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MOVIE  NEWS

PARADISE on GLEBE POINT ROAD:  The Story of the Valhalla Cinema

The films bombed in local box offices*, but Chris and Barry thought they could draw a decent crowd.

Pat Garret and Billy the Kid, 1973, Peckinpah: a Western drama featuring Bob Dylan. Nashville, 1975, Altman: a sprawling satire, featuring rowdy country music.

They could have shown something safer, more palatable. Or they could have run the risk but hedged against catastrophe — they could have braced themselves for a modest turnout and polite, uninspired applause. At the very least, they could have chosen a humble venue to hide the empty space.

But they booked the St. Kilda Palais Theatre, the majestic edifice beside Melbourne’s Luna Park, and screened films that had proven to be commercial failures.

NOVEMBER 2016:  Aussie Female Feature Filmmakers

These feature films are hitting the screens both big and small over the coming months including the theatrical and digital release of DRAMA on 17th November and the digital release of CRUSHED on 1st November, 2016.  These films all pass the ‘Three Tick Test’ (At least three roles filled by women: writer, director, producer, protagonist) and have been recently released or are coming soon. Support women in film and check out these Aussie titles now at cinemas and online.

  • ALL ABOUT E – writer/director by Louise Wadley / producer by Jay Rutovitz
  • AMBROSIA – writer/director by Rhiannon Bannenberg
  • CHASING ASYLUM – director/producer Eva Orner
  • CRUSHED – writer/director/producer Megan Riakos / producer Sarah Bishop
  • DAMAGED – director/producer Maha Wilson
  • DRAMA writer/director/producer by Sophie Mathisen / producer Dominique Mathisen
  • EMBRACE – writer/director/producer Taryn Brumfitt / producer Anna Vincent
  • GAYBY BABY – Maya Newell
  • GIRL ASLEEP – director/co-producer Rosemary Myers
  • INNER DEMON – writer/director Ursula Dobrowski / producer Sue Brown
  • LOOKING FOR GRACE – writer/director Sue Brooks / producers Lizzette Atkins, Sue Taylor, Alison Tilson
  • SKIN DEEP – writer Monica Zanetti / producer by Rosie Lourde
  • SHERPA – writer/director Jennifer Peedom / producer Bridget Ikin
  • STRANGERLAND – director Kim Farrant / writer  Fiona Seres / producer Naomi Wenck
  • THE CONNECTION – Shannon Harvey
  • THE DRESS MAKER – writer/director Jocelyn Moorhouse / producer Sue Maslin / novel by Rosalie Ham
  • THE OPPOSITION – director/producer Hollie Fifer / producers Rebecca Barry, Madeleine Hetherton.
  • WIDE OPEN SKY –  writer/director/producer Lisa Nicol / producer Anna Craney
  • WOMEN HE’S UNDRESSED – director/producer Gillian Armstrong / writer Katherine Thomson

FILM FESTIVALS

AUSTRALIAN VIRTUAL REALITY FILM FESTIVAL  (AVRFF) is the first event of its kind in Australia, dedicated to emerging virtual reality technology.  Having partnered with Screen Queensland and Brisbane Powerhouse, the inaugural event will showcase the best of Virtual Reality film.  A selection of short films, music videos and documentaries that integrate the use of virtual reality technology have been chosen by an curatorial panel to showcase the work of the next generation of filmmakers.  AVRFF is a platform for innovative filmmakers to present their art form in a space that promotes creative development and industry discussion.

 

AUSTRALIAN FILM FESTIVAL   is a collaborative, not-for-profit initiative, representing over 50 specialist film festivals based in Sydney and supported by the City Of Sydney. The project aims to build audiences for niche and specialist film festivals, and provide support to film festival organisers. Our activities include building cross-promotional alliances between like-minded festivals, a website portal and festival calendar, umbrella marketing to new and existing audiences, workshops, networking and guidance on social media strategies, resource-sharing and development for film festival organisers.

BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  is one of the world’s leading film festivals, being held every February.  There are several sections during the days of this festival including Competition, Panorama, and Forum. In Competition section, around twenty films compete for the awards called the Golden Bear and Silver Bear.

BLUE MOUNTAINS FILM FESTIVAL  The annual Blue Mountains Film Festival showcases the best short films from the around the world – set against the dramatic landscape of the Blue Mountains. Scenic World have seen the potential of this event for the Blue Mountains from the outset.

BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE BFI FILM FESTIVAL  held in the United Kingdom, running in the second half of October with cooperation from the British Film Institute. It screens more than 300 films, documentaries and shorts from approximately 50 countries.

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL  was stared in 1946 with the special purpose placing emphasis on artistic value, which is inherent characteristic of films. That is, this festival generally forster the notion that Europiean cinema is “art” cinema.  The main event of this festival is the official selection. In competition, the twenty films compete each other for the Palme d’ Or, which is a kind of grand prize. In addition, there is Parallel Selection in this festival. In this section, there is Tous les Cinémas du Monde.

DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  (DIFF), founded in 2004 and held in December, is the leading film festival in the region. Since its inception in 2004, the festival has served as an influential platform for Arab filmmakers and talent at an international level, by spearheading the cinema movement in the region.  The DIFF is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. It is a not-for-profit cultural event, presented and organised by Dubai Entertainment & Media Organization.

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is an annual fortnight of cinema screenings and related events taking place each June. Established in 1947, it is the world’s oldest continually running film festival.

HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  founded in 1976, is Asia’s oldest international film festival and a pioneer in introducing Hong Kong, Chinese language and Asian cinema and filmmakers to the world.  Screening over 250 titles from more than 55 countries in over 11 major cultural venues across the territory, the Festival is Hong Kong’s largest cultural event. Taking place in March/April

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  is an annual film festival held over three weeks in July, in Melbourne, Australia. It was founded in 1952 and is one of the oldest film festivals in the world.  MIFF is one of Melbourne’s four major film festivals, in addition to the Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF), Melbourne Queer Film Festival(MQFF) and Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF).  Melbourne is a significant city in the history of film: The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906), the world’s first full-length feature film, was filmed in the city.

RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL is an independent film festival and film school that operates throughout major cities including: London, Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Budapest, Berlin and Brussels.  The festival itself was established in 1992 by Elliot Grove to be the voice of British filmmaking.  Takes place in September/October.

REFUGEE FILM FESTIVAL   the festival involved several activities including film screenings in Melbourne at Cinema Nova, Carlton and film Screenings in Sydney at the State Library of NSW.  The festival was a great success, with a turnout of over 1000 people across Melbourne and Sydney. In addition, the many independent screenings across Australia raised money, awareness and discussion of the themes and content of the films.

SUNDERANCE FILM FESTIVAL  an American film festival that takes place annually in Utah. With 46,732 attendees in 2012, it is the largest independent film festival in the United States.

SXSW FILM FESTIVAL for nine days in Austin, Texas in March, creatives of all stripes gather for the acclaimed SXSW Film Program to celebrate raw innovation and emerging talent both behind and in front of the camera.

SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL  the world’s best new films come to Sydney every June for 12 days and nights of inspiring and entertaining premieres, talks and parties. Sydney Film Festival takes place at our flagship venue the State Theatre, as well as cinemas in the CBD, Newtown, Cremorne, Western Sydney and more, screening more than 200 films you won’t usually find in the multiplex. Twelve films are selected for the Official Competition, which celebrates “courageous, audacious and cutting-edge” cinema with a $60,000 cash prize. Sydney Film Festival also presents seven other cash awards over the course of the festival – you can read about them all here.   We also run the Travelling Film Festival year-round, taking the best of international and Australian cinema to 17 regional centres around the country, as well as the Travelling Film Festival at Sea

TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL is a film festival in Telluride, Colorado, U.S., over Labor Day Weekend in September of each year.  It was started in 1974 by Bill and Stella Pence, Tom Luddy, and James Card and the Telluride Council for the Arts and Humanities.  Founded in 1974 and takes place in September.

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is one of the largest publicly attended film festivals in the world, attracting over 480,000 people annually.  Over the last 40 years, TIFF has grown to become a year-round destination for film culture operating out of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, a dynamic centre for film culture that offers film lovers a world-class cinema experience including new releases, live one-of-a-kind film events and an interactive gallery.

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL  was founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff, reportedly in response to the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the consequent loss of vitality in the Tribeca neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, although there are reports that its founding was underway prior to the events of 9/11.  The mission of the festival is “to enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience.” The Tribeca Film Festival was founded to celebrate New York City as a major filmmaking center and to contribute to the long-term recovery of lower Manhattan.

VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL   was started in 1932, has the longest history among the top 3 film festivals and is held late August.  It was stared as part of the 18th Venice Biennale and has grown since 1950s by introducing many unknown but remarkable Japanese films such as Rashomon directed by Kurosawa Akira. Nowadays, it consists of main competition for world premiere, upstream that is competition for alternative filmmaking with innovation and creativity, new territories for films using new technology, and International Critics’ Week. The principal awards in this film festival are the Leone d’Oro (Golden Lion), which is for the best film screened in main competition, the Leone d’Argento (Silver Lion) for the Best Director, the Jury Grand Prix, which is as renowned as Silver Lion, and the Coppa Volpi (Volpi Cup), which is awarded to the best actor and actress.

SOME FILMS I HAVE SEEN

ACT of VALOR

ADAPTATION

ADVENTURES of PRINCE  ACHMED, THE

AGUIRRE:  THE WRATH OF GOD

ALL  ABOUT  MY  WIFE

AMERICAN SMIPER

AN  AMERICAN  in  PARIS

ARGO

ARTIST, THE

ATTACK THE BLOCK

AUSTRALIA

AVATAR

BEAR, THE

BENEATH HILL 60

BEN-HUR (1959)

BOOTMEN

BUCKET LIST, THE

BURNING  SEASON, THE

BURNT  BY  THE  SUN

CAVE of FORGOTTEN DREAMS

CHILDREN of MEN

CHILDREN of SILK ROAD (The Children of Huang Shi)

CHRONICLES of NARNIA:  THE  LION  THE  WITCH  AND  THE WARDROBE, THE

CHRONICLES of NARNIA:  PRINCE CASPIAN, THE

CITIZENFOUR

CITIZEN KANE

CITY OF GOD

COLLABORATOR

CONFESSIONS  OF  A  SHOPAHOLIC

CORALINE

CUP, THE

DAM  BUSTERS, THE

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

DESCENDANTS, THE

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

DOG  WARS

DUNKIRK

EAGLE HUNTRESS, THE 2016

EQUALISER, THE

FAHRENHEIT 9/11

FAULT IN OUR STARS, THE

FIRM, THE

5 DAYS OF WAR

FLIGHT of the NAVIGATOR

GALLIPOLI

GHOST in the SHELL

GILDED CAGE, THE

GIRL RISING

GOING  IN  STYLE

 

GONE  WITH  THE  WIND

GRACE of  MONACO

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, THE

GREEN LANTERN

GREAT GATSBY

GUARD, THE

HARRY POTTER and the SORCERER’S STONE

HARRY POTTER and the CHAMBER of SECRETS

HARRY POTTER and the PRISONER of AZKABAN

HARRY POTTER and the GOBLET of FIRE

HARRY POTTER and the ORDER of the PHOENIX

HARRY POTTER and the HALF BLOOD PRINCE

HARRY POTTER and the DEATHLY HALLOWS:  PART I

HARRY POTTER and the DEATHLY HALLOWS:  PART II

HELP,  THE

HIDDEN  FIGURES 

HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, THE

HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, THE

HOBBIT:  THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES, THE

HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE

HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, THE

HURT LOCKER, THE

I AM

INCREDIBLES, THE

INDEPENDENCE  DAY:  RESURGENCE

INSIDE  OUT

UNTOUCHABLES, THE

JASON BOURNE (2016)

KHELEIN  HUM  JEE  JAAN   SEY

KING OF PIGS, THE (Dwae-ji-ui wang)

JAMES BOND:  SPECTRE

KWANDONG VIPER (Gwandongsalmusa),

LAGAAN

LA LA LAND

LEGENDS of the GUARDIANS  The Owls of Ga’hoole

LEGO

LIFE OF PI

LION

MAD  MAX:  FURY ROAD

MAMMA MIA

MAN  OF  STEEL

MAN ON A LEDGE

MAO’S  LAST  DANCER

MARTIANM THE

MARY MEETS MOHAMMAD

LES MISERABLES

MISS REPRESENTATION 2011

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: Rogue Nation, Sky Dance

A MOST WANTED MAN

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY

MR HUBLOT (Winner of the 2014 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film)

MR and MRS IYER:   full movie

MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO

MYSTIC  RIVER

NEW  IN  TOWN

NORTH  BY  NORTHWEST

NOSFERATU

NOT  WITHOUT  MY  DAUGHTER

OTHER SON, THEN

PAN’S LABYRINTH

PARIS MANHATTAN

PERFECT  STORM, THE

A  PERSONAL  JOURNEY with MARTIN  SCORSESE  THROUGH  AMERICAN  MOVIES

PLANET of the APES – DAWN OF THE

PLANET of the APES – WAR for the

POWER of ONEM THE

PRINCES  BRIDE, THE

PROPOSAL, THE 

QUARTET

RAILWAY MAN

THE RAINMAKER

RECIPE, THE (Doenjang)

ROCKET, THE

ROUND UP, La Raffle

ROYAL TENENBAUMS

RUSHMORE

SAHARA

SALMON FISHING in the YEMEN

SALT OF THE EARTH, THE

SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, THE

SEPARATION, A

SHADOWS  OF  THE  MOON,  IN THE

SHREK

SEOUL:  THE STREAM of CONSCIOUSNESS

SPIRITED AWAY

SAPPHIRES, THE

SCHOOL of ROCK

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

SIX ACTS

SLUMDOG  MILLIONAIRE

SPIRITED  AWAY

STAR TREK

STAR TREK BEYOND

STAR  WARS:  EPISODE I – The  Phantom  Menace

STAR  WARS:  EPISODE II – Attack of the Clones 

STAR  WARS:  EPISODE  III – Revenge of the Sith

STAR WARS:  EPISODE IV – A New Hope

STAR WARS:  EPISODE V – The Empire Strikes Back

STAR WARS:  EPISODE VI –  The Return of the Jedi

STAR WARS:  EPISODE VII – The Force Awakens

STAR WARS:  Rogue One

STRANGER THAN FICTION

TAARE  SAMEEN  PAR  Every Child is Special

THIRD MAN, THE

THELMA and LOUISE

TOOMELAH

TRACKS

TRANSFORMERS:  AGE OF EXTINCTION

VENUS TALK

WADJDA

WAR  HORSE

WATCHMEN, THE

WALL, THE

WATER DIVINER, THE

WEEPING  CAMEL, THE

WAY  BACK, THE

How Green was my valley – documentary’s new take on life, 40 years on

WHAT  HAPPENED  TO  GREEN  VALLEY?

WHERE  EAGLES  DARE

WILD

WIND RISES, THE

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

ZOOTOPIA

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