National E-News Bulletin 19 March 2014


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Wendy Hughes Celebration Details

To all dear friends and industry colleagues of Wendy Hughes, there will be a celebration of her life at 4:00PM, Sunday 23rd March, 2014 at -


To assist us in preparing for the celebration, please RSVP to [email protected] by this Thursday, 20th March, 2014.

AFI Annual General Meeting - Election of an ACS Representative

The AFI | AACTA has an opening available for one new Board member. If you believe that it is a good idea for the ACS to have a say on the Board, then those who are AFI members have the opportunity to vote, via the link below, for nominee, ACS National Secretary, David Wakeley

Notice of AGM from the AFI | AACTA

The Australian Film Institute (AFI) is holding an election for the appointment of one director to its Board. One position will be available for member election when the appointment of current director, Mike Baard, expires at the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 25th March 2014, which will be held at 5pm at the offices of AFI | AACTA located at 236 Dorcas St, South Melbourne, Victoria.

We invite all active AFI and AACTA members to vote in this election by selecting an applicant or assigning your vote to the chairman, and then submitting their vote as per the instructions on the ballot paper, which can be downloaded here.

Those members who cannot attend this meeting, but would like to appoint a proxy (should an item of business be voted upon at this AGM), can do so by completing the proxy form included in the Notice of AGM. This form is available for download via this link.

We welcome any queries to be submitted prior to the AGM via email to [email protected], which will allow directors to provide informative responses.

The 2012/2013 Financial Report is available for download here.

Kind Regards,

Jane Carracher
Finance Manager

AACTA Membership reduction for Accredited ACS Members

AFI | AACTA recognises that it is critical for Australian screen practitioners to be engaged with and be a member of their representative industry Guild. We are therefore pleased to be able to continue our partnership and provide a reduced price for AACTA membership for the ACS.

In order to expand our services and membership program, we have revised our price structure and as such, we invite Accredited members of the Society to become members of AACTA at the rate of $80 (full AACTA membership is $110). A saving of over 25%.

For further information, or to join please visit the Membership page on our website


Here we go once again suggesting, pleading, cajoling in order to convince you to go see an Australian movie. Please put bums on seats and support the films that provide jobs for so many.

A group of passionate and adventurous young people leave their known worlds behind to spend 100 days in the jungles of Borneo. Their mission is to confront one of the great global challenges of our time, saving rainforests and giving hope to endangered orangutans. Their task is enormous and the odds are against them.
Director - Cathy Henkel

Based on a true story, Fatal Honeymoon tells the shocking story and controversy surrounding a newlywed who tragically dies on her dream honeymoon and the subsequent investigation as to whether or not her husband was guilty of killing her.
Director Nadia Tass

Starring Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre, Stoker) and Adam Driver (HBO’s Girls, Frances Ha, Inside Llewyn Davis), directed by John Curran (The Painted Veil, We Don’t Live Here Anymore) and from the Oscar® winning producers of The King’s Speech, Tracks is based on the inspirational and iconic true story of Robyn Davidson. Robyn’s phenomenal solo trek from Alice Springs to Uluru and on to the Indian Ocean saw her traverse 2700km of spectacular yet unforgiving Australian desert accompanied only by her loyal dog and four unpredictable camels.
Director - John Curran
Cinematographer – Mandy Walker ACS ASC

The outback once again becomes a place of mind-bending, horror, action and suspense as another unwitting backpacker becomes prey for crazed, serial killing pig-shooter, Mick Taylor.
Director - Greg McLean
Cinematographer – Toby Oliver ACS

Ray finds himself serving two years for manslaughter by the same government he served and fought for. He is sent to a prison built by the original convicts. From the day that he arrives, he is given special attention. He is pushed mentally and physically. He has to learn how to navigate his way around the internal politics and turf wars that exist inside the prison just to survive.
Directors - George Basha, David Field
Cinematographer – Andre Deubel

After the disaster of World War II, a wave of Italian immigrants found their way to Melbourne - a strange place, suspicious of outsiders and completely devoid of a good cup of espresso. Congregating in a then run-down stretch of Carlton known as Lygon Street, these irrepressible restaurateurs, entrepreneurs and sometime mafiosi would come to define not only a street, but an entire country.
Director - Shannon Swan

Tasmania’s first detention centre opens and local Christian woman and knitting club member Mary meets Muslim Afghan asylum seeker Mohammad as they unexpectedly connect through the gift of a knitted beanie.
Writer/Director/Producer - Heather Kirkpatrick
Cinematographer – Heather Kirkpatrick

Two hundred years after his shocking creation, Dr. Frankenstein's creature, Adam, still walks the earth. But when he finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity, Adam discovers he holds the key that could destroy humankind.
Director/Screenplay - Stuart Beattie
Cinematographer – Ross Emery ACS

Healing is a powerful, moving story of redemption, the discovery of hope and the healing of the spirit – in the most unlikely place, for the most unique men, through the most unusual catalyst.
Director/Producer/Writer - Craig Monahan
Cinematographer – Andrew Lesnie ACS ASC

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