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47 filmmakers and actors head to the Australian International Movie Convention

The Australian Film Commission (AFC) is delighted to announce that a record number of filmmakers and actors will represent their films at the annual Australian International Movie Convention on Queensland’s Gold Coast next week.

Leading cinema exhibitors and distributors will be introduced to 47 filmmakers and actors during Australia on Show on Monday 13 August 2007.

Australia on Show is an opportunity for the filmmakers to showcase their new Australian feature films to the influential people who book the films into cinemas. The event is sponsored by the Sydney Morning Herald, the Sun Herald, the Age and the AFC.

“The AFC is thrilled to be supporting a record number of filmmakers and actors to attend Australia on Show,” said France Leadbeter, Acting Manager of Marketing at the AFC. “The evening is a traditional highlight of the Movie Convention and it is an imperative for the business end of the film industry to meet the creators and the cast.”

Australia on Show this year features 24 films with the following filmmaker and actors attending to support the films.

Acolytes – Director Jon Hewitt and Producers Penny Wall and Richard Stewart
All My Friends are Leaving Brisbane – Director/Producer Louise Alston and Producer Jade van der Lei
The Black Balloon – Director Elissa Down and Producer Tristram Miall
Black Water – Director Andrew Traucki, Actor Maeve Dermody and Producer Michael Robertson
Cactus – Director Jasmine Yuen-Carrucen, Producer Paul Sullivan, Executive Producer Bryan Brown and Actor Shane Jacobson
The Children of Huang Shi – Producer Jonathan Shteinman
Death Defying Acts – Producer Marian Macgowan
December Boys – Producer Richard Becker
Dr Plonk – Producer/Director Rolf de Heer
The Final Winter – Director Jane Forrest, Producers Michelle Russell and Matthew Johns and Actors John Jarrat and Matt Nable
Forbidden Lie$ – Producer Sally Regan
Gabriel – Director Shane Abbess and Producer Kristy Vernon
Hey Hey, it’s Esther Blueburger – Director Cathy Randall, Producer Miriam Stein and Actor Danielle Catanzariti
How to Change in Nine Weeks – Director Simone North and Producer Tony Cavanaugh
Night – Director Lawerence Johnstone and Producer Lizette Atkins
Not Quite Hollywood – Director Mark Hartley and Producer Michael Lynch
Rogue – Producer David Lightfoot
September – Director Paul Carstairs and Producer Serena Paul
The Tender Hook – Producer Michelle Harrison and Producer John Brousek
Ten Empty – Producer Naomi Wenck and Actor Geoff Morrell
Unfinished Sky – Director Peter Duncan and Producers Cathy Overett and Mark Overett

Steve Jacob’s Disgrace and Bruce Petty’s Global Haywire will also be featured in Australia on Show this year.

The AFC’s Marketing Unit represents the industry at national and international markets and assists practitioners to represent their own projects in the global marketplace.

Media Enquiries:
Aja Shanahan, Avviso PR for the AFC
ph (02) 9368 7277 / 0424 780 439.