October 2012 Update
Thanks to all those who came long to our Melbourne meet up with folks from the Asian Australian film, arts and academic community at a joint AAFFN and AASRN gathering. To read more about the ‘cheap and cheerful meets up series’ for this year, visit our 2012 page on the AAFFN blog.
Held on a Sunday afternoon at Chillipadi in Melbourne Central, the casual meet up was a really great occasion to catch up with a diverse range of people whose work, community ties or family fall under the umbrella of ‘Asian Australian’. This includes people such as actors Alfredo Nicdao (most recently starring in the short film ‘For Evie‘), Chris Pang (actor in the feature film ‘Tomorrow, When the War Began’) and Emira Jurik, directors and film industry folks such as Somchay Phakonkham (dir. of ‘The Boat)’, Matthew Rooke (lecturer and had a short recently screened in Melbourne’s KOFFIA short film sessions), Matt Pastor (dir. of Random which recently screened in Colour FF), Jacqueline Erasmus and Susan Lee, writers and poets such as Lian Low (prose editor of PERIL Magazine) and bloggers and activists such as Oahn Tran, and scholars such as Dr Olivia Khoo (researcher and co-creator of the Asian Australian Cinema project), Grace Edwards (PhD candidate, History) and Jen Tsen Kwok (blogger and PhD candidate, Sociology) to name just some of the great locals. Meet up was organized by Dr Indigo Willing, one of the AAFFN co-conveners. Email Indigo if you have any more ideas for AAFFN events and meet ups.
Photos above from AAFFN and AASRN meet up.
AAFFN to give a panel talk at Film Lab Event- Brisbane
The AAFFN have been invited to present a screening of our Shout Outs video and do a panel talk at 1.30pm at a Film Lab event to take place at the Queensland Multicultural Centre, 120 Main Street, Kangaroo Point on Saturday 17th November BEMAC in partnership with Griffith Film School, White Light, Planet Spins and Krabi Studios with assistance from the Australian Thai Institute.
Let us know if you’ll be in town and can come along as audience. There’ll be a range of experts from across the film sector in the first of what will be an on-going series of industry development initiatives.
Australia-wide Japan FF
Shout out to JFFhttp://www.japanesefilmfestival.net/index.html
Short Film News
– Support Action Comedy Film – HIT Girls 职业女杀手 – and see their pic on front page of news here – Maria Tran’s latest short film is firing up!:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=291054980994350&set=a.284293911670457.50071.284285088338006&type=1&theater
Hunt for Hiroshi
Blood for the Devil’s Daughters
– Asian Vampire Film shot in Melbourne.