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Following the destruction of their spaceship, ten-year-old William gets separated from his parents while traveling through the galaxy. As his rescue capsule lands on a wild and unexplored planet he befriends the friendly robot Buck and kooky alien Flash. Together they adventure through the wild and mysterious planet, discovering its wildlife and beauty but also the dangers that lie beneath!
ELDERS - Tony Briggs Elders is based on a true story about a young boy who must find his way back to his Grandfather and Uncle. The two Elders feel that their grandson is old enough to start learning important lessons that will equip him with the necessary tools to maintain the future survival of his culture. His classroom is the expansive country of his ancestors. But is he ready for the challenge that is placed before him, and will he know what to do when the time comes? Director: Tony is a Yorta Yorta/Wurundjeri (Woiwurrung) theatre & film practitioner (Actor, Writer, Director, and Producer) and the creator and writer of the feature film ‘The Sapphires’ which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2012. He received two AWGIE awards and the film won 11 of 12 categories at AACTA 2013. He previously wrote ‘The Sapphires’ Play, which had sell-out seasons at the MTC and Belvoir, winning two Helpmann Awards. Tony is co-originator, executive producer, and writer of the eight-part TV series ‘The Warriors’. Tony recently directed the short film ‘Elders’ premiering at Berlin Film Festival, imagineNATIVE, Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, and many other film festivals nationally and globally. As an actor of over 20 years, he holds many credits to his name including feature roles in Cleverman (2015), Broken Shore (2013), Redfern Now (2012), and The Slap (2010). Tony is the Artistic Director of the Birrarangga Film Festival, showcasing Indigenous Films from across the globe to Melbourne Audiences biennially at ACMI. TIA & PIUJUQ - Lucy Tulugarjuk Tia, a young Syrian girl new to Montreal, longs for friends when she accidentally discovers a magic portal. Through this portal, she meets Piujuq, an equally bored and lonely Inuk girl who introduces Tia to her world. Tia and Piujuq spend their time together connecting through games and Inuit stories when their blossoming friendship is threatened by a mysterious figure. This charming debut feature film will warm hearts and is an ideal cinematic treat for families and young people. Director: Lucy Tulugarjuk has been involved in filmmaking for almost 20 years as an actress (Atanarjuat The Fast Runner, Maïna), Assistant Director to Zacharias Kunuk (Maliglutit), make-up artist, casting director, and television host. She is also a founding member of Inuusiq, the Igloolik Youth Drama group that became Artcirq. She has travelled the world as an ambassador for Inuit culture. Tia and Piujuq is her directorial debut, for which she also co-wrote the script. She is also the Executive Producer for Nunavut Independent Television Network (NITV). Originally from Igloolik, Lucy now lives in Montreal.
MY NAME IS MUDJU - Chantelle Murray 1950’s Australia, Mudju’s daughter Munna has been stolen. Helpless against the Mission governance and violence she begins to read and write to link herself to her daughter again. Director: Chantelle Murray is a proud Bardi woman, Chantelle Murray began her career as a performer in Queensland, but found her true passion off-screen as a writer & director - developing her own content with a focus on Indigenous history. Chantelle’s passion for storytelling & unique artistic perspective has earnt her credits on a range of projects. Chantelle’s debut directing piece My Name Is Mudju was released 2018 & has been selected to screen at the prestigious Bronze Lens Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, CinefestOZ and won best short film at Rotorua Indigenous Film Festival. Her second film SHED (2019) proudly supported by Screen Australia, ABC and SQ opened at the Sydney Film Festival 2019 and is set to screen at WINDA Festival. Chantelle has currently located to Aotearoa as she navigates her way around writing her Indigenous feature film. ANGELIQUES ISLE - Marie-Hélène Cousineau During the copper rush of 1845, Angelique, a young Anishinaabe woman (Julia Jones), and her voyageur husband Charlie are abandoned on Lake Superior’s Isle Royale by a corrupt copper hunter. The newlywed couple have been left with few provisions and as the winter sets in they begin to starve. With Charlie beginning to demonstrate strange behaviour, Angelique - a devout Christian - struggles with her faith and must rely on the teachings she received from her grandmother in order to survive the harsh winter. Angelique’s Isle is a harrowing tale of perseverance and a testament to the resilience and strength of Indigenous women. Based on the true story of Angelique Mott. Director: Michelle Derosier is from Migisi Sahgaigan (Eagle Lake First Nation) in northwestern Ontario. She wrote and directed the short animated film Grandfather Drum (2015), which was an official selection at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. She is co-owner of Thunderstone Pictures Inc and co-founded Biindigaate Indigenous Film Festival in Thunder Bay. Originally from Quebec, Marie-Hélène Cousineau moved to Igloolik where she became a co-founder of the filmmaking collective Arnait Video Productions. Her most noted film is Before Tomorrow for which she and co-director Madeline Ivalu were nominated in the Best Director category at the 2010 Genie Awards.
OYSTERMAN - Romaine Moreton Charlie a young Indigenous oyster farmer is frustrated with life in a small town community working with his father on their family’s oyster farm and the peer pressure from his reckless cousins. When the circus comes to town he is captured by the aerial performance of Rose. His grandfather Leo witnesses the blossoming young love and offers Charlie some advice as he tries to choose between staying on to inherit the family business or following his heart. Director: Dr. Romaine Moreton is Goenpul Jagara of Stradbroke Island and Bundjulung of northern New South Wales. An internationally recognised writer of poetry, prose and film, she has published over 100 poems, prose and short stories, and three anthologies of her poetry. She has written and directed two short films and is currently working on three feature films. Romaine’s performance poetry has been included in two music compilations, Sending a Message and Fresh Salt. Her directorial debut film The Farm premiered at Message Sticks Film Festival 2009, airing on the ABC later that year. In 2012 Romaine was one of three Australians commissioned by the prestigious art festival dOCUMENTA(13) to contribute to their Notebooks Series. TEACH A MAN TO FISH - Grant Leigh Saunders “Teach a man to fish and he will feed for a lifetime; teach a man to be, and he will know what freedom is.” - Chinese Proverb. Grant Leigh Saunders is an Aboriginal filmmaker, writer and musician who has secretly always wanted to be a fisherman, just like his father and grandfather before him. This fishing yarn is set against the backdrop of the beautiful Manning River in central New South Wales. Despite his promising artistic career, Grant is unsettled and feels there is something missing in his life. As a fair-skinned, middle-aged, Aboriginal man, with a Norwegian wife and two young “Koori-Wegian” kids, Grant is struggling with his identity. Compounding this feeling is that Grant has been away from his home country of Taree for over twenty years. When Grant's uncle Steve, his father’s main fishing partner, decides to quit fishing, Grant latches onto the opportunity to quit everything to go fishing with his father. On the eve of his Dad's retirement, he convinces him to pass on the family trade, and leaves his family in Newcastle through the working week to pursue his dream to be a fisherman in his home country on the beautiful Manning River of Taree. It is an opportunity for him to spend time with his father to hopefully salvage a relationship he spoiled sometime ago. As Grant asks more questions of his father we learn that there is infinitely more to this father and son fishing trip than learning how to just catch fish. Throughout Grant’s journey, the push and pull between his life in Newcastle with his wife and kids and his reconnection with his family up north in Taree, leads Grant to make some big life-changing decisions. A dramatic family history, fishing, politics, singing, laughter and tears, this fishing yarn has it all, told by some very colourful characters. Director: Grant Leigh Saunders is an Aboriginal filmmaker, writer and musician. From 2007-2011, Grant Saunders produced over 20 half hour TV documentaries, as well as music videos and documentaries for the Indigenous unit at ABC TV. In 2011 he won the Out There and Deadly emerging Indigenous filmmakers fund provided by Metro Screen. Saunders has won a number of awards including Best Achievement in Indigenous Filmmaking at St Kilda Film Festival in 2007 for B.L.A.C.K. His short film Black Beach played at the ImagineNative film Festival Canada, 2008; and he received the John Newfong Media Prize for Best Indigenous work in 2009.
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Our favourite pups are back and they’re flying high in the brand-new PAW Patrol movie event launching into cinemas SEPTEMBER 10! Get Ready to zoom back to Barkingburg with the pups in this all-new movie! When the scheming Duke of Flappington steals a powerful levitation gem from the royal caste, it’s up to the PAW Patrol to jet to the rescue before the town is lost forever!
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An action epic revolving around international espionage, time travel, and evolution. Possibly about a man trying to prevent World War 3 through time travel and rebirth.
When 10-year old orphan Mary Lennox is sent from India to live with her reclusive uncle Archibald (Colin Firth) and his strict housekeeper Mrs Medlock (Julie Walters) in a mysterious Yorkshire manor, she feels more lonely than ever before. But her curiosity and determination lead her to disobey the adults and explore the forbidding house. While roaming the grounds of the manor she discovers an enchanted and boundless garden that has been hidden for years and reflects her limitless imagination. With local boy Dickon, her sick cousin Colin and a playful stray dog, she embraces this world of wonder which unlocks secrets from the past, revealing a whole new life of hope and friendship.
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Poppy and Branch discover that they are but one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands devoted to six different kinds of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock. Their world is about to get a lot bigger and a whole lot louder. A member of hard-rock royalty, Queen Barb, aided by her father King Thrash, wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme. With the fate of the world at stake, Poppy and Branch, along with their friends, set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony against Barb, who's looking to upstage them all.