Magazine article Screen International

Australia's Movie Convention Moves to October

Magazine article Screen International

Australia's Movie Convention Moves to October

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Move will highlight Christmas line-up and is hoped to attract new international delegates.

The 68th Australian International Movie Convention (AIMC) will give exhibition delegates a much better look than usual of the Christmas line-up because of its move from August to October 14-17.

This is the message that organisers of the product-focused event are pushing out to Australian and also potential international delegates, particularly from Asia.

"We have one of the most sophisticated markets in the world and a lot to offer," says Michael Hawkins [pictured], executive director of the National Association of Cinema Operators-Australasia (NACO).

"Everyone comments on the camaraderie here between distributors and exhibitors, and we lead the world in trends such as gold class cinemas and in little things too such as carpeted floors."

The atmosphere is relaxed and it's good value for money at $1,134 (A$1,090) for a week including meals, he adds, and the weather will be even better in October for holidaymakers. …

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