You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Adelaide fest picks 8 pix to fund

Recipients include 'Boxing Day,' 'Dr. Plonk'

The biennial Adelaide Film Festival has chosen eight projects for funding.

AFF — Australia’s newest fest and the only one that funds films — will sink A$500,000 ($364,000) into pics, most of which will premiere in the fest in 2007.

The recipients are: helmer Kriv Stenders’ “Boxing Day”; “Lucky Myles” from Michael James Rowland; “Dr. Plonk,” a black and white silent comedy from maverick Rolf de Heer; helmer Tony Ayres’ second feature “Home Song Stories”; Anna Broinowski’s first feature-length doc “Forbidden Lie$”; “Kalaupapa — Heaven,” veteran Paul Cox’s first foray into the documentary genre; “Words From the City,” a doc from Natasha Gadd and Rhys Graham; “Crocodile Dreaming,” a short starring aboriginal screen vet David Gulpilil.

Fest’s track record is already impressive, having funded 2005 the Australian Film Institute best pic “Look Both Ways” and de Heer’s “Ten Canoes,” which preemed on the closing night of the Adelaide Arts Festival last month.

Since 2002 AFF has invested more than $1.3 million in movies with a total projected economic impact in South Australia of $2.8 million.

More Film

  • 12th and Clairmount Movie Review

    Film Review: '12th and Clairmount'

    The biennial Adelaide Film Festival has chosen eight projects for funding. AFF — Australia’s newest fest and the only one that funds films — will sink A$500,000 ($364,000) into pics, most of which will premiere in the fest in 2007. The recipients are: helmer Kriv Stenders’ “Boxing Day”; “Lucky Myles” from Michael James Rowland; “Dr. […]

  • Sam Rockwell

    Film News Roundup: Palm Springs Festival Honors Sam Rockwell for 'Three Billboards'

    The biennial Adelaide Film Festival has chosen eight projects for funding. AFF — Australia’s newest fest and the only one that funds films — will sink A$500,000 ($364,000) into pics, most of which will premiere in the fest in 2007. The recipients are: helmer Kriv Stenders’ “Boxing Day”; “Lucky Myles” from Michael James Rowland; “Dr. […]

  • Project Runway

    Weinstein Co. Feeling Pressure to Find a Buyer (EXCLUSIVE)

    The biennial Adelaide Film Festival has chosen eight projects for funding. AFF — Australia’s newest fest and the only one that funds films — will sink A$500,000 ($364,000) into pics, most of which will premiere in the fest in 2007. The recipients are: helmer Kriv Stenders’ “Boxing Day”; “Lucky Myles” from Michael James Rowland; “Dr. […]

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day review

    'Terminator' Writing Team Adds Billy Ray to Put Final Polish on Script

    The biennial Adelaide Film Festival has chosen eight projects for funding. AFF — Australia’s newest fest and the only one that funds films — will sink A$500,000 ($364,000) into pics, most of which will premiere in the fest in 2007. The recipients are: helmer Kriv Stenders’ “Boxing Day”; “Lucky Myles” from Michael James Rowland; “Dr. […]

  • Josh Hartnett, Margarita Levieva Starring in

    Josh Hartnett, Margarita Levieva Starring in Thriller 'Inherit the Viper'

    The biennial Adelaide Film Festival has chosen eight projects for funding. AFF — Australia’s newest fest and the only one that funds films — will sink A$500,000 ($364,000) into pics, most of which will premiere in the fest in 2007. The recipients are: helmer Kriv Stenders’ “Boxing Day”; “Lucky Myles” from Michael James Rowland; “Dr. […]

  • Mahershala Ali Burn

    Mahershala Ali to Star in, Executive Produce Crime Thriller 'Burn'

    The biennial Adelaide Film Festival has chosen eight projects for funding. AFF — Australia’s newest fest and the only one that funds films — will sink A$500,000 ($364,000) into pics, most of which will premiere in the fest in 2007. The recipients are: helmer Kriv Stenders’ “Boxing Day”; “Lucky Myles” from Michael James Rowland; “Dr. […]

  • Hermes holiday window

    Le Gentil Garcon Brings Classic Hollywood to Hermes for the Holidays

    The biennial Adelaide Film Festival has chosen eight projects for funding. AFF — Australia’s newest fest and the only one that funds films — will sink A$500,000 ($364,000) into pics, most of which will premiere in the fest in 2007. The recipients are: helmer Kriv Stenders’ “Boxing Day”; “Lucky Myles” from Michael James Rowland; “Dr. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content