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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

M.A.D.E off to LA

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M.A.D.E (Menindee Arts @ Design Enterprise), a 20min documentary film, directed, edited and filmed by Orange based filmmaker Vince Lovecchio, is now a semi-finalist at the World Culture Film Festival (WCFF) 2024 in Los Angeles (July 25 – 28).

The film chronicles the beginnings of a unique and transformative initiative, which his company, Project Zone, has over the past few years been developing in the remote NSW town of Menindee.

The event organisers wrote to say “Your exceptional work has risen above a substantial volume of submissions from more than 40 countries, making your achievement truly commendable. We warmly welcome you to our dynamic community of purpose-driven filmmakers, and we are eagerly anticipating the celebration of your remarkable contributions to the world of cinema.”

WCFF 2024 includes a live event at the Los Angeles Dome on July 25 – 28, and will exclusively feature finalists as part of the screened program.

About the Film:

M.A.D.E (Menindee Arts @ Design Enterprise is a 20min documentary film, directed, edited and filmed by Orange NSW based filmmaker, Vince Lovecchio. The film chronicles the story about the beginnings of a unique and transformative initiative, which his company, Project Zone, has over the past few years been developing in the remote NSW town of Menindee. The film captures how a remarkable collaborative effort, a shared vision, and unwavering dedication, can serve as a blueprint for shaping the future of a community and leave a lasting impact for generations to come. This is the story of how art, culture, education and community converged to create something truly extraordinary.

Film Link : https://vimeo.com/875843768

BIO – ARTIST

Photography

Vince Lovecchio is a photographer and filmmaker based in Orange, NSW, Australia, and has broad experience in visual based media having worked extensively in Television, Photography and Film. Vince stands as a celebrated figure in the world of visual arts, with a remarkable track record of national and international recognition.

Notable among his accolades are the Prix de la Photographie Paris (2007), the International B&W Spider Awards (2005), and the International Photography Awards USA (2003). His creative vision and technical finesse earned him the esteemed title of Australian Nikon Panorama Photographer of the Year in 1998 and the AGFA Trans-Tasman Award in 1997 and the Life Framer International Award’s recognition of Vince’s work among the top 20 in 2020.

Vince’s work has been widely published and represented at major art exhibitions and festivals around the world, exhibitions including solo shows at Sydney & Melbourne Airports (1998) as well as group exhibitions including ‘Trans-Endings’ Lewis Morley Gallery (1998); Australian National Maritime Museum (1998); ‘Nikon Showcase’ Star Court Gallery (1999); ‘The World is Round’ Los Angeles & New York (2000); ‘Italiani Di Sydney,’ Museum of Sydney (2003); ‘ME NAM: Rivers’ – NSW Parliament House (2003); Red Lens International Award exhibition, Dubbo (2006); National ‘Head On’ portrait prize finalist exhibition (2006); ‘Sydney Now’ New Photojournalism, Museum of Sydney (2008); Freedom from Fear Exhibition – Customs House Sydney (2010); Quintessential Orange, (2010) Orange Regional Gallery; ‘Urban Dreaming,’ Orange Regional Gallery (2012); Headon Feature Exhibition, Hazlehurst Regional Gallery Regional Gallery (2013); A World Worth of Stories: Stories of Refugees and Post-WWII migrants, Orange Regional Museum (2018).

Film

His films are receiving prominent attention both in Australia and internationally. His short film ‘Overflow’ was selected to feature at the International Exhibition ‘Nature 23,’ held at the CICA Museum of Contemporary Art in South Korea, 2023. His short film ‘Town Common,’ emerged as finalists at the esteemed Melbourne Multicultural Film Festival Awards in 2023 and screened on SBS on Demand throughout 2024. His film M.A.D.E was recently selected as official selection and is currently a semi-finalist at the 2024 World Culture Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Vince Lovecchio’s journey through the arts is a testament to his unwavering commitment to his craft. With a trail of awards, international representation, and a portfolio that speaks volumes, he continues to inspire and leave an indelible mark on the global artistic landscape.