Local Talent Draws Top Film Judge For Vip Premiere

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Local talent draws top film judge for VIP premiere

The 10MMM Youth Film Festival will open with a VIP red carpet premiere at

Hamilton Cinema tomorrow night (23 June), followed by two days of free public


The talented local young filmmakers behind each of the 12 short films entered in

the film festival will walk the red carpet at the premiere.

Deb Verhoeven, Associate Professor of Screen Studies and Director of the AFI

Research Collection at RMIT University, will travel to Hamilton to judge the entries.  

Associate Professor Verhoeven’s vast experience in film festival judging and pre-

selection includes the Melbourne International Film Festival, Bangkok Film

Festival, St Kilda Film Festival, Comedy Channel Short Film Festival, Watch My

Shorts, Daffodil Day Awards and the Black and White Festival.

She is also Deputy Chair of the National Film and Sound Archive, President of the

highly popular online film journal, Senses of Cinema, and Co-Editor of Studies 

in Australasian Cinema.

Associate Professor Verhoeven will be joined on the judging panel by local

filmmaker Trevor Flynn and Hamilton Film Festival President, Mary-Ann Brown.

All 12 short film entries will be shown at the Hamilton Cinema in eight free

screenings held over two days (24-25 June).


Regional youth, aged 12 to 25, have been working hard on their entries, with the

winners of the Film Festival to be announced at the VIP red carpet premiere.

The Film Festival is the final stage of the current 10MMM project, which

investigates young people, technology and social relationships. Project partners

include RMIT, Western District Health Services, VicHealth, Casterton Community

Courthouse and Southern Grampians Adult Education.

School and community group bookings are welcome and can be made through

RMIT University Hamilton on (03) 5572 0500.

What:  10MMM Youth Film Festival

When: VIP Red Carpet Premier 6.30pm, Tuesday, 23 June

Screenings – 10am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 6pm (daily)

Wednesday, 24 June, and Thursday, 25 June

Where: The Hamilton Cinema, Brown Street, Hamilton

For 10MMM Film Festival enquiries: 10MMM Project Officer, Jessica Still, 

(03) 5572 0500.

For media enquiries:  RMIT University Hamilton, Communications Officer,

Rachel McDonald, (03) 5572 0505.

22 June, 2009   

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