Radio Australia – Aperture film festival underway in Melbourne

Posted by Isabelle Genoux on November 21, 2013

Today in Melbourne the inaugural Aperture Festival, the first Asia Pacific International Ethnographic Documentary Festival has launched. The three-day free event aims to promote ethnographic documentary films about the Asia Pacific region and to create avenues for regional filmmakers. Festival Director, Erminia Colucci, a documentary filmmaker herself, hopes the Festival will also pave the way for greater cultural connections between Australia and the Asia Pacific region.”

Listen to interview: http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/program/pacific-beat/aperture-film-festival-underway-in-melbourne/1223588Press09_Radio Australia

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The Weekly Review – Donvale filmmaker gets a screening at new festival

Posted by Elliot Burns on November 15, 2013

Donvale resident David Fedele is a one-man production team. Inspired by cultural experiences and exploration, his documentaries focus on human rights and environmental issues. “At the moment I fund, produce, direct, film and edit my own films,” Mr Fedele said. “I want to make films that go beyond the stereotype and the cliché, to show the human side of these stories.”

Read full article: http://www.theweeklyreviewmelbournetimes.com.au/story/1792701/donvale-filmmaker-gets-a-screening-at-new-festival/

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Meld Magazine – The Student Team Behind APERTURE Festival

Posted by Jessica-Anne Lyons on November 6, 2013

If you’re contemplating moving countries to study or have just arrived and feeling anxious about meeting new people, one of the best ways – as the team behind APERTURE Festival discovered – is to volunteer.

Read full article: http://www.meldmagazine.com.au/2013/11/student-team-aperture-film-festival/

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APERTURE Festival Program Launch Party

On Friday October 25th APERTURE Festival had its official Festival Program Launch Party at The Hub.

The APERTURE Fest Team at the Official Launch party

The APERTURE Fest Team at the Official Launch party

It was a resounding success with media partners, Pozible supporters, APERTURE Fest Ambassadors, Filmmakers and the APERTURE team in full attendance to celebrate our successful Pozible Campaign and the countdown to the Festival.

Check out photos from our Launch Party on this photo gallery. Also we were interviewed by MELD Magazine. See the video below to watch our interview!

Running for three days (21-23 November) at the University of Melbourne, APERTURE Festival is the first ethnographic documentary festival in Australia and worldwide with an Asia Pacific focus.

Over 30 films will be on shown at the inaugural APERTURE Festival from over 15 countries across the Asia Pacific, including 4 world premieres and numerous Australian and Melbourne premieres. The festival also includes international speakers, photography exhibition and multi media installation. APERTURE Festival is not to be missed!

You can download the full program on festival booklet or check out this one page festival schedule to plan your time at the festival. All entry will be free or you can get your free tickets now.

See you at the festival!