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2019 GOLD COAST FILM FESTIVAL TO DELIVER  PRIME LINE-UP OF INDUSTRY EVENTS

2019 GOLD COAST FILM FESTIVAL TO DELIVER PRIME LINE-UP OF INDUSTRY EVENTS

The Gold Coast Film Festival is set to cement its growing reputation as Queensland’s destination film festival for the Australian screen industry with a 12-day blockbuster of premieres, workshops, gala ceremonies, panels and networking opportunities.
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Sydney Film School Opens Its Doors To The Public

On 7th May, Sydney Film School will throw open its doors to the public with a free Open Day to encourage budding filmmakers to take the opportunity to experience the School and all it has to offer.
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THE AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS GUILD ANNOUNCE THE PRESENTERS & BROADCAST PARTNER FOR THE 2016 AWARDS

With just over a week to go until the 2016 Awards, the Australian Directors Guild have revealed a line-up of some of the Australian screen industry’s most respected figures as presenters at this year’s ceremony. Fred Schepisi, Lisa McCune, Catherine McClements, Lucy Honigman, Mark Coles Smith, Anna McGahan, Damian Walshe-Howling, Ray Meagher, Craig Monahan and Spencer McLaren will be amongst the presenters who will hand out the prestigious awards. The annual awards celebrate the outstanding work of Australian screen directors over the past year and the winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins on Friday 6 May hosted by Nazeem Hussain.
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ATTENTION SHORT DOCO FILMMAKERS!

There are only a few days left to submit your short film to Antenna Documentary Film Festival 2016.   Antenna’s Australian short documentary program brings recognition and exposure to some of the great short documentaries that are being produced across Australia today.   Submission close 1 May 2016   For more information, eligibility requirements and to submit your film go to http://antennafestival.org/submit-film/
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Imagined Touch –  A Documentary about a live art project created by two Deafblind women.

“It’s important for the world to see... without the documentary people won’t be able to see what we’re doing. - ”Heather Lawson, deafblind performer & collaborator
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Jack of the Red Hearts Australian Premiere Fundraiser

EVENT DETAILS: Monday 9 May 7pm - Young Adult Session Sunday 15 May 7pm - General Community Session Event Cinemas Bondi Junction Tickets $25pp Jack of the Red Hearts tells the story of Jacqueline, a street wise teen and casualty of a flawed foster care system, ‘Jack’ cons her way into a job by posing as an experienced caregiver for a family with an autistic child. Initially in over her head, Jack finally connects with her new life and beautiful 11 year old Glory in an unexpected way. But just when Jack thinks she’s found redemption, her deceitful past catches
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TASMANIA’S PRIMETIME SHINE IN NEW COMEDY SERIES ROSEHAVEN

Production is set to commence in Tasmania on Rosehaven, a new eight-part comedy series for ABC TV.  From the production base at the ABC Centre in Hobart, the series will be filmed entirely on location in the state, creating jobs for 200 Tasmanians as cast, crew and extras. In addition, 8 emerging screen practitioners will be engaged by the production in training positions funded by Screen Tasmania. Tasmanian actors have been cast in over 80% of the sixty roles in the series. Rosehaven stars two of Australia’s most popular comedians, Tasmanian born Luke McGregor (Utopia, It’s a Date, Luke Warm
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Kino Sydney: Open Screen Film Night

Expect the unexpected as Kino Sydney throws open its screen to our diverse scene of local filmmakers to premiere their madcap, creative, and always inventive short films. Cheer on short films, gain insights from our Q&As and industry talk, chill out to live music, feel content on pizza and popcorn, and try your luck on our giveaways. Tickets are only $10 with all programming and food inclusive. Screening filmmakers get in free.
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Melbourne Cinémathèque presents FOOTAGE FETISHIST: ERICH VON STROHEIM, “TOTAL FILM-MAKER”, PART TWO

May 4 Footage Fetishist: Erich von Stroheim, ‘Total Film-maker’, Part Two “If you live in France, for instance, and you have written one good book, or painted one good picture, or directed one outstanding film fifty years ago and nothing else since, you are still recognised and honored accordingly. People take their hats off to you and call you "maître". They do not forget. In Hollywood—in Hollywood, you're as good as your last picture. If you didn't have one in production within the last three months, you're forgotten, no matter what you have achieved ere this.” – Erich von Stroheim Screening May 4th, the
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Australia’s Funniest Shorts – Official Selection Announced!

Australia’s Funniest Shorts has announced its 2016 comedy sketch and short film official selections which will have their premiere screenings at the Sydney Comedy Festival on Tuesday May 3 and Perth Comedy Festival Wednesday May 4. “Australia’s Funniest Shorts is the nation’s premier comedy shorts festival. As comedy is the most popular short film and new-media genre, it provides a vital element in Australia’s film culture” Tim Ferguson. Selected from over 100 entries from across Australia, the 17 shorts will be eligible for the following prizes which will be judged by a panel of experts at the Perth Comedy Festival: • FUNNIEST SKETCH – $500
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