Newsletter 9th February 2012 Issue 71
Funding & Grants
Workshops, Seminars & Trainings
Canberra Region Film News
Festivals & Competitions
Our New initiative, SASI, has member benefits including low cost insurance
ScreenACT Screen Industry, or SASI for short, is a new membership organisation run by ScreenACT. Membership is on an annual fee basis and provides members with a list of benefits and most importantly, access to low cost public liability insurance.
List of Benefits
5% Discount on Registration for ScreenACT Courses and Events
10% Discount on equipment hire from ScreenACT (coming soon)
Ability to purchase SASI Insurance
Discounted rate on Canberra Business Council Room Hire
½ hour free legal advice from Chamberlains via SASI Legal Cafe
A nifty Membership card
Annual SASI Membership Fee:
$50 incl GST per person
Annual SASI Corporate Membership
(5 members, same organisation) $220 incl GST
SASI Subsidised Insurance
SASI members have access to low-cost public liability insurance for non-commercial filmmaking. It covers $20 million public liability and limited equipment theft and loss on location. ScreenACT is heavily subsidising this insurance as we believe every filmmaker should be covered for public liability when shooting in the ACT, and many locations require it. For more details, costs and to apply for the insurance, click on the blue button below.
The first 2012 Pod went off without a hitch! Stephen Cleary wowed and scared all participants in the Horror Writing Workshop with Screen ACT receiving very positive feedback. Thankyou to all who particpated and helped out over the weekend - we hope Doco Pod in 2 weeks will be just as successful (although a little less scary)!
Horror Pod Success
Monica Penders, Director of ScreenACT, is scared of all the horror podlets!
When: Friday 17th - Sunday 19th Febraury 2012
Where: CBC Training Room, 216 Northobourne Ave, Braddon 2612
Time: 9.30am - 5.00pm
Cost: $385 incl GST
Successful local documentarian Robert Nugent will be running DocoPod and participants should be prepared for an adventure. This will be a very practical course including a field trip to NFSA to learn how to access this wealth of material we have at our fingertips, and a trip to Rob’s edit suite where he will show you how he works and edits his award winning documentaries. You will also get the chance to do some practical on camera exercises as well as ask heaps of questions. Producer Harriet Pike will be giving you the low down on how to finance and distribute your documentary. Places are limited to 12! So if you are interested, you had better book now via the website.
Upcoming Festival Deadlines
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 27th February 2012
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 2nd March 2012
LIGHTS! CANBERRA! ACTION! FILMMAKING FESTIVAL
Filmmaking 24 Feb - 5 March 2012
Entry Deadline: 5th March 2012
REVELATION PERTH FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 31st March 2012
SHORT::SEASONS FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 2nd April 2012
AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 31 May 2012
short::seasons film festival
The short::seasons film festival is back! Showcasing the work of up and coming filmmakers from the Canberra Region since 2001, ScreenACT is bringing back the popular festival. short::seasons brings together filmmakers, animators and documentarians in a twice a year, non-competitive screening of short works. Screenings this year will take place at the Arc Cinema at the National Film and Sound Archive. short::seasons is currently calling for submissions for the autumn'012 festival. Deadline is Monday 2nd April. Check out the short::seasons site for all the info.
MIFF (Melbourne International Film Festival) Seminar
Tuesday 6th March
ScreenACT 216 Northbourne Ave Braddon ACT 2612
Essential - through ScreenACT website
Mark Woods will be coming to Canberra to talk about the unique opportunities and inside information into the renowned Melbourne International Film Festival. Mark Woods is the Industry Program Director and has had many experiences with screenings, agents, sales, marketing and distribution of films in Australia. This is a great opportunity to come and hear from an experienced festival coordinator and how he liasons with clients and manages events in the film industry. For more information see the website.