Interview with Bryan Mason about Life In Movement for Film Fest Australia

Tanja Liedtke was a powerful, up and coming force in the world of dance before her untimely death at just 29 years old. Tragically, the cosmopoltian choreographer - born in Germany, schooled in Britian and living in Australia - was knocked down and killed just after being appointed the artistic director of the highly respected Sydney Dance Company. Life In Movement - screening at FilmFest Australia this week - is a celebration of her art that goes far beyond the machinations of her life and the memorial tour that her friends embark on, to encompass questions regarding the nature of creativity and grief.

That the resulting film is an emotional ride is perhaps no surprise when you learn that co-directors Bryan Mason and Sophie Hyde (partners in the film business and life) had a very personal connection to Tanja and her partner Sol Ulbrich.

"Sophie, my partner, and...
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Life In Movement (2011) Movie Trailer: Sophie Hyde, Tanja Liedtke

Life in Movement Trailer. Sophie Hyde, Bryan Mason‘s Life in Movement (2011) movie trailer stars Tanja Liedtke, Anton, Kristina Chan, Julian Crotti, and Amelia McQueen. Life in Movement‘s plot synopsis: “In 2007 the Sydney Dance Company appointed 29-year-old choreographer Tanja Liedtke as their first new artistic director in 30 years. However before she could take [...]

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Shut Up Little Man, The Moment and Cropped among first nominees for AACTAs

The AFI (Australian Film Institute) and Aacta (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) have announced the first nominees for the inaugural Aacta Awards to be held in January 2012.

The nominations for best Feature Length Documentary, Best Animated Short Film, and Best Short Film accompany the announcement of 23 feature films at the Aacta launch.

Said Damian Trewhella, AFI Aacta CEO, “From the concert hall to the Outback, and spanning decades, countries and genres, nominees announced today demonstrate the breadth and depth of Australian filmmaking talent. We look forward to recognising Australia’s best and brightest screen practitioners at the inaugural Samsung Aacta Awards in January, building on the proud, 53-year-old tradition of celebrating screen excellence in Australia established by the AFI.”

The nominees for the Aacta for best Feature Length Documentary are:

Life In Movement – about dancer Tanja Liedtke, produced by Sophie Hyde, Bryan Mason Mrs Carey’s Concert – follows
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Edinburgh International Film Festival and Sheffield Doc/Fest Announce Unique Partnership

Edinburgh International Film Festival and Sheffield Doc/Fest have announced a bold new collaboration that will allow select documentaries to receive double impact premieres.

Instead of documentary filmmakers having to choose one film festival to launch their film at, they will now be able to showcase their pieces at two festivals – giving the filmmakers greater access to industry and audiences, and their films a much bigger launchpad.

James Mullighan, director of the 65th Edinburgh International Film Festival, said of the unique collaboration:

“In these austere times, everyone in the creative industries needs to explore new collaborations, festivals included, and so I’m very pleased that we are announcing this major joint venture today. We’ve always been passionate about our commitment to British and International documentary, we’re delighted to welcome Sheffield to June, and to work with Sheffield to offer these filmmakers this double opportunity to showcase their work.
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