Australia agenda: world’s first 360-degree 3D experience at Sydney Film Festival

A hand-picked selection of world premieres, short films, documentaries and the world’s first 360-degree 3D AI cinematic installation will spice up the 58th edition of the Sydney Film Festival, Australia’s second largest film festival.

58th Sydney Film Festival
June 8-19
Various venues in Sydney
NSW, Australia
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On the heels of Cannes, Australia’s second biggest film festival marks its 58th year with more than 160 films from 42 countries. The Sydney Film Festival (SFF for short) showcases a hand-picked selection of short films, Australian films, documentaries and archive titles - many of which are world premieres. While the Melbourne International Film Festival is regarded as the most significant film event in Australia, the Sydney Film Festival is one of the longest-running film festivals in the world. In 2011 SFF will again host the Travelling Film Festival, taking mini-film festivals to 15 venues across regional NSW, the Northern Territory and rural Queensland.
http://sff.org.au/
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35th Hair Expo Australia
June 11-13
Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour
NSW, Australia
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The largest hairdressing event to be held in the southern hemisphere, the Hair Expo showcases all the latest developments in cutting, coloring and extensions, as well as on tanning and nail products. The best coiffeurs of Australia and New Zealand will be honored at the close of the three-day industry event at the Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards.
http://www.hairexpoaustralia.com
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11th Melbourne International Animation Festival
June 19-26
ACMI Cinemas
Melbourne, Australia
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The 11th edition of the Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF11) is an eight-day festival showcasing some of the greatest animations created by artists around the world. MIAF is one of the largest animation festivals in the world. More than 400 films from over 30 countries will grace screens at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image during the festival. Entries in the MIAF are automatically considered for the UTS Sydney International Animation Festival, the London International Animation Festival, and Australia’s smaller, regional touring festival, the Australian International Animation Festival.
http://www.miaf.net/
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18th Lismore Lantern Parade
June 20-25
Lismore
NSW, Australia
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The Lismore Lantern Parade is a multicultural festival of light and art held in regional NSW. Each year thousands of people line the streets of Lismore to watch the colorful parade of artistically decorated lanterns light up the city. In 2011 selected buildings in the city center will be illuminated with animations and light projections in a large scale public art project called "Light Gardens." Businesses around the town will also decorate their shops with "Enchanted Windows" in the days leading up to the parade.
http://www.lanternparade.com/


Queensland Music Festival

July 15-30
Queensland, Australia

The Queensland Music Festival is a state-wide music and arts festival that takes place once every two years. Over the space of 17 days, local, national and international musicians travel the state performing "every conceivable style of music." The festival is held in Brisbane and more than 20 regional and remote centers around the state. Most events are free. In 2009 the event attracted more than 148,000 spectators.
http://qmf.org.au/
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