The Avoca Beach Theatre has been inundated with great films which has made it very difficult to decide the final programme which is now available on or web page and at the Theatre. Each session is just $8.50 & will be jam packed full of surprises. We have extended to four great days of films, each day with it's own excitement and highlights, to try and include as many films as possible. You will be proud to be a part of the Central Coast! To celebrate we wanted to be able to give you a small souvenir gift, so we will be offering a free movie poster to each patron of the Festival from our extensive archive of posters. Come and rummage ...you may be surprised at you may find…
Make sure you catch "Love Buttons", a film by Brackets very own Bev Callow and featuring James Daley and Lee Hardisty on sax >>
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Opening celebrations on Friday from 6.30pm with standout student films & prizes presented by our Festival Patrons Margaret Pomeranz & Don McAlpine. After intermission there will be a few of the winning shorts and a shortish feature film with celebrities from the films here.
On Saturday at 1:30pm shorts and features of a more gritty nature will be screened, that will thrill and challenge you, with prizes presented. The whisper is there are celebrities coming, including Packed to the Rafters Diarmid Heidenreich who will be featuring in the new Underbelly!
From 4.30pm on Saturday Andrew Scarano will be here to speak after his film INTO THE SHADOWS - a fascinating film for anyone who loves film, love their own little independent theatre or is interested in the film industry. Hear film industry executives making jaw-dropping statements; away from the bright lights & the red carpets an awful truth is revealed. Special mention is made of Avoca Beach Picture Theatre as a standout Theatre supporting Australian film.
Sunday the 15th November at 1.45pm we have short films from the Festival competition with awards, then an incredible time with one of the foremost cinematographers in the world and a Coastie himself, Don McAlpine, ASC. We will be screening Don's BREAKER MORANT, directed by Bruce Beresford, with Edward Woodward , and an all-Australian supporting cast of Jack Thompson , Bryan Brown, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell and Chris Haywood. BREAKER MORANT preceded other Australian New Wave war films such as Gallipoli (1981) with recurring themes of Australian identity of mateship and larrikinism, the loss of innocence in war, and the coming of age of the Australian nation. The film won ten AFI Awards and was nominated for an Academy Award. After the film Don will be sharing a few of his great stories about the making of some of Australia's most iconic films. He is very much looking forward to taking questions from the audience & sharing some of his secrets with us on how to be successful in the film industry. DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!