Nocito will be screening on Sunday November 22nd 2009 at Cinema des Cineastes, as part of Le week-end du courts, a weekly weekend screening of short films that occurs over the next 5 months at this wonderful Parisian cinema at Place Clichy, Paris. The screenings will start from midday with four quality short films on offer. What makes this event even more wonderful is that the cinema shares with the four filmmakers who present their films 30% of the box office!!! Yes!! Can you believe that? SHARES their box office with the filmmakers! What a wonderful incentive to show your short films and a innovative way to promote your short film!! I just wish the cinemas in Australia were as culturally advanced as the French, especially when it comes to cinema. Unfortunately, they aren't.
Industry bodies, funding bodies and all the rest like to think they are ahead of the game but they aren't, they just cant keep up with the more advanced film cultures of France and Europe. Perhaps they are too busy having champagne cocktail nights and giving that rare thing called 'funding' to the same filmmakers over and over again. Boring! Unless innovative thinkers come on board and industry bodies actually LISTEN and SUPPORT filmmakers - and I am not talking just your standard, "Big-Budget", well-known kind of filmmakers, but the small independent filmmakers with strong stories (who might actually have a voice in Australian cinema), THEN maybe, just maybe the state Australian cinema might change.
And part of that is independent cinema. They are dying in Australia, and apart from the thousands of short film festivals on offer, all offering the same kind of fare, its wonderful to see that short film culture is very much alive here in Paris, France.
Thankyou Cinema des Cineastes.
Take note Australia!