Thursday, July 19, 2012

JULY brings Chocolat, A Separation and The St Kilda Short Film Festival

7.30 pm Friday 27 July Friday (MA) 

then in AUGUST we have The Way, Wish You Were Here, Carefree and My Week with Marilyn (TBC) 

and the Warrnambool Film Society will commence on Fri-Sat 24 & 25 Aug at the F Spot in Warrnambool with Bill Cunningham and Le Havre.

A SEPARATION screens at 7.30 pm Friday 20 July This brilliant Iranian dram should not be missed.

                                                                 A Separation Trailer

A SEPARATION (Iran) PG(older) 123 mins. Ashjar Farhadi’s Oscar, Golden Bear, Cesar, GG…. winning human drama of a married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. “This exquisite film begins slowly but soon grabs you by the throat as it explores the fine line between truth, honesty, loyalty and justice. The performances are all excellent. It’s a wonderful film.” Margaret , ATM, ABC 
MARGARET: I love the little insights, going to the petrol station, he makes her go get the change from the attendant because he didn’t actually fill the tank, it’s such a little insight in his character. These insights into the legal system in Iran, which are so interesting and textured because it is a completely different system from ours. But aiming at the same thing, aiming at ultimate justice. I just, I love this film, I love… really love it. I’m giving it five stars, it’s rare for me, but I just embraced it so wholeheartedly.

DAVID: I’m going to join you and embrace it too. I’m giving it five stars, it’s a wonderful film.
ATM, ABC Review A Separation

Rotten Tomatoes 99%

ArtsHub 5 Stars

Peter Bradshaw The Guardian: This powerful, complex Iranian drama centres on a conflict that cuts across boundaries of gender and class

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Port Fairy Winter Week Ends presents: CHOCOLAT 7.30PM Friday 6 July

CHOCOLAT (USA) MA(15+) 115 mins. A young mother opens a small chocolaterie and begins to change the lives of townspeople in a small French village. ...and who doesn't like chocolate!
“Juliette Binoche lights up the screen with her genuine warmth; her beauty and vivacity are hypnotic. …..she delights in her knack for knowing everyone's needs and wants. Everyone is excellent – Judi Dench, Lena Olin, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss, and what a treat it is to see Leslie Caron back onscreen. Johnny Depp is cool and oh so hot as the riverboat traveller. It's bewitching, it's hypnotic, it's fantasy to satisfy every whim. Delicious in every way, torturing you with pleasure, Chocolat is a treat – a whimsical uplifting fantasy that swirls as surely as an alluring pot of rich, melted chocolate." Louise Keller Urban Cinefiles

Sponsored by Port Fairy’s own chocolaterie Slitti. With delightful tastings of nothing but chocolate to get you in the mood for this wonderful movie! Scrumptious Slitti tasting sample with every ticket sold. Also supported by our very own Confectionery Shop in Sackville Street.
*** Pre-movie entertainment with our local Port Singers.***


                                 CHOCOLAT Trailer

Saturday, June 16, 2012

"THE LADY" comes to Port Fairy

                          a timely reward for a courageous person   

The Lady will be screened by the Warrnambool Buddhists as a fundraiser for its Relay For Life team on Friday 5 October.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Show Us Your Short Films: 2012 SHOWCASE

Its on again Port Fairy Film Society invites you to submit your short films for our short film showcase II. Last year we had 30+ short films submitted by some of the south west Victoria's most talented film makers. We are excited to be able host the 2012 show case giving local film makers an opportunity to see their work on the big screen and a provide a forum for like minded people to network ideas and resources.

Short Film Showcase II Submission form  Short Film Submission Form link

                                                   Link to Open Channel's News

What is it and how to do it!!!!!

This is where it all begins…don’t miss your chance to be part of this exciting industry event! 

Ever watched a movie, TV programme, or been on the net and thought, I’ve got a better idea than that!

A good idea for a film, TV/website series or an advertisement, can come from anywhere!

But what do you do next when you have those great idea?..... You MUST have to the ability to pitch it to the people who matter, THE PRODUCERS.

Refining and defining a pitch is a process of discovering the potential and the heart of your idea and conveying it to others in a concise and exciting way. Within an allotted time frame!

If you have an idea, or would like to get your creative juices flowing, come and talk to the insiders – they’ll let you in on how it’s done. Discuss new ideas, and how stories, films and TV series are developed.

Our panel features :
Producer/Director - Marc Gracie and
Comedian/Producer/Writer - Tim Ferguson.

Marc has been a screen creator for three decades; his credits include feature films The Craic and Takeaway as well as television programs such as Full Frontal and The Adventures of Lano and Woodley.

Comedian/Producer, Tim Ferguson was part of the ground breaking – new era of funny men group, The Doug Anthony All Stars, for several years. When the group went their separate ways this lead to a variety of television performances, as well personal appearances and a host of corporate roles.

As a writer, performer and producer Tim has enjoyed an extensive career both in front of and behind the camera; from his early work as part of the feature Circle Work, to the 'how to' manual for comedy, The Cheeky Monkey to much acclaim.

This is a FREE event.

Please come and join us for this fantastic industry panel at
6pm on Wednesday 20th June
at The F Project office, 148a Koroit St, Warrnambool.

This is Open Channel’s first event in Warnambool so please do join us for a celebration drink after the session.