REMINDER: "A Guerra Da Beatriz" Screening and Q&A with Valeriu Campan

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An Evening with Valeriu Campan, Wednesday February 12th. FREE to ACS Members plus ADG, AWG, SPAA, ASE, APDG and ASSG Members. Let your "other guild" friends know and bring them along.

The Victorian & Tasmanian Branches of the Australian Cinematographers Society are please to announce a very special presentation of ‘A Guerra da Beatriz’ (Beatriz’s War) to be followed by a Q&A with cinematographer Valeriu Campan. Valeriu cleaned up at the 47th Annual Vic/Tas ACS Awards 2013 with this film winning a Gold Award for Feature Film and also the coveted Judges' Choice Award. Don't miss this opportunity to see this beautiful film and meet its cinematographer.

The screening will take place in Southbank at the incredible "Backlot Studios" Cinema. The event is FREE to ACS Members and other Guild members as listed below.

About The Film: East Timor’s historic first feature film, A Guerra da Beatriz, is the haunting, passionate story of one woman’s conviction to remain true to the man she loves and the country for which she fought. It is a bold reworking of the 16th century French ‘Martin Guerre’ story. In this adaptation the original story is transposed to Portuguese Timor during the Indonesian occupation of the small nation. Sixteen years after Beatriz’s husband disappears during a brutal massacre by occupying Indonesian forces she is troubled by his mysterious return: is he the young man she’d lost or is he an impostor?

About The Cinematographer: Valeriu Campan was born in Romania and graduated from the Bucharest Film and Theatre Academy with a Masters Degree in Cinematography. In late 1983, he escaped Ceausescu’s regime and, after spending six months in an Austrian refugee camp, arrived in Melbourne, where he currently lives.

Valeriu has worked as Director of Photography on feature films, short dramas, documentaries, music videos, commercials, in Romania and Australia. He has also produced and directed television documentaries and received a number of awards, including the ACS Gold Awards and the AFI nomination for Best Cinematography.

As photographer, he had a number of solo exhibitions, participated in a variety of international exhibitions and travelled extensively on photographic assignments around the world, receiving a number of awards in international and Australian competitions including Australian Press Photographer of the Year. Samples of his work can be seen in this on-line gallery.

Valeriu has lectured at the Australian Film, Radio & Television School (Sydney) and at the Swinburne Institute of Technology.

Currently, Valeriu divides his work between cinematography, stills photography, and on-line content producer for News Ltd publications.

Valeriu’s work as DOP includes a number of documentaries, such as 'Once Were Monks' - a four parts documentary series revolving around St. Francis Church in Melbourne, multi award winning doc 'East Timor – Birth of a Nation' (ACS Gold, AFI nomination), 'The Life and Times of Malcolm Fraser', Trafficked - a Film Australia/SBS one hour documentary shot in Thailand and Cambodia, 'Singles Club' (SBS), 'Let Me Not' - a feature for Channel 9, 'Trafficked - The Reckoning' (SBS), and many others.

Valeriu's latest project, 'A Guerra Da Beatriz', a feature film shot entirely in East Timor was released in 2013 at Adelaide International Film Festival, won "The Golden Peacock" at India International Film Festival, the ACS Gold Award and Judges Choice Award for 2013 (Vic-Tas).

This is an ACS event open to both members and non-members.

ACS, ADG, SPA, AWG, ASE, APDG & ASSG members free.
Student & Concession $10, Full $15

DATE: Wednesday 12th of February. Doors Open at 6:30 p.m, show starts at 7.30pm. Catch up with friends before or after the screening at Backlot Bar. Tickets are limited.

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