen, the new outback thriller is a follow up of 2013 festival favourite Mystery Road. Award-winning
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Speed Networking at AFTRS

AFTRS Open invites you to join them for Speed Networking, followed by drinks in the foyer. This event is taking place as part of Vivid Sydney 2016, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas. 5.30- 8pm at AFTRS, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, Sydney
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AFTRS OPEN: Three Week Film School

Are you looking to fast track your filmmaking skills and get an opportunity to use professional equipment and studios?
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