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Newsletter 30th September 2011 Issue 64

ScreenACT Initiatives

Funding & Grants

Workshops, Seminars & Trainings

Festivals & Competitions

 

Stephen Cleary teaching some of the Film Stream participants



 

Producer Pod - Film Stream Success!

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The Phase 2 of Producer Pod started with Film Stream which was held from the 24th-26th September. The intense three day session comprised of  script legend Stephen Cleary giving expert advice and knowledge on how to make a fantastic film. Thank you to all participants who came and pitched their ideas and scripts. We hope to see everyone at the TV Stream in November.



Some of the Podlets pitching ideas
 

Producer Pod - TV Stream

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Dates: TV Stream: Friday 25th - Sunday 27th November
Times: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Cost: Producer Pod Participants: $220 incl GST New Participants: $275 incl GST


A new Producer Pod initiative on TV development will be held by Gus Howard who has produced many TV series including Blue Heelers. Gus has been in the industry for twenty years and knows what is good television and will give indepth presentations about the necessary skills and requirements to develop a good television series. Topics covered will include pitching, writing and financing. Participants are encouraged to bring projects on the weekend to develop and gain advice.  Lunch and snacks wil be provided throughout the weekend to stimulate your brain into action.  

More information on our WEBSITE
Bookings essential and get in early as there are limited spaces! Book Online




 Project Attachment Register

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As part of the ACT Screen investment fund, successful projects are required to have Canberran people "attached" to their projects. Attachments are a paid learning experience for people wishing to gain valuable insight into the filmmaking process on a real working set. Attachments can last from two weeks to six months. We are starting a database of people who are interested in taking up attachment places on ACT Screen investment funded projects. If you're intersted please email us with your CV attached: info@screenact.com.au



 ScreenACT offering 3 registrations for SPAA Conference

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ScreenACT is offering 3 registrations for the annual SPAA Conference held in Sydney from 13th -16th November 2011.
For further information about the conference see SPAA website

Eligibility:
  • ACT/Capital region residents only
  • If you have not been supported by ScreenACT to attend SPAA in the past
  • Preference will be given to those who have been accepted into the Emerging Producer's Scheme
To apply please send a one page document to info@screenact.com.au stating why you should be funded to attend SPAA (including what projects you have in development ready to pitch)
Are you a member of SPAA? To join SPAA (and we do now have an ACT SPAA chapter), click here to download the form




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

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.

Emerging

Emerging

· 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

Established

· Media professionals,
· Production businesses,
· Full time employees in production field,
· Has significant festival credits, broadcast credits and/or theatrical releases.




Canberra International Film Festival

When: Wednesday 26th October - Sunday 6th November

Where: Dendy Cinema Canberra, Level 2 North Quarter, Canberra Centre and Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive McCoy Circuit Acton

Cost: To be announced

The 15th Canberra International Film Festival is coming soon! A 12-day celebration of film showcasing an exceptional selection of feature films and documentaries from around the world plus the best Australian new releases and retrospectives. The Festival also offers additional events including Q&A’s, panel discussions and workshops hosted by talented filmmakers passionate about their craft and willing to share their knowledge. 
Visit the WEBSITE

 


Upcoming Festival Deadlines
 
BONDI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 7th October
http://www.bondishortfilmfestival.com/

EDGE ANIMATE COMPETITION
Entry Deadline: 7th October
http://www.edgeqld.org.au/animate-that

FLICKERFEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIV AL
Entry Deadline Extended: 7th October
http://www.flickerfest.com.au

MOVIE EXTRA WEBFEST
Entry Dealine: 16th October
http://www.facebook.com/moviewebfest?sk=info

BYRON BAY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 28th September (early) 28th October (late)
http://www.bbff.com.au 

PUNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (PIFF)
Entry Deadline: 31st October
http://puneinternationalfilmfestival.com 

SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 5th December (reg) 19th December (late) 9th January (last)
http://www.shortsfilmfestival.com 

PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 15th November 2011 (early) 15th December 2011 (late)
http://www.pbifilmfest.org/ 


AUSTRALIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 6th January (Shorts and Features) 20th January (FutureFilm Screenplay Competition)

http://www.australianfilmfestival.com.au

Upcoming ScreenAustralia Deadlines

Grants
6 October - World Congress of Science and Factual Producers in Paris

Talent Escalator
10 October – Short Film Completion
14 October - Springboard
17 October – Short Animation Production

Production Investment
14 October – Adult TV Drama
14 October - Children's TV Drama
14 October - International Documentary Program

See their website for the full list

Kids Producers attending SPAA Conference

A one day ABCTV Workshop is being held at the SPAA Conference on the 16th November at Hilton Hotel Sydney. The workshop is aimed at producers with pre-school television projects at any stage of development. The producers will need to pitch their project to a panel of international expertise who will give detailed feedback and advice.

Space is limited and will be allocated by prior application. There is no charge for the workshop, which will take place at the ABCTV head office in Ultimo, Sydney.

To apply you must:
-Be registered to attend SPAA Conference
-Submit a one page description of your project, and provide details on the type of advice you seek, plus the CV's of the creator and the producer of the project

Submissions close 5pm Thursday 20th October 2011.

Please post to the SPAA Office:
c/o Angela Boateng
34 Fitzroy Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010 Australia

If you have any questions please contact angela@spaa.org.au ph:02 9360 8988  
Or visit the SPAA website

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