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Newsletter 15th June 2012 Issue 81

ScreenACT Initiatives

Funding & Grants

Workshops, Seminars & Trainings

Canberra Region Film News

Festivals & Competitions


ScreenACT Equipment is Ready to Hire


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 bibs 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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 Low Budget Feature Pod - early bird closes 22nd June


The Low Budget Feature Pod is here! This fantastic opportunity for all levels of filmmakers. In phase one international script consultant Stephen Cleary will take you through what makes a great low budget feature. You'll get the opportunity to work on your own concepts. The top ten concepts will be chosen by an industry panel and will recieve significant support in developing their first draft of a screenplay, budget, finance distribution and marketing plans.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get your idea from the page to the big screen with one team and project getting the opportunity to apply for significant production funding from the ACT Screen Investment Fund.

For more information visit our website

When: 6th-9th July and 27th-29th July
Where: TBA
Cost (incl. GST): $627 (SASI Members) $660 (early bird before 22nd June) $720 (after 22nd June)
RSVP: Essential

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Upcoming Festival Deadlines

MELBOURNE UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (MUFF)
Entry Deadline: 22nd June 2012
Website

VISIBLE INK
Entry Deadline: 22nd June 2012
Website

COCKATOO ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 22nd June (early) 31st July (standard) 14th August (late)
Website

GOOD DOG FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 7th July 2012
Website

CANBERRA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 16th July 2012
Website

ROTTOFEST
Entry Deadline: 20th July 2012
Website

VOLUNTEERING VIDEO COMPETITION
Entry Deadline: 22nd July 2012
Website

TRAILER FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 31st July 2012
Website

BLUE MOUNTAINS FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 3rd September 2012
Website

Applications now open for Canberra Short Film Festival 2012

Applications are now open for the Canbera Short Film Festival 2012! This fantastic festival offers many opportunities to up and coming filmmakers with five categories this year: National, Schools, Documentary, International and Canberra Local. Films can be any style, any genre but must be no longer than 20 mins in length. Applications close 16th July 2012. For more information see their website.  

Andrew Pike named NSW Pioneer of the year!

Congratulations Andrew for being named NSW Cinema Pioneer of the Year! The award was “in recognition of his lifelong contribution to Cinema Exhibition and Distribution, and Documentary Film Production”. Co-founder of Ronin films Andrew has contributed greatly to the Canberra film industry through means such as mentoring, teaching and funding developing filmmakers. ScreenACT is proud to have the experience and knowledge that Andrew Pike gives and encourages filmmakers to seek his advice and support.

Upcoming ScreenAustralia Deadlines


Talent Escalator 
22 June 2012 - Ted Hope Producer Internship -New York

Indigenous
29 June 2012 - Documentary Development
29 June 2012 - Drama Development


Features
16 July 2012 - Letters of Interest & Production Investment


See their website for the full list

 

 

Short Film Script Reading Service 

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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.

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 interested please fill out the form on our website:


Improvised Film Festival Workshop

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This hands-on practical workshop will focus on various techniques that can be used to enhance the director /performer /writer /viewer relationship in the creation of scripted and improvised films. The workshop will explore techniques to help directors, actors and writers to understand improvising for the screen; when to improvise and when to script; the pros and cons of improvising for the screen;  how to expand on a screen idea using impro; how to shoot an impro scene; and how to keep control when the improvisation is running away.

For more information visit their website: www.improvisedfilmfestival.com


When:10am - 1pm, Saturday 30th June
Where: ACT Performing Arts Services Hub, Canberra
RSVP: Essential
Cost: Co Members and Concession: $50, Other: $75
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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.
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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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