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AFI launch of Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)

18 August 2011 AFI launch party for Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) red carpet VIP photos and story; MiSociety

 
Australian Film Industry Launches its very own ‘Ozcar’
AFI (Australian Film Institute) threw a huge shindig for 600 guests at Sydney’s OPT to announce the formation of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). 

The inaugural AACTA Awards will be held at the Sydney Opera House where Australian large and small screen stars, starlets, producers, directors and writers will have the opportunity to vie for ownership of an ‘Aussie Oscar’ in January 2012.

Geoffrey Rush, in top comedic form and brandishing aloft the gold plated statuette (crafted by sculptor Ron Gomboc) proclaimed to the crowd during a marathon speaking performance “I am honoured to represent our industry as the inaugural President of the newly-formed Australian Academy”.   Geoffrey also spun out some clever naming suggestions for the new film trophy but has thrown out the gauntlet to the Australian public to come up with a ‘winning’ tag for what is expected to become Australia’s highest film industry prize.

Post the ‘formals’ the balcony at the OPT heaved under the pressure of guests heading for the steaming giant pans of Paella, more drinks and to exchange ‘industry’ chat and gossip.

The AACTA will incorporate some 15 Chapters headed up by some of Australia’a film industry heavyweights.  Full Press Release on the formation of AACTA.

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Geoffrey Rush with AACTA statuette - AFI launch of Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

photo Geoffrey Rush with AACTA statuette

AFI launch of Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

Felix Williamson - AFI launch of Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

photo Felix Williamson

AFI launch of Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

Lincoln Lewis and Rhiannon Fish - AFI launches Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

photo Lincoln Lewis and Rhiannon Fish

AFI launches Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

Les Hill - Australian Film Institute (AFI) launches Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)

photo Les Hill

Australian Film Institute (AFI) launches Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)

Indiana Evans - AFI launches Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

photo Indiana Evans

AFI launches Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

Geoffrey Rush with AACTA statuette - AFI launch of Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

photo Geoffrey Rush with AACTA statuette

AFI launch of Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

Danielle Cormack and Jeremy Lindsay Taylor (Underbelly Razor) - AFI launch of Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

photo Danielle Cormack and Jeremy Lindsay Taylor (Underbelly Razor)

AFI launch of Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

Gigi Edgley - AFI launch of Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

photo Gigi Edgley

AFI launch of Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

Damian Walshe-Howling - AFI launch of Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

photo Damian Walshe-Howling

AFI launch of Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

Rhiannon Fish, Lincoln Lewis - Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Red Carpet and launch party

photo Rhiannon Fish, Lincoln Lewis

Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Red Carpet and launch party

Lincoln Lewis, Rhiannon Fish - Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Red Carpet and launch party

photo Lincoln Lewis, Rhiannon Fish

Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Red Carpet and launch party

Will Howarth and Andrew Ryan - Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Red Carpet and launch party

photo Will Howarth and Andrew Ryan

Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Red Carpet and launch party

Maeve Dermody - AFI launches Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

photo Maeve Dermody

AFI launches Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

Victoria McIntyre - Australian Film Institute (AFI) launches Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)

photo Victoria McIntyre

Australian Film Institute (AFI) launches Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)

Theresa Tran and Greg Hall - Australian Film Institute (AFI) launches Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)

photo Theresa Tran and Greg Hall

Australian Film Institute (AFI) launches Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)

Tara Morice - AFI launches Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

photo Tara Morice

AFI launches Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

Nicholas Hope - AFI launches Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

photo Nicholas Hope

AFI launches Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

Team AFI from Melbourne - Australian Film Institute (AFI) launches Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)

photo Team AFI from Melbourne

Australian Film Institute (AFI) launches Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)

Ron Gomboc (designer of AACTA statuettey) with Geoffrey Rush - AFI launches Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

photo Ron Gomboc (designer of AACTA statuette) with Geoffrey Rush

AFI launches Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

Martin Lewis, Kate Aubusson and Sigrid Thornton - Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Red Carpet and launch party

photo Martin Lewis, Kate Aubusson and Sigrid Thornton

Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Red Carpet and launch party

Annelinde Rossman, Alaster Spiers, Alanah Kent - AFI launch of Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

photo Annelinde Rossman, Alaster Spiers, Alanah Kent

AFI launch of Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

Bardiya McKinnon, Deniz Akdeniz, Rhiannon Fish, Lincoln Lewis - AFI launch of Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

photo Bardiya McKinnon, Deniz Akdeniz, Rhiannon Fish, Lincoln Lewis

AFI launch of Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

Lisa Viola, Stephen Johnny, Gary Doust, Alice Tynan - AFI launches Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

photo Lisa Viola, Stephen Johnny, Gary Doust, Alice Tynan

AFI launches Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

Michael Pell, Kate, Chris Uranka - AFI launches Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

photo Michael Pell, Kate, Chris Uranka

AFI launches Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

Kate Aubusson, Brooke Satchwell, Martin Lewis - AFI launches Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

photo Kate Aubusson, Brooke Satchwell, Martin Lewis

AFI launches Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA

Sigrid Thornton, Damian Trewhella, Geoffrey Rush, George Miller admiring Gomboc statuette - AFI announces formation of AACTA

photo Sigrid Thornton, Damian Trewhella, Geoffrey Rush, George Miller admiring Gomboc statuette

AFI announces formation of AACTA

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