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Newsletter 6th November 2014 Issue 126


New ScreenACT Initiatives

Canberra Region News

Ongoing ScreenACT Initiatives

Workshops, Seminars & Industry News

Funding & Grants

Festivals & Competitions


Information Session: ACT Trade Delegation to
Hong Kong Film Market & MIP TV

ScreenACT is pleased to announce the next ACT Government Screen Industry Trade Delegation.   The delegation will attend the Hong Kong Film Market (23 - 26th March 2015) followed by MIP TV in Cannes which runs from (3rd - 6th March).   Applicants can choose to attend one or both of these events. Trade Connect will provide matched funding of 50% of receipted costs up to $15,000 per company.  
You are strongly encouraged to attend the information session next week for more information.  
Applications will open on 12th November and close on 1st December with successful applicants being advised before Christmas.
When: 6pm - 7pm, Wednesday 12 November
Where: Block A, Room 209 Canberra Technology Park, 49 Phillip Avenue Watson ACT (ScreenACT)
RSVP: Essential 

ACT Screen Arts Fund Now Accepting Applications

Applications are now open for the ACT Screen Arts Fund round for 2015. The ACT Screen Arts Fund focuses on projects and programs that develop screen artists – moving artists into new stages of their development. The Fund supports all narrative screen art forms including film, television, documentary, short film, experimental film, games, apps and digital media. You are able to apply for development, production and mentorships. 

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the hour-long meeting to be fully informed about the guidelines and assessment criteria.

The ACT Screen Arts Fund is part of the ACT Arts Fund program, and is administered by ScreenACT on behalf of artsACT and the ACT Government. The Fund will close 5pm 24 November.

For more information on how to apply please CLICK HERE 


RSVP NOW - AIE Information Session
with John De Margheriti on Support for Film & Screen  

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE)  invites you to an Information Session / Meet & Greet with CEO, John De Margheriti who will share with you his vision for the Watson Educational Precinct, film and games incubation facilities and opportunities for the broad creative fields e.g. ICT including app development,  animation, digital marketing and web, etc. This will also be a good opportunity for invited organisations to share with AIE their own great work and strengthen linkages, or create new linkages for future cross-collaboration.  
AIE are specialist educators in games, animation and film VFX. They are also a substantial supporter of new businesses and entrepreneurial endeavours. AIE is in negotiations with Government as it seeks to expand on this thriving precinct in Watson. 

This session will explore some of the ideas we have been working on regarding the provision of sound stages, production offices, production team accommodation and ways the AIE can cooperate with production companies and local film talent. The aim here is to gain your feedback about our past support as well as proposed new activities so we can better refine our business plan.

When: Block A, Room 212 Canberra Technology Park, 49 Phillip Avenue Watson ACT (next-door to ScreenACT)
Where: 6pm, Thursday 20 November 2014
RSVP: Before C.O.B, Monday the 17 November REGISTER HERE

BOOK NOW - Premiere of 'Locks of Love' 29 November 2014

Starring Lorraine Bayly, Aaron Jeffery, Colin Lane, Les Hill, Zoe Naylor, Inge Hornstra,
Cal Wilson and Kathryn Beck amo
ngst other well-known Australian stars. 

Silversun Pictures and ScreenACT have produced an exciting and innovative anthology feature film, Locks of Love.  The film brings together 11 different stories and a whole new generation of talented filmmakers to tell the tales behind the padlocks of love attached to a gate in a Canberra park.
Come and celebrate our filmmaker’s achievements by attending our premiere screening of “Locks of Love” on 29th November 2014. The main screening will be at the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) followed by the after party with our special guest celebrities. Several side screenings will take place right next door at Palace Electric Cinema in NewActon.
Where: National Film & Sound Archive & Palace Electric Cinema
When: 6pm, Saturday, 29th November 2014
Bookings: CLICK HERE

ScreenACT Christmas Party

ScreenACT invites you to join us for our Christmas Party on Monday, 8 December and catch up with colleagues and friends and celebrate the year that was.  It's been a huge year in the ACT Film Industry and at ScreenACT, and we would love you to join us for a drink and nibbles to celebrate the festive season at our new home at Canberra Technology Park in Watson.

WHEN:  5:30pm-8:30pm, Monday 8th December 2014
Time:  5.30pm to 8.30pm
Where:  Block A, Room 212 Canberra Technology Park, 49 Phillip Avenue Watson ACT (ScreenACT)
PARKING: Free parking at Canberra Technology Park
COST:  Free (it is Christmas after all)
RSVP: Essential - CLICK HERE

ACTSIA Low Cost Public Liability Insurance Now Available Online


Need insurance for your short film? ACTSIA's low-cost Public Liability Insurance offering is now available online. All policies are available until 30 June 2015.

For more information please CLICK HERE

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


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 ACTISA.

For more information on equipment and ACTSIA visit our website
To book equipment please click here.



Upcoming Festival Deadlines

Entry Deadline: 21st November (shorts) 

Entry Deadline: 26th November

Entry Deadline: 1st December  

Entry Deadline: 15th December (late) 

Visit the ScreenACT website for a complete listing of upcoming Festivals. 

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. In 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.

Screen Australia: New
Co-production Program Announced 

Filmmakers from Australia, the UK and Australia’s other official co-production partner countries will benefit from a simpler and streamlined Australian International Co-production Program, announced by the CEO of Screen Australia, Graeme Mason, last month during his keynote address at Ausfilm Week in London.
The Australian International Co-production Program has advanced the production of more than 150 film and television projects with 11 different partner countries since its introduction in 1986. For Statistics on co-production activity to date and profiles of Australia’s co-production partner countries, along with the revised program guidelines, please CLICK HERE


Video Camera Workshop with Pieter de Vries

Cinematographer Pieter de Vries ACS is running another CAMERA, STORY, LIGHT workshop in Sydney on November 8th and 9th.
Pieter uses both DSLR's and camcorders to teach you brilliant video shooting techniques, the language of filmmaking and you'll get to use the latest cinematography tools.

CLICK HERE for more information. 
Upcoming Screen Australia Deadlines


12 December 2014 - Features- Letter of Interest and Production Investment 


TBA - Documentary - Development
TBA - International Documentary Program

TBA - General Documentary Program
TBA - National Documentary Program


27 February 2015 - General TV Drama Production
27 February 2015 - Children's TV Drama Production


13 February 2014 - Documentary Development
13 February 2014 - Drama Development

For recent funding approvals click here. 

See their website for the full list



Short Film Script Reading Service 

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. ScreenACT Project Manger Victor Willis 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 submit you script here.

ScreenACT has Relocated

As of Monday 19th May, 2014 ScreenACT has moved office.  Our website remains the same: www.screenact.com.au
Our new street address is:
Canberra Technology Park
Block A, Room 209
49 Phillip Avenue
Watson ACT 2602
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1713
Watson  ACT  2602
To reach the team:
PH: 6162 5170

Monica Penders: 
Land Line: +61 (0) 2 61625172

Victor Willis:
Project Manager
Land Line: +61 (0) 2 61625173

Janine Kaiser:
Land Line: +61 (0) 2 61625171


Do you have news to share? Email info@screenact.com.au

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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!

· 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.

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