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Newsletter 6th June 2012 Issue 80

ScreenACT Initiatives

Funding & Grants

Workshops, Seminars & Trainings

Canberra Region Film News

Festivals & Competitions


 
 


AFTRS Screenwriting Workshop!

Writing at home...feeling isolated? Maybe we can help with that by getting you together with other budding film writers for AFTRS Screenwriting Part 1. ScreenACT is proud to host the Australian Film and Television School Screenwriting: PART ONE workshop on Saturday 16th June.A 1 day intensive giving you the essential skills to develop your story, dynamic characters, compelling scenes and engaging dialogue. Lots of film clips and even some entertaining impressions done by tutor Carl Caulfield!  Enrolments close Friday June 9 so book your place now! For more information click here.

When: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday 16th June
Where: Canberra Business Council Training Room, 216 Northbourne Ave Braddon ACT 2612
Cost: $95
RSVP: Essential


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 Low Budget Feature Pod is coming!


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 1 July) $720 (after 1st July)
RSVP: Essential

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Development Fund closes in 1 week!

Remember to apply for the ScreenACT Development Fund 2012! ScreenACT offers a Development and Marketing Fund where applicants can request funding for script development, project development and/or marketing activities. Please note that this funding is for projects that can expect a commercial return therefore short films are not eligible. 

There will be 10 grants of $5,000 awarded in this round.

  • Open: Monday 30th April, 2012   
  • Closing Date: 5.00pm Wednesday 13th June, 2012
  • Announcement: Late July (TBC)

See our website for more information.

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Upcoming Festival Deadlines

IMPROVISED FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 13th June 2012
Website

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.  

The Phoenix Short Film Festival Night

Pheonix Pub is holding a short film festival to showcase local short films. The short films have been selected and the lucky winners will be chosen by a panel of judges. Come along and enjoy the wonderful films with some traditional irish beer.  More details are available on their website.

When: 6:30pm Sunday 17th June
Where: The Phoenix, 21 East Road, Canberra 2601 ACT
Cost: $5
Contact: Katie Woodward on events@lovethephoenix.com
Persons under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult

Upcoming ScreenAustralia Deadlines


Internships 
22 June 2012 - Ted Hope Producer Internship -New York

Features
31 May 2012 - Features - Production Investment


TV -Drama
7 June 2012 - Adult TV Drama
7 June 2012 - Children's TV Drama


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 email us with your CV attached: info@screenact.com.au
IMAGES FROM THE SCREENACT LOCATIONS DATABASE
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!

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.
Established
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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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