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NORA PRESTON, FNI(A)-FILM NETWORKING INDUSTRY (AUSTRALIA) FOUNDING PRESIDENT, AFI/AACTA PROFESSIONAL MEMBER, ATTENDS AFI AGM + FILM NEWS – 29/2/12.

AFI AGM 29/2/12

Nora made a quick trip to Melbourne to attend the AFI AGM that commenced at 5pm and ended at approximately 5.20pm, that followed afterwards with a bit of socialising.

Photo by NORA PRESTON


3 OF THE AFI BOARD OF DIRECTORS, CEO DAMIAN TREWHELLA ON YOUR RIGHT

Board of Directors:

Allan Finney (Chairman, on your left of the picture above), Morrey Schwartz, Robert Sessions, Amanda Higgs, Mike Baard, Sigrid Thornton, Jennifer Huby.

Executive: Damian Trewhella (CEO)

SCREENACT – MIFF Seminar Tuesday 6 March 2012

Venue: CBC Training Room, 216 Northbourne Ave, Braddon ACT

Time: 5.30pm

Event: Seminar

Cost: FREE

Description: Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Industry Programs Director Mark Woods will discuss the programs, opportunities and funding available through MIFF. Mark manages MIFF 37 degree South Market, MIFF Accelerator and MIFF Premiere Fund. MIFF also provides funding. Mark will give inside information about these programs.

RSVP: essential through this link: http://www.screenact.com.au/pages/fundingandinitiatives/development/MIFFinfosession.html

INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITER’S ASSOCIATION – SCREENPLAYS AND SCREENWRITERS WANTED

SEEKING SCREENPLAYS BY CANADIANS FOR LOW BUDGET FEATURE
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SEEKING EXPERIENCED SCREENWRITER IN NYC AREA FOR COLLABORATION
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LOOKING FOR FEATURE LENGTH ROMANTIC DRAMA OR COMEDY

I am searching for a feature-length romantic drama (in the vein of “Cairo Time” or “The Eclipse”-Irish film 2011) or romantic comedy (ala “A Touch of Class”) for two amazing actors in their 50s. The piece must be set (or be adaptable to) in a remote and isolated area (preferably a hotel). Adaptations of plays are welcome…
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LOOKING FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER SHORT FILM SCRIPT
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LOOKING FOR LOW-BUDGET, FEATURE-LENGTH HORROR SCRIPT

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HOT DOCS – THE BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA GRAND OPENING MARCH 14

The grand opening of the newly renovated Bloor Hot Docs Cinema will take place Wednesday, March 14, offering invited guests an advance screening of a film premiering at this year’s Hot Docs Festival, April 26-May 6. Members of the public are invited to preview the new cinema at free open house screenings of Lucy Walker’s WASTE LAND on March 12 and 13. The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema’s scheduled programming will commence on Friday, March 16.

Bloor Hot Docs Cinema memberships and discount cards are now available. The first 50 to purchase Friend of the Cinema Memberships before noon on February 22 will receive tickets to an invitation-only screening on March 15.

SUBMISSIONS STILL OPEN FOR THE DOC SHOP – Submissions for The Doc Shop are still open. Submit your film before the March 30 deadline and your film will be available to programmers, distributors and buyers from around the world. During the Hot Docs Festival, April 26-May 6, The Doc Shop’s fully digital, on-site video library will offer users access to 1500+ documentaries at one of the 40 on-site computer terminals. Following the festival, registered buyers can still view your film at The Doc Shop Online. Submit your film today!

ATOM – Live action DreamWorks event brings spectacular theatrical technology to Australia

 

DreamWorks has created an unprecedented live entertainment event for a worldwide audience.

In partnership with Global Creatures, the masterminds behind the phenomenon Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular, DreamWorks will bring to life an epic adventure inspired by the hit movie How to Train Your Dragon.

The dragons in this performance have been created by Sonny Tilders and his team at The Creature Technology Company, whose previous work brought to life the stunning, life-like dinosaurs in Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular. Included in the cast of twenty-four dragons are all the favorites from the film: the Deadly Nadder (as pictured in this email), Gronkle, Nightmare, Night Fury (Toothless) and Red Death, which is the largest animatronic creature ever made by The Creature Technology Company.

This must-see arena spectacle will begin its world tour in Australia in March 2012 and will break all the rules of traditional arena entertainment. In this state-of-the-art production, dragons – some breathing fire and some with wingspans of up to 14 metres – will soar overhead, immersing audiences in a magical and mythical world of Vikings and dragons.

Featuring a dazzling cast including world-class circus and acrobatic performers, DreamWorks How to Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular promises to be the theatrical experience of a lifetime that will leave audiences of any age in awe!

Free ATOM study guides:
Separate How to Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular study guides for primary and secondary levels are available to download for free at
http://www.metromagazine.com.au. Click on ‘Study Guides’.

Special school performances:
MELBOURNE Hisense Arena – Thursday 8 March 2012, 11am
SYDNEY Allphones Arena – Thursday 22 March 2012, 11am
BRISBANE Brisbane Entertainment Centre – Thursday 29 March 2012, 11am

To book for your school group, call:
MELBOURNE: 03 9286 1347
SYDNEY: 1300 364 001
BRISBANE: 07 3265 8447
(Mention promo code: ATOM)

Tickets:
$44.90 each for ‘A Reserve’ seating for groups of 20 or more (including free entry for 1 teacher with every 20 students)

FNI(A) WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN 2011.

 

FNI(A)/Film Networking Industry (Australia) wishes you a Very safe, and Happy Year in 2012.

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.

PO Box 3509
WESTON CREEK ACT 2611

Mob: +61 407 601 662

email: fni_a@yahoo.com.au

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