Newsletter 13th February 2015 Issue 129
New ScreenACT Initiatives
Canberra Region News
Ongoing ScreenACT Initiatives
Funding & Grants
Festivals & Competitions
LOCKS OF LOVE: Special Valentines Weekend Screening
Starring Lorraine Bayly, Aaron Jeffery, Colin Lane, Les Hill, Zoe Naylor,
Inge Hornstra, Cal Wilson and Kathryn Beck amongst other
well-known Australian stars.
From Florence to Paris, Melbourne to Wollongong, public places abound with padlocks connecting people forever through love. This Australian-made film tells the tales behind eleven padlocks. The dynamics of love play out in romance, friendship, family and heartbreak - charting a course across comedy, drama and even the supernatural.
A collection of stories from the heart, linked by locks on a gate.
The Locks of Love anthology feature film will be screening at the Palace Electric Cinema on Sunday 15th FEB 2015, 6:30pm and at the Avoca Beach Picture Theatre at the Central Coast on 13 February 2015, 6:30pm as a Valentine's Day Special. A Q&A with key crew and cast will commence after both screenings and the Avoca Beach Picture Theatre offers some light snacks prior to the screening as well. We look forward to seeing you there!
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Black Comedy Workshop
with ABC TV
Are you Indigenous AND funny? Are you a fan of ABC TV's Black Comedy?
Well, ABC Television is looking for you!
ABC TV's Indigenous Department, in association with Screen Australia's Indigenous Department, is calling for Indigenous writers and performers to be involved in a workshop for the second series of Black Comedy. The workshop will be a hothouse environment where you will learn the basics of sketch writing, workshop ideas and then test them out.
Black Comedy is looking for people who are collaborative, have something fresh and original to say, motivated, quick-witted and above all, funny... oh, and of course Indigenous. The workshop will be residential in Sydney for 5 days between 24 March and 29 March this year.
Interested? This is what you need to send them:
- A short bit about yourself and your background - a CV or a biography or just a rave about who you are, what you've done and why you think you'd be good at this.
- An example of your writing or performance to demonstrate your potential for comedy. This could be a written piece, a video, a radio show, a link to a YouTube vid - anything you've done which exhibits your writing and/or performing talents. Send it by snail mail or an online link. Black Comedy is looking for original ideas - NOT using existing Black Comedy characters or sketches.
- Confirmation that you are available for the workshop dates and that you are willing to travel to Sydney, expenses paid.
Deadline: Applications must be received by 4pm, Monday 23 February 2015
Email: (which is preferred) firstname.lastname@example.org
Snail Mail: Scarlett Pictures, Level 1, 3 Little Collins St., Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Phone Enquiries: 02 8333 9090
More Information: CLICK HERE
DEADLINE REMINDER: Screen Australia & ABC2
Documentary Initiative Opening Shot 4
Following the success of the first three series of Opening Shot, Screen Australia and ABC2 are pleased to announce that the fourth series of the groundbreaking documentary initiative for young filmmakers is open for submissions.
Opening Shot 4 is a $400,000 initiative that aims to support talented documentary makers aged 35 and under and provide an opportunity for their stories to reach a wide audience on ABC2.
ABC2 will commission up to six one-off films to form an insightful and entertaining series that looks at stories that matter to younger Australians. Applicants can apply for up to $80,000 for each half-hour documentary.
Guidelines, online application and forms can be found at the below links:
Applications close at midnight on Monday 16 February 2015.
Writers' Room 2015 Participants Announced
ScreenACT is excited to announce the successful applicants to this year's Writers' Room program for 2015. The participating group has earned the chance to receive high-end project development of their TV projects under the guidance of Shelley Birse (creator of The Code). ScreenACT is planning to host more Writers’ Room programs later in the year with equally prominent ‘showrunners’ from across Australian television.
The 7 writers selected for the program are (in no particular order):
- Hew Sandison & Ashley Charnock
- Georgina Jenkins
- Clare Young
- Nicky Tyndale-Biscoe
- Declan Shrubb
- Eleanor Horn
NET-WORK-PLAY Registration Grants Announced
ScreenACT is pleased to announce the two recipients of Registration Grants to year's inaugural NET-WORK-PLAY conference (presented by AIDC) that is being held from February 23-25 in Adelaide.
The 2 filmmakers selected for funding are (in no particular order):
- Alice Taylor
- Kris Kerehona
REGISTER NOW: Lights! Canberra! Action! Film Festival
2015 sees the twelfth incarnation of the highly successful Lights! Canberra! Action!
Film Festival held right here in the Nation's Capital at 7:30pm on Friday 6 March 2015 (Senate Rose Gardens, Old Parliament House).
Local filmmakers embark on ten-day filmmaking odyssey, incorporating ten special items into their films in an effort to craft a high scoring film. Prizes will be given out to the best films on the night.
The theme for this year festival is SWINGS AND ROUNDABOUTS.
For more information on the Festival please CLICK HERE
To register your interest please CLICK HERE
ACTSIA Low Cost Public Liability Insurance Now Available Online
Need insurance for your Lights! Canberra! Action! short film? ACTSIA's low-cost Public Liability Insurance offering is now available online. All policies are available until 30 June 2015.
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 ACTISA.
For more information on equipment and ACTSIA visit our website.
To book equipment please click here.