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The Djarn Djarns is a 2005 Australian short film, written and directed by Wayne Blair.
The film tells the story of an eleven-year-old Aboriginal boy, Frankie Dollar, as he comes to terms with his father's death. The name of the film derives from the name of the dance group that Frankie leads.
The Djarn Djarns was the winner of the 2005 Crystal Bear Award Best Short Film as part of the Kinderfilmfest, in the Berlin International Film Festival. In Australia, the film premiered at the Sydney Indigenous Art Festival (See: Contemporary Indigenous Australian art) in 2005 before screening on Special Broadcasting Service (SBS).
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The Sydney Film Festival is an annual film festival held in Sydney, Australia, usually over 12 days in June. The competitive film festival draws international and local attention, with films being showcased in several venues across the city centre and includes features, documentaries, short films, retrospectives, films for families and animations. The festival's director is Nashen Moodley, who commenced in early 2012, replacing Clare Stewart.
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Dear Frankie is a 2004 British drama film directed by Shona Auerbach and starring Emily Mortimer, Gerard Butler, and Jack McElhone. The screenplay by Andrea Gibb focuses on a young single mother whose love for her son prompts her to perpetuate a deception designed to protect him from the truth about his father.
It's All Gone Pete Tong is a 2004 British-Canadian mockumentary-drama filmabout a DJ who goes completely deaf. The title uses a rhyming slang phrase used in Britain from the 1980s, referring to the BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong.
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STUDIO was a subscription television arts channels available in Australia on the FOXTEL and AUSTAR platforms.
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