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Speeches

All speeches and media releases are available for download in the Related Speeches column.

08 May 2006
Event: AFC/FFC Cannes Media Conference, Sydney

AFC Acting Chief Executive Chris Fitchett celebrates the Australian films invited to participate at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.


21 April 2006
Event: d/Art/2006, Sydney - Policy Issues and Direction

AFC Acting Policy Manager Drew MacRae discusses the AFC's objectives of developing Australia's digital content industry.

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7 April 2005
Event: OzeCulture Conference 2005 - Magic money and myth

AFC Chief Executive Kim Dalton discusses the necessity of public and private partnerships in the financing of broadband production.

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28 October 2004
Event: Film Victoria Free Trade Agreement Seminar

AFC Chief Executive Kim Dalton comments on the impacts for the cultural industries and more specifically, the audiovisual industries, of the Australia US Free Trade Agreement.

October 6 2004
Event: Australia Korea Foundation Media Forum, 2004

Following the completion of the Australia United States Free Trade Agreement negotiations, AFC Chief Executive Kim Dalton spoke to the Australian APEC Study forum on the impacts for the cultural industries and more specifically, the audiovisual industries, of the FTA.


2 March 2004
Event: Australian APEC Study Centre Conference 2004

AFC Chief Executive Kim Dalton outlines the current shape of the Australian film industry and some of the issues, which are affecting its future.


19 May 2003
Event: Cannes Film Festival briefing

Held at Cannes Film Festival. Coinciding with the commencement of free trade negotiations in Hawaii, AFC Chair Maureen Barron addressed members of the international film press on the need to recognise the special status of culture in trade negotiations.


7 May 2003
Event: AFC industry briefings on trade negotiations

Held on 7 May (Melbourne) and 8 May (Sydney) Chair Maureen Barron addressed industry briefings hosted by the AFC on current trade negotiations and their possible effect on the Australian film and television industry. Over 100 industry stakeholders attended in both Sydney and Melbourne to hear Ms Barron, Stephen Deady-Australia's Chief Negotiator for the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement (Melbourne) and Milton Churche-Deputy Chief Negotiator- (Sydney), media and communications law expert Jock Given, as well as Industry representatives from ASDA, AWG, MEAA and SPAA.

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Download PDF: Cultural Policy and Audiovisual Trade Handout (43 Kb)


20 March 2003
Event: Popcorn Taxi, Melbourne

This presentation by AFC Chief Executive Kim Dalton provides a statistical analysis of the Australian domestic theatrical market and places the success of Australian films at the 2002 box office within a broader, globalised context. A paper entitled Australian Films: 2002 Box Office Share was published for the event.


18 March 2003
Event: 2003 AFC Parliamentary Reception

At a parliamentary reception hosted by the AFC for government representatives, Maureen Barron, AFC Chair, welcomed special guests and touched on recent achievements and current issues facing the industry.


1 March 2003
Event: Taipei Film Festival, Taiwan

AFC Chair Maureen Barron attended the Taipei Film Festival in Taiwan where she spoke on the present state of the Australian film industry. Ms Barron also provided an outline of the Australian Government's cultural policy objectives with particular reference to the role played by the Australian Film Commission.



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Related Speeches

08 May 2006
Speaker: Chris Fitchett, Acting Chief Executive
Event: AFC/FFC Cannes Media Conference, Sydney
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28 October 2004
Speaker: Kim Dalton, AFC Chief Executive
Event: Film Victoria Free Trade Agreement Seminar
Download speech2 (pdf 122 Kb)

28 October 2004
Speaker: Kim Dalton, AFC Chief Executive
Event: Australia Korea Foundation Media Forum
Download speech2 (pdf 80 Kb)

02 March 2004
Speaker: Kim Dalton, AFC Chief Executive
Event: Australian APEC Study Centre Conference 2004
Session: US Free Trade Agreement – The New Opportunities and Impacts
Download speech2 (pdf 178 Kb)

23 November 2003
Speaker: Kim Dalton, AFC Chief Executive
Event: Small Country Big Picture: Taking Care of Business
Session: Australian Plenary
Download speech2 (pdf 118 Kb)

19 May 2003
Speaker: Maureen Barron, AFC Chair
Event: AFC briefing for international journalists at Cannes Film Festival
Download speech2 (pdf 36 Kb)

07 May 2003
Speaker: Maureen Barron, AFC Chair
Event: AFC industry briefings on trade negotiations
Download speech2 (pdf 48 Kb)
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20 March 2003
Speaker: Kim Dalton, AFC Chief Executive
Event: Popcorn Taxi, Melbourne
Session: Australian Films at the Box Office
Download speech2 (pdf 36 Kb)

18 March 2003
Speaker: Maureen Barron, AFC Chair
Event: 2003 AFC Parliamentary Reception
Download speech2 (pdf 56 Kb)

01 March 2003
Speaker: Maureen Barron, AFC Chair
Event: Taipei Film Festival, Taiwan
Session: The Australian Film Industry Today and the Forces that Shaped it.
Download speech2 (pdf 76 Kb)


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19 May 2003
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