Ngurrumbang and Part One: Love – The Human Rights Film Festival 2014

By April 2, 2014 Congratulations

Metro Screen congratulates  the cast and crews of 2012 Breakout funded short film Ngurrumbang, and 2012 Breaks funded short Part One: Love, which have both recently been selected to screen nationally at the 2014 Human Rights Film Festival.

The Festival, which begins in Melbourne from the 8-22nd May, will travel around Australia stopping at Sydney, Canberra, Perth, brisbane, Alice springs and Darwin.

Both films ave already done well, having been selected for screening at multiple festivals on both the national and international circuits.

Ngurrumbang,  is a period drama set in 1830’s NSW about a young woman who rescues an injured Aboriginal man. Funded through Metro Screen’s Breakout program, Ngurrumbang was directed by Alex Ryan and Jiao Chen.  Ngurrumbang was nominated for a Dendy Award at the 2013 Sydney film Festival , and was part of official selection in 2013 for the Adelaide Film festival, Brisbane International Film Festival, and the Valladolid International Film Festival. Most recently, Ngurrumbang screened at this years Flickerfest.

Produced by Metro Screen’s Learning and Development Coordinator Peter Ireland and written and directed by Tony Radevski, Part One: Love is a documentary following Freddy, Ian, David, Tim, Garth and Jose. Six gay men with very different experiences of love, lost and found. To make matters more complicated, they have all been diagnosed HIV positive. As they talk about their personal experiences with love, will their stories have a happy ending? Or have their circumstances gotten the better of them? An intimate and beautiful portrait of the very human side of HIV, and the power of hope to sustain us.

Part One:Love has already achieved a number of highlights, including nominations for ‘Best Film’ in 2012 at the 23rd Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and at 2013s Byron Bay Film Festival, 53rd Krakow Film Festival (Poland), and St Kilda Film Festival, nominations for ‘Best Documentary’ in 2013 at Blue Mountains Film Festival and  FestHIVal Belgium, with screenings in 2012 at Mardi Gras Film Festival, Antenna Documentary Film Festival,  and Holebi Film Festival (Belgium).

 Both films have done extraordinarily well, and we wish them the best of luck.

For tickets and screening information please visit the Human Rights Film Festival website