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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,
Trying to decide what to do for your Christmas Work Party? Check out Project Born!
19 Oct 2010
Project Born is a high-end lingerie fashion show, which includes dance, drama, music, and amazing creations from Weta Workshop.
Held on the 18th and 19th of November, 2010, guests will receive the red carpet treatment from the moment they arrive, including complementary food and beverages and a highly unique and exciting show experience held in the historic Shed 13 on the waterfront Wellington - a true highlight for the year.
Presented by Weta Workshop and Mojo Coffee in association with Partridge Jewellers, Project Born features the lingerie of Elle Macpherson, Macpherson Men, Womama, and Pleasure State. Hosted by Buffy & Bimbo.
The show is in two acts and the standard catwalk lingerie show will be challenged with the products showcased amongst dance, drama, creations by Weta Workshop, projection & live music.
100% of the $175 ticket price goes directly to the www.neonataltrust.co.nz with ticket numbers limited to 450 over two nights. Theatre style seating is more than 10mtrs from the stage. This is a perfect opportunity for a pre Christmas night out or corporate hosting.
If you own a mobile phone then you need to enter this competition! Over $10,000 worth of prizes and the chance to show the world your talent.
It's simple. Shoot something on your mobile phone or take a picture of something and enter in the competition. Pretty easy and a whole lot of fun. You could always put up a casting notice on StarNow and find some other actors, musicians or crew to work with. It's a good opportunity to be creative and win some fantastic prizes.
Entries close at midnight on 22nd August 2010 so you better get moving.