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  • Location: The J, Noosa Junction, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland

Presented by REELmad

The shortest, fastest film festival around!

What started out as a home-grown event supporting Youth Suicide Prevention has grown into an iconic annual 'must do' Noosa Longweekend event. Past judges have included Margaret Pomeranz, David Stratton, guerilla movie director Rachael Lucas and legendary director Rolf de Heer. One of this year's judges and MC is comedian-actor Michael Veitch of The D-Generation and Fast Forward; now host of the ABC Sunday Arts Program.

For reel film-makers

Film-makers are given 24 mad hours to produce a 3-7 minute film. The reel-twist comes when registered teams are given a REELmad TOP SECRET kit on Friday afternoon to weave into their films. REELmad is open to everyone reelmad enough to give it a go from families, school buddies, work teams through to emerging film makers!

Reel workshops - REELmad will incorporate workshops and panel discussions run by industry pros to support REELmad entrants with practical tips and tricks. Earlybird discount: Register as a REELmad entrant at the workshop and get into the workshops for free!

For reel film-lovers

Watch the judges' top film picks, when the finalists are premiered and the winners revealed and awarded in a special gala screening on Sunday.

Workshops & Panel* Saturday 5 10.00am-5.00pm $10 The J
Registration** Friday 11 3.00pm-6.00pm $50 The J
Submissions Saturday 12 3.00pm-6.00pm N/A The J
Film Screenings Sunday 13 7.00pm $30 The J
* Tickets available only at the door. ** Pay in person upon registering.

Downloadable: Full 'The Noosa Longweekend' Festival Programme

Event Name: The Noosa Longweekend
Dates (2008): 4-13 July 2008
Location: various venues and locations throughout the Noosa Shire
Telephone: 07 5474 9941
Fax: 07 5474 9940

Combine arts and culture with sun and sand at The Noosa Longweekend in one of the world's most enviable destinations.  The Noosa Longweekend is an annual 10-day festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, food, film, literature and thought-provoking, barrier-breaking forums, that has become recognised as one of Australia's foremost regional cultural events.  The Noosa Longweekend offers a unique cultural experience that engages audiences with a quality artistic program, world-class cuisine, and the stunning natural environment unique to Noosa.   Established in 2002 by prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, his wife Kristin and former Berlin Philharmonic violinist Brett Dean, the festival continues to attract some of Australia's and the world's best artists, performers, writers, film-makers, musicians, environmentalists and commentators.  

The 2008 program includes Amanda Muggleton, Max Gillies, Opera Australia, Circa, Geraldine Doogue, Barrie Cassidy, Maggie Beer, John Buchanan, Kaz Cooke, Hugh Mackay, Monsieur Camembert, The Idea of North, Sara Storer.  Plus an extensive free community program including lots of school holiday activities for kids, teens and families.

Noosa's unique geography and village-style atmosphere provide the inspiring backdrop for this festival that offers visitors beautiful beaches and national parks, fabulous food and culture - nourishment for the body, mind and soul.   A celebration that embraces diversity, The Noosa Longweekend presents a broad program of ticketed, low-cost and free events that entertains, enlivens and inspires its many different audiences.


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