Register Now for Stephen Cleary's Genre Boot Camp
Stephen Cleary returns to Canberra this April to run his Genre Boot Camp. This four day modular workshop is a fantastic opportunity for anyone involved or interested in genre writing to understand:
The basic principles that apply to all genre writing and the associated questions derived from them that you can apply to whatever story genre form you are working in
The standard set-piece genre scenes and how you vary them according to the story genre you are writing in
The different dialogue styles in different story genres
How to mix genres together, and which story genres are more or less compatible with each other and why
Dedicated half days on the secrets of these genres: the thriller, romance, children’s and family films and the straight drama
The genre boot camp will take place over 4 days, spread across two consecutive weekends. Each day is a self-contained module. Participants can choose to attend any number of the days, from a single day, through to all four.
On completion of each day, participants will be emailed a 30-page course book summarizing the day’s content, including the text of all power-point slides used and an index of film-clips shown.
Please fill out this online form
to find out what is on offer for each day and to nominate which specific workshops you are interested in. Once you have completed the form you can pay via the below links.
When: 9:30am - 4:30pm, 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd of April (lunch included)
Where: ScreenACT, 216 Northbourne Ave Braddon ACT 2612
Cost: (early bird rate available until 8th March)
1 x day $150 (SASI Members), $158 (non SASI Members) RSVP HERE
2 x days $275 (SASI Members), $289 (non SASI Members) RSVP HERE
3 x days $400 (SASI Members), $420 (non SASI Members) RSVP HERE
4 x days $500 (SASI Members), $525 (non SASI Members) RSVP HERE
"Lets Talk Crowdfunding" with Matthew Benetti of Pozible
Matthew Benetti of crowdifunding platform Pozible
is bringing “Let’s Talk Crowdfunding!” to Canberra! This free event is for any filmmaker looking for advice, tips and tricks on how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign on a platform like Pozible. Project Creators (Past, Present or Future!), are encouraged to attend what will be an informative and passionate discussion on crowdfunding your dreams and ideas with like minded individuals.
When: 5:30pm - 7:00pm, Thursday 21st March
Where: ScreenACT, 216 Northbourne Ave Braddon 2612 ACT
Apply for Filmmaker-in-Residence Position with CSIRO
The CSIRO, in partnership with ScreenACT, is excited to offer a filmmaker-in-residence position for 2013. This is an eight week full-time salary position at the CSIRO offering a before tax salary of $2,209 a fortnight. The artist would get a work station at the High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre
and have access to the both the Centre and staff for six weeks with a further two weeks paid time that can be used off site if required. The artist would be a member of the HRPPC staff and join meetings and discussions, with at least one field trip.
The High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre (HRPPC), the Canberra node of the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility, is the only publicly funded facility of its kind in the world. It conducts plant phenomics research in controlled environment chambers and in the field, applying high resolution imaging techniques and computer vision to plant research. The HRPPC is a world class research facility and has developed several landmark instruments such as the PlantScan, a novel 3-D imaging system to produce models of plants which can be used to compare growth and performance of different plant varieties under a range of environmental conditions and the Phenomobile, a buggy for analysis of crops in the field.
The filmmaker-in-residence would produce a series of short films that the Centre could use on their website, and post to the CSIRO Facebook and YouTube channels. 2013 is the HRPPC building’s 50th
anniversary and the Centre is planning a day of lectures and celebrations in late April. The filmmaker would be encouraged to complete one short film with the 50th
anniversary celebrations in mind.
Beyond the need to abide to the CSIRO’s public comment policy and CSIRO’s values, the artist would have editorial control over their films.
Furthermore, the CSIRO would also like to discuss with the artist about how to host a physical exhibition of their work, and run an educational component as part of the exhibition. There is a small budget to cover these components plus a bursary for filmmaker expenses ($2,000).
The CSIRO Filmmaker-In-Residence Program will provide a fantastic opportunity to explore the synergies between science and art, collaborate with scientists, and have your films screen online and developed as part of an exhibition.
To apply please click here
and fill out an application form.
Closing date is 5.00pm Friday 8th
short::seasons Project Funding Opportunity
short::seasons is pleased to announce the short::seasons Project Film for autumn 2013. This is an opportunity for Canberran filmmakers to get $1000, use of some equipment and heaps of support from the short::seasons team to make a film for the next short::seasons film festival.
Firstly, you will need to submit a script you have written. The short::seasons team will then pick the most suitable idea from the bunch and we will help you make it happen. One film will be chosen per season (two per year).