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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 18 October 2014
SATURDAY 18 OCTOBER 2014 13 Sotiris Dounoukos, Man in a Box (Greece) by Elias Papastamatiou, Anna (Cyprus) by Spiros Charalambous, The Immortalizer (Cyprus) by Marios Piperides, Nicoleta (Greece/UK) by Sonia Liza Kenterman, Afterwardness (Greece/ UK) by Rafika Chawishe, 5 Ways to Die (Greece) by Daina Papadaki, and Percephone (USA) by Louis Mandylor. Preceding the GASFF International program, a Funding Panel Discussion will be hosted on Saturday 25 October at 2.00 pm, at the Palace Cinema Como. Open to filmmakers and the general public, the forum will focus on the funding trends in the industry. "Filmmaker Jason Raftopoulos, distributor Tony Ianiro and a representative from POZIBLE will sit on the panel to discuss the wonderful world of funding. I encourage interested people to attend, as it something that is extremely relevant in our current climate. It is a free event and we plan to expand on such events in the future," Katerina tells. This year, the movies taking part in the Greek Australian Short Film Festival will be competing for the top short film award. An award of $1,000 will be given to Best Film in both the GASFF Australian and international programs. The award will be announced and presented on the night of the 23 October for the Australian program, and the night of 25 October for the international session, after their respective screenings. The festival, this year sponsored by PWK and Icon Insurance Advisers, is hoping to see more sponsors come their way in the years to come and to become part of the bigger picture of Hellenic unity in Australia, as Katerina puts it. "I hope to continue working in collaboration with the Greek Film Festival. Myself, Stella and Jim have a productive and enjoyable relationship with Melbourne festival director Penny Kyprianou and producer Aleena Glentis. They have been extremely supportive, as has the Greek Centre, too. We aim to be part of the bigger, exciting picture of Hellenic strength and unity that is currently absorbing into the community. We aim to expand, express, engage and promote the amazing talent of creators at all levels and keep providing a platform for their work to be showcased. "My aim is to collaborate with other curators in international cities and create an exchange program, whereby we ca film packages So perhaps ne an Australian, a 'Greek Austr African' or a 'N Those interes the Greek Aust Festival can co on greekaustsh gmail.com or f Facebook www GreekAustralia The 5th Gree Festival will scr Sydney on Thu 7.00 pm and o at 4.00 pm. Fo about the festiv http://greekfilm an exchange short with our sister cities. xt year we will have an international and ralian/Greek South New York' exchange!" sted in sponsoring tralian Short Film ntact the GASFF hortfilmfestival@ find them on w.facebook.com/ anShortFilmFestival k Australian Short Film reen in Melbourne and ursday 23 October at on Saturday 25 October or more information val program, visit mfestival.com.au/ for sh rts The curatorial team of the 2014 Greek Australian Short Film Festival: Katerina Kotsonis, Jim Koutsoukos and Stella Dimadis.
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