China Week will return for the third year running from Saturday 17th – Sunday
25th September to celebrate elements of traditional and contemporary Chinese
culture. From delectable Chinese cuisine to trade talks, popular films both on
the big screen and outdoors, and a bustling pop-up Chinatown in Hamilton,
Newcastle China Week will delight, inspire and entertain over 30,000 locals and
visitors with its program of events in 2016. As an initiative by the University
of Newcastle's Confucius Institute there will be plenty of noodles, lanterns,
films, conversations, lights and arts for locals to experience. In partnership
with the Newcastle City Council and the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, the
celebration includes an all-day family festival on Beaumont Street, an engaging
and relevant business forum and mini film festival at Tower Cinemas.
Night Market and Outdoor Cinema: Saturday 17th September
China Week will be launched at twilight on Saturday 17th September over the
sprawling greens of Gregson Park, Hamilton. There will be an array of Chinese
and Asian-influenced food trucks, DJ and solo sets from Sydney’s king of the
keytar Dyan Tai and an outdoor cinema screening of ‘The Monkey King’ for the
whole family to enjoy.
Mini Film Festival | Thursday 22nd – Saturday 24th September
China from a new perspective at Newcastle’s Tower Cinemas, with three
contemporary Chinese films screening at 6pm nightly.
Business Forum | Thursday 22nd September
to know the growing business connections and opportunities between China and
the Hunter Region from local and national industry specialists on Thursday 22nd
Chinatown Street Festival | Sunday 25th September
Newcastle China Week celebrations will conclude with a colourful and vibrant
Shanghai-inspired marketplace on Beaumont Street from 10am to 3pm on Sunday
25th September, with a mix of traditional and contemporary performances, food
stalls and interactive cultural activities.
Further information head to
Hold the date for the 2016 Real Film Festival (RFF) - October 21 to 23, 2016
Thank you for attending the Real Film Festival 2015!
This year's Real Film Festival was a great success! We all had a great weekend full of watching, learning, and creating. An enormous thank-you to the sponsors that make the festival a reality, and a huge thank you to our volunteers. Finally, a big thank you to the local community for their ongoing support.
So, until next year, keep it real!
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The awe-inspiring aerial shots of the Stockton dunes were captured on Daniel Johns’ latest video clip using camera drones.
Aerial Love is the first release from Johns’ upcoming four-song EP, which is set to debut on 13th March. The sensual electro marks a shift away from his grungy Silverchair days, and while he may be alienating some of his rock fans with the new direction, it’s a very impressive tune and clip.
Johns opened-up on the video shoot. "The dunes actually looked spectacular but it was all pretty intense. The whole idea was to capture big aerial perspectives by using drone cameras that can fly by remote control. The winds were too strong in the first 24 hours though so they couldn't film anything. We finally started shooting on the second day but it was still 35 degrees in the shade and there were lots of sandstorms. It was like we were filming one of those desert scenes from Star Wars! I felt like I needed a droid."
Looking to film on Stockton Beach and Sand Dunes?
Take a look at the below links to understand the access to Stockton Beach and Sand Dunes and some frequently asked questions.
Stockton Beach and Sand Dunes permitted access areas: WLALC Propossed Access
FAQ'S: WLALC FAQ
Fremantle Media experience working with Screen Hunter
THE MOLE has finished filming...but before I move on I wanted to take the opportunity to sincerely thank you for working with myself...on our shoot at Stockton Dunes.
It was an absolute pleasure working with you, we hope you will be pleased with the finished product and that there will be opportunity for Fremantle Media Australia and Screen Hunter to work together again in the future.
- Carla Russo | Producer