News Feature by: David Tiley Tuesday 10 December, 2013 As always the musicians delivered one of the niftiest awards nights on the calendar, but with an unusual interruption. Antony Partos`s speech was almost a showstopper in its own right.
News Feature by: David Tiley Monday 9 December, 2013 The Shark island Institute and the Documentary Australia Foundation has picked up on an international funding system that pumped $11.5m into 128 films around the world since 2009, and expects to support seven local projects each year.
News Feature by: Bob Connolly Monday 9 December, 2013 You have to hand it to the documentary community - they know how to turn grief into a story. Exhibit A is Bob Connolly on Dennis O`Rourke at his memorial night on Saturday.
News Feature by: David Tiley Friday 6 December, 2013 Santa comes with $11m ho-hos to four features, four TV dramas and one for the tots (and grown-ups too) courtesy of Screen Australia. Who is going to be going over contracts during Christmas?
News Feature by: Dominic Case Friday 6 December, 2013 Regional film festivals are sprouting from the verdant local ooze around Australia, but none has had quite such a complicated learning curve as the annual screening weekend in Dungog. Dominic Case reports on latest developments, and adds a historical spin.
News Feature by: Dr Vincent O`Donnell Monday 9 December, 2013 Two years ago, the official censorship branch of the Chinese government was punishing channels for broadcasting too many shows which were "excessively entertaining". Dr O`D watches a headline player who is part of the charge past that kind of thinking.
Monday 9 December, 2013 The Sundance Festival will unrol 52 Tuesdays and Babadook as part of a lineup which is said to generally skew older for 2014. In Australia`s case, it skews bent and really, really scary.
News Feature by: David Tiley Friday 6 December, 2013 In keeping with the growing trend to search for State agency board members across Australia, Porchlight veteran Liz Watts will take over from Bridget Ikin for the South Australian Film Corporation.
News Feature by: David Tiley Friday 6 December, 2013 Anupam Sharma, the proprietor of production and production services company Films & Casting TEMPLE, has combined with a group of investors to create a fund which will make at least one feature film and one documentary over the next eighteen months.
News Feature by: Dr Vincent O`Donnell Friday 6 December, 2013 With 70% of the world`s population in the region, including a few billion people in economies not trampled by the Global Financial Collapse, an Asia-Pacific screen market is a harbinger of the future. Dr O`D peruses the first day..
Thursday 5 December, 2013 The Dungog Arts Foundation is kickstarting a brand new filmy festival to be based in the town. It is looking for a film festival director and wants a pile of great applications. We figure it is a terrific opportunity for the right festival maven. Applications close December 15th.
Thursday 5 December, 2013 This will pop up all over the place but we do have the long version... this is the true story of Harrison Okene`s rescue after living for three days in an air bubble in a sunken tug.
Thursday 5 December, 2013 Some releases deserve to be headlined entire. The Australian film industry has united to host a tribute to the late Dennis OíRourke, at the Chauvel Cinema, Paddington on December 7th.
News Feature by: Rochelle Siemienowicz Wednesday 4 December, 2013 Rochelle Siemienowicz is a screen tragic, a survivor of work at the AFI, and a generous but sharp observer of human behaviour. Who better to reflect on the state of play with our national awards?
News Feature by: David Tiley Wednesday 4 December, 2013 Screen Australia has announced that Sally Caplan has been appointed to the new head of production job, which replaces the Ross Matthews role in a new structure.
News Feature by: Keith Barclay Wednesday 4 December, 2013 Outgoing SPADA President Matt Emery has gone properly public on the outcome of the long, slow journey to a modern deal for New Zealand actors and producers in their own domestic sector.
News Feature by: David Tiley Thursday 5 December, 2013 The Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne has reached deep into the British screen ecology to find its new marketing and development director.
Wednesday 4 December, 2013 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced 15 films still being considered for Oscar love. The list represents an almost 90% cull of the 147 titles qualified for consideration in the feature doco category.
Wednesday 4 December, 2013 One of the better-kept industry secrets is now out in the open with the announcement this morning (Tuesday) of Gibson Group founder Dave Gibson as the NZFC Chief Executive for the next five years.
Friday 15 November, 2013 Yesterday`s Screen Industry Forum passed three resolutions designed to establish a pan-industry body and call on government to consult, then respond quickly to the issues facing the industry. The meeting was attended by over 400 people, according to organisers.