Film will be in the spotlight during Canberra’s Enlighten festival this autumn.
Celebrate 100 years of cinema at the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) and discover the world’s first golden age of feature film when the NFSA presents Australian Cinema’s Golden Summer: The Birth of Feature Films in Australia and the World, 1910-1913. Soak up the NFSA’s art deco atmosphere when live music cine-concerts present some of the greatest of these pioneering films, alongside Australian cinema’s oldest surviving movies, including the world’s first dramatic feature film The Story of the Kelly Gang.
At the National Library of Australia, maverick poet Harry Hootan will feature in Poetry on Film: Harry Hooton on Friday 8th March and contemporary Canberra filmmakers will present their work in Indican on Saturday 9th March. Canberra’s tranquil Senate Rose Gardens at Old Parliament House will host a screening of short films submitted in this year’s Lights! Canberra! Action! a fun festival that gives budding filmmakers 10 days to write, shoot, edit and produce a short film around a theme and 10 specific items.
Enlighten 2013 runs from 1st to 9th March 2013. See the full Enlighten program for more information and to book tickets at: http://www.enlightencanberra.com