Newsletter 19th November 2014 Issue 127
New ScreenACT Initiatives
Canberra Region News
Ongoing ScreenACT Initiatives
Funding & Grants
Festivals & Competitions
APPLY NOW - ACT Screen Industry Trade Delegation to
Hong Kong Film Market & MIP TV
ScreenACT is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the next ACT Government Screen Industry Trade Delegation to the HONG KONG FILM MARKET
and MIP TV
in Cannes in March/April 2015. The ACT Government will match up to 50% of the eligible costs capped at $15,000 per company.
This delegation is aimed at screen industry professionals who have a slate of market ready commercial projects aimed primarily at the TV market, although there will be opportunities to market feature film projects.
This is an important delegation for the screen industry and will bring profile to the ACT as a viable national and international production location.
For more information on selection criteria and how to apply please CLICK HERE
Applications Open: 12th November 2014
Applications Close: 5pm, 1st December 2014
Selection Process (panel): 1st - 12th December 2014
Approval of Applicant Numbers by Territory: 12th - 19th December 2014
Announcement of Successful Applicants: 19 – 24th December 2014
DEADLINE REMINDER - ACT Screen Arts Fund Closes 24 November 2014
Applications close 5pm, Monday 24 November 2014 for the ACT Screen Arts Fund. 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.
For more information on how to apply please CLICK 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 amongst other well-known Australian stars.
TICKETS ARE SELLING OUT FAST!
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.
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.
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)
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 26th November
STUTTGART INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL
Entry Deadline: 1st December
CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
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.
Local Film 'The Competition' Screens at Dendy this December
The Competition (written and directed by Simon Weaving) was shot in Canberra and tells the tale of two ageing reality TV judges who are sent to a small country town to audition singers and bands for a reality talent show. The movie stars a host of Canberra actors and performers, including Leah Baulch, Jay Sullivan, Chanel Cole, Owen Campbell, Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens. Needless to say the soundtrack is superb.
The Competition premieres at Dendy in Civic on December 11, and will show until Christmas. See the trailer and more at thecompetitionthemovie.com
Special Screening of 'Stray Dogs' with Director Tsai Mong-Liang
Acclaimed director Tsai Ming-liang will present his award-winning film Stray Dogs as part of the conference Taiwan: the View from the South on 7 January 2015 at The Auditorium, China in the World Building (188), Fellows Lane, ANU.
Stray Dogs tells the story of a family that eeks out a living on the fringes of bustling Taipei, moving between the wooded limits of the city proper, to the many nooks and cracks in that offer shelter in the urban fabric. Rejecting most of what characterises conventional cinema today, Tsai’s Stray Dogs is a patient meditation, moving deftly beyond narrative to art.
The screening will be followed by a short discussion with the director.
This film screening is part of the Season Three Asia and the Pacific Screens: Survival Politics, sponsored by the Australian Centre on China in the World.