Monday, July 23, 2007

MIFF - Inland Empire 1st session sold out

Surprise, surprise! The first session of Inland Empire at MIFF has sold out, as I predicted. It screens 9pm Tue 7 August at ACMI, but there’s still tickets available for the 9.15pm session at the Forum Theatre on Thu 9 August.

Other events that have sold out are:

  • Vitus, 10am Fri 27 July at ACMI
  • Spicks and Specks Trivia Night, 7pm Thu 9 August at Coopers Festival Club at the Forum
  • This is England, Sun 12 Aug at the Regent

Other sessions flagged as “selling fast”:

  • Still Life, 7.10pm Fri 27 July at the Forum
  • Azur and Asmar, Fri 10 August at ACMI

I suspect that Vitus and Azur and Asmar have sold out due to school bookings, while This is England is the official closing night film. I have my bookings for Still Life, which is reputedly an excellent film, so if you're thinking about it, grab your tickets before they disappear.


Marina said...

I look forward to "This is England" opening around these parts later this year. I quite enjoyed the trailer.

HRAFF said...

Hi Paul
Sorry to be presumptuous and put this in the comments, but I can't find a link to your email.
I was wondering if you could put the word out about a great competition. We've extended the deadline because we haven't received enough entries, which is probably a result of HRAFF's (i.e. my) lack of marketing budget and expertise. It's a pity cos it is a great comp - funding and equipment to make a film. Was hoping you could put the plug below in a separate entry. If not, delete this comment and tell me to watch my blogging manners!
Much thanks, Laura,

Deadline extended to 10 August for the Open Channel Short & Sharp Pitching Competition

This year, the Comp is being run in partnership with the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival. HRAFF is a newly founded, entirely volunteer run, not-for-profit Festival committed to making human rights accessible, relevant and significant to all Australians.

Participants are asked to submit pitching proposals which provide insight into the every-day life of individuals or communities who are experiencing, or have experienced, human rights violations and triumphs.

The winning participant will receive funding to complete their film project within a three-month period for screening at the HRAFF, RMIT Capitol Theatre, 29 Nov – 2 Dec 2007.

The project must be no more than 10 minutes in length and can be a short film of any genre (comedy, drama, documentary, experimental). The pitch can be presented by one or more people but must be no more than 5 minutes long.

Seven finalist 'pitchers' will then pitch their ideas to an audience at Cinema Nova on Aug 22 - a great opportunity to hone the spiel and discover what it takes to sell an idea.

How to enter:
* Entrants must be current OPEN CHANNEL members, or join with entry
* Entries close 5pm Friday August 10, 2007 - DEADLINE EXTENDED!
* Read the Conditions of Entry (
* Complete the Entry Form (

2007 Short & Sharp Pitching Competition: The Event!

There's also an opportunity to participate as an audience member. Be inspired and learn about the craft of pitching with public feedback given by a panel of industry professionals.

Where: Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon Street, Carlton
When: Wednesday, 22 August
Cost: $8 Full / $6 OC Members

Tickets available at the door.
Drinks and nibbles provided.