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2012 WFF Program
THE TELEGRAM MAN (Australia)
Director and Producer: James Khehtie
Cast: Sigrid Thornton, Jack Thompson and Gary Sweet
Synposis: During the long years of World War II, Australia's small farming communities paid a terrible price.
Director: Julius Avery
Cast: Tristan Burke, Kyle Taylor and Walter Currie
Synopsis: Nathan, a kid who risks everything after he is bullied into making a life and death decision
LOVE IS A MANY CHILDISH THING (Australia)
Director: Michael Hattingh, VCA graduate
Synopsis: "This is a story about first love. Fumbling, foolish, risky, consuming, distracting, exciting, troublesome, nerve-racking, childish... love."
LOVE ZOMBIE (Australia)
Director: Anthony West
Cast: Anthony West, Tory West and Bonnie West
Synopsis: A lonely man goes to extraordinary lengths to find love.
A FINGERS TWO DOT AND ME (US)
Director: David Holechek
Synopsis: A Finger, Two Dots Then Me' is a spoken-word piece based on a popular poem by renowned modern poet Derrick Brown
MATAR A UN NI√ëO - A CHILD WILL DIE (Spain)
Director: C√©sar Esteban Alenda
Synopsis: It is Sunday. A beautiful dawn on a doomed day. At ten o'clock, a happy child is going to die
Director: Chris Tomkins
Synopsis: A smash and grab robbery takes an unexpected twist when two thieves find themselves confronted with a haul they can't possibly carry.
Director: Anna Jeffries
Cast: Christopher Bunworth and Marg Downey
Synopsis: A relationship observed through a contact lens
Note. There is also a Q&A with Director Anna Jeffries at 1pm in The Shed
NONNA SI DEVE ASCIUGARE - GRANDMA MUST GET DRY (Italian)
Director: Alfredo Covelli
Synopsis: An old lady who owns a big wine factory and fought the Nazis in North Italy, dies.
THIRD AND FOURTH (Australia)
Director: Alex Barnes
Synopsis: An Absurd, stylistic, and outrageous comical film about confronting the racket & reliving the past
2012 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS (Out of Competition)
ROYS CHOICE (PG)
3pm (The Yards) & 5:30pm (The Shed)
Director: Alauda Ruiz de Az√∫a
Roy say's: An important film for everyone to see.
Director: Angelo Lara
Roy say's: A safe taxi ride after a long night...or is it
Director: Venetia Taylor
Roy say's: Love and Marriage, Love and Marriage......do you get it?
FRIENDSHIP & OTHER CATASTROPHES (PG)
1pm (The Orchard), 4pm (The Yards), 5pm (The Orchard) and 6pm (The Yards)
Director: Venetia Taylor
Roy say's: A man screams and two Sydney people drink wine....(Cock-a-doodle-doo?)
THE SECRET FRIEND
Director: Flavio Alves
Roy say's: A beautiful tale of a secret admirer
NADIE TIENE LA CULPA
Director: Esteban Crespo
Roy say's: Men can be such ...Roosters!
Director: Venetia Taylor
Roy say's: Life can't get much better for these two.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE (G)
Midday (The Yards), 2pm (The Orchard), 4:30pm (The Shed) and 5pm (The Yards)
Director: Venetia Taylor
Roy say's: MAAAARRIIIAAA-
THE REPUBLIC OF SIMON
Director: Edward Bell
Actors: Samuel Johnson and Victoria Thaine
Roy say's: 'Its Man versus machine, traditional rivals clash'
Director: Luke Daniels
Roy say's: An English lad gets a bit stuck.
Director: Andrew Pearce
Roy say's: Mobile phones ....what else is there to say?
Roy say's: A clever look at the effects of online socialising.
FUN FOR KIDS (G)
Midday (The Orchard), 2pm (The Yards), 3pm (The Orchard), 3:30pm (The Shed) and 6pm (The Orchard)
LUCY’S CANNON-THE MOON
Director: Klutch Kable
Roy say's: All aboard here comes the moon.
Director: Trent McClure
Roy say's: One for Mum and Dad.
Director: Jonathan Persson
Roy say's: Love is like having wings...roosters can't fly though.
Director: Francisco Alverez
Roy say's: Atroz mean 'Awful'. Kids meet Awful.
ESO TE PASA POR BARROCO
Director: Pablo Serrano Rosillo
Roy say's: I get my revenge. 5 Stars
Director: Sasha Andrews
Roy say's: Another for Mum and Dad. It’s never too late!
BAGS, NEIGHBOURS & HUMANS (MA)
2pm (The Shed), 1pm (The Yards) and 4pm (The Orchard)
Director: Graeme Robertson
Roy say's: Two people naked with bags on their heads.
THE GOOD NEIGHBOUR
Director: James Crisp
Roy say's: A very brutal tale. be warned!
Director: Matthew Jenkin
Roy say's: A hilarious comedy about teaching children a good lesson.
POST APOCOLITIC MAN
Actors: Gus Sampson
Roy say's: What happens when humans get it wrong!
FREE RANGE FILMS
WORM HUNTERS (Australia)
Showing at 12:15pm in the Shearer’s Quarters Winner Jury Prize- SCINEMA 2011
Director: Randall Wood
Producer: Chris Carroll
Synopsis: In a Turkish headquarters the world’s top earthworm scientists concoct a plan to find and name their ultimate discovery. Nothing will stop them as they travel to all corners of the world to unearth their prize.
5 mins Showing at 1:30pm in the Shearer’s Quarters
Director: Javier Mrad
Best Experimental/Animation Film, SCINEMA 2011
Synopsis: An extraordinarily beautiful piece of filmmaking critiquing consumerism and the failure of sustainability in modern society. Visually superlative and moving.
WASTE NOT (Australia)
Showing at 2pm in the Shearer’s Quarters
Director: Ruth Hessey
Synopsis: What keeps a 21st century metropolis like Sydney clean and sparkling? An army of truck drivers, scientists, environmentalists, gardeners and even a famous chef are working to transform the mountains of stuff we throw away into something valuable again.
PLANET YOU (USA)
19 min Showing at 2:30pm in the Shearer’s Quarters
Synopsis: Investigating the vast ecosystem that is the surface of the human body. Arthropods and bacteria make up some of the creatures that call us home.
AN EYEFUL OF SOUND (Canada/Netherlands/UK)
Producer: Joshka Wessels, Director: Samantha Moore
Showing at 3:00pm in the Shearer’s Quarters
Best Experimental/Animation Film – SCINEMA 2010
Synopsis: I saw this most beautiful sound, it was just gorgeous ... beautiful reds, yellows and purples... My mum said it was the cock crowing ... my first real memory of the wonderful visual sounds that I experience’ Julie, describing her earliest synesthetic memory.
IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON (UK)
Feature Film 109 mins
Director: David Sington
Synopsis: Between 1968 and 1972, nine US spacecraft and twelve men voyaged to our closest celestial neighbour. In the Shadow of the Moon unites the surviving crew members from every Apollo mission, who candidly recollect their roles in NASA’s history making endeavours at the height of the Space Age. Featuring beautiful archival material released by NASA for the first time, Sington’s film is both uplifting and visually stunning.