For the few people who regularly visit this site I want to apologize for the lack of updates recently, I have been spending a lot of my time volunteering at the Australian International Film Festival and I can tell you itís been a lot of fun.
The 2006 Australian International Film Festival (or AIFF) is the first one for a while and is a must see for all Melbournians. The AIFF will be running from October 21st – 31st at the Hoyts Melbourne Central cinema, and will feature 243 short and feature length films from 30 different countries with 20% being Australian.
The festival is aiming to make Australians more passionate about cinema and Australian films and is trying to bridge the gap between main stream cinema and the up and coming new formats such as Mobile Phone Short Film, Memory-Chip Submitted Short Film, Video Blog (Vblog) Short Film, as well as many more.
The festival will have a big kick off this Saturday the 21st with the Australian premier of The Wrong Man (aka Lucky Number Slevin) starring Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman and Ben Kingsley. The premier will be a red carpet event and have a slew of press and celebrities; also I will be there somewhere ushering in my sexy AIFF polo shirt.
For more information on the AIFF check out todayís (Sun 15th Oct) issue of the Herald Sun which will feature the AIFF program in their IE section. Also you can go to the official site and to help spread the word to make this a successful event please swing by the AIFF MySpace page and add us as a friend.