An Evening with John Seale during the Noosa International Film Festival.
An Evening with John Seale during the Noosa International Film Festival.

Academy Award winner to help open Noosa Film Festival

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 on November 3.

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.

"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."

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 at the NIFF Awards.

The trophy presentation will be held at 6.30pm as a forerunner to the John Seale event.

Tickets are still available for the evening to be held at The J Theatre, Thursday, November 3, at 7.30pm.

The Noosa International Film 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.

For more information, visit www.niff.com.au.


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