ACMI GOES BEHIND THE SEAMS WITH DEBORAH LANDIS
Distinguished Hollywood costume designer and curator of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition, Hollywood Costume, Deborah Nadoolman Landis, will present a keynote lecture whilst in Melbourne to open the exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) on Wednesday 24 April 2013.
The public event, to be held on opening day of the exhibition, Hollywood Costume – Inside the Wardrobe, will see Deborah present a lecture detailing the art of costume design and its role in cinematic storytelling.
Hollywood Costume – Inside the Wardrobe will commence with a panel session from leaders in costume design. Character, Collaboration and the Art of Dressing for the Screen will feature leading Australian film and television costumers Margot Wilson (Lantana, The Proposition, Bran Nue Dae), Edie Kurzer (South Solitary, Look Both Ways, Matching Jack) and Cappi Ireland (Kill Bill, Animal Kingdom, The Slap), and NIDA’s Head of Costume, Fiona Reilly.
What is Costume Design? with Professor Deborah Nadoolman Landis will follow the panel discussion and will include a question and answer session with the special international guest.
Five years in the making, the Hollywood Costume exhibition was conceived and curated by Deborah, appointed Senior Guest Curator at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) where the exhibition was first mounted in October 2012.
Deborah’s costume design credits include Animal House (1978), The Blues Brothers (1980), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Michael Jackson’s Thriller short (1983), Trading Places (1983) and Coming to America (1988), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award®. Deborah’s designs for Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as the title characters in The Blues Brothers will be on show in Hollywood Costume.
Widely published on the subject of costume design, Deborah is the editor of Hollywood Costume, the publication to accompany the exhibition. Professor Landis, who received her Ph.D. from The Royal College of Art in London, is the Founding Director of the David C. Copley Centre for Costume Design at the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television, teaches at the American Film Institute and is a professor at the University of the Arts, London.
The Hollywood Costume exhibition, direct from the V&A, explores the central role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together the most iconic costumes from across a century of film-making.
Hollywood Costume illuminates the costume designer’s creative process from script to screen and reveals the collaborative dialogue that leads to the development of authentic screen characters. Using montages, film clips and sophisticated 3D projections, costumes are contextualised with their original films, while interviews with key Hollywood costume designers, directors and actors deepens the investigation.
Exclusive to Melbourne as part of Melbourne Winter Masterpieces, Hollywood Costume will show at ACMI from Wednesday 24 April to Sunday 18 August 2013. Deborah Nadoolman Landis will appear at ACMI in Hollywood Costume – Inside the Wardrobe on Wednesday 24 April at 1.30pm. Tickets to these events are on sale now: www.acmi.net.au
Hollywood Costume – Inside the Wardrobe
Wednesday 24 April 2013
1.30pm to 6.00pm
ACMI Cinema 1
Tickets Full $15 Concession $10 ACMI Member $9
Tickets on sale now via acmi.net.au or phone 03 8663 2583
1.30pm – Character, Collaboration and the Art of Dressing for the Screen – Panel Discussion
4.30pm – What is Costume Design? with Professor Deborah Nadoolman Landis – Lecture and Q&A
Hollywood Costume – Inside the Wardrobe is proudly supported by Naomi Milgrom AO and The Embassy of the United States of America.
New Newspoll Research Shows Six in Ten Australians Want New Australian Content Requirements
A Newspoll survey conducted for the Australian Writers’ Guild last weekend shows that a clear majority of 6 in 10 Australians support additional Australian comedy and drama requirements for the new digital free-to-air channels, and 6 in 10 Australians would find a reduction in the levels of local children’s live action content unacceptable. Find our full media release here.
Australia is at real risk of losing its unique cultural identity when it comes to the new free-to-air digital networks. Currently these are the only screens that have no specific quotas for Australian drama, comedy and children’s programming. Senator Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, is rushing legislation into Parliament within the next 8 days, claiming he has broad public support and no reason to delay.
A Newspoll survey conducted last weekend shows that a clear majority of 6 in 10 Australians support additional Australian comedy, drama and children’s programming requirements for the new digital free-to-air channels. In being granted one of a very limited number of broadcast licenses, the commercial networks owe it to the Australian public to invest in new Australian stories. Unfortunately, while Recommendation 18 of Labor’s own Convergence Review insisted on a 50% increase in these quotas, Cabinet on Tuesday 12 March approved proposed legislation that creates no such requirement. The Labor party is out of touch with the Australian public on this issue, and our desire for investment in Australian stories is being lost amongst the loud voices of the media multinationals fighting over ownership issues.
Having been handed savings of approximately $142 million per year in a permanent 50% reduction of their license fees, the commercial networks have not been presented with a requirement that any of those savings be reinvested in Australian stories. Conroy’s claims that his reforms will ensure that the commercial networks invest in and show Australian content are completely undermined by the fact that his definition of “content” means that reruns, sport, news and reality shows will count towards a general Australian content requirement – new Australian drama, comedy, children’s television and documentaries, which are much more expensive to produce than purchasing pre-made American or other overseas stories, will not be made without a requirement for the networks to do so.
For further information on the ‘Australian Screens. Australian Stories.’ campaign, go to the Facebook page and the petition page at www.communityrun.org/p/australianstories
Screen Australia: Short Film Completion Fund Extended
Screen Australia has announced an EXTRA ROUND in the Short Film Completion Fund that requires producers to recalibrate and focus on another date, 29th April 2013. And it announces the results of a current round one film.
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AWG Victoria Members Event
Murder Mystery Night
If you want to know who really did it; it was the writer…
Australian murder mysteries are suddenly drawing large television audiences, but who are the screenwriters behind the homegrown sleuths?
AWG Committee member Chris Corbett (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Doctor Blake Mysteries) hosts a civilised chat about the art of murder with Stuart Page (The Doctor Blake Mysteries) and Kelly Lefever (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Mr & Mrs Murder).
When: Wednesday 3 April, 7pm to 8.30pm
Where: Rehearsal Space at the Wheeler Centre
Cost: AWG Members $5, guests $10
Please book early via http://awg.com.au/index.php?option=com_events&id=165&Itemid=123 as numbers are limited.
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OPENING SHOT 2 AND 3
ABC TV and Screen Australia today announced the launch of Opening Shot 3, a $400,000 initiative designed for young documentary makers, aged 35 and under, to create five programs to be shown in prime time on ABC2 in 2014. The selected projects for Opening Shot 2, that will be broadcast later this year on ABC2, have also been announced.
Dr Ruth Harley, Screen Australia’s Chief Executive, made the announcement at the Australian International Documentary Conference in Adelaide, “Opening Shot has proved young filmmakers have something important to say and the slate of projects announced today for the second series drives that message home. “We’re also thrilled to once again partner with the ABC to offer Opening Shot 3, enabling the next generation of documentarians to speak to a prime-time audience,” said Dr Harley.
ABC2 Controller, Stuart Menzies said “The Opening Shot initiative is simply a great and all-too-rare opportunity for today’s young filmmakers. For our second season we were impressed by the tough subjects the filmmakers want to tackle. They demonstrate a craving to understand our attitudes about a range of big-ticket issues: parenting; self-image; sexual abuse and death. I’m confident these new voices will deliver a season of films that are adventurous and surprising. It’s exactly what Opening Shot, and ABC2 is all about. I’m also delighted that we can announce that we’re investing in another series to find more new voices for Opening Shot 3.”
ABC TV Head of Factual, Phil Craig said “It’s great to be able to develop a new generation of filmmaking talent, who are all keen to create lively and thought-provoking prime time programs. We’re thrilled that we have chance to extend this opportunity again to find more young filmmakers keen to develop their skills and bring their stories to the national audience.”
Young filmmakers interested in participating in Opening Shot 3 should head to www.screenaustralia.gov.au/openingshot
and/ or http://openingshot.abc.net.au/about
The deadline for applications is: 12th April, 2013.
The Sunshine Short Film Festival is back – bigger and better than ever!
This is a call out to people of all ages and experience in film making. Get together with friends, family or go out on your own and make a 5 minute film around the theme of “Sunshine Rising”. (whatever that means to you)
Prizes of up to $5000 are available with special categories for primary and secondary school entries. There will also be a People’s Choice Award for the public’s favourite film.
Red Carpet screening on the 11th of September at Village Cinemas Sunshine.
For more information, visit our website www.sunshinefilmfestival.com .
The 12th annual Audi Festival of German Films!
The 12th annual Audi Festival of German Films will be taking place in Melbourne from 1 May to 15 May at Palace Cinema Como and Kino Cinemas.
The annual Audi Festival of German Films is a creative, cultural and transformative journey into the heart of German filmmaking. An impressive array of new film productions will be screened in intimate festival surroundings across Australia.
The Goethe-Institut proudly welcomes Byron Bay and Newcastle as festival venues, alongside Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, and Perth.
Connect with the best of German film, with the stars and celebrities on the red carpet. We invite you not only to watch, but to be inspired, to engage, to debate, to explore and to enjoy.
vist http://www.goethe.de/ins/au/lp/ver/vsy/en10234394v.htm for more details!
Shorts Film Festival finalists!
After a long judging process in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide the Shorts Film Festival are pleased to announce the top 20 films to be screened at this years festival. Drum roll please…
Sleight of Hand, Cedric and Hope, Emily, Shadow Valley, Boxer, Dave’s Dead, Suburban Samurai, Spine, A Place Like This, Fearless, The Interviewer, Crosshairs, Princess, Great Day, Human Meat Factory, Bat Eyes, Boot, The Lala Road, The Mistake, The Land Between and Caravans for Refugees.
Congratulations to all those who were nominated, we look forward to seeing them on the big screen at Published Arthouse in April.
SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES TEN YEARS
IN 2013 The Shorts Film Festival will enjoy a double celebration this year. The Festival will celebrate its tenth anniversary as well as a new home at Published Arthouse in Adelaide’s west end.
The Festival, the idea of acclaimed film producer David Lightfoot, has grown into a respected national short film festival and has helped kick start the careers of many Australian filmmakers.
Past Festival winners have included The Palace’s Anthony Maras, The Love Song for Iskra Prufrock’s Lucy Gaffy, Jacob’s Dena Curtis and Chicken of God’s Frank Woodley.
To celebrate, this year’s Festival will screen the 20 finalists along with 40 judge’s picks from previous years. The judge’s picks will include past award winners as well as films that proved popular with audiences.
Selected films will also be shown from the UK’s Rushes Soho Shorts which has partnered with the Festival since 2003. Each screening during festival will showcase 10 short films featuring a diverse range of genres including animation, comedy, horror, dramas and thrillers.
The 2013 Shorts Film Festival will run from April 27 – May 4 and culminate with the awards night and a look back at the last decade.
In contrast to other film festivals, the films at Shorts are shown in a ‘club-like’ social environment where audiences can also enjoy good food, have a drink and discuss the films with their friends, family and the filmmakers themselves.
For the filmmakers, Shorts’ offers one of the largest prize pools of any film festival in Australia, worth over $50,000. The winner receives an all expenses paid trip to major Film Festival such as Cannes or Sundance, where they’re able to make valuable contacts to further their career.
For more information, visit the Shorts Film Festival website at http://www.shortsfilmfestival.com
WHAT: 2013 Shorts Film Festival
WHERE: The Published Arthouse, Cannon Street, Adelaide
WHEN: April 27 to May 4, 2013
THE HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS & FILM FESTIVAL
REVEALS A SNEAK PEEK OF ITS 2013 PROGRAM
MELBOURNE MAY 9 – 23 2013
INTERSTATE TOUR MAY – JUNE 2013
Now in its 6th year, The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) will once again showcase an extraordinary selection of film, music and art from around the world. For a fortnight in Melbourne and three weeks across the country, HRAFF’s program will aim to inspire, challenge and inform audiences on a variety of human rights issues.
To give you a taste of what’s in store HRAFF has revealed three highlights from the 2013 program:
In the first of these standout titles, Walk Away Renee, filmmaker Jonathan Caouette delivers a compassionate study of mental illness. In 2003, Caouette released the acclaimed, Tarnation, a fast-paced, micro-budget montage of his relationship with his mother Renee, who had been diagnosed with acute bipolar and schizoaffective disorder. Almost a decade later, Jonathan returns with the second (and self-proclaimed last) instalment of his personal autobiography series, Walk Away Renee, which documents Caouette’s cross-country journey with his mentally ill mother. A poignant documentary that is sure to ignite debate around the representations of mental illness and the ethics of documentary filmmaking itself.
In the thrilling documentary, Informant, director Jamie Meltzer investigates renowned radical activist Brandon Darby, who has been both venerated and vilified in equal measure. Shrouded by mystery, Darby is not who he seems to be. A Grand Jury Winner at DOC NYC, Informant, is a psychological examination of fundamentalism.
The short but intensely powerful Eddie Adams: Saigon ’68 completes the trio of highlights. In 1968, photojournalist Eddie Adams captured one of the Vietnam War’s most arresting and iconic photos of a point-blank execution. The photo epitomised the horror of wartime brutality and was circulated around the world, yet the story behind the image is not always so straightforward. In Eddie Adams: Saigon ’68, director Douglas Sloan investigates the complicated back story surrounding this image, as well as raising pertinent questions regarding media ethics and the power of photojournalism to influence human rights agendas.
These titles are just a taste of what’s to come from HRAFF’s 2013 program. The full program launches at the beginning of April and all tickets will go on sale through ACMI and the HRAFF website.
HRAFF 2013 FESTIVAL DATES
MELBOURNE: 9 – 23 May 2013
SYDNEY: 28 – 30 May 2013
ALICE SPRINGS: 31 May – 2 June 2013
CANBERRA: 3 – 5 June 2013
BRISBANE: 4 – 6 June 2013
PERTH: 4 – 6 June 2013
For more information visit: www.hraff.org.au
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