Newsletter 13th June 2014 Issue 119
New ScreenACT Initiatives
Canberra Region Film News
Ongoing ScreenACT Initiatives
Funding & Grants
Festivals & Competitions
RSVP Now for 'In Conversation' with Graeme Mason, New CEO of Screen Australia
ScreenACT Director Monica Penders will host a Q&A with Graeme Mason CEO of Screen Australia on June 24th at the National Film & Sound Archive (NFSA). A brief recap of ScreenACT’s plans for the next financial year will also be included, and you are invited to stay for a drink and chat with Graeme following the presentation. Thanks to the NFSA for hosting the event. Watch this space for further information soon, and save the date to attend this event.
We are looking forward to seeing you there.
Date: Tuesday, 24th June 2014
Time: 6:30 PM
Please RSVP by COB on 17th June 2014 to email@example.com
Canberra Shot Film 'Galore' Premieres to Packed Local Audience
The official premiere of Galore was a great success on Thursday evening, and it was a pleasure meeting the friendly cast in a Q&A session hosted by Monica Penders, Director of ScreenACT. The film deals with a teenage love triangle set against Canberra's 2003 bush fires, and it was the first feature financed through the ACT Screen Investment Fund. Galore was entirely shot in Canberra in 2012, and a number of locals filled cast and crew positions on the production.
Galore begins screening at Palace Electric Cinemas from June 19.
Watch the trailer of Galore Here.
Call for Entries for the 19th Canberra Short Film Festival
WARNING. Deadlines are much closer than they appear. That’s why you need a plan. Or friends. Especially if they’re handy with a camera. You see it’s that time of year again when you get to THINK BIG, FILM SHORT. Yes, the 19th Canberra Short Film Festival is now open for entries. So if you’ve got a great idea for a film under 20 minutes, think big, film short, but meet the deadline of July 15. Or drag out something you’ve made over the last 18 months and send that in. Or do both!
For more details visit http://www.csff.com.au
Apply online at https://www.withoutabox.com/login/5428
- SCHOOLS (under 18)
- LOCAL (ACT filmmakers)
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.
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.
ACT Writers Centre Movie Ticket Giveaway
Movie Ticket Giveaway: This week we have 10 double passes to give away to see Good Vibrations. The movie follows a man named Terri, who opens a record store in Belfast in the 1970s, on the most bombed half-mile in Europe. Galvanising the young musicians into action, he becomes the unlikely leader of a motley band of kids and punks who join him in his mission to create a new community. To be entered in the draw, just send us an email with your name to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that only winners will be notified.