Academy Award Winning Cinematographer Triumph for NIFF

Academy award winning cinematographer, John Seale, will be special guest at an ‘Inside Cinema’ event on the first night of the Noosa International Film Festival.

Film buffs can be engaged with the Australian Master Cinematographer during An Evening with John Seale, who won an Academy Award for the English Patient and was nominated for an Oscar Award for Mad Max: Fury Road.

John is promising to take his audience on a journey behind the scenes of a movie set, revealing aspects of his life spent making landmark films. Before-and-after and behind-the-scenes clips from his many films will create a lavish backdrop.

John’s other films include The Mosquito Coast, Rain Man, Gorillas in the Mist, Dead Poets Society, The Firm, Lorenzo’s Oil, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Cold Mountain and The Tourist. “The event is about the magic of movies as told by one of cinema’s great talents,” says Festival Director, Peter Chenoweth.

Peter says it is an honour to have a special guest of John’s calibre for the inaugural festival.

“Noosa really is extremely fortunate to have him here. “He will pitch his talk to the general public. As an intimate event, it will hold immense appeal to anyone with an interest in movies, in cinematography, in fact, any artistic and creative endeavour with a camera,” Peter says.

As a lead-in to the evening, John Seale will present trophies and prizes to the seven category winners of the NIFF short film competition.

Peter says it will be a truly memorable occasion for winning film makers to meet him and receive their Noosa Festival recognition from a world master. Adding extra promise of excitement, An Evening with John Seale will be hosted by the Head of Griffith University Film School, Professor Herman Van Eyken. Professor Van Eyken is an award-winning script writer, director and producer who has directed more than 190 films. His films have been shortlisted within international competition of leading film festivals such as Cannes, New York, Montreal and Vienna. Many of his films have received top awards in their respective category. His feature film has been released in more than 10 countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Italy and Taiwan. The trophy presentation will be held at 6.30pm as a forerunner to the John Seale presentation.

Tickets are still available for the evening to be held at The J Theatre, Thursday 3 November, at 7.30pm. The festival will screen new international and Australian feature length films and high quality short films from all corners of the world - all set in one of Australia’s premier holiday destinations on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

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