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FALLS CREEK, VIC, JUNE 6, 2008 - In tandem with the official opening of the snow season at Falls Creek there is a three day FilmFest@Falls

In tandem with the official opening of the snow season at Falls Creek there is a three day FilmFest@Falls which has attracted the crème de la crème of up and coming producers and filmmakers.

The 30 entries in this short film competition, one of the most prestigious in Australia, with over $35,000 in prizes, will be judged by a panel of high ­calibre, well-known members of the arts community including Joel Pearlman, Managing Director Roadshow Films Australia and Claire Dobbin, Chair, Melbourne International Film Festival.

Well known actor Brooke Satchwell and Cannes Jury Prize winner Julius Avery, will add both glitz and substance to what is becoming a launching pad for young filmmakers in the highly competitive world of making movies.

The smorgasbord of short films will runs from tonight, culminating in a closing night awards ceremony on Sunday 8 June, when the budding young filmmakers (and script writers) are recognised by their peers.

Whilst snow enthusiasts are seeking snow-covered slopes the entrants in the annual FilmFest@Falls will make the most of the networking opportunity whilst they are at Victoria¹s largest alpine resort.
Falls Creek is often declared the prettiest village in the Australian snowfields and the presence of so many energetic filmmakers will add additional colour to what is a traditional party atmosphere.

The annual opening of the season (which will be carried out by Minister for the Arts, Lynne Kosky this year) is an opportunity for the resorts regular guests to see, first-hand, the additional facilities in place for the forthcoming winter season.

The most significant change to the landscape at Falls Creek for the 2008 winter is the $50 million St Falls/All Season Gateway located alongside the Falls Express ski lift.

It is the largest, single, commercial development (amongst $200 million property development underway) ever built at this picture-postcard alpine resort and when the apartment hotel is completed it will include a new state of the art rental outlet within the complex, drive-in, drive-out luxury apartments, ski retail and rental outlets, cafes, restaurants, spa and community facilities.

Additional snowmaking capacity down Wombat¹s Ramble, the undulating 2,2km beginner/intermediate trail from the top to the bottom of Falls Creek Express Chairlift, another state of the art snow groomer, and additional energy-efficient snow producers are the most important attributes guests will see this winter.

Innovation in snowmaking has been a feature of Falls Creek's winter seasons for at least two decades. It is continually seeking the most advanced technology available, and with the completion of snowmaking on Australia's longest beginner trail, Wombat's Ramble, the alpine resort can proudly boast one of the most comprehensive network of snow producers in the Australian Alps.

Falls Creek is also recognised as a world leader in grooming and the alpine resort is adding a new Prinoth grooming machine to its fleet, to provide that smooth corduroy that many skiers and boarders appreciate.

The most comprehensive array of snowcams offered to guests of any alpine resort in Australia are now online. Falls Creek Ski Lifts commissioned a leading exponent of interactive webcam technology to install new Sony RX series pan tilt zoom cameras.

Back in 1998 Falls Creek was amongst the first to install what was to become one of the resort's most used (by prospective guests) attributes. To ensure its snow-covered slopes are easily viewed the updated snowcams will stream a total of 18-20 images (every 5-10 minutes) from just about every part of Victoria's largest alpine resort, to its website

Both on and off the slopes there¹s a swag of new developments taking place. The iconic Snowlands has had a makeover. It is now a pizza restaurant and bar aptly named Pizza e Cucina, with Lou Maio (who won the Victorian and was runner-up in the Australian pizza making contest last year)at the helm.

New operators of Silver Ski's Oishi Go and The Produce Store within huski are the St Kilda-based Mikoshi. There¹s a new restaurant and Tapas-style bar/café at Julians and the popular fine dining options such as Summit Ridge and Astra will be offering their usual high quality cuisine.

Regardless of snow, Falls Creek will be a hive of activity this weekend. Renowned Director Peter Duncan will be screening his new film Unfinished Sky and recent Cannes winner Julius Avery will be directing a live reading of his new feature film script.

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