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Final AIMC 2017 Program Now Available

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Day 1
08 Oct 2017
12:00 - 16:00
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AIMC GOLF DAY
Lakelands Golf Course

It's Back!

Our AIMC Golf Championship is back at Lakelands Golf Course.  Be in it!

More Details or Registration: Contact: p: +61 468 329 551, e: admin@movieconvention.com.au

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17:30 - 19:00
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AIMC WELCOME FUNCTION
The Lawn

Please join us for an Aussie BBQ to welcome delegates to the 2017 Convention and celebrate Australian films.  Special guests include writer/ director Ben Elton and Michael Caton of tonight’s Premiere Film THREE SUMMERS. 

Includes the Vista Golf Awards: Champion Swinger, Backseat Driver, Fairway Sensation, Putt Perfect

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18:30 - 19:00
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Theatre doors open
The Star Theatre

Visit the COCA-COLA Candy Bar for light refreshments and sample all your favourite COCA-COLA beverages.

Also enjoy a rich and creamy BULLA Creamy Classics Choc Top or some delicious MALTESERS® chocolate.

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19:00 - 21:00
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SPECIAL INDUSTRY PREMIERE SCREENING
The Star Theatre

SCREEN AUSTRALIA & TRANSMISSION FILMS:

Proudly present the Queensland Premiere of THREE SUMMERS.

(no recording equipment of any kind will be allowed into the cinema)

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Day 2
09 Oct 2017
09:30 - 10:00
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Theatre doors open
The Star Theatre

Visit the COCA-COLA Candy Bar for light refreshments and sample all your favourite COCA-COLA beverages.

Also enjoy a rich and creamy BULLA Creamy Classics Choc Top or some delicious MALTESERS® chocolate.

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10:30 - 11:00
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KEYNOTE ADDRESS
The Star Theatre

‘Showmanship: The Key To Our Future’

Presented by respected industry veteran Andrew Cripps, President of International Theatrical Distribution at 20th Century Fox.

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11:00 - 12:30
13:00 - 13:45
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MEET THE DISTRIBUTORS
Southport 1& 2

A networking opportunity in the style of speed dating.  Structured but informal event in which participating distributors travel from table to table to meet and greet and chat briefly.

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14:00 - 14:15
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Theatre doors open
The Star Theatre

Visit the COCA-COLA Candy Bar for light refreshments and sample all your favourite COCA-COLA beverages.

Also enjoy a rich and creamy BULLA Creamy Classics Choc Top or some delicious MALTESERS® chocolate.

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14:15 - 15:15
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DISTRIBUTOR PRESENTATION - TRANSMISSION FILMS
The Star Theatre

Presentation of upcoming product & movie screening

(no recording equipment of any kind will be allowed into the cinema)

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16:30 - 17:00
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The Star Theatre

Visit the COCA-COLA Candy Bar for light refreshments and sample all your favourite COCA-COLA beverages.

Also enjoy a rich and creamy BULLA Creamy Classics Choc Top or some delicious MALTESERS® chocolate.

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20:00 - 22:00
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DINNER & AWARDS PRESENTATION - hosted by AIDA
Pavilion Ballroom

AIDA: Quality. Independent. Entertainment.

Includes AIDA Awards for Best:
Regional Cinema, Metro Multiplex, NZ Cinema, Metro Independent Cinema and the Independent Spirit Award, plus selected comScore Box Office Awards.

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Day 3
10 Oct 2017
06:30 - 08:45
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Breakfast Buffet
Pavilion Ballroom

Serve yourself and take a seat in the Ballroom for this morning’s interesting & informative Industry Sessions from 7.45 am.  

Speakers include Tracey Vieira, CEO Screen Queensland; Lucy Fisher, Director, Gold Coast Film Festival.

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08:30 - 09:00
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The Star Theatre

Visit the COCA-COLA Candy Bar for light refreshments and sample all your favourite COCA-COLA beverages.

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09:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:45
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PRESENTATION SPEAKER
The Star Theatre

Presenter: Lord David Puttnam

From a career spanning nearly fifty years, filmmaker, Oscar® winner, educator and thought leader Lord David Puttnam reflects on how filmmaking has changed, as he embarks on a new film.

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13:45 - 14:00
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The Star Theatre

Visit the COCA-COLA Candy Bar for light refreshments and sample all your favourite COCA-COLA beverages.

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15:30 - 16:30
17:15 - 18:30
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JOINT TRAILER PRESENTATIONS - AIDA Members
The Star Theatre

Presentation of upcoming product

11 x 7-minute presentations from member companies of the Australian Independent Distributors Association.

(no recording equipment of any kind will be allowed into the cinema)

 

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20:30 - 21:00
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21:00 - 23:00
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AIDA MOVIE SCREENING - The Death Of Stalin
The Star Theatre

Fresh from its outstanding reception in Toronto - Armando Iannucci’s black comedy, courtesy Madman Entertainment. 
“...superbly cast, and acted with icy and ruthless force by an A-list lineup. 
There are no weak links.”  *****  Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

(no recording equipment of any kind will be allowed into the cinema)

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Day 4
11 Oct 2017
06:30 - 08:45
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Breakfast Buffet
Pavilion Ballroom

Serve yourself and take a seat in the Ballroom for this morning’s interesting & informative Industry Sessions from 7.45 am.  

Guests speakers include Henry Noel, Harman; ‘Sibling Rivalry’ filmmakers Clayton Jacobson and Jason Byrne discussing their exhibition-led funding model; and Eric Reed, Kencast.

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08:30 - 09:00
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Theatre Doors Open
The Star Theatre

Visit the COCA-COLA Candy Bar for light refreshments and sample all your favourite COCA-COLA beverages.

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09:00 - 11:00
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DISTRIBUTOR PRESENTATION - UNIVERSAL PICTURES
The Star Theatre

Presentation of upcoming product & movie screening

(no recording equipment of any kind will be allowed into the cinema)

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13:45 - 14:30
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INTERNATIONAL GUEST SPEAKER
Pavilion Ballroom

‘What do youth audiences really want?’

Phil Clapp is CEO of the UK Cinema Association and President of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC).  In this session, he shares key learnings from new groundbreaking research by UNIC, with the Coca-Cola Company and Odeon Cinemas, looking at the attitudes of people aged 14 - 25 towards the cinema experience.

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14:30 - 14:45
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14:45 - 17:45
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DISTRIBUTOR PRESENTATION - SONY PICTURES RELEASING
The Star Theatre

Presentation of upcoming product & movie screening – JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

In the brand-new adventure JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE, the tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji.  When they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan.  What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – Jumanji plays you.  They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever…

(no recording equipment of any kind will be allowed into the cinema)

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19:00 - 00:30
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COCA-COLA AND JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE GALA FINALE DINNER
Pavilion Ballroom

We welcome all delegates to the jungle for a spectacular close to AIMC 2017 with dinner, entertainment, fun and the presentation of major Industry Achievement Awards:

• Murray Forrest Award for Excellence in Filmcraft

• Lifetime Achievement Awards

• Coca-Cola Gold Box Office Awards

Dress: Cocktail/ After 5; Lounge Suit (tie optional)

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Day 5
12 Oct 2017
09:00 - 14:00
09:30 -
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THEATRE DOORS OPEN
The Star Theatre

Theatre door open for FEATURE FILM THURSDAY

The Theatre will screen 3 Films today, starting at 10am with a 30 minute break between screenings.  Doors will remain open between sessions.

Visit the COCA-COLA Candy Bar for light refreshments and sample all your favourite COCA-COLA beverages.

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10:00 - 12:00
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SCREENING Daddy’s Home 2
The Star Theatre

In the sequel to the 2015 global smash, father and stepfather, Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad (Will Ferrell) have joined forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas.  Their newfound partnership is put to the test when Dusty’s old-school, macho Dad (Mel Gibson) and Brad’s ultra-affectionate and emotional Dad (John Lithgow) arrive just in time to throw the holiday into complete chaos.

With thanks to Paramount Pictures.

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12:30 - 14:30
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SCREENING Wonder
The Star Theatre

Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman.  Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade.  As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.  

Starring Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay.

With thanks to Roadshow Films.

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15:00 - 17:00
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SCREENING The Man Who Invented Christmas
The Star Theatre

Based on the book by Les Standiford, THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS tells the story of how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens from TV’s Downton Abbey) actually revived the holiday of Christmas with his self-published novel, A Christmas Carol.  Facing pressure with looming debt, a feckless father (Jonathan Pryce) and recent critical failures, Dickens confronts his past by conjuring up fantastic characters including Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), for his now classic Christmas tale.  

Full of wit and warmth, THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS will bring out the holiday spirit in everyone.

With thanks to Icon Film Distribution.

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