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Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit

The problem with ‘Jojo Rabbit’ isn’t that it’s offensive. It isn’t offensive, it’s just that ...
Megan Riakos on Horror Anthology 'Dark Whispers'

Megan Riakos on Horror Anthology ‘Dark Whispers’

“Hopefully this project will provide opportunities for our directors and to dispel the myth that ...


Alice, abruptly discovering that her life savings were depleted by her husband’s use of escort ...
The Art of Self-Defense

The Art of Self-Defense

They’re men! Men in belts, tight belts! They roam around the dojo looking for fights! ...
The Death of Dick Long

The Death of Dick Long

The Death of Dick Long is having none of your genre ...
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WHAT'S ON TODAY Jetty ♦️ Varda By Agnes at 11am ♦️ Queen of Hearts at 1.30pm ♦️ White Light at 4.15pm (with special guest, producer and music director Hellen Rose Gittoes) ♦️ Sorry We Missed You at 6.30pm ♦️ Monos at 8.30pm
ARE WE READY FOR MORE?? HERE'S WHATS ON TODAY Jetty ♦️By the Grace of God at 11.45am ♦️End of Sentence at 2.15pm ♦️Them That Follow at 4pm (screening with the short Australian documentary Demonic) ♦️Hearts and Bones at 6.45pm ♦️Skin at 8.45pm
GUEST Q&A - WHITE LIGHT JMT Thurs 23 4ish pm Hellen Rose, Producer, will be joining us on the couch to discuss the film and answer questions. George Gittoes and Hellen Rose make documentary films, often in and about war zones. Their latest film White Light shines a light on gun violence that's rife in the Englewood neighbourhood of South Side Chicago, and how the community is working together to bring and end to the cycle.
🎭🎭 With JUST 3 days of SWIFFING to go till our “SOLD OUT’ closing night spectacular, we just wanted to say to Dean and the guys at Ashton Designs what a hoot and pleasure its been for us to have you on board this year. Its been thrilling to see how well our two brands have sat side by side and how easily they have become part of a new super brand that is SWIFF ’20, and for the SWIFF’s of the future. We hope you guys have enjoyed the ride, but hey its not over yet, we’ve still got our climax “True History of the Kelly Gang” to look forward to, and apparently there will be dancing!! #truehistoryofthekellygang Enjoy the last few days, and till next year, its been fantastic to have had you guys on board. #dreamteam #superbrand #swiff2020 🎭🎭 🎉🎉🎭🎭🎥🎥
ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT OF SWIFF - kicking off with a celebratory cake!! JMT 🔷 La Dolce VIta at 11.15am (join us for cake at 10.30am to celebrate Fellini's 100th birthday) 🔷 The Rest at 2.45pm 🔷 Bait at 4.30pm 🔷 Buoyancy at 6.30pm (with special guest Rodd Rathjen) 🔷 Midnight Family at 8.30pm ELEMENT BAR 🔷 Industry Connect at 3.30pm (ticket holders receive a complimentary ticket to Buoyancy at 6.30pm)
As we move into the last few days of SWIFF '20 our final guest for the festival is Rodd Rathjen, Director: Buoyancy Rodd will be guesting on Sunday 19 January, 6.30pm, Bellingen Memorial Hall & Monday 20 January, 6.30pm, JMT and at Industry Connect: Monday 20 January, 3.30pm, Element Bar Drawing entirely from real stories of human trafficking, Buoyancy is a darkly vivid thriller that follows a 14 year old boy enslaved at sea where his humanity is put to the test. Rodd Rathjen is a writer-director raised in central Victoria, Australia. Rathjen completed a Bachelor of Film and Television with Honours from the Victorian College of the Arts. He made short film The Stranger in 2011, but his breakthrough came with the 2013 short film Tau Seru in India about a young nomad in the Himalayas, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and Rathjen was nominated for the Discovery Award. The film screened at over 50 International festivals and received numerous awards including the AACTA for Best Short Film Award. He followed this with Sweat in 2015 starring Australian screen legend Colin Friels. In 2014 Rodd received the Directors Acclaim Fund from Screen Australia and participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus as a Director. Buoyancy is Rathjen’s feature film debut and his first APSA nomination for Best Youth Feature Film and won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival.
JUST A MENTION THAT AT TODAY'S ❗️SOLD OUT❗️SCREENING OF 'MONKS OF THE SACRED VALLEY' LOCAL FILMMAKER RYAN JASPER WALSH WILL BE GUESTING FOR A Q&A. Those lucky enough to attend are in for a rare opportunity to see inside the filmmaking process, at this WIP (work-in-progress) screening of Monks of the Sacred Valley.
Massive shout out this morning to all the winners of last night's Nextwave Youth Film Awards, presented by Southern Cross University. Epic turnout and an amazing night. The future of the Film Industry in the Mid North Coast is in good hands!! Here's how the night went: 🏆 Best Editing: Finn Carey, Moving On; ♦️ Best Cinematography: Ella Greenwood, Little Ghost 🏆 Best Writing: Jordan Frith-Nutt, Wesley Weber ♦️ Best Director: Tallulah Redmond-Stephen Sad My Self 🏆Best Documentary: Anellesy Sibanda, Everybody has a Story ♦️Rising Talent: Benjamin Bowles, The Making of Art 🏆Rising Talent: Ella Greenwood, Little Ghost ♦️Best Acting Runner-up: Mikaila Watson, Muted 🏆Best Acting Runner-up: Theo Borrer, The Adventures of Aspie Boy! 🏆Best Acting: Harley Lindley, Inevitable ♦️Best Film 10-13: Ulong Public School, The Night They'll Never Forget 🏆Best Film 14-18: Benjamin Bowles, The Making of Art ♦️Best Film 19-25: Blaise Borrer, The Adventures of Aspie Boy ! 🏆People's Choice Award: Benjamin Bowles, The Making of Art ♦️Best Overall Film: Blaise Borrer, Tje Adventures of Aspie Boy! 🏆School Runner Up: Dorrigo High School Best School: Macksville High School Biggest congratulations to you all and to all finalists and everyone who entered.
READY TO DIVE IN TO THE LAST WEEKEND OF SWIFF? HERE'S WHATS ON TODAY (SAT 18TH) Jetty ♦️ Supa Modo at 12pm ♦️ Sama at 1.45pm ♦️Jojo Rabbit at 4pm (SOLD OUT) ♦️ SWIFF Live: Surfing the Arctic at 6.30pm (with special guests director Spencer Frost and Headland) ♦️Beats at 8.45pm ♦️VFW at 10.45pm Bello ♦️Vai at 12pm ♦️Dirty God at 2pm ♦️The Peanut Butter Falcon at 4.15pm ♦️♦️ Airplane! at 6.30pm (Audience participation highly encouraged!) ♦️♦️ ♦️Alice at 8.30pm (with special guest, director Josephine Mackerras, along with cast and crew)
SWIFF GUEST MEGAN RIAKOS, CREATOR DARK WHIPSERS VOL 1 Wednesday 15 January, 8.45pm, Jetty Memorial Theatre “Our motivation for making the film was to release more wicked and wonderful stories by women into the world, much as our protagonist unleashes powerful ideas with each page she turns. It’s a metaphor for the darkness that lurks within us all”. – Megan Riakos, creator and filmmaker with 18 years’ experience in the screen industry, The Australian women’s horror anthology Dark Whispers Vol. 1, is the first project to be launched under the company, showcasing the works of eleven female directors from six states across Australia. Dark Whispers Vol. 1 is Australia’s first all-female horror anthology.
WHAT'S SWIFFING TODAY JETTY 🔸Always in Season at 12pm 🔸Non-Fiction at 2pm 🔸Angel of Mine at 4.15pm 🔸Hearts and Bones at 6.30pm 🔸Animals at 8.30pm BELLO 🔸Supa Modo at 5.30pm 🔸🔸 SWIFF Live: Bending Light at 7pm 🔸🔸
SWIFF SUNDAY - LINEUP Jetty ♦️ Aquarela at 12pm ♦️ Hail Satan? at 2pm ♦️ Slam at 4pm (With special guests Partho Sen-Gupta and actor Rachael Blake) ♦️Pain and Glory at 6.45pm ♦️Midnight Family at 9pm Bello: ♦️Martha: A Picture Story at 1pm ♦️Seahorse at 3pm ♦️Pacifico at 5pm ♦️The Peanut Butter Falcon at 6.45pm ♦️Extra Ordinary at 8.30pm
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