The Australian Embassy Beijing and ANZ will hold the 2009 ANZ Australian Film Festival between 4-13
December in Beijing. The festival will feature a mix of newly
released and classic Australian films, award winning animations
and groundbreaking documentaries.
The films cover a wide range of genres including
animation (Mary and Max and Happy Feet), drama (Razzle Dazzle,
Samson and Delilah and Look Both Ways), powerful historical films
(Ten Canoes, Australia and Kokoda), comedy (Kenny) and a
collection of finalist short films from Tropfest, the world’s
largest short film festival.
The ten feature films will be screened at Megabox cinema in The Village at Sanlitun over 4-13 December. All
films are screened in English with Chinese subtitles.
“Australia has a vibrant and highly developed
film industry, with a strong reputation for innovation and fresh
talent on the international stage,” said the Australian Ambassador
Dr Geoff Raby. “It is my great pleasure to introduce the 2009 ANZ
Australian Film Festival and to showcase to Chinese audiences the
very best and latest films that Australia has to offer.”
Eight award winning Australian documentaries
will also be screened at a special Made in Australia session at
iDOCS International Documentary Festival from 11-13 December at
the Beijing Film Academy. iDOCS International Documentary Forum
will enable Chinese audiences to enjoy some of the world’s best
documentaries and provides a platform for local movie fans and
people from the film industry to meet many of the world’s leading
directors face to face. Two Australian documentary makers, Amanda
King and Mark Lewis will be attending the iDOCS festival.
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