Newsletter 5th June 2014 Issue 118
New ScreenACT Initiatives
Workshops, Seminars & Industry News
Canberra Region Film News
Ongoing ScreenACT Initiatives
Funding & Grants
Festivals & Competitions
In Conversation with Graeme Mason, New CEO of Screen Australia
ScreenACT Director Monica Penders will host a Q&A with Graeme Mason CEO of Screen Australia. A quick recap of ScreenACT’s plans for the next financial year will also be included and you are invited to stay for a drink and chat with Graeme after the event. Thanks to the NFSA for hosting the evening. Watch this space for further information soon and save the date to attend this event.
We are looking forward to seeing you there.
Date: 24th June 2014
Time: 6:30 PM
Please RSVP by COB on 17th June 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get your Ticket for the Galore Premier at the Palace Electric Cinema NOW!
Galore, a film about a teenage love triangle set against Canberra's 2003 bushfires. The film is the first feature financed through the ACT Screen Investment Fund, and was shot in Canberra last year. A number of Canberrans filled cast and crew positions on the production, and screened at the recent Berlin International Film Festival.
Writer-director Rhys Graham grew up in Canberra, and alongside Producer Phillippa Campey, pulled together a fantastic cast featuring some of Australia’s most promising young actors including Ashleigh Cummings (Puberty Blues), Lily Sullivan (Mental) and Toby Wallace (Never Tear Us Apart).
Watch the trailer of Galore Here.
Purchase your ticket for thePremier of Galore Here There are only a few left!
Location: Palace Electric Cinema, Canberra
Date: Thursday, 12th June 2014
Time: 6:30 pm
Short::seasons Short Film Festival: A Great success! A Great night!
ScreenACT would like to say congratulations to all filmmakers who had the chance to share their films with the community at the short::seasons film festival last week. The line up of the festival had a good feel throughout and every film stood out in its own way.
ScreenACT would like to say thank you to all participants. Hope to see you at the next Short::seasons in october.
Cannes Emerging Filmmaker Showcase - Best Student Film
STILL LIFE directed by Martin Sharpe, (AIE Melbourne) has been picked as Best Student Film at the Cannes Emerging Filmmaker Showcase. There were nine student films selected for screening, which is impressive enough by itself.
SPA: "Ones to Watch" Mentorship Program Closes for Submission
Ones to Watch is a mentor program for early-career producers from around Australia who create content for big and small screens. The program connects successful participants with a leading screen industry mentor and provides unparalleled career opportunities.
You will receive one-on-one mentorship, promotion of youand your project, a heavily discounted ticket to theScreen Forever Conference and the exclusive opportunity to apply for STUDIO Kickstart.
Check out the Ones To Watch page on the SPA website for all the details.
Hurry! Applications close 12 June 2014
ScreenACT Online Actors Directory
ScreenACT launched its free online Actors Directory in April 2013. Actors can now upload their headshots, resumes and links to video clips to help create an individual profile that will be searchable by interested film productions. The online database will enable casting professionals to search through the directory by age, gender, physical characteristics and credits. An Extras Directory has also been established to help identify/organise extras for film, television and documentary productions.
To register for the Actors Directory please fill out this online form.
To register for the Extras Directory please fill out this online form.
Need some equipment for a shoot? Just need a few small things? Well look no further! ScreenACT is proud to offer excellent equipment at an affordable rate. We have bought a new industry standard camera with lots of bits and bobs to add to the camera itself. ScreenACT are also hiring out lights, sound equipment and tripods. For a full product list click here. Our huge range of products are a great way to fully equip your shoot or just find that extra little bit of equipment you need. Bookings are essential and ScreenACT highly recommends obtaining Public Liability Insurance before shooting begins. ScreenACT can also offer affordable Public Liability Insurance for non commercial projects under our SASI initiative.
For more information on equipment and SASI visit our website.
To book equipment please click here.
Project Attachment Register
Part of a condition of being funded through the ACT Screen Investment Fund is for a production to take on "attachments". An attachment is a paid position which gives the attached person experience and credits. This attachment program is designed to help the ACT build capacity in various positions. In most cases, productions will take on a number of attachments but would require that the attachee have had some exposure to the role that they are taking on.
Interested? Then fill out the form to get onto the register.
Lauch of the Australian Online Video Awards
Open Channel and ScreenPro.tv today announced new industry awards to recognise the work of online video content makers for the first time in Australia. Supported by Film Victoria and Screen Network, the Australian Online Video Awards (the OVAs) will showcase leading talent in the online space. Online video is created specifically to reach audiences through platforms such as YouTube.
Entries open: Monday 7 July
Significant career-making prizes are on offer, including a trip to YouTube’s Creator Space in Los Angeles to learn from the world leaders in online video production and marketing, supported by YouTube. The winners will be announced on Tuesday 14 October at Docklands Studio, Melbourne, in a celebration showcasing the winners work in a fun and interactive way.
The awards celebration will take place as part of Open Channel’s ‘Generation Next’ conference. Key dates:
Entries close: Friday 15 August
Finalists announced: Monday 15 September
Winners announced: Tuesday 14 October
See www.ovas.tv or www.openchannel.org.au for more information. For interviews please contact David Read, Hot Ticket PR, email@example.com / 0402 099 222.