News Feature by: David Tiley Thursday 23 May, 2013 The documentary makers have not quietly accepted the loss of several categories in the AACTA awards for 2013. Instead, the Sydney activists have generated a protest letter under the OzDocs banner, and called for consultation.
News Feature by: Lisa French Thursday 23 May, 2013 Lisa French uses a potted personal history of the St Kilda Film Festival to explore the role of short film beyond career development. A message which bears repeating as often as possible.
News Feature by: Tara Judah Thursday 23 May, 2013 What is it actually like to attend the Cannes Film Festival as a passionate Australian critic low on the French totem pole? Tara Judah sloshes, dodges, trudges and waits her way towards the magic of cinema, armed with the determination she brings to defending her beloved Astor Cinema.
Thursday 23 May, 2013 Four projects, $974,000, said to trigger $25 million investment and 1,015 jobs for the State. See Pictures, Jungleboys, Matchbox and Cordell Jigsaw take up the burden of stimulating the economy.
News Feature by: David Tiley Thursday 23 May, 2013 Having reached the age of thirty, and extended from six to ten days in celebration, the St Kilda Film Festival was in serious need of a major sponsor until just a few weeks ago. Now on board the Air Asia dream machine, Paul Harris had a certain relief in his voice when he contemplated the evolution of the festival.
News Feature by: Alex Prior Wednesday 22 May, 2013 The business of the Cannes Film Festival is well under way, with Kim Mordaunt’s low budget feature The Rocket to get a US and Canadian release through Kino Lorber. The company has the rights to theatrical, VOD and home media, and will release in 2014. Tine Klint of Danish-based international sales agent LevelK did the deal.
News Feature by: Julie Marlow Wednesday 22 May, 2013 With just the right mix of pomp, perfidy, Prada and presales, Julie Marlow hunts the money stories through the madness of the Cannes multitudes. Broadcast involvement, for instance, is taking a dive at the shallow end of the pool, and spectators are waiting anxiously for a lifeguard.
News Feature by: Andrew Einspruch Tuesday 21 May, 2013 Even emerging producers fresh from the real world have to understand they are a brand, according to the Cannes Film Market’s Producers Workshop. Screen Hub’s Andrew Einspruch stays idealistic as he contemplates the pitching nitty-gritty of B2B Marketing Tools and Strategies and the invention of the producerial self.
News Feature by: Andrew Einspruch Tuesday 21 May, 2013 For the third year, the Cannes Film Market held its Producers Workshop, aimed at new and new-ish producers attending the market. One session in the series of workshops was What Kind of Producer Are You? Screen Hub’s Andrew Einspruch reports but keeps any reflections on his own identity to himself.