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News Archive: 2012

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Australia’s Great Flood nominated for Most Outstanding Documentary

We are delighted to announce that Australia’s Great Flood has been nominated in the Most Outstanding Documentary category at the ASTRA (Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association) Awards! The awards are Subscription Television’s ‘night of nights’ and we are extremely proud that Australia’s Great Flood has been nominated.

Congratulations to everyone that worked so hard on this film and many thanks to all of the contributors who helped tell this story.

Sally will be attending the awards tonight in Sydney – fingers crossed.

For more information please visit the ASTRA Awards website here.

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Sally talks at Friday on My Mind

Clips from The Tenth Dancer, Seed Hunter, Penguin Island and John Gollings: Eye for Architecture were shown during Sally’s talk for the AFTRS, Friday on My Mind program. Sally took a moment to reflect on her career while sharing her experiences with the audience. Discussing the craft of documentary production in an interview with Sandra Sdraulig was an opportunity for Sally to think about why she has chosen to work in documentary and inspire film practitioners and enthusiasts.

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Friday On My Mind!

Friday on My Mind / Every Friday @ 5pm for FREE

ACMI
Australian Centre for the Moving Image Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia

FREE tickets can be picked up from the ACMI Box Office on the day of the event from 10am. Places are limited: First in best dressed

Friday May 18: Sally Ingleton – Documentary Filmmaker – candid and compelling

How can anyone possibly say that the best stories come from the imagination when so often it’s real life!

Sally Ingleton has been writing, directing and producing award-winning documentaries for more than 25 years, creating illuminating programs, which have been praised and enjoyed worldwide.

Sally has used undercover surveillance to record the intriguing habits of some of our most protected species; exposed a critical quest to locate and preserve ancient seeds to save our food from the impact of global warming and provided a shocking account of a perilous journey in the life of Tibetan refugees as they attempted to escape to Nepal for freedom. Her survey of the work of renowned architectural photographer John Gollings will remain an invaluable resource and inspiration for many decades to come.

Sally will talk candidly about crafting into compelling viewing, the engaging and occasionally controversial subjects that pervade her work as well as the secret to partnering with leading broadcasters BBC, ITV, France TV, Arte France, Discovery, National Geographic, NHK and ABCTV.

The Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) serves up fresh, free and topical mind food for screen arts and broadcast practitioners and enthusiasts alike every week at ACMI. Hosted by Sandra Sdraulig, former CEO of Film Victoria and Director of the Melbourne International Film Festival, Friday on My Mind is FREE and open to all.

Come along and enjoy the informed and film literate host as she discusses creative practice with a range of interesting guest practitioners each and every Friday throughout the year. The latest details on guests appear in AFTRS’ weekly Victorian Red-Alert e-bulletin, which you can sign up to receive it via the AFTRS’ website:

AFTRS WEBSITE: www.aftrs.edu.au/

RED ALERT: www.aftrs.edu.au/redalert

Get your Friday fix of ideas and insight from some of the best in the business … Sessions are usually Unclassified 15+ but on some occasions will include 18+ material.

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Inside Film magazine interviews director Alex Kelly

Inside Film magazine (IF) interviews director of Queen of the Desert, Alex Kelly.

Director Alex Kelly is always on the lookout for interesting, intercultural projects. Now, with some financial help from Screen Australia, Screen Territory and ABC TV, Queen of the Desert, Kelly’s most recent project for 360 Degree Films is heading to television.

Queen of the Desert follows a youth worker named Starlady who travels to Areyonga, an indigenous community in Central Australia in the hopes of using her hairdressing skills to help the people there.

“Starlady is an amazing character, full of wit, cheekiness and integrity”, says Kelly. “I visited a community in Western Australia where she had helped Wilurrara Creative set up a salon and was struck by the power of the program and immediately saw a film in my mind – it is such a colourful, playful and visual program.”

By Matthew Worboys

 Read the full article titled: Of salons and social work: ABC short doc Queen of the Desert here.

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Kangaroo Mob awarded with an “Honorable Mention”

Kangaroo Mob has been awarded with an “Honorable Mention” for Wildlife Concept at the 2012 International Wildlife Film Festival.

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Welcome 2 My Deaf World – Where are they now?

Remember Scott from ‘Welcome 2 My Deaf World’? He’s going to be a Dad! Yes, Scott and partner Emma are expecting a baby in June. Congratulations!

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Queen of the Desert given an ‘Opening Shot’!

Screen Australia and ABC Television just announced that ‘Queen of the Desert’ has been selected to be part of ABC2’s new prime time Opening Shot series.

‘Queen of the Desert’ is a half an hour documentary following the one and only Starlady who is not your ordingary youth worker.  With fabulous hair and outrageous outfits Starlady is training young indigenous people in remote centaral Australia in the art of hairdressing.  Directed by Alex Kelly and produced by Josephine Wright.  For more information on the production click here.

To read the Screen Australia press release click here.

‘Queen of the Desert’ is being produced with the assistance of ABC Television, Screen Australia and Screen Territory.

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Kangaroo Mob DVD available for purchase

We are excited to announce the Kangaroo Mob DVD has made its way into our DVD store!

KANGAROO MOB (1 x 55 minutes) is an intimate look at the kangaroos taking over the suburbs of Canberra and the team of ecologists following their every move.

Using the latest scientific technology we will uncover surprising new behaviour whilst delving into the controversial issues that arise when sharing your backyard with a large wild animal. KANGAROO MOB will be a highly entertaining look at what happens when habitat runs out and kangaroos and humans are forced to co-exist.

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Our Tibetan Friends

Their dangerous journey to escape Tibet has led these three young people to a brighter future. Dolma and Tsultrim are training to be chefs and Jamyang is to be a Wireman (Electrician). Jamyang’s English has improved significantly and everybody is healthy and in good spirits.

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Kangaroo Mob Screening Canberra

On Tuesday 2nd February, Sally flew up to Canberra to host a special premiere screening of Kangaroo Mob at the CSIRO Discovery Centre. The screening brought together a great mix of people all eager to see their furry neighbours on the big screen.

 
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