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May 2022

Quicksilver Production Initiative

May 31 - June 30

Mercury CX and the South Australian Film Corporation have launched the Quicksilver Production Initiative with the aims to fund four short-form productions - 2 x $25,000 and 2 x $10,000. This initiative is designed to act as a stepping-stone for emerging, advancing and transitioning screen industry practitioners from South Australia to help them achieve their career goals. Applications are invited from teams with projects that are in advanced stages of development and are production-ready. The lead applicant must be an MCX…

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June 2022

CinefestOZ 2022 – Submissions

June 1

Film submissions are open for CinefestOZ 2022, which will be held in the South West of Western Australia from August 24-28. Filmmakers are encouraged to make submissions for the Official Selection and Short Film Program for contention in both the CinefestOZ Albany – hosted in WA’s Great Southern region in April – and CinefestOZ Film Festival in August, which has taken over the South West region for the past 14 years. The 2022 category groups include feature (Film Prize and…

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ABC and AIDC Indigenous Documentary Placement: Submissions

June 3 - July 1

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), in partnership with the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC), is inviting applications for the Indigenous Documentary Placement program for 2022, with a submission deadline of Friday 1 July 2022. Now in its second year, the Indigenous Documentary Placement is designed to provide one mid-career Indigenous practitioner with a unique opportunity to undertake an extended placement with the ABC, Australia’s largest public broadcaster. The successful applicant will be embedded in the ABC for a period of…

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Sydney Film Festival

June 8 - June 19

The Sydney Film Festival returns to June for 2022, with the first titles to be announced April 6 and the full festival program revealed in May. The festival will take place across Greater Sydney: at the State Theatre, Event Cinemas George Street, Dendy Cinemas Newtown, Randwick Ritz, Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne, Palace Cinemas, Art Gallery of NSW, Casula Powerhouse, the Festival Hub at Sydney Town Hall and SFFTV in Pitt Street Mall. Films will screen in conjunction with a…

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The Films of Abbas Kiarostami

June 9 - June 20
Cinemas, Level 2 ACMI, Fed Square

Abbas Kiarostami’s influence is widely acknowledged amongst filmmakers, including the likes Scorsese and Kurosawa, but his extensive body of work is perhaps lesser known by broader Australian film audiences. Known for his humanist (almost neo-realist) subject matter, Kiarostami’s work were integral to the Iranian New Wave movement and the emergence of Iranian cinema onto the world stage. His films conveyed a sense of intimacy with audiences, often focusing on conversations and small moments of interaction between characters, to probe gentle…

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Armenian Film Festival Australia

June 10 - June 19
Event Cinemas, Top Ryde

The Armenian Film Festival Australia returns for its 6th edition to Melbourne and Sydney, with a slate of impressive films, including 45 Days: The Fight for a Nation – a film by British conflict documentary journalist reporter and filmmaker, Emile Ghessen, who in 2020, was on the ground covering the largely unreported 44-day war on the indigenous Armenian Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) by Azerbaijan, backed by NATO member Turkey. Now in Ukraine, Emile will be making his way to Australia…

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Sony Catchlight Film Festival: Submissions

June 15

After staging the Sony Film Festival last year, Sony returns with the Catchlight Film Festival to showcase short-form filmmaking shot on Sony cameras across Australia and New Zealand. Entries can be submitted across four categories - Fiction (scripted), Non-Fiction (documentary), Student Fiction, and Music Video. Each category-winning film will be awarded with a unique experience specific to that category as well as a prize package of Sony digital imaging products, supported by Sony Electronics. Sony will be hosting a night…

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Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival 2022

June 24 - July 2

The 9th annual Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival returns to Winton, Outback Queensland in June. Uniting the dreamers, explorers, filmmakers, and seekers, the event consists of an immersive nine-day program with screenings under the stars in Winton’s 104-year-old Royal Open Air Cinema. With prestigious Chauvel Award recipient and proud Goa, Gunggari, Wakka Wakka Murri woman, Leah Purcell, appointed as Patron, this year’s festival will place emphasis on honouring the traditional custodians of the lands and seas on which we work,…

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July 2022

Castlemaine Documentary Festival

July 1 - July 3
Theatre Royal, 30 Hargraves St
Castlemaine, Victoria 3450 Australia
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Castlemaine Documentary Festival (C-Doc) is held in regional Victoria on Dja Dja Wurrung country, celebrating the connection between filmmakers, films and audiences and the lure of documentary storytelling. Now in its eighth year, the event is held in the Theatre Royal in Castlemaine, mainland Australia’s oldest continuously operating cinema. Sunday 3 July coincides with NAIDOC Week, with the program to include Bill Code's The Lake Of Scars, with the director a special guest of the festival with Uncle Jack Charles…

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The Marvellous Corricks exhibition

July 1
National Film & Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton + Google Map

Opening July 1 at NFSA in Acton, The Marvellous Corricks is a free, boutique exhibition about the lives and careers of the touring family of ten who entertained Australian audiences with their vaudeville-style show. The Marvellous Corricks provides an opportunity to explore the lives of early travelling entertainers through the lens of the NFSA’s collection. The archive retains a superb collection of films, stills and objects, some of which are on display for the first time, donated by Corrick family…

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