STELLAR LINE UP OF GUEST JUDGES ANNOUNCED FOR
THE 12th ANNUAL BONDI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
The 12th annual Bondi Short Film Festival is pleased to announce a stellar line up of guest judges that will preside over a shortlist of 14 outstanding short films during the event held on 24th November 2012. Finalists will compete for a prize pool valued at over $10,000 including a return flight to North America courtesy of Showtime Movie Channels, edit suite hire from Spectrum Films, WeWood Watches and a Proof Eyewear package.
The Bondi Short Film Festival 2012 judges are:
Noni is a respected and award-winning performer, presenter, writer and director whose work extends across theatre, film, radio and television. She has starred in the feature films Little Fish, Candy and Bitter & Twisted along with the short films Seven Seven Seven and A Parachute Falling in Siberia. Noni is currently in pre-production of the new Channel Seven TV drama series, A Place to Call Home.
Christiaan Van Vuuren
Christian is the YouTube video blogger phenomenon who gained fame with Sick, a series of spoof clips and comedic raps about his time in hospital. He is also one half of the Bondi Hipsters duo whose cult videos have taken the cyber world by storm and has resulted in over four million hits and a television deal with a major network.
Jessica is one of Australia’s most talented young actors. She most recently filmed a support role in Tracks starring Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver and produced by Oscar winner Emile Sherman, as well as the Australian / French co-production of Two Mothers, starring Robyn Wright-Penn and Naomi Watts. Jessica is currently filming a guest role in the Network 10 comedy series, Mr and Mrs Murder.
Kristy is both guest judge and MC for the Festival. She is best known as the host of ABC2’s Sunday Best and the award winning short filmmaker of dark comedy, Something Fishy. Performing since childhood, Kristy has also starred in the short films Entwined and Octopus and this year enjoyed glowing reviews for her performance in Lachlan Philpott’s award winning play, Truck Stop.
Dr. Ruth Harley
Since 2008, Ruth has been the Chief Executive Officer of Screen Australia and in the ten years prior to this, was CEO of the New Zealand Film Commission. Ruth has more than 20 years experience in the cultural and media sectors. Her previous roles include Commissioning Editor of TVNZ, inaugural CEO of television funding agency New Zealand On Air and National Media Director of Saatchi and Saatchi.
A graduate of NIDA, Andrew has starred in the feature films Boulevard of Broken Dreams and Little White Lies along with the short films Shadow Valley and Bourke Boy. In theatre, Andrew has worked for every state theatre in Australia and numerous independent companies and has just finished a season with Tamarama Rock Surfers at the Bondi Pavilion in I Want to Sleep With Tom Stoppard.
WHAT: 12th annual Bondi Short Film Festival
WHEN: Saturday, November 24th 2012
WHERE: Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach
TICKETS: $33 + booking fee. Moshtix – www.moshtix.com.au or 1300 438 849
Matinee Session – 3pm
Evening Session 1 – 7:30pm
Evening Session 2 – 8:15pm (Doors open at 6pm)
Ticket sales for the 2012 Bondi Short
Film Festival will go ON SALE
Matinee: 3:00 p.m.
Evening Session 1: 7:30 p.m.
Evening Session 2: 8:15 p.m.
TIX AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR FROM 6PM
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