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FNI(A) FREE GIVEAWAY – MERRY XMAS

First 2 members to reply to this e-news receives a free dinner voucher for 2.

THE StarNow HOLLYWOO IMMERSIVE COMPETITION ANNOUNCE THE 50 FINALISTS

After receiving thousands of entries for our Hollywood Immersive competition, we’re excited to announce the 50 finalists, or ‘Rising Stars’!

The 50 Rising Stars will now start adding their video auditions to the Hollywood Immersive YouTube channel, and the winner will be announced on 9 December.

For more info, click on this link: http://www.starnow.com.au/announcements/All/#248

FROM AN FNI(A) FILM ENTRANT, KATIA ROESSEL – FRANCE

Bonjour, dear,

je suis heureuse de vous annoncer la projection du “giron”

pour lundi, le 5 décembre 2011, pendant le Corinthian Peloponnesian

International Film Festival, en Grèce.

La projection aura lieu au théâtre municipal de Corinthe.

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I’m incredibly excited to announce the screening of “the core”

on Monday, 5th of December, during the CORINTHIAN PELOPONNESIAN

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2011.

The short film will be screened in the theatre to the city of Corinth.

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bien à vous.

Katia

http://catherineroessel.blogspot.com

OFF seeks ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS AND AAV seeks PERFORMING ARTIST

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST –
ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS, THE OTHER FILM FESTIVAL

  • Do you love film?
  • Do you have something to say?
  • Do you have experience of disability?

The Other Film Festival and Arts Access Victoria are very pleased to announce the creation of four new positions on the film festival team. Each of the four successful candidates will play leading roles in delivering the 2012 festival.

Associate directors will be offered opportunities to coordinate workshop programs, organise selection panels, curate screening programs, liaise with entrants, support national and international guests, and represent the festival in the media.

One outstanding candidate will be offered flights and accommodation to attend the highly regarded Reelabilities Film Festival in New York with The Other Film Festival Director in February 2012.

Please note that these positions are unpaid but the successful candidates will have access to a modest budget and organisational support to realise their festival project including access services, admin, marketing and communications.

Successful applicants are likely to have a track record in delivering a film or media related project.

Applications close Friday 9 December 2011.

» Find our more and how to apply

AAV seeks Performing Artist
Arts Access Victoria is looking for a talented and enthusiastic Performance Artist to coordinate the arts program for Get Out!
Get Out! is a visual and performance arts program offering respite to family and voluntary carers of adults who have a disability. It is for adults with a disability, including those with an intellectual, physical, sensory disability or an acquired brain injury who live in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

The primary role of the performing artist will be to provide Get Out! participants with an innovative, creative, empowering, participant-driven arts program that involves active choice and participation.

We are looking for an individual with a passion and enthusiasm for inclusive arts practice, and a strong interest in working creatively with adults who have a disability.

Applications close Friday 9 December 2011.

» Find our more and how to apply

HOT DOCS FESTIVAL PASSES AND TICKET PACKAGES NOW ON SALE

Hot Docs 2012 ticket packages and passes are now available at special early-bird prices! With two ticket packages, two Kickstart packages, and three great pass options to choose from, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect present for the doc lover in your family. This year there are a limited number of passes available, so hurry and purchase your ticket package or pass online or by phone at 416-637-5150

FROM MICHAEL DOMEYKO ROWLAND – BYRON SHIRE

Michael is giving three free seminars about writing in Byron Shire from 12th to the 15th December. If you would like to come along or be an assistant please call 1800 67 62 62 asap.

2011 SPAA Conference Wrap

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2011 SPAA Conference – speakers, delegates and of course our wonderful sponsors.

Conference Feedback Reminder
It’s your chance to tell us what you thought of this years SPAA Conference and by participating in our quick 5-10 minute survey you will go into the draw to win a complimentary 2012 Conference Registration. Click on the link below and fill in the survey before 11 December.

Begin Survey

Session audio recordings are now available to stream online, please click here to listen.
Please note not all sessions are available to stream.

Photos from SPAA Conference 2011
are also now online, click here to go to the image gallery.

Click here to view media breaks from the lead up and during this years SPAA Conference.

We look forward to seeing you next year.

Subscribe here to stay up to date with SPAA Conference announcements.

For more information visit http://www.spaa.org.au/conference

LIGHTS! CANBERRA! ACTION! 2012 THEME AND DATES ANNOUNCED!
Canberra’s favourite short film festival returns for it’s 9th event in 2012 and the theme for the competition has just been announced!
The 2012 Theme is: WINNING. The theme is tied into the 100th anniversary of the win by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney Griffin to plan the city of Canberra. The story of their entry and selection is quite an interesting one. A late decision to enter, a push from Marion to Walter, a rush to the deadline… A great story, more about which can be read HERE. The dates:
Items Announcement: Friday 24th February at Legislative Assembly, Civic Square
Filmmaking: 24th Feb – 5th March 2012, all over Canberra
Top Twelve Screening: Friday 9th March
Due to the ever growing popularity of the event, we have been forced to find a larger venue. The 2012 Top Twelve Screening will be taking place in the beautiful Old Parliament House Rose Gardens. For more information, check out the festival website: http://www.eormedia.com.au/lca.htm

SCREENACT CHRISTMAS PARTY
Friday 16th December, 6pm, ScreenACT Offices, Free, RSVP Required
Come and celebrate the end of 2011 with the ScreenACT team! Drinks and nibbles will be provided but make sure to RSVP for catering purposes. We hope you can join us in celebrating a successful film year in the ACT.

When: Friday 16th December, Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm, Where: 216 Northbourne Ave Braddon ACT 2612, RSVP is required to: info@screenact.com.au

FROM AFI AACTA AWARDS

Don McAlpine announced as first AACTA Award recipient

Australian cinematography legend, Donald M. McAlpine (ACS/ASC), was today announced the recipient of the nation’s highest screen accolade – the AACTA Raymond Longford Award.

The announcement sees McAlpine join an illustrious group of Australian screen greats, each of whom are previous AFI Raymond Long Award recipients, including Peter Weir, Geoffrey Rush, Fred Schepisi, Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell and Jack Thompson.

McAlpine’s career spans more than 50 films made over 40 years, and includes Australian classics such as Don’s Party and ‘Breaker’ Morant, through to international blockbusters such as Predator, Patriot Games and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

He has received numerous accolades including an Oscar® and BAFTA nomination for Best Cinematography for Moulin Rouge!, a BAFTA nomination for William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, as well as three AFI Awards.

This marks the first award to be bestowed by AACTA, which in just one week (on 30 November 2011) will reveal all nominees for the inaugural Samsung AACTA Awards.

McAlpine will be officially awarded with a special presentation at the Samsung AACTA Awards Luncheon presented by Digital Pictures on Sunday 15 January, which will include special tributes by fellow screen luminaries Bruce Beresford, Jack Thompson and P.J. Hogan.

AFI | AACTA CEO, Damian Trewhella, said: “Don McAlpine is a most deserving recipient of the Raymond Longford Award, the highest accolade which AACTA can bestow on an individual, and we are delighted that such an outstanding screen practitioner is the first person to be awarded by AACTA.”

Long time friend and colleague, Jack Thompson AM, informed McAlpine in person that he had been named the AACTA Raymond Longford Award recipient by reading a heart-felt tribute – a video clip of which can be viewed on the AACTA website.

To see the clip, to read tributes to McAlpine and to read about McAlpine’s work, visit the AACTA website.

Tickets to both the Samsung AACTA Awards Luncheon presented by Digital Pictures (Sunday 15 January 2012) and the inaugural Samsung AACTA Awards Ceremony (Tuesday 31 January 2012) will be available to purchase via the AACTA website as of 1 December 2011.

FNI(A) WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN 2009/2010.

FNI(A)/Film Networking Industry (Australia) wishes you a Very safe, and Happy Year in 2011.

If you need any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me on MOBILE +61 407 601 662, or email fni_a@yahoo.com.au

NORA PRESTON – Filmmaker since 2001
Founding President

FNI(A) – FILM NETWORKING INDUSTRY ( AUSTRALIA ) INC. – Founded in 2005.

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1 December 2011

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