Jack Thompson, Sigrid Thornton and Gary Sweet headline this year’s official selection

The Telegram Man, starring Australian screen legends Jack Thompson, Gary Sweet and Sigrid Thornton, is just one of the 23 films that made it to this year’s official selection, competing in the Homegrown category.  Bit of trivia, Adelaide boy Gary Sweet made his stage debut in Rob George’s play Prompt, which premiered at the Clare Drama Festival. Rob won’t admit to the year.  Yet again we have a strong showing of Aussie talent all vying for the title of Best Australian Short Film.  We welcome back past entrants such as Matthew Jenkins with his film Cockatoo, starring Matilda Brown, and Regensburg Short Film Week, Audience choice winner, Boo!

CVFF 2013 in fact kicks off on Wednesday 13th November, with evening screenings from  our partner festivals, Rome Independent Film Festival – RIFF on Tour, and International Short Film Festival Cyprus presents ISFFC on TourFriday Night is Comedy Night, curated by our own Emmy Award winner Rob George and topping the bill, a gem from the UK, Conversation Piece, starring Celia Imrie.

This year’s educational programme centres around the project Asha.  An exciting opportunity to be part of the making of an actual movie from the read thro, to post production, to red carpet!  And it all starts here.  Penned by Rob George and directed by Dan Bradley,  Asha is to be shot March 2014 in the Clare Valley.  Workshop participants will be  first in line for the coveted cast and crew positions. If you want to get onboard there will be more details in the next newsletter.

Lastly a welcome to our new Student Film Award jury members:  Isabella de Rosario, Daniel Blackman and Charlotte George.