Ethereal harmonics of chanting monks will return to the the j in Noosa Junction on Saturday, 23.02.08 from 8.30am. The Tashi Lhunpo Monks from Tibet are back for a one day cultural festival by popular demand.
The extraordinary masters of Tibetan Buddhist tantric rituals have dedicated their lives to practicing tantric ideals. To be with them, to observe and be touched by their humanity is not only a very special experience but also it is seeing kindness and true compassion in action. Together with Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal they will offer a cultural programme enabling all ages to participate in ancient Tibetan creative arts. The day starts with a free morning meditation (8am for 8.30am start), carries on throughout the day with free Sand Mandala creation and Sand Mandala Art workshops (both 9am to 3pm) and climaxes in the evening with a beautiful concert: Compassionate Mandala - Sacred Dance, Sacred Music Concert (7pm for 8pm start).
The concert is a display of archaic Tibetan culture: Audiences will experience the famous chants, traditional masquerade dances featuring intricate costumes to represent evil spirits, ancient instruments like the 10 foot long dung-chen horns and the Tibetan versions of drums, bells, cymbals and gyaling trumpets. The Tashi Lhunpo Monks will be accompanied by the extraordinary voice and sounds of musician Tenzin Choegyal. Buddhist monks are known throughout the world for their unique deep overtone chanting. The exceptional experience of chanting monks has a visceral impact on the body and mind, leaving audiences with new joy and a beautiful sense of wellbeing.
It might be hard to imagine monks in concerts but everyone fortunate enough to have experienced chanting monks at the j last April or anywhere else in the world, will be looking forward to this inspiring and captivating event. Tickets are $20 presold or $25 on the door and are available by phoning 5455 4455
Flickerfest: animation short movies at the j
For the first time ever, the J brings the critically acclaimed and much loved, travelling short film festival 'Flickerfest' to Noosa on the 22nd of February 2008. This year 'Flickerfest' is pleased to present an outstanding showcase of the very best from 30 years of home grown animation. These films have seen Australian animators win awards and much applause around the world. Academy Award nominated animator Anthony Lucas curated the festival from animations that have inspired his career. Highlights of the programme include award winning iconic television commercials, 'Louie The Fly', the famous cane toad movie 'what happened to Baz?', 'Mr. Sheen' and 'Aeroplane Jelly' alongside other award winning shorts by famous Australian Animators including Sarah Watt, Adam Elliot, Wendy Chandler & Bruce Petty (winner of the first Academy award for Australian animation in 1970).
Thanks to the J's brilliant theatre style seating, perfect view is guaranteed. In combination with the all new sound system this is going to be a fantastic audio visual experience on top of a great and fun night out.
Flickerfest with its over 2 hour running time will screen at the j in Noosa Junction on Friday February 22nd at 7pm for an 8pm start. For further information on this licensed event or to book tickets for only $12 / $10 concessions, phone (07) 5455 4455.
TVC - AEROPLANE JELLY
Dir: Bruce Petty / Prod: Suzanne Baker
A fast-paced, humorous and thought-provoking film featuring animation by Bruce Petty, cartoonist for the Australian Newspaper. The film emphasizes the use of leisure time as an important aspect of life in our society today. Planning for recreation and leisure time should be undertaken both on a personal and on a public level.
Academy Award 1976
Director: John Hughes
Crust follows on from 'Germ of An Idea' (1984).
This mad and bad story unravels a situation where two half made, half-baked protagonist Ropeshair and Evanrude engage in a battle of ill will to be the most polite. The film is a gradual build up of tension and psychic status as hallucination takes on hallucination.
AFI Award Best Animation 1987, Zap Award Briton Festival
Dir: Wendy Chandler / Prod: Anna Grieve Narrator: Andrew Denton
Union Street tells the story of a typical inner-city street, opposite the train line and underneath the flight path. None of the residents see eye-to-eye, but than the Armstrong-Taylors decide to renovate.
AFI award for Best Animation, Yoram Gross Award for Best Animation-Sydney Film Festival Dendy Award General Category-Sydney Film Festival
TVC - LOUIE THE FLY
Director: Lucinda Clutterbuck
A stunning animation about the now extinct Tasmanian Tiger, based on documentary footage shot in Hobart in the 1930's. The soundtrack is both whimsical music and a voice over of various people recalling sightings of the Tiger.
Nominated - 1990 Dendy awards for Best Animation. Nominated - 1990 AFI awards for Best Animation.
Dir/Prod: Sarah Watt
A hot day, an inviting pool, but having to get into swimming costumes to enjoy it makes two young girls dream of escape.
Flickerfest 1999, Dendy Awards-Highly Commended. Sydney International FF. Melbourne IFF, Anima Mundi-Sao Paulo.
Palm Springs ISFF, Animac IAFF.
ONE MAN'S INSTRUMENT
Director: Max Bannah
One Man's Instrument deals with the way a farmer lives with his bananas and copes with a changing environment... a man attempting to reclaim a world that has gone forever.
TVC KO HAIRSPRAY BEARS
Dir/Writ/Anim: Robert Stephenson
A man with a compulsive cleaning disorder discovers a red-backed spider inside his home. His attempts to kill the spider result in the red-back undertaking a course of revenge.
Best Animation-Dendy Awards, Sydney Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival
Director: Adam Elliot
'Cousin' is the childhood remembrance of a little boy born with cerebral palsy. Being of the same age, the narrator tells of their antics together as children; their attempts to fly off the chicken shed roof, out of control shopping trolley rides & games of violent cricket in the backyard. We meet his newest pets & visit the graveyard of the old ones, as well as glancing at his many assorted collections of tee shirts, pet rocks & toenails. We observe how he copes with his disability using safety pins and finger breaking & follow him to the depths of the ocean where he contemplates his world.
TVC SPC Baked Beans & Spaghetti
Dir/Writ: Bruce Currie
A small rat tries his luck in the great game of love.
Best General Short-Dendy Awards. Sydney Film Festival 1999. Best Digital Short-St Kilda Film Festival 1999.
Director: Anthony Lucas
On a hungry planet a friendship is tested. Elastic clay animation, expressionistic lighting and "Little Prince" pathos tells the story of Snork and his best friend, a little green plant.
Best Animation Award, IF Awards 2000 & 2001, Flickerfest 2001, Sundance 2000
Director: Peter Cornwell
What price would you put on your health? Ben is about to find out… Ward 13's newest admission faces medical attention of an unwanted kind - and no amount of apples will keep those doctors away…
TVC JAFFAS Life's a ball
CANE TOADS: WHAT HAPPENED TO BAZ?
Dir/Writ/Anim: Andrew Silke & David Clayton
'Cane-Toad: What happened to Baz?' takes us on a four minute journey into the lives (and deaths) of two cane toad mates. Soaking in a dog's bowl with a cold beer in his hand, the overweight, uncouth Dazza ponders the possible fate of his adventurous but naïve friend Bazza, in a land where man versus toad presents an ongoing sporting challenge. Various fatal scenarios are played out in glorious technicolour as the unsuspecting Baz wanders into human territory.
Flickerfest 2003, Brisbane International Animation Festival 2003
TVC LIFE BE IN IT Song Version
Director: Alex Stitt & Phillip Adams
LEUNIG: HOW DEMOCRACY ACTUALLY WORKS
Dir: Andrew Home / Writ: Michael Leunig NARRATION Sam Neill
Rest assured, your vote really does count...
Florida Film Festival-Audience Award, Special Mention-Ottawa International Animation Festival
TVC LIFE BE IN IT with John Newcombe
Director: Alex Stitt & Phillip Adams
Director: Dennis Tupicoff
Using his own voice and without rotoscoping from live-action, Dennis Tupicoff animates his memories of the dogs of his childhood.
Dir/Writ/Anim: Seejong Park
Korean War, 1951 Little Manuk is playing on the streets of his village and dreaming of life at the front where his father is a soldier. He returns home to find a parcel on the doorstep and, thinking it is a birthday present, he opens it. But its contents will change his life.
Flickerfest 2005, Best Animation Film Critics Circle Awards-AFTRS, Graduation Australia 2004, Prix Jean-Luc Xiberras-Best First Film International Short Film Competition, International Animated Film Festival, Annecy, France, 2004
TISM: EVERYONE ELSE HAS HAD MORE SEX THAN ME
Programme Duration 124min