National News Items
25-26 November 2005, Melbourne
The 47th Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards will be held in Melbourne on 25 and 26 November 2005. This year, for the very first time, the AFI Awards will be split into two major events. The newly created L’Oréal Paris 2005 AFI Craft Awards Presented by Digital Pictures, which recognises the talent and innovation of artists working behind the camera and behind the scenes in the Australian film and television industry, will take place on Friday 25 November at Waterfront City Pavilion. The L’Oréal Paris 2005 AFI Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday 26 November at Melbourne Central City Studios.
The L’Oréal Paris 2005 AFI Awards will be hosted by Australian film icon and AFI supporter Russell Crowe and televised on the Nine Network on Saturday 26 November. The Awards pay tribute to this year’s best feature and non-feature films and television programs.
For more information, go to: www.afi.org.au.
Australian Film Commission funding deadlines for November are:
4 Nov: General Development Investment (GDI)
11 Nov: Filmmaker Fellowships & Attachments
25 Nov: Strand L - Shooting Time-Critical Material
25 Nov: Documentary Development
For more information, visit: http://www.afc.gov.au/funding/deadlines/default.aspx.