Australian Film Festival Opening Thrills Fans
The Australian Film Festival kicked off an eleven day line-up, launching with the Sydney Premiere of Aussie thriller Swerve at the iconic Randwick Ritz cinema.
On hand to welcome the guests was the film’s Director Craig Lahiff. Swerve is a neo-noir film and adheres strongly to this genre through its inclusion of the thematic and visual elements of the film noir genre: moral consequences, a difficult situation, intrigue and fate.
This latest nail-biter on the Aussie grid packs serious punch with everyone from Emma Booth, (Underbelly) the new stud on the block David Lyons (Eat Pray Love, Sea Patrol), Vince Colosimo, and even an appearance from legend Roy Billing.
NSW Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts George Souris, Alyssa McClelland, Rob Carlton, Andrew Hanson, Roy Billing, Jodie Lee Behrendorff, Rob Mills and David Whitehill were among the star festival goers and viewers that lined the seats of the Ritz for the festival opening night.
Festival Director Barry Watterson promised guests more great Australian films for the entire festival program.
“This opening night is a great reflection of what is in store for the rest of the festival. We have some of the best Australian films lined up for 2012 and its shaping up to be a huge celebration of home grown talent.”
Following the huge success of the Australian Film Festival last year, the festival is back and running with a bigger and better line-up featuring the best of Australian film talent.
Most of the films screening at the AFF have been officially selected or won awards at some of the most prestigious festivals in the world.
Swerve adds to the eclectic vibe of the 3rd Australian Film Festival with already impressive Aussie films LBF (Official Selection SXSW), starring Gracie Otto, Lincoln Fenner’s award winning documentary More4Me (New York International Film Festival), Hail (in competition at Venice Film Festival), the World Premiere of REDD INC. and the best emerging filmmakers at the Australian Short Film Festival as well as a free beach screening of Red Dog on the line up.
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DATES: 7th – 17th March 2012
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