On Sunday November 20th the Sanctuary Film Festival hits the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia celebrating film makers from Australia and around the world.
Your ticket includes VIP entry to all events.
Sunday November 20th at 2.30pm
WOMEN IN FILM AND TELEVISION SCIFF16 LAUNCH
Our Women In Film and Television event will be attended by some of the industries most influential women in the film industry like Suzanne Ryan, the founder of SLR Productions, one of the largest animation companies in Australia and Kylee Ratz the head Cutting Edge post arguably one of Australia’s best production houses with productions like The Matrix Trilogy and The Great Gatsby under their belts.
All major guests will partake in a Q&A and some achievements will be recognised.
The television and film industry in Australia and across the world is by fact male dominated. For example only 7% of the top 250 films in the world are women.
With events and awards like the “The GIFT” Girls in film and television award and “The LIFT” Ladies in film and television award, women can be recognized for excellence in the industry and are then provided with a platform for stories to be told that will inspire future generations of women in the industry.
This will be covered by mainstream media including Nine news, Sea FM, Gold Coast Bulliten and many film and television industry magazines.
Sunday November 20th at 5.30pm
Red Carpet Event
VIP drinks and hors d’oeuvres and entertainment at the Village Theatre Sanctuary Cove.
7pm Short Film Festival & Launch
with awards presentation.
Cast and crew in attendance for after party and Q&A
Director John Bling
Starring Ann Troung
Director Jon Bling’s transnational film puts the spotlight on a young woman’s journey of the heart as she deals with intergenerational and intercultural gaps. When Kim (Ann Troung) a young Vietnamese Australian woman, hears about her estranged father’s death, she returns to Vietnam for the first time in 10 years to begin the process of reconciliation and healing. Caught between two worlds, Kim must decide what she wants to learn and take from her homeland. In Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), she gets reacquainted with an old extended family friend, Bao, who gives her a local view of the city. As she explores the dynamics of the place she had left behind, the tension between wanting to forget the past and always remembering begins to fade. With its completely bilingual dialog, the film shows the language limitations of a Westernized generation and the emotional confusion that comes with navigating what it means to be Vietnamese in today’s hybridized world.
As she plays childhood card games and recalls old romantic love songs—Kim’s cold demeanor begins to melt and the audience sees the beginnings of joy for someone who is finally discovering who she is and what she wants. Yet will she stay in Vietnam with Bao or return to her other life with her white boyfriend in Australia who had just proposed marriage? Despite one’s lack of linguistic fluency, Never Forget reminds us that the language of love is always powerfully and clearly understood, no matter where you are.
By Long Bui
In attendance at movie screening: Jon Bling (Director)
6.30pm Tuesday November 22 – QUEENSLAND PREMIERE of BURNS POINT
Tuesday November 10th Red Carpet from 7pm
CREW In attendance..
Director Tim Blackburn – Writer Chris Blackburn – Cast – Andrew Lowe – Ron Kelly – John McNeill –
Cast and Crew In attendance for after party and Q&A