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AFI awards glam up with film festival

THE campaign to remake the AFI awards in a new, more glamorous guise has stepped up with the announcement that this year's awards screenings are to take the form of a festival of Australian film, complete with a couple of high-profile new releases. The AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) Festival of Film kicks off in Sydney with a screening of Daniel Nettheim's The Hunter, starring Willem Dafoe (pictured), about a man on the trail of the last Tasmanian tiger, on October 6. ...

THE campaign to remake the AFI awards in a new, more glamorous guise has stepped up with the announcement that this year's awards screenings are to take the form of a festival of Australian film, complete with a couple of high-profile new releases. The AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) Festival of Film kicks off in Sydney with a screening of Daniel Nettheim's The Hunter, starring Willem Dafoe (pictured), about a man on the trail of the last Tasmanian tiger, on October 6. The Melbourne screenings start on October 11.

The festival will screen the 21 feature films vying for nominations in the awards, which will be presented at the Sydney Opera House next January.


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