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popcorn taxi archive 2005

see cinema from behind the scenes at acmi

Popcorn Taxi is a regular, independent film and video screening event which showcases great films and lets you get the inside story from the filmmakers who made them.

Screening independent feature films, animation, documentaries, music clips, television commercials and short films, on formats from VHS to 35mm film, Popcorn Taxi is a non-competitive event where all are welcome.

Popcorn Taxi plays host to high-profile film industry guest speakers from around the world, including (to date): Ewan McGregor, Baz Luhrmann, Susie Porter, Bryan Brown, Claudia Karvan, Geoffrey Rush, Bruce Beresford, Richard Franklin, Anthony Minghella, Kimble Rendall, Wim Wenders, Mike Figgis and many more.

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a night with shynola

Popcorn Taxi presents a night with visiting UK outfit Shynola, four slightly loopy UK animators who have turned the international music video business on its head in five short years with award-winning clips for bands like Radiohead and Blur.


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indi vision event: 16 years of alcohol

Popcorn Taxi and the Australian Film Commission present a forum to re-energise filmmakers on the liberating possibilities of low-budget feature filmmaking.


the illustrated family doctor

You Live. You Die. What's so complicated about that? Popcorn Taxi presents one of the most original films in years with great performances from a cast including Samuel Johnson, Colin Friels, Sacha Horla, Kestie Morassi, Jessica Napier and Paul Sonkkila.


remote area nurse

Popcorn Taxi presents a special advance preview screening of the groundbreaking SBSI series RAN - Remote Area Nurse. After the screening Debi Enker will lead a discussion with legendary producer Penny Chapman and director Catriona McKenzie.


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the glenmoore job + the heartbreak tour

Popcorn Taxi is proud to host the creative forces behind The Glenmoore Job and The Heartbreak Tour for the Melbourne premiere screenings of these fresh new short features.


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how to make ads into art

The highly competitive world of advertising and filmclips have produced some of cinemas hottest young talents. Don't miss your chance to meet one of the most in-demand directors working today, Richard Ulfvengren from Traktor.


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wolf creek

Popcorn Taxi presents a special screening and audience Q&A with cast and crew of one of the most anticipated Australian films of the year. This blood-chiller has already with fantastic reviews and brought gasps of true terror from audiences worldwide.


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raiders of the lost ark: the adaptation

An exclusive screening of the underground hit Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation with Raiders team member Chris Strompolos, who will explain how three kids from Mississippi created a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark and made history.


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meet hollywood script guru john truby

A must for all aspiring screenwriters, John Truby will outline the major misconceptions writers have about story and how this prevents them from writing for the worldwide entertainment market.


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inside resfest 05

International guest Lisa Leone, (Director of Just for Kicks), Jeremy Boxer (Head of International Operations for Resfest), and a panel of Australian filmmaking talent will provide a rare opportunity to get at the heart of short and other-form production.


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mad hot ballroom

This exhilarating cross between Strictly Ballroom and Spellbound charts a group of eleven-year olds whose lives are transformed when ballroom dancing is introduced to their schools.


murray whelan unplugged

Popcorn Taxi presents an exclusive fireside chat with award-winning author Shane Maloney (Stiff, The Brush-Off) and actor, filmmaker and all-round Aussie icon, John Clarke.


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rats and cats

Popcorn Taxi presents an indie filmmaking special with the team behind the 2002 Tropfest winning short Wilfred, the upcoming SBS TV series of the same name, and the new Australian feature Rats and Cats.


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book launch: making black harvest

A fireside chat with Bob Connolly to celebrate the launch of his book Making Black Harvest, hosted by award winning author and screenwriter Helen Garner.


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last man standing: screening & live interview

Join Director, Daniel Nettheim, Producer / Writer, Marieke Hardy and Executive Producer, Ewan Burnett to discuss their new Australian drama series, Last Man Standing.


the yes men: screening & interview

From the makers of the acclaimed American Movie (1999) comes The Yes Men, a hilarious documentary about Mike and Andy, a pair of activists who embrace the spirit of Michael Moore and are changing the world one prank at a time!


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fireside chat with hollywood stuntwoman zoe bell

Join Zoe Bell (Xena Warrior Princess, Kill Bill) for an exclusive fireside chat about life as a Hollywood stuntwoman. If you love a good action sequence, don't miss this screening of excerpts from Zoe's work and the opportunity to ask her your questions.


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4 minute wonders

Film Victoria, ABC TV, Triple J and popcorn taxi present a program of 16 filmclips highlighting Victoria's local animation and digital media talent. Join the filmmakers for a Q&A to discuss their individual works and this exciting new project!


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best of the rest

For short film buffs who just can't get enough, popcorn taxi and Sony Tropfest are proud to present Best of the Rest, a selection of short-listed films from Sony Tropfest 2005.


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9 songs

9 Songs takes place in London in the autumn of 2003 and follows the love affair between Matt (Kieran OBrien) and Lisa (Margot Stilley) with live footage from nine concerts they go to, including the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and The Dandy Warhols.


 
 
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