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Newsletter 17th December 2012 Issue 91

 

ScreenACT Initiatives

Funding & Grants

Workshops, Seminars & Industry Events

Canberra Region Film News

Festivals & Competitions






 

ScreenACT Christmas and New Year Office Closing Times

The ScreenACT office will close for Christmas and the New Year from 3pm 21st December 2012, and re-open 9am Monday 7th January 2013.  

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ScreenACT Equipment

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.


 

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Upcoming Festival Deadlines


HOTDOCS - CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 11th January (late) 
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TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 28th December (late)
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WEST END FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 31st December 2012
Website


TROPFEST 2013
Entry Deadline: 3rd January 2013
Website

SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 4th January 2013
Website

LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 11th January 2013
Website

SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 
Entry Deadline: 27th February 2013
Website

FESTIVAL DE CANNES
Short Film Entry Deadline: 7th March 2013
Feature Film Entry Deadline: 11th March 2013
Website

REVELATION PERTH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 5th April 2013
Website


No Interest Microcredit Loans and Mentorship Support for Women Entrepreneurs

Time limited interest free loans of up to $3000 are now available for ACT based creative and entrepreneurial women on low incomes. This funding support is designed to enable these women to further develop an existing business or start up a new enterprise.
 
The funding for this program is provided by the ACT Government through the Office for Women, Community Services Directorate.
 
The 8th Microcredit Loan funding round is now open. Applications are due by 11 February 2013. 

For more information 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.  n 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.

ABC's Mini Documentary Film Competition

To celebrate the screening of ABC’s new initiative ‘Opening Shots’ where 5 emerging filmmakers under the age of 35 were given the opportunity to make a 30min documentary, the ABC is proud to announce the launch of their Mini-Shot competition. Mini-Shots is open to anyone who has a fresh, innovative take on an aspect of contemporary Australia that will get people talking. It’s a great chance for emerging filmmakers to be in the running to win $2000 and  flex their doc making muscles! 

Deadline is 28 February, 2013 and more details about the competition can be found at: www.openingshot.abc.net.au

Upcoming Screen Australia Deadlines

Features
21 January 2013 - Features - Letter of Interest and Production Investment

Indigenous
28 Feburary 2013  - Documentary Development
28 Feburary 2013 - Drama Development


Documentary
8 Feburary 2013 - Documentary Development
5 April 2013 - General Documentary Program
1 Feburary 2013 - International Documentary Program
1 Feburary 2013 - National Documentary Program
1 March 2013 - Signature Documentary Program

TV Drama
18 March 2013 - General TV Drama
18 March 2013 - Children's TV

For recent funding approvals click here.

See their website for the full list
 

 

Short Film Script Reading Service 

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Need help with developing your short film script? ScreenACT is providing a script reading service for $22 for filmmakers who would like to have their script analysed before going into production. National short film award winner Marisa Martin will be critiquing the scripts and will give detailed constructive feedback. This is a great way to improve your script which ultimately improves the film itself. This service provides a great opportunity to get real professional advice without the cost of a professional script editor. 

For more information please visit our website.  You can book online  here.

Local Feats - Canberra Feature Films

How many Canberra made Feature Films have you seen? Well CSFF got together with NewActon and collected 10 of the best and will be presenting them every two weeks on Thursday nights at the Kendall Lane Theatre, NewActon. Next up is THE DINNER PARTY on Thursday 20th December. 

For more information check out their Facebook Page and website

2nd AACTA Awards  

Join the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts in celebrating Australia's best screen practitioners, performers and productions at two stunning events in Sydney.

28 January 2013 - 2nd AACTA Awards Luncheon
30 January 2013 - 2nd AACTA Awards Ceremony

 Tickets are open to the public and those working in the industry. For more information and to book tickets now, visit: 
http://www.aacta.org/
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The ScreenACT Experience Level 'Three E's'
In order to make it easier for you to identify which of the many programs is most suitable, we have broken down the programs by experience level.  After deciding which level is most appropriate for you, keep an eye on that colour badge to easily identify which programs are aimed at screen practitioners like you!

Elementary
· New practitioners,
· Students in related fields,
· Hobbiests with no career aspirations, or
· People with less than three years experience of making screen content of any kind.   
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· Media field degree graduate,
· Part-time media business owner,
· A few festival credits for short films or music videos,
· At least three years experience of making screen content of any kind.
Established
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· Media professionals,
· Production businesses,
· Full time employees in production field,
· Has significant festival credits, broadcast credits and/or theatrical releases.




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