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Newsletter 12th January 2012 Issue 69

ScreenACT Initiatives

Funding & Grants

Workshops, Seminars & Trainings

Festivals & Competitions


ScreenACT's colourful new office space!

Horror Film Writing Workshop

Date: Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th February 2012
Where: CBC Training Room, 216 Northbourne Ave Braddon ACT  
Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm     Cost: $275 incl GST

Stephen Cleary pulls apart, dissects and devours the horror genre over this two day workshop.  Come and learn how to gore-up your film ideas for maximum scares.  Be there or be scared! Book early to avoid dissapointment via the website.



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

As part of the Pod initiatives, ScreenACT is hosting DocoPod - a 3 day course on how to make a successful documentary.  
Join award winning documentary filmmaker Robert Nugent as he goes through the process of making a documentary.  Lunch is included each day.  Book now via the website.


AIDC Registration Grants

ScreenACT is offering two grants to cover registration at the Australian International Documentary Conference Feb 27th - March 1st.  Only people who have not received an AIDC Registration Grant previously can apply, and preference will be given to people who have places in the various AIDC initiatives. To apply for the grant, email us with a one page document outlining:
1. Who you are
2. What projects you propose to take to the AIDC
3. Details on any special AIDC programs you have selected for
4. The reason ScreenACT should support your attendance

Email to: info@screenact.com.au.  Deadline: 5pm Friday 27th January.


Upcoming Festival Deadlines

Entry Deadline: 27th January 2012

Entry Deadline: 31st January 2012

Entry Deadline: 27th February 2012

Entry Deadline: 5th March 2012

Entry Deadline: 2nd April 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.   


ACT Screen Investment Fund - 1st February

The ACTSIF offers up to 10% of a production budget for projects with serious market attachment.  The next deadlines for the ACTSIF are:
  • 5pm Wednesday 1st February 2012
  • 5pm Tuesday 1st May 2012
Films eligible can apply for the production investment fund. For more information please see our website

Upcoming ScreenAustralia Deadlines

Producer Offset Changes
Click here for more information

Talent Escalator
20 January 2012 – Short Animation Production

Production Investment
3 February 2012 - Documentary Development
16 March 2012 – Adult TV Drama
16 March 2012 - Children's TV Drama

See their website for the full list


Short Film Script Reading Service 

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

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 intersted please email us with your CV attached: info@screenact.com.au
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The ScreenACT Experience Level 'Three E's'
IIn 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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