Our short films George Jones and the Giant Squid and This is Perth will be screening at the Wave Rock Weekender this weekend. Over two days and nights the festival features a line-up of about 20 Australian and international music acts; 10 or so feature films and documentaries; cheap food and drinks; a 50m round, 6m deep therapeutic salt pond, plus more. If you’re there, check out the Old Bertie double-header in between some great acts, including a personal favourite of ours, Mr Tim Rogers of You Am I.
This is Perth has won Best Film at the WA Screen Awards. Held at the Perth Concert Hall on Saturday, the awards recognise the achievements of the local screen industry.
The film also received the People’s Choice Award, which is decided by popular vote at public screenings held in February.
The awards are judged by industry specialists who selected the film from a record number of entries this year. The two major prizes reflect both the popular and critical acclaim that This is Perth has received since its release online in late August 2009.
We are happy to announce that This is Perth has been nominated for Best Film, Best Direction and Best Editing at the WA Screen Awards. It has been selected from a record number of entries this year. The WA Screen Awards is the state’s premier film and television event, celebrating the innovation and achievements of Western Australian filmmakers.
You can vote for This is Perth for the People’s Choice award by attending a screening this Thursday 18th of Feb at FTI cinema, Fremantle: More details here.
Amy Broadfoot of Amicko FIlm, currently doing a two month North American networking tour, came across the Starz Denver film institute and DUFF while working with a film sales agency in Prague, and last weekend at DUFF she presented four Australian shorts, and spoke on independent film marketing.
This is Perth received a flurry of media interest in early September, shortly after its release online on 31st of August 2009. It was profiled by all mainstream media outlets, from ABC Radio to The Sunday Times. While not comprehensive, this page collects some of those interviews.
Yesterday, we completed a short film about Perth.
The internet response led the West Australian Newspaper Online to do a little Q & A about it. The article is here.
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