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Set against the backdrop of Western Australia’s iconic South West region, the freshly unveiled CinefestOZ 2019 program is for film lovers, filmmakers and stars to share in five days of immersive film experiences.
CinefestOZ has lifted the lid on its jam-packed 2019 program, with more than 150 events showcasing the best of Australian film.
The epic line-up includes a diverse array of Australian features, short films, documentaries and industry workshops, with 15 world, 11 Australian and 53 West Australian premieres screening over five days.
CinefestOZ chief executive officer Malinda Nixon said the quality and diversity of the 2019 program underlined the enormous growth the festival had experienced in its 12 years.
“Anyone who picks up a program for this year’s CinefestOZ is going to be blown away by what’s on offer,” Nixon said.
“We have an absolutely incredible selection of features, short films, documentaries, industry workshops and special events and audiences really will be spoilt for choice.
“We are so proud that each year, CinefestOZ continues to grow and provide not only a platform for audiences to experience premiere film screenings but for WA and Australian filmmakers to come together to champion the industry.
“This is another outstanding year for homegrown cinema and we can’t wait for audiences to enjoy our fabulous celebration of Australian film in the beautiful South West next month.”
Filmmakers and attending talent from each of the finalist films will walk the red carpet at Orana Cinemas ahead of each premiere and will give audiences a deeper insight into the creative process by attending In Conversation events in the days following.
Award-winning Australian director Rachel Ward has accepted the role of Film Prize Jury Chair for the 2019 Festival, and will also introduce a special screening of her film Palm Beach starring her husband Bryan Brown.
Program highlights include the world premiere of The Naked Wanderer, a locally-shot film about a broken-hearted man who treks the WA coastline mostly naked for charity in a bid to win back his ex-girlfriend, and Wild Butterfly, to be screened in Australia’s first mobile 180-degree Dome cinema.
Actress Rachel Griffiths will make her directorial debut with Ride Like a Girl, the incredible true story of Michelle Payne – the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.
Check out the entire program, running from August 20 to September 1, here.
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CinefestOZ unveils its stellar 2019 line-up
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China’s Center for Information and Industry Development (CCID) has recently released the 13th issue of its Global Public Blockchain Technology Assessment Index which includes 37 cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin.
The assessment index which analyzes the different public Blockchain run by various cryptocurrencies and proceeds to rank them individually includes three sections; Basic Tech, Acceptability and Creativity. As with the 12th issue which was released on the 13th of May, EOS once again retained the top spot.
Bitcoin, although enjoying the top spot in the cryptocurrency market in both price and market capitalization is way behind many altcoins on this listing. Despite surpassing EOS in the category of creativity, it couldn’t secure any of the top ten spots. However, in comparison to the previous issue, Bitcoin moved up by one step and has now secured to overall 11th spot right above Stellar.
For the sub-index of basic technology which makes up 65% of the overall index and aims to thoroughly analyze the function, performance, security, and decentralization of the technical impact of each currency’s Blockchain, Ethereum ranked second place, eight behind EOS with 104.6, being the highest figure.
In the sub-index of Applicability which makes up 20% of the overall index and takes wallet application, implementation, and developmental support into consideration and then finally analyzing its real-world application due to how widely its goals are understood, Ethereum ranked the highest with 30.6 while NEO, although taking the 8th spot emerged overall second with 26.1.
Creativity or Innovation, which is the last sub-index accounts for 5% of the overall index and takes the developer size, code influence and update into consideration. And as expected, the cryptocurrencies with interesting and innovative Dapps were split amongst Ethereum, EOS, and Tron. With 30.2, 28.4 and 17.3 respectively.
Meanwhile, IOTA and XEM having scored fairly on the first index, but even lower on the rest two ended up bottoming, with IOTA at number 36 and XEM claiming the 37th spot.
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Cryptocurrency has been getting a lot more attention with each passing day and there is increased attention from retail and institutional players as well as the government. Facebook announced its Libra and the head of the project, David Marcus, recently endured hours of questioning from the Congress.
Another important event is the upcoming Bitcoin halving that many thinks will shoot prices as high as its previous $20,000 record or even higher. However, with all the news, there are analysts who predict that virtual currencies may not last as long as bulls hope.
As much as there are renewed and continuous calls for the support and regulation of cryptocurrency, there are some who believe that these virtual assets will either die a natural death on their own or be killed by governments and certain giant institutions who might feel threatened and will, therefore, stifle any growth up until its demise.
Bitcoin, for example, is the first fully decentralized virtual asset created and is currently the largest by market cap. Bitcoin has been touted in many quarters as the answer to true financial freedom and inclusion without all the monopoly from Central Banks and other major financial institutions.
However, for Bitcoin to be truly accepted and trusted by the general public as the primary medium of exchange and also a great store value, there are some hurdles it must scale.
The major one is that there are still too many people in the world who don’t know enough about Bitcoin and the fact that there’s such a wide gap in awareness and popularity might cause it to die a natural death.
According to the chairman of Concordium, a Next-Generation blockchain:
“In the longer term, I am bearish on Bitcoin as I believe it does not have the necessary characteristics of a longer-term valuable asset and eventually, that reality will catch up.”
The cryptocurrency sector is still largely an emerging one and there’s a good chance that with time, adoption will help familiarity and drive awareness so much that the gap would be bridged. However, if this happens, Bitcoin still has to face the bigger powers.
The general idea here is that governments and giant institutions all over the world will not let Bitcoin reach true global adoption because it threatens the monopoly and control that they have.
The benefit of this control – the profits being made by the creation of currency by the government and the creation of credit by the financial institutions – is not something any of these parties would easily relinquish. If crypto becomes that big, there might be increased anti-crypto activity from the powers-that-be.
This view is however not shared by everyone and there are still more people who believe that Bitcoin can never be killed. However, if we agree that the government can also never be killed, then maybe we’re in for a showdown sometime in the near future.
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