Program

The 2015 Program has now been finalised and includes activities such as:

  • product presentations and movie previews from major and independent film distributors
  • speakers and panels covering topical industry issues
  • expanded trade show featuring our regular exhibitors as well as many new exhibitors
  • industry achievement award presentations
  • gala dinners and functions to provide the opportunity for delegates to network with colleagues and peers

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General information on arrival and registration procedures, meals, awards, tradeshow and seminars can be found in the General Information tab.

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Day 1
11 Oct 2015
19:00 - 19:30
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Theatre doors open
Jupiters Theatre

Visit the COCA-COLA Candy Bar for some light refreshments including all your favourite COCA-COLA products plus indulge in a dairy-free PERFECT FRUIT or enjoy a BULLA DAIRY FOODS Creamy Classic Choc Top.

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19:30 - 21:30
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SCREEN AUSTRALIA presents...THE DRESSMAKER
Jupiters Theatre

SCREEN AUSTRALIA presents a special filmmaker’s screening of THE DRESSMAKER at the Australian International Movie Convention in the Jupiters Theatre. The screening will be in the company of two of Australia’s pre-eminent filmmakers, special guests Jocelyn Moorhouse and Sue Maslin.

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

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Day 2
12 Oct 2015
09:00 - 09:30
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Theatre doors open
Jupiters Theatre

Visit the COCA-COLA Candy Bar for some light refreshments including all your favourite COCA-COLA products plus indulge in a dairy-free PERFECT FRUIT or enjoy a BULLA DAIRY FOODS Creamy Classic Choc Top.

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11:40 - 11:50
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THE NATALIE MILLER FELLOWSHIP
Jupiters Theatre

Inspiring the Future Female Leaders of the Screen Industry

Guest presenters provide an introduction to The Natalie Miller Fellowship, its objectives and outcomes; the contribution that inspiring leadership makes to our industry; the future for the Fellowship; and the involvement of the industry in determining the future of the Fellowship.

Presenters:

  • Sue Maslin - President, Natalie Miller Fellowship
  • Marc Wooldridge - Managing Director, Twentieth Century Fox Films
  • Rebecca Hammond - 2014 Natalie Miller Fellowship Recipient
  • Natalie Miller, AO

 

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13:45 - 14:15
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14:15 - 15:15
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TRANSMISSION FILMS
Jupiters Theatre

Presentation of upcoming product.

Saroo Brierley, author of the best-selling memoir A LONG WAY HOME, and the key creative team behind the feature film of his story, LION, including Academy Award®-winning producer Emile Sherman, will present previously unseen footage from this exciting upcoming feature film.

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15:20 - 18:30
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TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILMS
Jupiters Theatre

Presentation of upcoming product & movie screening of BRIDGE OF SPIES.

Directed by Steven Spielberg and inspired by true events, BRIDGE OF SPIES is the remarkable story of James Donovan (Tom Hanks), a Brooklyn attorney who finds himself thrust into the centre of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible mission to negotiate the release of a captured American pilot.

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

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18:45 - 20:45
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DINNER followed by 'IN CONVERSATION WITH' DISCUSSION
Pavilion Ballroom

Join Alaric McAusland - Managing Director, Deluxe Australia, in conversation with Jocelyn Moorhouse – Director, THE DRESSMAKER and Jeremy Sims – Director, LAST CAB TO DARWIN

RENTRAK – presentation of Highest Grossing Box Office Awards:

  • HOYTS CINEMAS Award for Highest Grossing Foreign Language Movie
  • RENTRAK Award for Highest Grossing Australian Movie
  • REALD Award for Highest Grossing 3D Movie in Australia
  • Award for Highest Grossing New Zealand Movie
  • Award for Highest Grossing Movie in New Zealand
  • Award for Highest Grossing Alternate Content

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20:45 - 21:00
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Theatre doors open
Jupiters Theatre

Visit the COCA-COLA Candy Bar for some light refreshments including all your favourite COCA-COLA products plus indulge in a dairy-free PERFECT FRUIT or enjoy a BULLA DAIRY FOODS Creamy Classic Choc Top.

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21:00 - 23:00
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SONY PICTURES RELEASING
Jupiters Theatre

Screening of THE NIGHT BEFORE

Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly Christmas Eve reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity. Now that they're entering adulthood, the tradition is coming to an end, and to make it as memorable as possible, they set out to find the Nutcracka Ball - the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.

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

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Day 3
13 Oct 2015

Please view our schedule below for this event.

08:30 - 09:00
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Theatre doors open
Jupiters Theatre

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09:00 - 12:00
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WARNER BROS / ROADSHOW FILM DISTRIBUTORS
Jupiters Theatre

Presentation of upcoming product & movie screening of BURNT - the story of Chef Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) who had it all and lost it. Read more...

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

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13:45 - 14:15
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14:15 - 14:45
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NEWS CORP 'INSPIRE' PANEL SERIES
Jupiters Theatre

PUTTING BUMS ON SEATS

Moderator: Kirk Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, Village Cinemas Australia

Kirk Edwards will host an eminent panel of industry leaders to provide an insight into the future of marketing trends and mediums, with a robust discussion on how Distributors are working within an ever-changing landscape.

Panellists include:

  • Nic Hodges - Head of Commercial Innovations, News Corp Australia
  • Emily Foat - Account Executive, Twitter Australia
  • Alison Hearne - National Advertising Manager, Universal Pictures International Australasia
  • David Doepel - Managing Director, TUGG Australia and New Zealand
  • Sue Zerk - Marketing Director, Twentieth Century Fox Films

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18:30 - 21:00
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AIDA DINNER
Pavilion Ballroom

Including AIDA Trailer Presentation and Awards Ceremony

AIDA: Quality. Independent. Entertainment.

Join AIDA (Australian Independent Distributors Association) for a seated dinner, distributors' trailer presentations during the dinner; and an Awards Presentation. Dinner will be followed by a movie screening in Jupiters Theatre.

Your hosts, AIDA members: Becker Film Group, Curious Film, Entertainment One, Icon Film Distributors, Madman Entertainment, Palace Films, Pinnacle Films, Potential Films, Rialto Distribution, Sharmill Films, Studiocanal and Umbrella Entertainment.

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20:45 - 21:00
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Theatre doors open
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21:00 - 23:00
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ENTERTAINMENT ONE
Jupiters Theatre

Movie screening of TRUMBO

TRUMBO is the story of Dalton Trumbo, a successful screenwriter in the 1940 who was blacklisted because of his Communist beliefs. He continued to write screenplays under a false name and won an Oscar® for the 1956 film THE BRAVE ONE which he wrote under the alias Robert Rich.  Read more...

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

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Day 4
14 Oct 2015
08:30 - 09:00
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Theatre doors open
Jupiters Theatre

Visit the COCA-COLA candy bar for some light refreshments including all your favourite COCA-COLA products plus indulge in a dairy-free PERFECT FRUIT or enjoy a BULLA DAIRY FOODS Creamy Classic Choc Top.

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09:00 - 09:30
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NEWS CORP 'INSPIRE' PANEL SERIES
Jupiters Theatre

TRENDS IN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE DESIGN - THE FUTURE OF CINEMA IS HERE

Panellists:

  • Duncan Clark - President - Distribution, Universal Pictures International
  • Stewart White - Director, Development & Asset Management, Scentre Group
  • Curt Behlmer - Senior Vice President of Content Solutions and Industry Relations, Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

Moderator: David Seargeant, Group Managing Director, Amalgamated Holdings Limited

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09:00 - 20:30
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TRADE SHOW open for inspection
Pavilion Marquee

Extended hours today with light refreshments served this evening from 6:30-8:30pm

GRINDERS Coffee and business go hand-in-hand at the Trade Show Café.

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9:30 - 10:00
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NEWS CORP 'INSPIRE' PANEL SERIES
Jupiters Theatre

BOX OFFICE

Moderator: Damian Keogh - Chief Executive Officer, Hoyts Group

Damian Keogh will talk with international studio executives about global box office trends, the impact of the booming Chinese box office, and what this means for the local market.

Panellists:

  • David Kornblum - VP Theatrical Sales and Distribution APAC/Russia & Global Acquisitions, The Walt Disney Studios
  • Sunder Kimatrai - Executive Vice-President Asia Pacific, 20th Century Fox International

 

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14:00 - 14:30
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14:30 - 14:50
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THE NEW EXPERIENTIAL PARADIGM
Jupiters Theatre

How Experiential Digital Signage is Creating Value For Exhibitors

It’s happening. Everywhere. Next-generation digital signage, or experiential digital signage, is redefining environments and how they connect brands with consumers. From multiplatform interactive destinations to architectural media, projection mapping and augmented reality, experiential offers new ways for us to use digital technology.

This presentation offers insights and observations on how experiential is delivering value in hospitality, retail, and cinema, particularly for cinema lobbies. Fascinating experiential installations from around the world and global trends in this area will also be shared.

Presenter: Denys Lavigne, Senior Director, Christie THREE SIXTY

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18:30 - 20:30
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LIGHT REFRESHMENTS AT THE TRADE SHOW HUB
Pavilion Marquee

Including the opportunity to try Yenda Craft beer plus Pressmans and Rekorderlig Ciders thanks to COCA-COLA AMATIL, and a wine tasting by VILLA MARIA, recognised as an icon in the New Zealand wine industry.

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20:45 - 21:00
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Theatre Doors Open
Jupiters Theatre

Visit the COCA-COLA candy bar for some light refreshments including all your favourite COCA-COLA products plus indulge in a dairy-free PERFECT FRUIT or enjoy a BULLA DAIRY FOODS Creamy Classic Choc Top.

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21:00 - 23:00
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STUDIOCANAL
Jupiters Theatre

Movie screening of OUR KIND OF TRAITOR

From the producers of THE CONSTANT GARDENER comes a breathless international thriller adapted from John le Carré’s contemporary spy novel, starring Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard, Naomie Harris and Damian Lewis. Read more...

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

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Day 5
15 Oct 2015
08:30 - 09:00
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09:00 - 14:30
14:00 - 14:30
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20:00 - 23:30
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COCA-COLA 2015 GALA WRAP FUNCTION
Pavilion Ballroom

"BRING OUT THE COLOUR"

Join fellow delegates for a gala dinner, entertainment, fun and the presentation of major industry achievement awards:

  • Murray Forrest Award for Achievement in Film Craft
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Australian Star of the Year Award
  • Coca-Cola Award for Highest Grossing Box Office Movie

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

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23:00 - 01:00
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AIMC Network Bar
Pavilion Gallery

Finish off a big week at the 2015 AIMC, share a drink with colleagues and friends, and display your great karaoke and dancing skills at the AIMC Network Bar.

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General Information
16 Oct 2015
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Helpful information
Location A

  • Dress:  DAYTIME / EVENING - smart casual; COCA-COLA 2015 CONVENTION WRAP - BRING OUT THE COLOUR. Dress Cocktail/After 5: Lounge Suit (tie optional) 
  • On Arrival:  Please ensure you register at the Convention Office in the Broadbeach Room, The Pavilion Convention Centre, Jupiters Hotel & Casino Gold Coast where you will be issued with the final agenda, name badge and breakfast vouchers.
  • Registration name badges: MUST be worn and visible at all times.  YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE VARIOUS FUNCTIONS AND ACTIVITIES WITHOUT YOUR NAME BADGE.  You will be asked to present your name badge to AIMC personnel to scan and check validity for various functions.
  • Convention activities: All convention activities will run at the published times so please arrive early.
  • Breakfast vouchers: Please ensure you have received breakfast vouchers for all the days you are registered for the convention.  These are only valid for redemption at  Jupiters Hotel & Casino's Food Fantasy restaurant and cannot be exchanged for in-room dining or cash.
  • Mobile phones & recording equipment:  No recording equipment will be allowed into the cinema for any screenings. AXIS security will provide low light surveillance of the cinema to immediately identify any breaches of use of recording equipment.
  • RENTRAK $10million plus - AIMC Box Office Achievement Awards:   The AIMC Highest Grossing Box Office Awards for 2014/2015 will be presented during dinner on Monday evening 12 October.
  • Coca-Cola Candy Bar: Open 30 mins prior to all distributor product presentations The COCA-COLA Candy Bar offers light refreshments including all your favourite COCA-COLA products plus dairy-free PERFECT FRUIT, or enjoy a BULLA DAIRY FOODS ice cream.
  • Delegate Network Bar - AIMC offers an exclusive late night bar in the Atrium Bar (adjacent to Jupiters Casino) for delegates to meet and mingle and enjoy a drink in this relaxed atmosphere.

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