FNI(A) NEWS. HAVE A SAFE MAGICAL XMAS AND NEW YEAR IN 2015
Thank you to everyone for your support in 2014.
We had a very busy year, therefore emails have not been sent out, instead some of the posts have been added to social media. If you would like to keep up with our news please go to Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nora.preston1. You will need to have a profile on Facebook in order to be able to read them. Become a friend on Facebook or follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/fni_a. I have been so busy that all the events are too numerous to add.
On 30/1/14 the 3rd AACTA AWARDS were held in Sydney that I was busy screening and Judging in 2013. In 2014 I was busy screening and Judging the 4th AACTA AWARDS.
On 2/5/14 I attended the ScreenACT Expo that was filled with informative events.
I was busy Judging the ATOM AWARDS http://atomawards.org/2014-judges/, http://atomawards.org/2014-judge/2014-nora-preston/.
On 29/11/14 I attended the ‘Locks of Love’, a series of shorts turned into a feature film, Premiere held at the Ark at NFSA.
On 3/12/14 I attended the Premiere for the feature film ‘The Competition’ in which I was an extra backing singer in the grand finale scene that was held at the Dendy. Canberra Times article featured on 4/12/14 below. I was leaning back feeling rather exhausted & I pulled a face at the camera so the smaller the pic. of me the better.
On 5/12/14 I attended a very teary emotional grand finale of the ABC’s local television current affairs program the 7.30 Report live that was held at the Arboretum.
All photos taken by Nora Preston, except for the Canberra Times photo above and 1 other photo as marked below.
On 8/12/14 I briefly attended the ScreenACT Xmas party.
We had a number of shock very sad news of RIP’s in 2014 in both the music and the film industry. The most recent death announced is Joe Cocker.
RIP English Singer Joe Cocker, sadly missed, dies aged 70 after a long battle with lung cancer. We had the privilege of being at one of his live concerts. He will live on forever in our hearts through his music.
John Robert “Joe” Cocker OBE was an English rock and blues singer, who came to popularity in the 1960s, and was known for his gritty voice, his spasmodic body movement in performance and his cover songs.
Born: May 20, 1944, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Died: December 22, 2014
Spouse: Pam Baker (married 1987)
CALL FOR CREW – Asian Cup 2015
Newcastle production company one80 Digitalpost are seeking freelance crew to assist with their broadcast commitments to China of the Asian Cup 2015 (16-18 January from Canberra Stadium).
The production is looking to fill paid crew positions in the following areas:
.2 x Experienced Outside Broadcast Camera Operators
.2 x Experienced Outsdie Broadcast CCU Operators
.2 x Experienced Outside Broadcast Audio Assistants
.2 x Experienced Outside Broadcast Cable Trackers
Please contact Emily Mason (Production Coordinator) at email@example.com to register your interest.
APPLY NOW – Screen Australia & ABC2 Announce Documentary Initiative Opening Shot 4
Following the success of the first three series of Opening Shot, Screen Australia and ABC2 are pleased to announce that the fourth series of the ground breaking documentary initiative for oung filmmakers is open for submissions.
Opening Shot 4 is a $400,000 initiative that aims to support talented documentary makers aged 35 and under and provide an opportunity for their stories to reach a wide audience on ABC2.
ABC2 will commission up to six one-off films to form an insightful and entertaining series that looks at stories that matter to younger Australians.
Applicants can apply for up to $80,000 for each half-hour documentary.
Guidelines, online application and forms can be found at the below links:
Lights! Canberra! Action! is a Scavenger Hunt for filmmakers You have 10 days to make a short film on a theme and including 10 items from around Canberra to be in the running for CASH prizes!
The 2015 theme is ‘SWINGS AND ROUNDABOUTS’. For more info on timeline and venues go to: http://www.eormedia.com.au/lca/home.html .
The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) on 23/12/14 announced the four nominees for the AACTA Award for Best Visual Effects or Animation, marking the first nominees in this new Award category. The nominees are:
- THE LEGO MOVIE Chris McKay, Amber Naismith, Aidan Sarsfield and Grant Freckelton
- WALKING WITH DINOSAURS 3D Will Reichelt, Luke Hetherington and Emmanuel Blasset
- THE WATER DIVINER David Booth, Prue Fletcher, Marc Varisco and Adam Paschke
- X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Richard Stammers, Blondel Aidoo, Cameron Waldbauer, Tim Crosbie and Adam Paschke
The new AACTA Award for Best Visual Effects or Animation was announced earlier this year, following significant consultation with the Visual Effects Society (VES). In the past, visual effects were recognised with the AACTA Award for Best Visual Effects – an award which was restricted to Australian productions. This new Award was structured to highlight Australia’s world-class visual effects industry through recognising outstanding visual effects and animation work performed in Australia, regardless of the origin of the production. The nominees were determined by a jury of visual effects industry professionals. These nominees include one Australian production – Russell Crowe’s World War I epic THE WATER DIVINER – alongside two of the highest grossing international films of 2014 – THE LEGO MOVIE and X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS 3D was released in late 2013 and praised for its visual brilliance, featuring computer-animated creatures in live-action settings. The animation and visual effects nominated from THE LEGO MOVIE and WALKING WITH DINOSAURS 3D were created by the Sydney-based animation, VFX and design studio Animal Logic. Animal Logic will also work on sequel THE LEGO MOVIE 2, and are currently developing the first feature-length film starring animation icon Betty Boop, in conjunction with Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment. The visual effects in the nominated dust storm sequence from THE WATER DIVINER and the Quicksilver kitchen scene from X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST were both created by Adelaide’s Rising Sun Pictures (RSP). RSP was also behind the spectacular re-entry sequence from Alfonso Cuarón’s 2013 space thriller, the double AACTA International Award winning GRAVITY. The winner of the AACTA Award for Best Visual Effects or Animation will be announced at the 4th AACTA Awards Ceremony at The Star Event Centre, Sydney on Thursday January 29, 2015. Tickets to the 4th AACTA Awards Ceremony and Official After Party are now on sale and can be purchased through the AACTA website: http://www.aacta.org/. Please contact Emily Mason (Production Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
1st person to correctly answer which Canberra based feature film was Premiered on 3/12/14 and released on 11/12/14 for public screening will win an FNI(A) T-shirt. Please email your answers to email@example.com. Wishing all of you a safe and Magical Xmas and New Year in 2015.
FNI(A) WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN 2014.
FNI(A) – Film Networking Industry (Australia) wishes you a Very safe, Magical Xmas and New Year in 2015.
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