Thursday, August 31, 2006

Australian filmmaker leads festival

Just one more sleep till Australian filmmaker Richard Moore sets sail in his new post as director of the Melbourne International Film Festival, taking the helm from the well-respected James Hewison, who moves up as CEO of the Australian Film Institute. I'm posting this today, because it's almost tomorrow in Australia. First port of call for Richard: Toronto, where the fall film festival season kicks off next week. Earlier this year, Richard reached agreement with Film Victoria to begin development of his latest project, THE FOUNDATION, a mock documentary celebrating the life and art of the fictitious character Johann Dieter Wassmann. We look forward to his next visit to Leipzig and do hope he has a chance to include the Leipzig International Documentary Festival among his many travels (30 October - 5 November 2006; see link).

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