Adelaide Film Festival unveils full program

Emu Runner’, which debuted at Tiff, will screen as part of Adelaide’s feature competition.

Adelaide Film Festival launched its full program today, including a variety of highlights direct from Venice, Toronto and Telluride.

Among the films announced today are Venice’s Golden Lion winner Roma, from director Alfonso Cuarón; the Coen Brothers’ best screenplay winner The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate, for which Willem Dafoe won best actor.

Overall this year’s program includes more than 130 features, documentaries, shorts, virtual reality and installation works, including 17 world premieres and 30 Australian premieres.

Almost 45 per cent of the films in the line-up are Australian. They include, as previously announced, some of the most anticipated local films of the year, such as Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale, which just won Venice’s Special Jury Prize and the Marcello Mastroianni award for star Baykali Ganambarr; Anthony Maras
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Film, TV industry veteran Smith to depart Foxtel

Malcolm Smith is retiring from Foxtel at the end of the month after 10 years with the pay-tv broadcaster and a lengthy career in production and as a film and TV executive.

.Subscription television is the most complex business I have ever worked in and we have achieved many significant breakthroughs in the delivery of entertainment in our relatively short history,. Smith said in a message to industry contacts.

Smith, who has served as advisor . office of the CEO at Foxtel since 2003, singled out two projects about which he was most passionate.

One is the Media Reconciliation Network Group, the first industry group of its kind in Australia. Formed in 2008, the group comprises broadcasters, newspapers, new media players, state and federal government media agencies, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, trade associations and guilds and media buyers. Its mission is to create opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working in the media.
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