June 2012 – Festivals’ around Australia with strong AA component


Bayside FF line up announced with strong AA component

Shout out to AAFFN co-convener Amadeo Marquez-Perez who has just announced the Bayside FF program (screens July) which includes a youth component that might also be of interest to folks:



Bayside FF program includes a number of shorts by Asian Australians: http://www.baysidefilmfestival.com.au/movie-gallery/

Catch WONDER BOY screening in Melbourne! Friday July 26th, 2pm, Palace Brighton Bay. Nominated for best tertiary film in the Jump Cuts section as part of Bayside Film Festival, www.baysidefilmfestival.com.au/

Folks can also catch Maria Tran at Bayside FF Industry Talk:http://www.baysidefilmfestival.com.au/biographies/


Colour FF – Submit your film!

Our friends over at the Colour Film Festival have opened up the call for films. Past screenings include a number by Asian Australians such as Maria Tran’s HOT BREAD SHOP, plus Gary Paramanathan has done a number of youtube interviews with Asian Australians as part of Colour FF’s promotion of the theme ‘Diversity is a Beautiful Thing’.


Indian Film Festival

The 2012 Indian Film Festival for Australia has now been announced.


Bollywood Star

Bollywood Star online at SBS: http://www.sbs.com.au/shows/bollywoodstar

Melbourne’s Akim Dev is producing.

Arab Women in Film Free Forum

July 2012 as part of the Arab FF:


Surfers Paradise FF, Gold Coast

See Bruce Lee Played Badminton Too by Corrie Chen at Gold Coast – check out their FB for details:https://www.facebook.com/BLPBT and the SPFF web:


Web Series:

Melbourne fashion scene video interview with Honest Folk co-founder Lucy by super talent Susanna Qian (who featured in 2 films in our AAFFN inaugural event last year):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OErleJNlaMo&feature=share


Fear of a Brown Planet (Aamer Rahman and Nazeem Hussain)

Catch Fear of a Brown Planet on the ABC:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151199595784688&set=a.421925569687.214205.254359829687&type=1&theater

Xpress Mail

Some great TV hosts on new game show (including Channel 9’s kitchen ninja Andy Minh Trieu) – and don’t pretend you don’t recognise some of the Beauty and the Geek faces too… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRxupC04fjw

Other news:

‘For Evie’ Fundraiser

Info on how to support ‘For Evie’, a beautiful Asian Australian film starring Rachel Jessica Tan (also writer). Alfredo Nicdao, Amanda Ma and Rob Innes directing, is at: –www.pozible.com/forevie

For Evie promo video

You can also rore about Alfredo Nicdao’s career in his interview with Dr Tseen Khoo for the special Peril magazine magazine issue on the Asian Australian Film Forum & Network (AAFFN).

Shout Out to AAFFN ‘2011 Event Management Team Alumni Matt Pastor

Best wishes to AA indy filmmaker Matt Pastor (projects include Indi Indians) who is moving to Hong Kong for a while – you can keep in touch with some of his work here www.youtube.com/amberlightmedia

Performance 4a

Remember, you can register for free on a special AA creatives directory, see AA screen and theatre news as well as casting calls and more over at Performance 4a – the network is empowering and contacts are both fresh and experienced: http://www.performance4a.org.au/content/blogcategory/8/4/

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