Monday, 4 June 2012


Now in its sixth year the Dungog Film festival will again showcase the great Australian film industry in the picturesque Hunter Valley town of Dungog from the 29 June - 1 July.
We are delighted to bring The Cockatoo Institute’s hugely successful In the Raw program to Dungog this year with the award winning DIVING FOR POLAND.

Writer Andrea Rogers received the Australian Writers Guild’s 2011 Monte Miller Award – Long Form for this romantic migrant story, where the death of Rosy’s beloved grandfather and the bohemian world they shared leads Rosy on a journey to uncover the trauma of her family’s past. Secrets are kept hidden by her obsessive mother, and 15-year-old Rosy’s quest soon spirals off course as love, betrayal and her mother attempt to thwart her journey.

DIVING FOR POLAND will be read on Saturday 30th June by a cast of some of Australia’s finest actors including Jacqueline McKenzie (The 4400, Romper Stomper) Ivy Latimer (Me and My Monsters, Love My Way), Ben O’Toole (Reuben Guthrie - Theatre), Sophie Hensser (Home and Away, Underbelly) and Anna Hruby (Home and Away, All Saints) as narrator. This exciting cast will be bringing the script to life for the Dungog audience.

Andrea Rogers’ In The Raw reading of her script will be directed by up and coming director Hannah Hilliard for the Dungog Film Festival. Hannah has made numerous critically acclaimed short films including Franswa Sharl, which won the prestigious Crystal Bear Award for Best Short Film at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Date: Saturday 30th June
Time: 4pm – 7pm
Venue: Dungog Film Festival
School Hall, Dungog Public School
Entry via Chapman St

In the Raw is a screen development program designed to assist the script development process by offering writers a live audience focus group, providing valuable feedback prior to production. This In the Raw session is presented in association with the Australian Writers Guild.

The In The Raw program is supported by NSW Mining Skills Development Program, Screen Australia, Screen NSW and the Office of the Arts.
29 –June – 1 July 2012