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    Antenna International Documentary Film Festival

    We are excited to invite you to join the opening night celebrations for Antenna Documentary Festival 2012 .Over five days both international and local talent will be showcased and over 30 feature documentaries, master classes and industry sessions will be held across the city.

    Opening and showcasing the talent of this year’s festival, will be the daring exposť from Danish director Mads Brugger, The Ambassador (Denmark, 2011). This unique and at times, shocking documentary follows journalist/director Brugger who, with surprising ease, buys himself a consular posting to the Central African Republic, and investigates the country’s access to ‘blood’ diamonds, meeting murderous thugs, shady opportunists and crooked diplomats - all the while recording his dangerous encounters on hidden camera.

    Antenna is pleased to confirm Seung-Jun Yi will travel to Australia for the festival. His film
    Planet of Snail (2011),will have its Sydney premiere at Antenna. This moving documentary about a disabled South Korean couple’s life together and unwavering love for each other is a truly incredible look at the power of the human spirit working against all adversity. Director Seung-Jun Yi will be conducting audience Q&A sessions after screenings of his film.

    Sharing the passion for documentary with an even wider audience this year, over 30 feature documentaries will be screened including 14 Australian films, highlighting local emerging and established talent.

    The festival will once again feature three prestigious awards: The SBS Award for Best International Documentary, the Award for Best Australian Documentary and the ABC Award for Best Australian Short Documentary, plus host an array of esteemed special guests, events and audience Q&As.

    For full program details, screening times and to purchase tickets, visit Antenna’s website:

    Last edited by Mick Pacholli; 8 October 2012, 03:01 PM.