Recording Media News


Fujifilm Australia is again the major sponsor for the upcoming 2013 Bunnamagoo Mudfest – Mudgee International Short Film Festival. Mudfest, now in its 9th year, regularly attracts over 1000 people to watch of some of the best short films from Australia and around the globe.

Co-founder of Mudfest Peter Scott said, “Year on year Mudfest keeps growing and I’m delighted to say this year is no different. We have again had a record number of entries and the standard is particularly high. As ever Mudfest could not exist without the amazing support of our sponsors and we are particularly pleased that Fujifilm is again sponsoring the Best Australian Film award with a prize of $1,500 worth of Fujifilm recording media products. Not only is their support greatly appreciated but it truly demonstrates their ongoing commitment to the Australian film industry.”

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Topics: australian film industry, Mudfest, fujifil australia


SYDNEY, 10 March 2011 – 2011 sees Fujifilm Australia proudly celebrating 15 years of dealing with their exclusive motion picture film stock reseller Awesome Support.

In February 1996 Ali Peck and Geoff Hannigan set up Film Support, an arm of Awesome Support, to sell and support Fujifilm motion picture film stocks to DOPs and cinematographers across Australia and New Zealand.

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Topics: australian film industry, cinematography, fujifil australia, Motion picture, motion picture film stock, Awesome Support, Film Support, Fujifilm recording media

CANNON JOINS FUJIFILM - Philip Cannon joins Fujifilm as Product Manager

Strengthening its commitment to the Australian market and growing its team even further, in their latest appointment Fujifilm today announced that Philip Cannon has joined the company as Product Manager.

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Topics: retail marketing, australian film industry, fujifil australia, fujinon, fujinon, fujinon

Andrew Commis ACS Tours Australia with Fujifilm and the ACS

Australian Cinematographer of the Year, Andrew Commis ACS, recently completed his FUJIFILM and ACS sponsored tour of Beautiful Kate.

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Topics: australian film industry, Andrew Commis, fujifilm, ACS

Andrew Commis ACS Wins Australian Cinematographer of the Year at Fujifilm Sponsored ACS National Awards

Fujifilm Australia was again the major sponsor of the Australian Cinematographers Society National Awards, held this year at the ANZ Pavilion, Victorian Arts Centre.

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Topics: australian film industry, Andrew Commis, Awards

Jerrycan Wins Fujifilm Best Australian Film At Mudfest 2010

Over 1000 wine appreciating short film enthusiasts from all over the world converged on the Elliot Rocke Estate again last weekend for Mudfest, the 6th annual Mudgee International Short Film Festival.

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Topics: australian film industry, Mudgee International Short Film Festival, Mudfest

The Hurt Locker Shot On 16MM Fujifilm Stock Wins Six Academy Awards®

Iraq war drama The Hurt Locker was triumphant at the 82nd Academy Awards®, winning six Oscars® including best picture, director, film editing, sound editing, sound mixing and writing (original screenplay). The movie about a US Army bomb disposal squad in Baghdad was shot exclusively on 16mm Fujifilm ETERNA 500T 8673 and ETERNA 250D 8663 negative stocks and follows the success of last year’s best picture and cinematography winner, Slumdog Millionaire – also shot on Fujifilm motion picture film stock.

Fujifilm also received an Academy Award® from in the Scientific and Engineering category. The award was given in recognition of the significant picture quality and workflow improvements made possible in the moviemaking process through the development of Fujicolor ETERNA-RDI, the first motion picture film in the world designed specifically for use in converting digital image data to negative film.

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Topics: australian film industry, Academy Award, Fujifilm stock

Elliot Rocke Mudfest 2010 Announces Finalists

The 2010 Elliot Rocke Mudfest – Mudgee International Short Film Festival sponsored by Fujifilm, today announced it’s finalists. Of this year’s 516 entries competition was fierce and the final 14 that will be vying for glory are:

  • One of Those Days (UK)
  • Rumbo a peor (Spain)
  • Rising (Germany)
  • Dueditre (Italy)
  • Jerry Can (Australia)
  • The One About the Sheep (UK)
  • The Letter Cutter (France)
  • How it's Done (UK)
  • Grandpa (USA)
  • Faett (Germany)
  • Casper & Kitty (USA)
  • The Laundromat (Australia)
  • Clint (Germany)
  • Pension Day (Australia)

This year’s prize money is $3,000 for the Judges’ Choice award and there are also awards for the Fujifilm Best Australian entry ($1,500 of Fujifilm recording media) and the People’s Choice award ($500 cash) up for grabs.

Fujifilm Australia General Manager Recording Media / Motion Picture Film Marc Van Agten said, “The standard of films this year is higher than ever and we are all looking forward to another great festival.”

Elliot Rocke Mudfest screens on Saturday 20 March, 2010. All films are under 15 minutes and comply with the Australian MA15+ classification.

Full details and event information can be found on the Mudfest website:

For more press information contact Salvatore Di Muccio at Well Above on +61 412 64 99 64 or at

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Topics: australian film industry, Mudgee International Short Film Festival, Mudfest

Australian Movie Charlie and Boots Uses Fujifilm Stock

Charlie & Boots tells the story of a father and son who travel from Victoria to Cape York to fulfill their lifelong ambition to fish off Australia's northern tip. The film has been a big success locally and current Australian Cinematographer of the Year and the film’s DOP Roger Lanser ACS recently gave his unique insight into its making, including his choice of Fujifilm stock.

Lanser said, “The decision to use Fujifilm on Charlie & Boots was an easy one. I have been using Fujifilm for a number of productions and always found it to be excellent. Dean Murphy, the director, and I both agreed that we wanted to shoot on film not digitally and as I had won awards for our last film together, we went ahead with Fujifilm. We were filming mostly in daylight with some night scenes so the chosen stocks were the ETERNA 250D and the 500T. We did some stock tests mainly to determine the best flesh tones with our cast. As our two main stars, Paul Hogan and Shane Jacobson, would be spending a lot of time in 2 shots and close ups in a car with a overexposed background whizzing past, we wanted a stock that handled the range of exposure that I would be confronted with.”

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Topics: australian film industry, Fujifilm stock, fujifilm australia

Fujifilm Joins Ausfilm

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Topics: australian film industry, Ausfilm, fujifilm australia