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Surry Hills, Australia

News Release

September 17, 1999


Producer and director Wayne Coles-Janess's international award winning documentary, Bougainville - "Our Island, Our Fight," has been invited to screen in the official selection of The 19th Annual Hawai‘i International Film Festival, to be held from the 17th - 21st of November.

Wayne Coles-Janess has recently returned from South America where he was a guest of the Brazilian International Festival of Cinema and Video – FICA.

At the festival, Coles-Janess was invited to speak about the Australian film industry and his experience in the making of Bougainville - "Our Island, Our Fight," which screened at the festival.

1999 has been a very successful year for Coles-Janess. Bougainville - "Our Island, Our Fight" won the highest award at The Chicago International Film Festival - a Golden Plaque in the documentary division. It also received a Gold Award at The Flagstaff International Film Festival (USA) and Gold at The 32nd Houston International Film Festival in America.

Nationally, Bougainville - "Our Island, Our Fight" won Best Documentary at The Bathurst Film Festival and was the winner of Best Achievement in Video Production at The St Kilda Film Festival.

Bougainville - "Our Island, Our Fight" is one of Australia's most successful and critically acclaimed documentaries in recent years. To date, the documentary has screened in competition at over eighteen international film festivals.

Wayne Coles-Janess is currently producing his next documentary, "Back to Rainbow," and has another documentary and a feature film in development.

Bougainville - "Our Island, Our Fight" received post production assistance from the New South Wales Film and Television Office.

For further information, please contact:

Wayne Coles-Janess Producer Ipso-Facto Productions Suite 1/40 Smith St Surry Hills 2010 Australia Phone: (61) 04 111 59 454 Fax: (61) 02 9770 4263 E-mail: waynecol@IPSO-FACTO.com.au

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