Newsletter 15th March 2012 Issue 74
Funding & Grants
Workshops, Seminars & Trainings
Canberra Region Film News
Festivals & Competitions
ScreenACT's new Public Canberra Profiles! ScreenACT is profiling prominent filmmakers, animators, producers and other creative types in our region.
Animation Acceleration: Katie Ryan
Article by Sophie Brown, March 2012
Animator and artist Katie Ryan aka Puzzled Kitty has been a dedicated 2D freelance animator for four years. After graduating ANU with Honours, Katie decided to contract her original inventive work out to local businesses. READ MORE
Idea for an article? Suggestions and stories are welcome, please email
Save the Date for A-Z Budget Seminar
Sandra Alexander will be hosting a seminar on Screen Australia's A-Z Budget. She will analyse and break the budget down to show producers and directors how to complete the budget properly. Sandra's experience as a line producer has given her immense experience in budget creation and handling Sandra has been a Line Producer/Production Manager of feature films and television projects in Australia and New Zealand including RETURN TO EDEN, THE LAST FRONTIER, FRAUDS, MARLIN BAY, LIFT OFF, SINGAPORE SLING, SOFT FRUIT, THE BET and SEPTEMBER (Toronto and Berlin Film Festivals). From time to time she is a consultant to Screen Australia, Screen NSW, the federal government’s Office for the Arts, the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal and Ausfilm. For those who want to budget their film successfully, come and listen to Sandra's experience and advice on this essential document.
The A-Z Budget can be found at the Screen Australia website.
For more information see our website.
When: 9:30am-5:30pm, Saturday 27th April
Where: CBC Training Room, 216 Northbourne Ave Braddon 2612
Cost: $85 (5% off for all SASI Members)
Business Seminar with Marisa Martin
Marisa Martin of Enemies of Reality (EoR) Media is conducting a seminar discussing her experiences developing and running a small business in the Canberra region. Marisa has been operating her successful small business for 8 years and is currently in the process of producing her own television series. This is a great opportunity to hear from someone who's been through the business startup phase and has a great story to tell! You'll also get the chance to network with other like minded individuals and learn about their experience.
5:30-7:00pm Thursday 22nd March
Ground Floor, Nouvelle House, 216 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon
This event is presented by Canberra Business Point
Steps for joining SASI members and for SASI Insurance:
We want to clarify again the steps that you need to complete in order to be insured.
If you miss any of these steps you will NOT be covered.
Annual SASI Membership Fee:
STEP 1: Fill out the application form here
STEP 2: Pay for the SASI Membership - click here to pay
$50 incl GST per person
Annual SASI Corporate Membership
(5 members, same organisation) $220 incl GST
STEP 1: Complete Membership steps (see above)
STEP 2: Select a Insurance Benefit - click here to view benefits
STEP 3: Pay for the Insurance you have selected
STEP 4: Fill out the Public Liabilty Form and send it to Tate Harris or Chris Howe at Fincial Integrity:
Tate Harris: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Howe: email@example.com
STEP 5: Once these steps have been completed you will recieve a Certificate of Currency from Financial Integrity and this is your proof of insurance.
Upcoming Festival Deadlines
REVELATION PERTH FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 31st March 2012
SHORT::SEASONS FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 2nd April 2012
AURORA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Entry deadline: 20th April 2012
AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 31 May 2012
IMPROVISED FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 13 June 2012
Entry Deadline: 20 July 2012
short::seasons film festival
The short::seasons film festival is back! Showcasing the work of up and coming filmmakers from the Canberra Region since 2001, ScreenACT is bringing back the popular festival. short::seasons brings together filmmakers, animators and documentarians in a twice a year, non-competitive screening of short works. Screenings this year will take place at the Arc Cinema at the National Film and Sound Archive. short::seasons is currently calling for submissions for the autumn'012 festival. Deadline is Monday 2nd April. Check out the short::seasons site for all the info.
Lights! Canberra! Action! Winners
Congratulations and a big thank you to all participants and attendents to view the top 12 last Friday night. The list of winners can be found here.
Congratulations especially to Christian Doran for Best Film and Jimmy Ennett for ScreenACT funded Best Student Film.
Some filmmakers have already posted their films on the internet:
For those who did not make the top 12 please do not hestitate to submit your films to short:seasons by 2nd April.
The top 12 films will be screened again at the Encore screening on 27th April.
When: 7:30pm Friday 27th April
Where: CSIRO, Discovery Centre, Acton
15+, under 15s must be accomopanied by an adult.
Flickerfest Tours Canberra
Flickerfest 2012 best international short films come to Canberra! Flickerfest will be touring the country screening the best of the best short films. Opening night drinks on Saturday 24th March so come and celebrate Australia's short film talent.
Saturday 24th March - Sunday 25th March
Dendy Cinemas, Level 2, North Quarter, Canberra Centre, 148 Bunda St, Canberra City ACT 2600
Saturday: $18 adult, $15 concession
Sunday: $16 adult, $13 concession
or call Dendy on (02) 6221 8900