Full Made In Melbourne Film Festival Press Release.
1 Dec 2010
To screen unclassified films you need an exemption from the OFLC. Ordinarily this comes with an 18+ age restriction but under special circumstances you can apply to have the age restriction lowered to either 15+ or general exhibition. Our content clearly didn't qualify for general exhibition so the question was put to Federation Square before the application was submitted: is the 15+ age restriction, where children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian, satisfactory?
The answer was yes.
Further measures were taken with selected films personally reviewed by Federation Square to judge their content and impact. Everything was approved. The more contentious films were programmed last, late at night, and it was agreed that the festival would place visual warnings before these films were screened, and even stop the show and announce warnings prior to these films. So despite all agreements and decisions made, with less than a week to go before the festival, 'senior management' have stepped in and decided they want the exemption lowered to general exhibition. But in order for that to happen almost half the program would need to change I refused to do that.So a compromise was reached and we're moving into the trendy, modern 'glass house' that is BMW Edge.
Details are: 9pm, Wednesday December 1st BMW Edge @ Federation Square.
The venue is spacious and comfortable with picturesque views of the city, and, with thethreat of rain on Wednesday, may just be for the best. The program remains unchanged – still a fantastic line-up of award-winning local films. The prizes on offer remain unchanged. We're still supporting SecondBite, a local charity that redistribute food to the homeless and disadvantaged. We're still the only festival exclusively for the Melbourne filmmakers. And now we have seats!
So come see the show too 'controversial' for the public. Tell all your friends, update your websites, and spread the word about the change. We'll even invite senior management. It would be nice if they sat down and actually watched the films they've already judged ... Regards,
CineZoo is a monthly event in which filmmakers meet with other filmmakers to be inspired. CineZoo hosts professional filmmakers who are out there doing what they do best, and puts them together with those who want to learn more about the filmmaking process. CineZoo provides a forum for filmmakers to learn, be inspired and supported. It is also a showcase of the latest talent, gadgets and happenings within the Wellington film community. Beyond the event itself is a website, blog and forum in which filmmakers can continue to share and discuss all things film! CineZoo aims to be the future of Wellington's film community.
Our First Event
We are proud to be hosting Matt and Jason Stutter on the 22nd of November at the Paramount Theatre in Wellington city. The two brothers have been making films for years, Jason directing and Matt based primarily in sound engineering. Jason has just recently released his feature film, Predicament starring internationally acclaimed comedian Jemaine Clement. Jason is also known for his successful shorts such as "Be Careful With That Axe". This CineZoo event will cut past all the bs that filmmaking often has caught up with it and get to the heart of just getting out there and making films. This is going to be a great 1st event for CineZoo, and will kick off the future of Wellington's film community meet ups. Be in at the start of something great, and join us on the 22nd of November!
Made In Melbourne Film Festival Finalists Announced
10 Nov 2010
All the finalists for the Made In Melbourne Film Festival are now set and the line-up is a treat – multi-award winners and premieres; action, drama, animation; familiar faces and a new generation all with one thing in common … all local, all Melbourne.
MIM is a two-day event. The first night will be under the stars at Federation Square where some of the best short films Melbourne has to offer will compete to win fantastic prizes and accolades. All decided by the audience.
Wednesday December 1st Federation Square Main Stage and Screen Films Begin 8pm
The second night will be by the bar at Loop and will feature a diverse range of selected short films, Q & A with filmmakers, and bonus prizes for Best Film of the Nite.
Thursday December 2nd Loop Bar 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne Films Begin 7:30pm
The Festival is proud to support SecondBite, a charity the sources nutritious food for the homeless and disadvantaged and each week deliver fresh produce to over 105 food relief agencies throughout Victoria. No tickets are sold at the event but we encourage donations. It is all for a wonderful cause.
Further information can be found on the festival website.
Suzanne Lynch and Brian Jones are sharing their performance secrets!
10 Nov 2010
The Glee Club Vocal and Movement Summer School will take place from the 20th to the 22nd of December in Auckland NZ.
Details: 9.30 - 12.00pm: 9-14 year olds 2.00 - 4.30pm: 14+ yr olds
Fees: $180 for three day workshop at the Candy Lane Dance Studios, 44 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden
Tutors: Suzanne Lynch New Zealand Idol Vocal Coach Stars in Their Eyes Vocal Coach International Teacher and Performer
Brian Jones Dancing with the Stars Professional DANZ Guest Presenter and Resource Developer The University of Auckland Tutor
Enrolments and enquiries to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Show Me Shorts 2010 Award Winners Announced
7 Nov 2010
With a fantastic selection of films from across Australia and New Zealand it was hard going for this years judges. The winners were announced in Auckland earlier this week and we are proud to congratulation the winner of the StarNow.com Best Actor: