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real life on film 2006

call for submissions

 image from touch the sound
Evelyn Glennie in Touch the Sound. Courtesy Palace Films
ACMI is pleased to call for submissions for Real Life on Film 2006. Presented by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Real Life on Film is Australia's leading documentary film festival, and will present cutting edge documentaries from and about the Commonwealth to coincide with Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. The festival will feature in the Festival Melbourne cultural program.

Screening across ten days (11-21 February 2006) in the state-of-the-art cinemas at ACMI, Real Life on Film will present a curated program of local and international documentaries. It will provide a complex portrait of the Commonwealth at work and play, reaching beyond the media grab and the sound bite, and moving local audiences to a deeper understanding of the richness and complexity of Commonwealth experiences. Like great documentaries themselves, Real Life on Film will prove that nothing is stranger, or more fascinating, than real life.

Real Life on Film 2006 will continue its tradition of supporting documentary film by presenting a number of awards: Best International documentary ($4,000), Best Australian documentary ($4,000), Best Short documentary ($2,000), an Audience award and a new cash prize of $3,000 for the documentary that best addresses the topic of 'real life' (details to be announced in December).

Real Life on Film 2006 will look at the future of documentary making via an interactive documentary strand. It will also investigate the history of the form - screening highlights from the Australian National Film Board (now known as Film Australia) in celebration of its 60th anniversary.

Timed to coincide with the Australian International Documentary Conference, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image will be a hub for filmmakers from around the globe and a key destination for local film fans. The festival will include the Melbourne premier of Touch the Sound, the award-winning documentary about solo percussionist, Evelyn Glennie.

Real Life on Film 2006 will be produced by Richard Moore. Richard was Executive Producer of ABC TV Arts for 5 years where he exec produced The Arts Show, Critical Mass and Rage, as well as many award winning documentaries. 

Further information:
Richard Moore, Producer Real Life on Film, 2006.  ph (03) 86632431

Media inquiries:
Danielle Poulos, Communications Coordinator, ACMI. ph (03) 8663 2498 m 0417 540 543

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