Newsletter 14th November 2011 Issue 67
Funding & Grants
Workshops, Seminars & Trainings
Festivals & Competitions
Robb Shaw-Velzen, Ray Martin and Roger Price from the ACS Awards in Sydney
ACT Screen Investment Fund
The new deadlines for the ACT Screen Investment Fun are as follows:
5pm Monday 5th December 2011
5pm Wednesday 1st February 2012
5pm Tuesday 1st May 2012
Films eligable can apply for the production investment fund. For more information please see our website
Short Film Script Reading Service
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.
Booking online here
Producer Pod - TV Stream
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 faciliated by Gus Howard who has produced many TV series including Blue Heelers. Gus has been in the industry for over twenty years and knows what is good television. He will give indepth presentations about the necessary skills and requirements to develop a great television series. Topics covered will include pitching, writing and financing. Participants are encouraged to bring projects to the workshop 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Attachment Register
DocoPod Save the Date 2012
When: Friday 10th - Monday 13th Febraury 2012
Where: 216 Northobourne Ave, Braddon 2612
As part of the Pod initiatives, ScreenACT is hosting DocoPod - a 4 day course on how to make a successful documentary. Speakers will include Wendy Grey from AFTRS.
More information shortly.
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!
· 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.
· 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.
· Media professionals,
· Production businesses,
· Full time employees in production field,
· Has significant festival credits, broadcast credits and/or theatrical releases.
Canberra Winners of Australian Cinematography Society Awards
Geoff Ellis - Gold Award - TV Magazine and Lifestyle Category for As Australian As - John Wood
- Silver Award - Documentary Category for The Digger
Roger Price - Gold Award - TV Magazine and Lifestyle Category for Cheese Slices Denmark
Robb Shaw-Velzen - Gold Award Corporate Educational Category for Rural Women's Award 2011 Opener
Jimmy Ennett - Silver Award Student Category for his short film Invasion
Robb Shaw-Velzen the President of the Australian Cinematographers Society in the ACT said, “The fact that ACT members have pulled in so many high calibre Awards this year is a real testament to talents of our local cinematographers. I’m especially proud of our newest member Jimmy, who has, I think, brought home our first ever Student Award."
The three Gold Award winners will now compete at the National Awards for Cinematography in November with the hope of bringing home a coveted Golden Tripod. Canberra will host the National Awards for Cinematography in 2013 as part of the Centenary of Canberra celebrations.
Upcoming Festival Deadlines
PUNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (PIFF)
Entry Deadline: 31st October
SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 5th December (reg) 19th December (late) 9th January (last)
PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 15th November 2011 (early) 15th December 2011 (late)
F4- FIRST FACTUAL FILMS FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 30th November 2011
NEW SCRIPT PIPELINE CONTEST
Entry Deadline: 31st December 2011
WEST END FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 31st December 2011
TROPFEST FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 5th January 2012
AUSTRALIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 6th January (Shorts and Features) 20th January (FutureFilm Screenplay Competition)
Entry Deadline: 31st January 2012
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 27th February 2012
Deadline: 23rd November 2011
MOVIE EXTRA WEBFEST & Screen Australia Competition offers $100,000 for winner
Movie Extra Webfest is a competition which allows filmmakers to pitch an original webseries idea through a 60 second trailer to be in the running for $100,000 to produce a seven part series for Webfest! Filmmakers and fans are encouraged to be part of the voting process via social media. The winner of Movie Extra Webfest 2.0 will be decided through a combination of votes and an official MOVIE EXTRA industry judging panel.
General voting for Movie Extra Webfest 2.0 closes 30 November, 2011 with finalists revealed 2 December, 2011. The winner of Movie Extra Webfest 2.0 will be announced on 7 December, 2011 and the winning webseries will premiere on the Movie Network Channels YouTube channel.
To enter MOVIE EXTRA WEBFEST 2.0 and for regular competition updates, announcements and to vote for entries visit Facebook.
Congratulations to "Evil at my Door" for being accepted into the Stepping Stone International Film Festival in Bangalore, India. Produced and directed by Graham Gall (creator of Jarbo Productions), the 18 minute "film noir " short film will be judged for 16 awards by 18 judges. "Evil at my Door" will be screend from 6th - 13th December 2011.
Canberra film "Evil at my Door" accepted into International Film Festival
When: 27 February 2012 - 1 March 2012
Where: The Stamford Grand Adelaide, Glenelg, Adelaide
Submissions Close: Monday 28 November 2011
The Australian International Documentary Conference MeetMarket is now open for submissions for presentations in 2012. 20 documentaries from Australia/New Zealand will be chosen in any stage of production to attend MeetMarket. The pitch teasers will be selected from a panel of distributors, executive producers and broadcasters. The AIDC Conference is a great opportunity to establish yourself a a documentary filmmaker and be in the running for funding from some of the biggest broadcasters in Australia.
Projects must be submitted online at the AIDC website.
If you would like to attend the AIDC, one day ticket $395 (adult) and $160 for students. For full ticketing info please click here.