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Frontseat, this Sunday 10th April

Frontseat, this Sunday 10th April, 10.35pm TV One

WHA'HAPPEN TO THE FILM FUND? In 2000, the government set up the NZ Film Fund trust with a one-off $22 million injection. The Fund's purpose is to provide leveraging money to attract off-shore funds for next-level NZ feature films such as Whale Rider, Perfect Strangers, Perfect Creature, River Queen. The $22m is almost spent and the industry wants the government to re-capitalise the fund - only, the government thinks it already has. Julie Hill investigates the confusion.

STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND: Oliver Driver chats with Jeffrey Harris - one of New Zealand's leading living painters. Harris was one of the few NZ artists to have a successful career in Australia, he won the 2003 Wallace Award, and most recently was subject of a major retrospective by Dunedin Public Art Gallery in 2004, and the lavishly illustrated companion book by Justin Paton.

Book details: "Jeffrey Harris" - Justin Paton, 2005, Victoria University Press & Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

Quick! See Jeffrey Harris: Selected paintings and works on paper at John Leech Gallery until 9th April (if you're in Auckland, that is).

ART AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD: How did an old cinema in the heart of cow country become one of New Zealand's most cutting-edge art galleries, attracting international exhibitions and becoming the home of Len Lye's legacy? Jeremy Hansen catches up with Govett-Brewster director Greg Burke as he prepares for his latest challenge, selling et.al. to the world at the Venice Biennale.

PLAYING DOLLS Father and daughter artists Law and Flora Kelly create their freakish dolls in a distinctly Tim Burton-esque mould, all skeletal features, crosses for eyes and punk-rock hair. See them on Frontseat or at Deluxe Cafe, Kent Tce, April 11-24.

PLUS: The winner of Rosemary McLeod's "Thrift to Fantasy", and find out how to win our copy of Justin Paton's glorious "Jeffrey Harris" book.

Best regards, The Frontseat Team TV One, Sunday Nights (repeated 6.30am the following Sunday morning)

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