Celebrate the film industry in this interactive festival
Posted On July 25, 2021
Cinema camera festival: the Australian premiere of a movie source Australian Film and Television Commission (AFTC) website The AFTC’s film festival, Cinema Camera, kicks off on Saturday, August 13.
The first film, the critically acclaimed documentary about the film maker and film festival pioneer William Fenton, will be screened at the National Cinema Cameras and Video Archive in Adelaide.
Cinema Camera’s main events are on Saturday nights, culminating with the opening screening of the acclaimed documentary film, The Film, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2015.
It follows a decade-long investigation into the family of William Feson, a man who founded the film festival in the 1950s.
Fenton was a man of great intellect and enthusiasm for cinema, and it’s a rare thing to see a film with his name attached to it.
Founded in 1958, Cinema Cameres and Video Archives was the first film-maker-funded organisation in Australia.
Its directors included Charles Dickens, William Butler Yeats, the late James Baldwin, Paul Auster and William Faulkner.
Cameras was the inspiration for films such as The Big Sleep and The Man with the Golden Gun, and was a major film festival venue until 1995.
In 2014, the AFTT released its 2017 film list, which featured 20 films, including Fenton’s films.
CineCam and Video archives is the only independent film archive in Australia, and the Aftc is looking for submissions for the next season of Cinema Camera.
Cultural events are also on offer from August 13 to 15, including screenings of films from the National Film Theatre, the National Museum of Australian Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Opera Centre.CINE CAM and VIDEO archive’s annual event is held every October in Melbourne’s Royal Festival Hall, and is part of the Aussie Film Festival.
More to come.