Priscilla turns 20 and celebrates in New York

31 October, 2014 by IF


On Wednesday, November 12, Australians in Film (AiF) will host a special 20th anniversary Q&A screening of the multi-award winning Australian hit film, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, to mark the launch of Australians in New York.


Australian writer and director Stephan Elliott and Academy ® Award winning costume designer Lizzy Gardiner will be there for the Q & A forum when attendees will be invited to ask questions about the process of making the smash hit film, still revered and fondly remembered by worldwide audiences 20 years later.

The screening is the first in a series of events which aim to recognise the contributions of individuals to the Australian screen industry at home and abroad. The program, soon to be announced, will support screen industry professionals with screening programs, marketing initiatives, educational labs and seminars in conjunction with the Australian Consulate-General in New York.

AiF President, Simonne Overend said, "Establishing a chapter in New York is the next logical step for AiF to take. The city has a thriving network of Australians working in the screen industry and we intend to put on a series of educational events to help build their industry contacts and support their working knowledge and skills."

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Screens from 7-9.30pm, Wednesday, November 12 Q & A Forum with Director Stephan Elliott & Academy® Award Winning costume designer, Lizzie Gardiner SVA (School of Visual Arts) Theatre, 333 W 23rd St, New York, 10011

Tickets to the screening are $20 with all funds raised going to support screenings, career and educational events for NYC members.

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Australians in Film, the LA-based non-profit entertainment industry association has a membership network including producers, development executives, a Board of Advisors and Board Members including Greg Basser – CEO of Village Roadshow Entertainment Group, writer/director Stuart Beattie, Peter Lawson, Executive Vice President of production and acquisitions at Open Road, Tracey Vieira, CEO Screen Queensland, and Ian Sutherland, Producer, Origin Productions.