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FNI(A) NEWS.  HAVE A SAFE MAGICAL XMAS AND NEW YEAR IN 2015

Thank you to everyone for your support in 2014.

Wishing all of you a SAFE MAGICAL XMAS AND NEW YEAR IN 2015

Wishing all of you a SAFE MAGICAL XMAS AND NEW YEAR IN 2015

We had a very busy year, therefore emails have not been sent out, instead some of the posts have been added to social media.  If you would like to keep up with our news please go to Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nora.preston1. You will need to have a profile on Facebook in order to be able to read them. Become a friend on Facebook or follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/fni_a.  I have been so busy that all the events are too numerous to add.

On 30/1/14 the 3rd AACTA AWARDS were held in Sydney that I was busy screening and Judging in 2013.  In 2014 I was busy screening and Judging the 4th AACTA AWARDS.

3rd AACTA AWARDS 30/1/14

3rd AACTA AWARDS 30/1/14

On 2/5/14 I attended the ScreenACT Expo that was filled with informative events.

ScreenACT Expo 2/5/14

ScreenACT Expo 2/5/14

I was busy Judging the ATOM AWARDS  http://atomawards.org/2014-judges/, http://atomawards.org/2014-judge/2014-nora-preston/.

 On 29/11/14 I attended the ‘Locks of Love’, a series of shorts turned into a feature film, Premiere held at the Ark at NFSA.

LOCKS OF LOVE Premiere 29/11/14

LOCKS OF LOVE Premiere 29/11/14

Director of ScreenACT Monica Penders

Director of ScreenACT Monica Penders

On 3/12/14 I attended the Premiere for the feature film ‘The Competition’ in which I was an extra backing singer in the grand finale scene that was held at the Dendy.  Canberra Times article featured on 4/12/14 below.  I was leaning back feeling rather exhausted & I pulled a face at the camera so the smaller the pic. of me the better.

THE COMPETITION Premiere 3/12/14 Canberra Times

THE COMPETITION Premiere 3/12/14 Canberra Times

On 5/12/14 I attended a very teary emotional grand finale of the ABC’s local television current affairs program the 7.30 Report live that was held at the Arboretum. 

All photos taken by Nora Preston, except for the Canberra Times photo above and 1 other photo as marked below.

Host Chris Kimball is pictured before going to air, sending a little girl to share snakes with the audience.  She was very particular on who she shared the snakes with.

Host Chris Kimball is pictured before going to air, sending a little girl to share snakes with the audience. She was very particular on who she shared the snakes with.

Former Liberal Senator Gary Humphries wondering whether it was going to rain on us or not checking out the clouds.

Former Liberal Senator Gary Humphries wondering whether it was going to rain on us or not checking out the clouds.

Chris getting ready to go to air.

Chris getting ready to go to air.

Felicity Packard Screenwriter (ANZAC Girls, Underbelly) and Adrian Brown being interviewed by Chris ( photo taken by Rafe Morris with my camera).

Felicity Packard Screenwriter (ANZAC Girls, Underbelly) and Adrian Brown being interviewed by Chris ( photo taken by Rafe Morris with my camera).

666 Radio Presenter Alex Sloane and Comedian/Musician Rafe Morris getting ready to be interviewed.

666 Radio Presenter Alex Sloane and Comedian/Musician Rafe Morris getting ready to be interviewed.

The former Chief Minister Katy Gallagher after she finished her interview who announced that she was resigning attempting to get into the Senate.

The former Chief Minister Katy Gallagher after she finished her interview who announced that she was resigning attempting to get into the Senate.

666 Radio Presenter Alex Sloane and Comedian/Musician Rafe Morris being interviewed by Host Chris Kimball.

666 Radio Presenter Alex Sloane and Comedian/Musician Rafe Morris being interviewed by Host Chris Kimball.

Comedian/Musician Rafe Morris after his interview.

Comedian/Musician Rafe Morris after his interview.

The Cast and Crew get together for one final photo shoot at the end of the interviews and final show.

The Cast and Crew get together for one final photo shoot at the end of the interviews and final show.

The Cast and Crew get together for one final photo shoot at the end of the interviews and final show.

The Cast and Crew get together for one final photo shoot at the end of the interviews and final show.

The fiery grand sunset to highlight the final 7.30 Report as we left the Arboretum.

The fiery grand sunset to highlight the final 7.30 Report as we left the Arboretum.

The fiery grand sunset to highlight the final 7.30 Report as we left the Arboretum.

The fiery grand sunset to highlight the final 7.30 Report as we left the Arboretum.

On 8/12/14 I briefly attended the ScreenACT Xmas party.

We had a number of shock very sad news of RIP’s in 2014 in both the music and the film industry.  The most recent death announced is Joe Cocker.

RIP English Singer Joe Cocker, sadly missed, dies aged 70 after a long battle with lung cancer. We had the privilege of being at one of his live concerts. He will live on forever in our hearts through his music.

John Robert “Joe” Cocker OBE was an English rock and blues singer, who came to popularity in the 1960s, and was known for his gritty voice, his spasmodic body movement in performance and his cover songs.

Born: May 20, 1944, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Died: December 22, 2014

Spouse: Pam Baker (married 1987)

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30582761http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30582761.

CALL FOR CREW – Asian Cup 2015

Newcastle production company one80 Digitalpost are seeking freelance crew to assist with their broadcast commitments to China of the Asian Cup 2015 (16-18 January from Canberra Stadium).

The production is looking to fill paid crew positions in the following areas:

.2 x Experienced Outside Broadcast Camera Operators

.2 x Experienced Outsdie Broadcast CCU Operators

.2 x Experienced Outside Broadcast Audio Assistants

.2 x Experienced Outside Broadcast Cable Trackers

Please contact Emily Mason (Production Coordinator) at emily@one80digitalpost.com.au to register your interest.

APPLY NOW – Screen Australia & ABC2 Announce Documentary Initiative Opening Shot 4

Following the success of the first three series of Opening Shot, Screen Australia and ABC2 are pleased to announce that the fourth series of the ground breaking documentary initiative for oung filmmakers is open for submissions.

Opening Shot 4 is a $400,000 initiative that aims to support talented documentary makers aged 35 and under and provide an opportunity for their stories to reach a wide audience on ABC2.

ABC2 will commission up to six one-off films to form an insightful and entertaining series that looks at stories that matter to younger Australians.

Applicants can apply for up to $80,000 for each half-hour documentary.

Guidelines, online application and forms can be found at the below links:

www.screenaustralia.gov.au/openingshot

www.abc.net.au/openingshot.

Lights! Canberra! Action! is a Scavenger Hunt for filmmakers You have 10 days to make a short film on a theme and including 10 items from around Canberra to be in the running for CASH prizes!

The 2015 theme is ‘SWINGS AND ROUNDABOUTS’.  For more info on timeline and venues go to:  http://www.eormedia.com.au/lca/home.html .

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) on 23/12/14 announced the four nominees for the AACTA Award for Best Visual Effects or Animation, marking the first nominees in this new Award category. The nominees are:

  • THE LEGO MOVIE Chris McKay, Amber Naismith, Aidan Sarsfield and Grant Freckelton
  • WALKING WITH DINOSAURS 3D Will Reichelt, Luke Hetherington and Emmanuel Blasset
  • THE WATER DIVINER David Booth, Prue Fletcher, Marc Varisco and Adam Paschke
  • X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Richard Stammers, Blondel Aidoo, Cameron Waldbauer, Tim Crosbie and Adam Paschke

The new AACTA Award for Best Visual Effects or Animation was announced earlier this year, following significant consultation with the Visual Effects Society (VES). In the past, visual effects were recognised with the AACTA Award for Best Visual Effects – an award which was restricted to Australian productions. This new Award was structured to highlight Australia’s world-class visual effects industry through recognising outstanding visual effects and animation work performed in Australia, regardless of the origin of the production. The nominees were determined by a jury of visual effects industry professionals. These nominees include one Australian production – Russell Crowe’s World War I epic THE WATER DIVINER – alongside two of the highest grossing international films of 2014 – THE LEGO MOVIE and X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS 3D was released in late 2013 and praised for its visual brilliance, featuring computer-animated creatures in live-action settings. The animation and visual effects nominated from THE LEGO MOVIE and WALKING WITH DINOSAURS 3D were created by the Sydney-based animation, VFX and design studio Animal Logic. Animal Logic will also work on sequel THE LEGO MOVIE 2, and are currently developing the first feature-length film starring animation icon Betty Boop, in conjunction with Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment. The visual effects in the nominated dust storm sequence from THE WATER DIVINER and the Quicksilver kitchen scene from X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST were both created by Adelaide’s Rising Sun Pictures (RSP). RSP was also behind the spectacular re-entry sequence from Alfonso Cuarón’s 2013 space thriller, the double AACTA International Award winning GRAVITY. The winner of the AACTA Award for Best Visual Effects or Animation will be announced at the 4th AACTA Awards Ceremony at The Star Event Centre, Sydney on Thursday January 29, 2015. Tickets to the 4th AACTA Awards Ceremony and Official After Party are now on sale and can be purchased through the AACTA website:  http://www.aacta.org/.   Please contact Emily Mason (Production Coordinator) at emily@one80digitalpost.com.au to register your interest.

COMPETITION:

1st person to correctly answer which Canberra based feature film was Premiered on 3/12/14 and released on 11/12/14 for public screening will win an FNI(A) T-shirt. Please email your answers to fni_a@yahoo.com.au. Wishing all of you a safe and Magical Xmas and New Year in 2015.

https://fnia.wordpress.com/2014/12/24/fnia-film-networking-industry-australia-news-have-a-safe-magical-xmas-new-year-in-2015-241214/

FNI(A) WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN 2014.

FNI(A) – Film Networking Industry (Australia) wishes you a Very safe, Magical Xmas and New Year in 2015.

If you need any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me on MOBILE +61 407 601 662, or email fni_a@yahoo.com.au

NORA PRESTON – Filmmaker since 2001 Founding President FNI(A) – FILM NETWORKING INDUSTRY ( AUSTRALIA ) INC. – Founded in 2005.

PO Box 3509 WESTON CREEK ACT 2611

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Support FNI(A). FNI(A) is an independent, non profit, non government community based charity, run solely by volunteers, with no government funding, saving taxpayers money.

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FILM NETWORKING INDUSTRY (AUSTRALIA)-FNI(A) NEWS 31/12/13 HAPPY NEW YEAR

For everyone who celebrated Xmas, we hope that you had a Very Merry Xmas. Have a safe and  HAPPY NEW YEAR in 2014.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2013

I’ve had a busy year with some of the majority of events posted on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nora.preston1. You will need to have a profile on Facebook in order to be able to read them. Become a friend on Facebook.

Blogs to WordPress and sending out emails slowed down due to having to rest my eyes with many hours of computer work, long screenings and Judging taking a strain on them.

I haven’t had the time to report on absolutely everything I have done in the Film Industry in 2013, this is a brief report due to time, deadlines to post this blog.

Get a 2nd opinion when you know your eyes aren’t right and you’re not satisfied with the outcome of Optometrists and eye specialists, some of which who appear to be waiting for you to go blind. It’s too late after you’re blind to reverse it.

You can see me at counter 00:10/00:09 from last year’s 2012 ATOM AWARDS, and then the back of me a few times after that in this short 2 minute video media clip.: http://atomawards.org/2012-tertiary-industry-awards-night/, and from this year’s judging http://atomawards.org/judges/ or go directly to me by clicking on this link: http://atomawards.org/judge/nora-preston/.

Still in the final voting for AFI/AACTA AWARDS.

I attended the You Tube 101 Seminar on 28/11/13, speaker Kristen Bowen:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7B7F89C035A24414.


Photo by NORA PRESTON.

I also attended the ScreenACT Xmas Party which was very productive and entertaining. I had a break of taking photos.

FNI(A) made a donation to Make A Wish in conjunction with Wildlife Carers Group.

COMPETITION:  For a free FNI(A) T-shirt, What was the last film that Paul Walker was acting in before his tragic death?

CASTING:

These characters are needed for a feature that has already received a Development Grant with the trailer hopefully being shot in March in Canberra:

 -Sam Poo (age late 20’s Chinese), -Wei lian( age 20’s Chinese), must speak Mandarin – Emma ( age 20’s blond), -Johnny( age 30’s white handsome man).

Couple of aboriginals’ actresses (age 20’s) and actors (age 30’s).

One bad guy (miner’s leader, age 50, European)

And some other support roles and extras (different age group of Chinese and European bushrangers and miners)

Synopsis: Aodaliya Gold is the rollicking, humorous, tragic and dramatic adventure of teacher Sam Poo who in 1860 is forced to flee his missionary school in Guangzhou after an attack by Taiping rebels. With his older cousin Fei Wang and Fei’s beautiful sister Weilian they join the rush to Aodaliya (Australia) where they are dumped on the beach with fellow Chinese miners. After a dangerous trek through hostile Aboriginal country they reach Lambing Flat – an orgy of greed and lawlessness – where they face anti-Chinese prejudice and rage. The one bright spot is Sam’s meeting with Emma Golding where there is instant mutual attraction (and immediate jealousy from Weilian). But when the anti-Chinese riots break out, cousin Fei Wang is killed and, unbeknown to Sam, Emma is sacked from her school-teaching job for ‘consorting’ with the Chinese. To support her dying mother she is forced for work in the saloon of the anti-Chinese leader, James Torpy. Meantime, a despairing Sam Poo and Weilian are rescued and befriended by the dashing bushrangers, Johnny Gilbert and Frank Gardiner. At a bush dance – where Weilian is transformed from the ‘boy’ she has pretended to be to the beautiful young woman – Sam and Emma meet again. They lose touch when the Chinese resume their gold prospecting at a new claim but once again tragedy strikes in the form of Taiping refugee soldiers who attempt to rape Weilian. Sam Poo kills her attacker and is proclaimed an outlaw. He becomes a full-fledged bushranger himself and is joined by Emma, Weilian and Johnny Gilbert who is now in love with Weilian and she with him. They lead the authorities a merry dance before Sam is captured and condemned to hang. The crowd gathers for the terrible climax at the gallows. But our heroes have one last shot in the locker.”

Please email any interests in any of these roles to fni_a@yahoo.com.au with your film credits and head shot.  Extras don’t need experience.

https://fnia.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/film-networking-industry-australia-fnia-news-311213-happy-new-year/

  • FNI(A) WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN 2013.

    FNI(A) – Film Networking Industry (Australia) wishes you a Very safe, and Happy Year in 2014.

    If you need any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me on MOBILE +61 407 601 662, or email fni_a@yahoo.com.au

    NORA PRESTON – Filmmaker since 2001
    Founding President

    FNI(A) – FILM NETWORKING INDUSTRY ( AUSTRALIA ) INC. – Founded in 2005.

    PO Box 3509
    WESTON CREEK ACT 2611

    Mob: +61 407 601 662

    email: fni_a@yahoo.com.au

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    31 December 2013

    Support FNI(A). FNI(A) is an independent, non profit, non government community based charity, run solely by volunteers, with no government funding, saving taxpayers money.

    FNI(A) relies heavily on donations from the public in order to carry out its work. If you would like to make a donation to FNI(A), please send a cheque/money order made payable to Film Networking Industry (Australia) Inc. to PO Box 3509, Weston Creek. ACT. 2611. AUSTRALIA . or contact us by email fni_a@yahoo.com.au or mobile: 0407 601 662 to discuss other alternatives. Thank you for all your support.

    Aims and Objectives: to promote and unite the film and music industry; to promote film production and development; improved access to equipment; and annual recognition of achievements in Australian and International Film and Music through FNI(A) Achievement Awards.

    Support FNI(A). BECOME AN FNI(A) MEMBER, VOLUNTEER, DOWNLOAD M/SHIP FORM FROM FNI(A) WEBSITE http://fnia.awardspace.com and send to form with payment by cheque or money order made payable to Film Networking Industry (Australia), and send to PO Box 3509 , WESTON CREEK ACT 2611, AUSTRALIA, or contact us to make alternative arrangements . Mob: 0407 601 662. Email: fni_a@yahoo.com..au Websites: http://fnia.awardspace.com ; http://www.myspace.com/fni_a ; http://fnia.flixster.com ;

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fnia_logosmall1FNI(A) FILM NEWS + JOBS + MORE

29-300313easterfamilyvettortoise 001HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY EASTER
Easter Egg hunt.

I have been busy writing a recommendation letter for a very promising filmmaker overseas, who asked me, and other filmmakers and organisations to assist him with the recommendation letters so that he could have an Arts Visa he applied for granted in the US. I wrote a very glowing report for him who has won in every FNI(A) Achievement Awards that he has entered, including the People’s Choice Award. Luck was on his side as he was granted his Arts Visa, and so he will very soon be off to the US to continue his filmmaking profession. The US will most likely want to keep him there with his talent.

I have also been busy pitching for an overseas film company. I will give out more information on that as I receive more feedback.

METRO MAGAZINE

CALL FOR WRITERS/CALL FOR PAPERS/
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTING EDITORS

Metro magazine is seeking industry practitioners, teachers, academics and experienced feature writers with a proven background in film, television and media. We are always looking for new contributors and welcome unsolicited submissions or article proposals.
If you wish to contribute, please contact Tim Coronel at magazines@atom.org.au.Please include a description of the article(s) you are proposing and outline any relevant experience you may have in relation to the topic. If you are a new contributor, please also include a brief bio and a writing sample. Due to a high number of responses, there may be a delay before we are able to respond to your proposal.
Pay rates and submission guidelines are available on our website: http://www.metromagazine.com.au/writers.html.
Areas of interest
The following list of topics is by no means exhaustive, and can be adapted, changed and, hopefully, greatly extended. For a sense of the kinds of themes and topics that Metro covers, visit http://www.metromagazine.com.au/magazine/.

  • Critical and analytical essays on recent, new and upcoming Australian and New Zealand features, documentaries, animations and short films. We are interested in pieces on single films and groups of films, including the upcoming films The Great Gatsby, Cut Snake, Fell, Now Add Honey, Acid Ocean, In Bob We Trust, Uncharted Waters, Tracks, The Rabbit, Lassiter’s Reef, Fallout, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Wolf Creek 2, The Book Thief.
  • Critical and analytical essays on Australian and New Zealand television series, miniseries and telemovies, whether upcoming, already screened or currently screening, including the new Chris Lilley series, the enduring appeal of RocKwiz/Spicks and Specks, House Husbands; SBS’ new Indigenous channel NITV, Serangoon Road, etc.
  • Critical and analytical essays and reviews on recent, new and upcoming films from the Asia-Pacific region
  • Discussion and reviews of Australian and international short films
  • Coverage of local and international festivals
  • The state of Asian national cinemas
  • Interviews with and survey articles on filmmakers working in the region
  • Emerging trends in the Australian film and television industries
  • Articles on developments in the Australian and regional radio and media industries
  • Developments in new media, online narrative and interactivity

We are also seeking short articles on developing industry trends and festival/conference reports for our Scope section.

Metro is a partially refereed journal and we are therefore also interested in research articles from academics on any of the above areas. If you have a proposal, please send an abstract.

Books for review
Metro magazine has the following books for review. The standard length for book reviews is between 800 and 1500 words, but we are also interested in longer discursive reviews where appropriate. If you know of any appropriate upcoming or newly released titles that we should consider for review, please alert us.

  • Albert Moran, TV Format Mogul: Grundy’s Transnational Career
  • Stephen Gaunson, The Ned Kelly Films 1906–2003
  • Stephen Harrington, Australian TV News: New Forms, Functions and Futures
  • Simon Sigley, Transnational Film Culture in New Zealand
PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO ANY COLLEAGUES WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED.
ATOM

‘Why Do I Love Movies?’

Ask Students in New Film Competition

IPAF and ATOM announce call for entries for the inaugural MY STORY MY CONTENT SHORT FILM COMPETITION.

Students of all ages will focus on the value of creativity in the My Story My Content Short Film Competition announced today by the Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation (IPAF) and Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM).
The competition is an opportunity to make a sixty-second short film celebrating creativity. The theme for 2013 is ‘Why Do I Love Movies?’ and the competition is open to students at all levels across Australia.

Films can be submitted to one of the following three categories:
Primary school/student/s
Secondary school/student/s
Tertiary student/s (or equivalent)

Entries do not have to fit into any one genre, and may be fiction or non-fiction. They may be live-action, animation, or a combination of both.
Prizes will be awarded to winners in each of the three categories. Though exact prizes have not yet been finalised, we can tell you that first-place prizes will include an iPad or choice of camera up to $1000 in value and a Crumpler bag valued at $185. Other confirmed prizes include DVD packs and hundreds of movie tickets. More exciting prizes will be announced soon, and there may also be separate audience choice awards (voted for online) with additional prizes for those winners.

Entry forms must be completed (and films and stills uploaded) through the online entry system at http://mystorymycontent.com/entry-system/ by 5pm on Monday 1 July 2013.

Entries will be judged by an expert panel of educators and film and television industry professionals. Finalists will be contacted via email and announced on Thursday 12 September. The entrants whose short films best capture the theme of this year’s contest ‘Why Do I Love Movies?’, and are considered the most engaging, imaginative and innovative in content and delivery, will be deemed the winners. The winners will be announced at the 2013 IPAF ATOM Awards (http://atomawards.org) Student Awards Evening, which will take place at 6pm on Wednesday 30 October at the Classic Cinema in Elsternwick, Vic.

To learn more about My Story My Content, please visit: http://mystorymycontent.com

Note for primary and secondary teachers:
To help you introduce your students to the issues concerning content copyright before they start to think about scripting and shooting their short film, we suggest that you take them through a number of copyright resources available for free at
http://www.nothingbeatstherealthing.info  .

Peter Tapp

Managing Editor

Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM)

Ph: +61 3 9525 5302

Fax: +61 3 9537 2325

Email: mystorymycontent@atom.org.au

http://mystorymycontent.com

AFTRS SHORT COURSE UPDATE

Got a good story to tell? We have classroom and online courses for screenwriters with the passion and ideas for film and TV scripts. Introduction to Screenwriting and Into The Box: An Intro to Writing for Television are the perfect beginner’s course; while Script Editing for TV will help you hone the craft of writing. If you enjoy studying online, then book now for Writing for TV and Screenwriting for Film.
We have lots of new TV courses including an extended Field and Story Producing course, a weekend intensive on Producing Live TV with some of Australia’s most experienced TV Producers and Inside Investigative Journalism for those interested in getting the inside story.
Coming up just after Easter we have Radio Studio Basics and Current Affairs & Talk Radio plus Your Multiplatform & Transmedia Strategy with Jennifer Wilson (Project Factory) THE expert on all things transmedia. This is definitely one to make time for if you don’t want to get left behind!
The April School Holidays are just three weeks away, so if you know some creative kids, then browse through our courses in Filmmaking, Claymation and Digital
Animation.

Stay connected with us on facebook
and twitter

Following is just a small taste of what’s coming up at AFTRS OPEN with a full list of current courses on our website 
SCHOOL HOLIDAY COURSES
School Holiday Courses
Visit our state-of-the-art film studios to make a film in The Real Filmmaking Workshop, learn Digital Animation, create a Claymation film or learn heaps of skills in our 3-day version of AFTRS Film Club.

(15 – 23 April).
WRITING
Introduction to Screenwriting
Ready to get serious about writing that screenplay? Get all the tools you need in this two day course! You’ll be given hands-on methods for building the foundations of Character, Story and Structure used by professional screenwriters, illustrated with key moments from a wide range of films (6 – 7 Apr).

Script Editing for TV
A course for writers or producers interested in developing their skills in the processes and techniques involved in the job of script editing for television drama across a range of forms and genres (30 Apr – 11 May).

Explore Your Galaxy: Writing for Sc-Fi
This intensive, hands on workshop will explore the art of creating film and television stories for one of the most popular film genres in the world: Science Fiction. (18 – 19 May).

Into The Box: Intro to Writing for Television
This course will introduce emerging writers and potential script editors to the experience of working in the fast-paced and challenging environment of series television. (1 – 2 June).

ONLINE

Writing for TV: Online
This is an online, ten-week course that will introduce participants to the fundamentals of creating viable and original TV drama and comedy series concepts. (3 May – 9 July).

Screenwriting for Film: Online
AFI winner Anne Brooksbank will take you through the very popular online course that will give you a ‘toolbox’ for creating and industry-standard feature film script. (27 May – 7 Aug, 10 weeks).

Alice Tynan’s Film Club
From the comfort of your keyboard, join award winning film critic Alice Tynan for an exciting & engaging weekly look at film history, aesthetics and criticism with a series of feature films to expand your cinematic horizons – all online! (20 June – 8 August).

EDITING & VFX

Cinema 4D: An Introduction
Designed for those with little or no experience in 3D, but who would like to learn how to become skilled in this growing area of production (23 – 24 Mar).

Intro to Photoshop for Video Graphics
If you are a TV producer/director, aspiring TV editor or someone thinking about beginning a career in graphics for video, this course is a great first step in understanding how to integrate graphic elements using the essential tool of Photoshop (13 – 14 Apr).

Avid for Producers
This highly practical course will give you the basic skills required to work in the Avid Media Composer environment. (20 April)

SCREEN BUSINESS & PRODUCING

Your Multiplatform and Transmedia Strategy
A two-day intensive with Jennifer Wilson (Project Factory) THE in demand expert on all things Multiplatform & Transmedia in Australia and around the world. Ideal for emerging producers and creatives who want an understanding of how to engage with the audience on these alternate screens and what their profit generating potential is (6 – 7 Apr).

Music Licensing Workshop
Angela Glaister of Sound Sauce will examine and demystify how licensing works and how to work around problems that may be encountered (27 Apr).

Client Management and the Successful Corporate video
Looking for corporate clients to supplement your film and TV career? Working with corporate clients can be full of hurdles, but with the right information and strategy you can leverage these relationships into a steady stream of vital income for your production company (25 May).

DIRECTING

Studio Director: Live Band

Utilising our new state-of the-art multicam HD TV studio, this two-day course will introduce you to the skills and techniques involved in the direction of multicam coverage of a band. You will learn skills required to direct any “live” or “as live” music event (18 – 19 May).

Four Day Music Video Workshop
Get a head start on your music video career with this hands-on course. You’ll cover who’s making videos (and why), what makes the Australian scene unique, how to pitch your idea, planning, budgeting (big and shoestring) and crewing (21 – 24 May).

RADIO

Radio Studio Basics
If you’re interested in working in the production side of radio, this course is a great hands-on intensive to get you quickly up-to-speed. Be taught by industry experts in a small class and learn how to use a digital radio panel and studio playout and automation systems (6 – 7 April).

Current Affairs & Talk Radio
If you’ve ever dreamed of working in talk radio this course could offer you an entry point into this exciting career. Industry experts will show you what makes a great story and how to deliver it in a compelling and creative way (6 – 7 April).

Voice Over
Learn the vocal skills and techniques required to voice over audio features, commercials, promos and narration. This two-day intensive course taught by Industry expert Gaby Brown (Triple J) features numerous practical exercises in our state-of-the-art Radio studios (13 – 14 April).

Announcing and Presentation
Through a series of lectures and practical exercises, participants will have the opportunity to refine live presentation; announcing and presentation script reading, further develop skills pertaining to selecting and preparing radio content, voice skills and increase awareness of the use of professional on air studio equipment and operation. (11 – 12 May).

CAMERA

Shooting HD – Canon & Nikon DSLR’s
An introductory course for new filmmakers, photography enthusiasts and existing filmmakers who would like to get their hands on these cameras. It will familiarise you with shooting HD on Canon and Nikon DSLRs plus open up the world of the moving image (23 – 24 April).

Underwater Cinematography
Hands on learning in the classroom, pool and ocean! Industry veteran Jon Shaw will show you how filming in the water is completely different to everything you know about cinematography. Learn about the unique challenges the underwater camera operator faces in terms of planning, lighting, framing, focus, colour temperature, shooting techniques, filters and composition (9 – 12 May).

Lighting Director – Live Band
Utilising our new state-of the-art multicam HD TV studio with Strand Lighting desk (running industry standard Palette software), this two-day course will introduce you to the skills and techniques involved in the Studio lighting of a multicam “live band” record of. You will learn skills relevant to any “live” or “as live” TV music event (18 – 19 May).

Modern Cinematography
This two day course, led by two time AFI Award winner Ellery Ryan (I Love You Too Van Diemen’s Land, The Rage in Placid Lake) is designed to investigate the theory and practice of visual storytelling. (25 – 26 May).

TELEVISION

Introduction to TV Studio Skills
Interested in learning how a multicam television studio works, and what the different roles and skills required are? This hands-on course offers practical skills and insights into the multi-camera television studio (9 – 10 March).

TV Presenting Advanced Skills
This four day intensive with the hugely experienced Tracey Spicer provides practical experience, individual coaching and a broad range of practical tips and tools to help further your presenting career (27 April – 1 May).

Research Skills for TV
Over six Monday evenings you will learn through practical exercises, lectures, screenings and discussions about how to research and write a one-off or series doco, magazine segment or current affairs proposal (29 April – 3 June).

Developing and Pitching your TV Idea
Do you have an idea for a TV program, but don’t know how to get it from idea to reality? This two-day course is designed to help you develop your idea into a marketable product and give it the best chance for success at your next pitch (18 – 19 May).

Audio Director – Live Band
Utilising our new state-of-the-art multicam HD TV studio and Euphonics 40 channel audio desk, this two-day course will introduce you to the skills and techniques involved in the Audio Mixing of a multicam record of a live band. (18 May – 19 May).

Producing Live TV
Working in live television is one of the most exciting areas of the media. Whether it’s News and Current Affairs, Sport, daily “magazine”, Special Events or “Shiny Floor” grand finals, you’re working with a huge team of people who know that everything they do is going to be seen by millions of people, and that there is no “take two” (25 – 26 May).

Inside Investigative Journalism
If you are interested in the world of TV Investigative Journalism, don’t miss this series of masterclasses with some of the most experienced TV Journalists and producers in Australia. Six Wednesday evenings (29 May – 3 June).

TV Field and Story Producing
Field and Story Producing is a core skill for those working in Factual and Reality television. This course will upgrade your skills and help you to become a successful storyteller. Its focus is on the process of planning, shooting and post-producing engaging real stories for television (8 June – 11 July).

WINTER SCHOOL

Winter School: Introduction to TV and Radio Presenting
This course combines our regular “Introduction to TV presenting” and “Announcing and Presenting” courses plus a day of our “Voice Over” course into one intensive week. (24 – 28 June).

Winter School: Short Film Screenwriting
Students will learn from working Industry professionals and plenty of inspiring guest speakers to take their stories from initial idea through treatment and draft stage, to a finished, polished script ready to be pitched on the final day. (1 – 5 July).

Winter School: Filmmaking
In this five day filmmaking intensive, students will get busy in the AFTRS state-of-the-art studio to take a Winter School Week One winning script to screen. Experienced industry filmmakers will guide students with lectures and fast paced practical exercises to conquer the major areas of Directing, Cinematography, and Post Production. (8 -12 July)

Winter School: Introduction to Radio
In this five-day intensive you’ll learn essential Radio skills from experienced radio industry professionals and gain the confidence to begin your career in radio. From roles and responsibilities and announcing and presentation, to editing and studio skills we’ve got it all covered. (8 -12 July)

TAILORED COURSES

AFTRS OPEN can customise workshops and training to suit the specific needs of a company or school. Our Corporate courses include Make A Film – Build A Team a one-day team building workshop for executive, senior management and project management

For full course details visit www.open.aftrs.edu.au

To find out more contact us on open@aftrs.edu.au / 1300 065 281

Open Channel

Position Vacant

Open Channel General Manager

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 15 April, 5.00pm

Open Channel is seeking an experienced arts administrator to join the team. With a central base in the Docklands screen production precinct, you will be responsible for managing the operations of the organisation as Open Channel moves into a new home and the next phase of its development.

Open Channel is Victoria’s screen resource organisation providing a range of programs and services for screen practitioners including: production support, mentorship and advice, VET accredited training, networking events, seminars and workshops, as well as equipment and space for hire.
For more information and a full position description visit http://www.openchannel.org.au or contact (03) 8610 9300 or
info@openchannel.org.au

Applications with a covering letter responding to the selection criteria in the position description can be forwarded to: info@openchannel.org.au

ADG event!

The Australian Director’s Guild (ADG) and Screen Australia have launched the Director’s Attachment Scheme, a new industry incentive for emerging feature film directors to develop their craft. Funded by Screen Australia and managed by the ADG, the scheme will provide three director’s attachments annually, beginning with director Kriv Stenders’ new film Kill Me Three Times to be filmed in Western Australia.

While only residents of Western Australia are eligible to apply for the first attachment, future rounds of this program will be open to residents of other states depending on where the film is located. You can visit the ADG website for more information: www.adg.org.au

ARE YOU A FILMMAKER AGED UNDER 35 WHO WANTS TO OPEN DOORS AND LEARN YOUR CRAFT FROM THE BEST FILMMAKERS IN THE WORLD?

The George Alexander Foundation and the International Specialised Skills Institute   Inc (ISS Institute) are offering four (4) international Fellowships in the amount of $10,000*.

The aim of this Fellowship is to promote the acquisition of higher-level skills and an appreciation of international best practice in the areas highlighted below. Applications in other areas will also be considered. This Fellowship is intended to examine innovative approaches that demonstrate potential benefits for, and application in, Australia.

Applications close at 4.00pm on Monday, 8 April, 2013.

For all questions regarding Fellowship applications, please contact Paul Sumner, Fellowships Coordinator, via phone 03 9347 4583 or email fellowships@issinstitute.org.au

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
George Alexander (1910 – 2008) was a man of vision and generosity. His life story is a tale of achievement in the face of great odds and it exemplifies the ethos that has helped build modern Australia.
The George Alexander foundation fellowship offers many different grants and scholarships for your field of work. To learn more information and apply, visit the official http://www.georgealexander.org.au/home
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Open Channel has a range of camera, sound and lighting equipment available for hire.

Highlights include;
Panasonic AG-HPX 250 Camera Kit
The Panasonic HPX250 P2HD offers professional features and high-quality images in a handheld format. Incorporating high-sensitivity 1/3 type, full-HD 2.2 megapixel 3MOS imagers to acquire native 1920 x 1080 resolution images, this camera records to Panasonic’s popular P2 format.

Sony NX 70P Camera Kit
Ideal for documentary shooting, Sony’s HXR-NX70P camcorder is compact enough to go anywhere and capture the action anytime. 1920 x 1080 Full HD 50p recording to SD card or 96GB internal memory

All camera hires include a tripod.

Open Channel members are entitled to a 20% discount on all hires.
Hire Terms and Conditions Apply. A full list of available equipment and pricing is available from
http://www.openchannel.org.au/hires_equipment.htm l

Shooting a Film? You’ve got to Shoot it on Open Channel’s new Cinealta Sony F3 Camera! Weekend Member rate only $600!*

The new PMWF3 Super 35mm Digital Cinematography Camcorder brings cinematic image quality to DoPs and filmmakers working within tight budgets, fitting seamlessly into industry-standard file-based workflows. Delivering the powerful creative tools that can capture truly cinematic content, Sony’s commitment to the evolution of 35mm enables filmmakers to achieve new levels of artistry and engagement. The PMWF3K comes supplied with three high quality Sony prime lenses (35mm, 50mm and 85mm, T2.0).

  • ACMI GOES BEHIND THE SEAMS WITH DEBORAH LANDIS

    Distinguished Hollywood costume designer and curator of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition, Hollywood Costume, Deborah Nadoolman Landis, will present a keynote lecture whilst in Melbourne to open the exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) on Wednesday 24 April 2013.

    The public event, to be held on opening day of the exhibition, Hollywood Costume – Inside the Wardrobe, will see Deborah present a lecture detailing the art of costume design and its role in cinematic storytelling.

    Hollywood Costume – Inside the Wardrobe will commence with a panel session from leaders in costume design. Character, Collaboration and the Art of Dressing for the Screen will feature leading Australian film and television costumers Margot Wilson (Lantana, The Proposition, Bran Nue Dae), Edie Kurzer (South Solitary, Look Both Ways, Matching Jack) and Cappi Ireland (Kill Bill, Animal Kingdom, The Slap), and NIDA’s Head of Costume, Fiona Reilly.
    What is Costume Design? with Professor Deborah Nadoolman Landis will follow the panel discussion and will include a question and answer session with the special international guest.

    Five years in the making, the Hollywood Costume exhibition was conceived and curated by Deborah, appointed Senior Guest Curator at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) where the exhibition was first mounted in October 2012.

    Deborah’s costume design credits include Animal House (1978), The Blues Brothers (1980), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Michael Jackson’s Thriller short (1983), Trading Places (1983) and Coming to America (1988), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award®. Deborah’s designs for Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as the title characters in The Blues Brothers will be on show in Hollywood Costume.
    Widely published on the subject of costume design, Deborah is the editor of Hollywood Costume, the publication to accompany the exhibition. Professor Landis, who received her Ph.D. from The Royal College of Art in London, is the Founding Director of the David C. Copley Centre for Costume Design at the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television, teaches at the American Film Institute and is a professor at the University of the Arts, London.
    The Hollywood Costume exhibition, direct from the V&A, explores the central role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together the most iconic costumes from across a century of film-making.

    Hollywood Costume illuminates the costume designer’s creative process from script to screen and reveals the collaborative dialogue that leads to the development of authentic screen characters. Using montages, film clips and sophisticated 3D projections, costumes are contextualised with their original films, while interviews with key Hollywood costume designers, directors and actors deepens the investigation.

    Exclusive to Melbourne as part of Melbourne Winter Masterpieces, Hollywood Costume will show at ACMI from Wednesday 24 April to Sunday 18 August 2013. Deborah Nadoolman Landis will appear at ACMI in Hollywood Costume – Inside the Wardrobe on Wednesday 24 April at 1.30pm. Tickets to these events are on sale now: www.acmi.net.au

    Event Details:
    Hollywood Costume – Inside the Wardrobe
    Wednesday 24 April 2013
    1.30pm to 6.00pm
    ACMI Cinema 1
    Tickets Full $15 Concession $10 ACMI Member $9
    Tickets on sale now via acmi.net.au or phone 03 8663 2583
    Program:
    1.30pm – Character, Collaboration and the Art of Dressing for the Screen – Panel Discussion
    4.30pm – What is Costume Design? with Professor Deborah Nadoolman Landis – Lecture and Q&A

    Hollywood Costume – Inside the Wardrobe is proudly supported by Naomi Milgrom AO and The Embassy of the United States of America.

    New Newspoll Research Shows Six in Ten Australians Want New Australian Content Requirements

    A Newspoll survey conducted for the Australian Writers’ Guild last weekend shows that a clear majority of 6 in 10 Australians support additional Australian comedy and drama requirements for the new digital free-to-air channels, and 6 in 10 Australians would find a reduction in the levels of local children’s live action content unacceptable. Find our full media release here.

    Australia is at real risk of losing its unique cultural identity when it comes to the new free-to-air digital networks. Currently these are the only screens that have no specific quotas for Australian drama, comedy and children’s programming. Senator Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, is rushing legislation into Parliament within the next 8 days, claiming he has broad public support and no reason to delay.

    A Newspoll survey conducted last weekend shows that a clear majority of 6 in 10 Australians support additional Australian comedy, drama and children’s programming requirements for the new digital free-to-air channels. In being granted one of a very limited number of broadcast licenses, the commercial networks owe it to the Australian public to invest in new Australian stories. Unfortunately, while Recommendation 18 of Labor’s own Convergence Review insisted on a 50% increase in these quotas, Cabinet on Tuesday 12 March approved proposed legislation that creates no such requirement. The Labor party is out of touch with the Australian public on this issue, and our desire for investment in Australian stories is being lost amongst the loud voices of the media multinationals fighting over ownership issues.

    Having been handed savings of approximately $142 million per year in a permanent 50% reduction of their license fees, the commercial networks have not been presented with a requirement that any of those savings be reinvested in Australian stories. Conroy’s claims that his reforms will ensure that the commercial networks invest in and show Australian content are completely undermined by the fact that his definition of “content” means that reruns, sport, news and reality shows will count towards a general Australian content requirement – new Australian drama, comedy, children’s television and documentaries, which are much more expensive to produce than purchasing pre-made American or other overseas stories, will not be made without a requirement for the networks to do so.

    For further information on the ‘Australian Screens. Australian Stories.’ campaign, go to the Facebook page and the petition page at www.communityrun.org/p/australianstories

    Screen Australia: Short Film Completion Fund Extended

    Screen Australia has announced an EXTRA ROUND in the Short Film Completion Fund that requires producers to recalibrate and focus on another date, 29th April 2013. And it announces the results of a current round one film.

    Click Here to Read this Article http://www.screenhub.com.au/news/shownewsarticle.php?email=true&newsID=46660

    AWG Victoria Members Event

    Murder Mystery Night

    If you want to know who really did it; it was the writer…
    Australian murder mysteries are suddenly drawing large television audiences, but who are the screenwriters behind the homegrown sleuths?
    AWG Committee member Chris Corbett (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Doctor Blake Mysteries) hosts a civilised chat about the art of murder with Stuart Page (The Doctor Blake Mysteries) and Kelly Lefever (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Mr & Mrs Murder).

    When: Wednesday 3 April, 7pm to 8.30pm
    Where: Rehearsal Space at the Wheeler Centre
    Cost: AWG Members $5, guests $10

    Please book early via http://awg.com.au/index.php?option=com_events&id=165&Itemid=123 as numbers are limited.

    Remember to login to receive the member discount!

    OPENING SHOT 2 AND 3

    ABC TV and Screen Australia today announced the launch of Opening Shot 3, a $400,000 initiative designed for young documentary makers, aged 35 and under, to create five programs to be shown in prime time on ABC2 in 2014. The selected projects for Opening Shot 2, that will be broadcast later this year on ABC2, have also been announced.

    Dr Ruth Harley, Screen Australia’s Chief Executive, made the announcement at the Australian International Documentary Conference in Adelaide, “Opening Shot has proved young filmmakers have something important to say and the slate of projects announced today for the second series drives that message home. “We’re also thrilled to once again partner with the ABC to offer Opening Shot 3, enabling the next generation of documentarians to speak to a prime-time audience,” said Dr Harley.

    ABC2 Controller, Stuart Menzies said “The Opening Shot initiative is simply a great and all-too-rare opportunity for today’s young filmmakers. For our second season we were impressed by the tough subjects the filmmakers want to tackle. They demonstrate a craving to understand our attitudes about a range of big-ticket issues: parenting; self-image; sexual abuse and death. I’m confident these new voices will deliver a season of films that are adventurous and surprising. It’s exactly what Opening Shot, and ABC2 is all about. I’m also delighted that we can announce that we’re investing in another series to find more new voices for Opening Shot 3.”

    ABC TV Head of Factual, Phil Craig said “It’s great to be able to develop a new generation of filmmaking talent, who are all keen to create lively and thought-provoking prime time programs. We’re thrilled that we have chance to extend this opportunity again to find more young filmmakers keen to develop their skills and bring their stories to the national audience.”

    Young filmmakers interested in participating in Opening Shot 3 should head to www.screenaustralia.gov.au/openingshot

    and/ or http://openingshot.abc.net.au/about 

    The deadline for applications is: 12th April, 2013.

    The Sunshine Short Film Festival is back – bigger and better than ever!

    This is a call out to people of all ages and experience in film making. Get together with friends, family or go out on your own and make a 5 minute film around the theme of “Sunshine Rising”. (whatever that means to you)

    Prizes of up to $5000 are available with special categories for primary and secondary school entries. There will also be a People’s Choice Award for the public’s favourite film.

    Red Carpet screening on the 11th of September at Village Cinemas Sunshine.

    For more information, visit our website www.sunshinefilmfestival.com .

    The 12th annual Audi Festival of German Films!

    The 12th annual Audi Festival of German Films will be taking place in Melbourne from 1 May to 15 May at Palace Cinema Como and Kino Cinemas.
    The annual Audi Festival of German Films is a creative, cultural and transformative journey into the heart of German filmmaking. An impressive array of new film productions will be screened in intimate festival surroundings across Australia.

    The Goethe-Institut proudly welcomes Byron Bay and Newcastle as festival venues, alongside Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, and Perth.

    Connect with the best of German film, with the stars and celebrities on the red carpet. We invite you not only to watch, but to be inspired, to engage, to debate, to explore and to enjoy.

    vist http://www.goethe.de/ins/au/lp/ver/vsy/en10234394v.htm  for more details!

    Shorts Film Festival finalists!

    After a long judging process in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide the Shorts Film Festival are pleased to announce the top 20 films to be screened at this years festival. Drum roll please…

    Sleight of Hand, Cedric and Hope, Emily, Shadow Valley, Boxer, Dave’s Dead, Suburban Samurai, Spine, A Place Like This, Fearless, The Interviewer, Crosshairs, Princess, Great Day, Human Meat Factory, Bat Eyes, Boot, The Lala Road, The Mistake, The Land Between and Caravans for Refugees.

    Congratulations to all those who were nominated, we look forward to seeing them on the big screen at Published Arthouse in April.

    www.shortsfilmfestival.com 

    SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES TEN YEARS

    IN 2013 The Shorts Film Festival will enjoy a double celebration this year. The Festival will celebrate its tenth anniversary as well as a new home at Published Arthouse in Adelaide’s west end.
    The Festival, the idea of acclaimed film producer David Lightfoot, has grown into a respected national short film festival and has helped kick start the careers of many Australian filmmakers.
    Past Festival winners have included The Palace’s Anthony Maras, The Love Song for Iskra Prufrock’s Lucy Gaffy, Jacob’s Dena Curtis and Chicken of God’s Frank Woodley.
    To celebrate, this year’s Festival will screen the 20 finalists along with 40 judge’s picks from previous years. The judge’s picks will include past award winners as well as films that proved popular with audiences.
    Selected films will also be shown from the UK’s Rushes Soho Shorts which has partnered with the Festival since 2003. Each screening during festival will showcase 10 short films featuring a diverse range of genres including animation, comedy, horror, dramas and thrillers.
    The 2013 Shorts Film Festival will run from April 27 – May 4 and culminate with the awards night and a look back at the last decade.
    In contrast to other film festivals, the films at Shorts are shown in a ‘club-like’ social environment where audiences can also enjoy good food, have a drink and discuss the films with their friends, family and the filmmakers themselves.
    For the filmmakers, Shorts’ offers one of the largest prize pools of any film festival in Australia, worth over $50,000. The winner receives an all expenses paid trip to major Film Festival such as Cannes or Sundance, where they’re able to make valuable contacts to further their career.
    For more information, visit the Shorts Film Festival website at http://www.shortsfilmfestival.com
    WHAT: 2013 Shorts Film Festival

    WHERE: The Published Arthouse, Cannon Street, Adelaide
    WHEN: April 27 to May 4, 2013
    TICKETS: www.shortsfilmfestival.com

    THE HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS & FILM FESTIVAL

    REVEALS A SNEAK PEEK OF ITS 2013 PROGRAM

    MELBOURNE MAY 9 – 23 2013

    INTERSTATE TOUR MAY – JUNE 2013

    Now in its 6th year, The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) will once again showcase an extraordinary selection of film, music and art from around the world. For a fortnight in Melbourne and three weeks across the country, HRAFF’s program will aim to inspire, challenge and inform audiences on a variety of human rights issues.
    To give you a taste of what’s in store HRAFF has revealed three highlights from the 2013 program:
    In the first of these standout titles, Walk Away Renee, filmmaker Jonathan Caouette delivers a compassionate study of mental illness. In 2003, Caouette released the acclaimed, Tarnation, a fast-paced, micro-budget montage of his relationship with his mother Renee, who had been diagnosed with acute bipolar and schizoaffective disorder. Almost a decade later, Jonathan returns with the second (and self-proclaimed last) instalment of his personal autobiography series, Walk Away Renee, which documents Caouette’s cross-country journey with his mentally ill mother. A poignant documentary that is sure to ignite debate around the representations of mental illness and the ethics of documentary filmmaking itself.
    In the thrilling documentary, Informant, director Jamie Meltzer investigates renowned radical activist Brandon Darby, who has been both venerated and vilified in equal measure. Shrouded by mystery, Darby is not who he seems to be. A Grand Jury Winner at DOC NYC, Informant, is a psychological examination of fundamentalism.
    The short but intensely powerful Eddie Adams: Saigon ’68 completes the trio of highlights. In 1968, photojournalist Eddie Adams captured one of the Vietnam War’s most arresting and iconic photos of a point-blank execution. The photo epitomised the horror of wartime brutality and was circulated around the world, yet the story behind the image is not always so straightforward. In Eddie Adams: Saigon ’68, director Douglas Sloan investigates the complicated back story surrounding this image, as well as raising pertinent questions regarding media ethics and the power of photojournalism to influence human rights agendas.
    These titles are just a taste of what’s to come from HRAFF’s 2013 program. The full program launches at the beginning of April and all tickets will go on sale through ACMI and the HRAFF website.

    HRAFF 2013 FESTIVAL DATES

    MELBOURNE: 9 – 23 May 2013

    SYDNEY: 28 – 30 May 2013

    ALICE SPRINGS: 31 May – 2 June 2013

    CANBERRA: 3 – 5 June 2013

    BRISBANE: 4 – 6 June 2013

    PERTH: 4 – 6 June 2013

    For more information visit: www.hraff.org.au

    FOR ALL MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES CONTACT:

    Asha Holmes 0403 274 299 | asha@ashaholmespublicity.com.au

    Katie Rose-Price 0450 170 080 | katie@ashaholmespublicity.com.au

    SHED 4 at Open Channel – Event space like no other!

    You need space? We have space!

    Shed 4 offers more than 2,000 square metres of flexible space with waterfront views at Victoria Harbour, Docklands.

    Contact Dave on 03 8610 9300 or email shed4@openchannel.org.au to enquire about shed hire!

    Visit our http://www.openchannel.org.au/hires_shed4.html?utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=OpenLine+e-news%3A+Thursday+28th+of+March+2013&utm_campaign=20130326_m115561688_OpenLine+e-news%3A+Thursday+28th+of+March+2013&utm_term=official+website for more information!

    Volunteers Wanted!

    Open Channel will soon be moving to a new location in Docklands and need help to sort, pack etc.

    Would you like to volunteer one or two days a week?

    Any help you can give would be much appreciated!

    Please let us know by emailing your contact details and availability to info@openchannel.org.au  or intern2@openchannel.org.au

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HAPPY NEW YEAR, HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY, and hope you had a very merry Xmas.

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AFI/AACTA AWARDS

I have been a member of AFI since 2001-current, and then began my screening, judging and voting for the AFI Awards in the same year of 2001. I have watched their sponsors and the way we screen entries change over the years. I represented AFI in Canberra for one of their annual screenings that were held at the National Museum and the War Memorial Telecom Theatre. I was there to support and assist for the push to make changes for the professional AFI members 2 years ago when AFI Awards became AACTA Awards, which has been set up for the professional industry and to include Television. Even though I was judging and voting in all categories, my AFI membership card was upgraded to show Professional. For the past 2 years my professional membership card now shows AFI/AACTA on a black and gold background with white, black and gold writing on it. I am still screening, judging and voting for the AFI/AACTA Awards with some changes made in the way that we screen the AFI/AACTA film etc entries in 2012. We voted in 2 rounds in 2012.

To see the 2nd AACTA Awards 2012 winners announced on 30/1/13 go to: https://www.facebook.com/nora.preston1, and follow the  Facebook instructions in order to be able to view the photos and winners.

FROM AACTA 28/1/13 – Australian Academy Announces First Group of Winners – 2nd AACTA Awards

The 2nd AACTA Awards Luncheon, presented by Deluxe was held today at Sydney’s The Star Event Centre, where the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) announced the first group of winners for the 2nd AACTA Awards.

2nd AACTA Awards Presenters

Presenters at the event included television favourites Diana Glenn, Jane Harber and Jimi Bani as well as acclaimed actors Damon Herriman, Daniel Henshall and Felicity Price. Also taking to the stage were The Sapphires stars Miranda Tapsell and Shari Sebbens. The event was hosted by the always-entertaining and irreverent Oscar® and AFI Awarded Adam Elliot.

Special Presentation of the AACTA Raymond Longford Award – Al Clark

A special highlight of the 2nd AACTA Awards Luncheon presented by Deluxe was the presentation of the prestigious AACTA Raymond Longford Award, the nation’s highest screen accolade, to one of Australia’s most revered producers, Al Clark. The presentation was accompanied by moving and insightful tributes from Ana Kokkinos, David Stratton and Alan Finney.

With a filmmaking career spanning three decades, Al Clark has produced or executive produced 19 feature films including some of Australia’s most iconic, celebrated and internationally significant cinema, with credits including The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Chopper, Razzle Dazzle, Blessed, Red Hill and the upcoming musical Goddess. In addition to his achievements as an extraordinary and tenacious producer, Clark is also noted by a cross section of the industry as a mentor and educator whom many credit with helping to launch their careers. A number of these people provided moving and entertaining video tributes interspersed throughout the Luncheon, including Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton, Deborra-Lee Furness, Miranda Otto, Lizzy Gardiner, Tim Chappel, Jodi Matterson and Patrick Hughes.

2nd AACTA Awards Winners Announced

The 2nd AACTA Awards Luncheon, presented by Deluxe also recognised the talent and innovation of artists and craftspeople working across television, documentary, short fiction film, short animation and feature film categories.

Australian feature film winners were dominated by The Sapphires, which won five of a possible six AACTA Awards: Best Cinematography (Warwick Thornton), Best Editing (Dany Cooper ASE), Best Production Design (Melinda Doring – who also won this Award last year for The Eye of the Storm), Best Costume Design (Tess Schofield) and Best Sound (Andrew Plain, Bry Jones, Pete Smith, Ben Osmo, John Simpson).

The biological clock comedy starring Ryan Kwanten and Sarah Snook, Not Suitable For Children, won the AACTA Award for Best Original Music Score (Matteo Zingales, Jono Ma) – the second AACTA Award in two years for the composer Zingales, who won last year for his score for The Hunter.

Awe-inspiring waves and the thrill-seekers who surf them were a winning theme in a number of the documentary Awards. Storm Surfers 3D (Ellenor Cox, Marcus Gillezeau) won the AACTA Award for Best Feature Length Documentary, while Fighting Fear, the documentary from Bra Boys director Macario De Souza, won Best Direction in a Documentary (Macario De Souza) as well as Best Cinematography in a Documentary (Tim Bonython, Chris Bryan, Macario De Souza, Lee Kelly).

Then The Wind Changed (Jeni McMahon, Celeste Geer) a personal story about the small Strathewen community’s struggle to rebuild in the years following the devastating 2009 Victorian bushfires, won Best Documentary Under One Hour. Dr Sarmast’s Music School, about a Melbourne-based musicologist travelling back to his homeland in Afghanistan to reopen a Kabul music school shut down by the Taliban, won Best Sound In A Documentary (Dale Cornelius, Livia Ruzic, Keith Thomas).

Skillfully meeting the multicultural broadcaster’s charter, two SBS documentary series were awarded for their examinations of the issues and debates surrounding immigration. Go Back To Where You Came From (Rick McPhee, Ivan O’Mahoney) won Best Documentary Series; while Once Upon A Time In Cabramatta won Best Editing In A Documentary (Sam Wilson).

In the short film categories, Julian – a sly story about a day in the life of a fearless nine-year-old schoolboy, has won Best Short Fiction Film (Robert Jago, Matthew Moore), while Transmission, a tense father-daughter thriller set in a post-apocalyptic West Australian landscape, has won Best Screenplay In A Short Film (Zak Hilditch). The haunting and painstakingly hand-crafted sand animation The Hunter (Marieka Walsh) has won the AACTA Award for Best Short Animation.

The winners of a number of television categories were also announced today – all for the ABC, confirming the public broadcaster’s strengths in comedy, light entertainment and children’s programming. Tabloid newspaper satire Lowdown – Season 2 won Best Television Comedy Series (Nicole Minchin, Amanda Brotchie, Adam Zwar) and Zwar and Minchin won again for their work on Agony Aunts, which picked up Best Light Entertainment Television Series.

Patrick Brammall won Best Performance in a Television Comedy for his depiction of the ne’er-do-well failed entrepreneur Sean Moody in ABC1’s comedy series A Moody Christmas.

ABC3’s animated children’s series about a boy suffering an alphabet of phobias, The Adventures of Figaro Pho (Dan Fill, Frank Verheggen, David Webster) won Best Children’s Television Series.

Speaking of today’s Awards, AFI | AACTA CEO, Damian Trewhella, said:

“The Australian Academy is proud to have built on the spectacular success of the inaugural AACTA Awards last year. Today we announced the first of the winners of the 2nd AACTA Awards in Sydney, highlighting the exceptional work of our craftspeople during 2012, and I congratulate all on behalf of the Australian Academy.

“We encourage all Australians to support our local screen….”


NSW Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, George Souris, congratulated winners at the AACTA Awards Luncheon, presented by Deluxe.

“Australia produces world-class creative talent who appear both in front of and behind the camera, and they are recognised and highly sought after by the leading film and television businesses around the world. NSW is the centre of film and television production in Australia, with 56 per cent of national screen businesses and 37 per cent of all Australian creative industries based here,” Mr Souris said.

“The NSW Government, through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, is pleased to support the AACTA Awards, proudly produced and hosted in Sydney, the creative capital of Australia.”

PALACE ELECTRIC CINEMA ACT

After attending ACT’s new Palace electric cinema in New Acton, we could understand the delays to the cinema opening from Boxing Day that had to be postponed till the Australia Day weekend. PALACE FILMS have made a wise choice by being conveniently located in the same building, and right next to a Hotel, and possibly a government department and another firm who share the same building may also increase their revenue who may drop in to see a film through the close proximity and convenience of it all.

The cinema certainly does not look like a palace with any crystal chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, however, if you walk out of the foyer where you purchase your tickets and head into their lounge it is certainly a lot more comfortable and cosy looking. The foyer appears to have an ugly lighting hanging from the ceiling that looks pointless and useless to even have there, unless it is still under construction.

The Nishi Building is still under construction, and while the cinema looks sound enough, the design for the foyer into the Hotel that will be opening is dangerous with sharp dangerous wood exposed hanging down that appears to be some dangerous and ugly art construction that someone will definitely injure themselves on and should be removed to prevent any injury or even death.

The cinema we went into was small, however nice spacious leg rooms, so you can stretch out your legs in comfort to watch your movie.

We saw the award winning subtitled 92 minute film ‘Monsieur Lazhar’, from Canada that tells the poignant story of a year 6 Montreal middle school class shaken by the death of their well-liked teacher. Bachir Lazhar (Fellag), a 55 year old Algerian immigrant, refugee, offers the school his services as a substitute teacher and is quickly hired. As he helps the children heal, he also learns to accept his own painful past. This moving film features excellent performance by Fellag and a stunning ensemble of child actors (ref: http://www.musicboxfilms.com/monsieur-lazhar-movies-2.php). Starring: Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nelisse, Emilien Neron, Danielle Proulx, Brigitte Poupart; Director: Philippe Falardeau. http://www.palacefilms.com.au/monsieurlazhar/

This “M” rated film left me numb and speechless after it finished as all the unexpected unfolds throughout the screening of the film from the beginning through to the end of the film and is definitely a 5 star film.

FROM SCREENACT

Register Now for the Documentary Workshop

ScreenACT has arranged a unique 1 day workshop on Monday 18th February to help participants learn about two radically different approaches to selling/distributing your documentary into the world market.

The morning session will be hosted by Andrew Pike of Ronin Films. Andrew will breakdown the mysteries of the education market and explains how one can build a potentially steady income stream from this under-tapped market.

At the other end of the scale, Simon Nasht and Ruth Cross from Smith & Nasht will walk you through selling/pitching larger kinds of documentaries in the afternoon session. Simon has worked in more than 30 countries, and his documentaries have won many awards/prizes including the Prix Jules Verne for international history film of the year in 2002, and two nominations for the NSW Premier’s History Prize. Ruth is Head of Development for Smith & Nasht, and has previously worked as a programmer for the Adelaide Film Festival, and was the Australian International Documentary Conference’s Marketplace Manager where she ran its flagship pitching event Meet Market

The workshop will be followed up with a special screening of ‘Canberra Confidential’ – Simon’s latest documentary on March 18th (venue TBA). The day will also include a 2 hour Masterclass with the crew of ‘Canberra Confidential’ prior to the screening (which includes the Director, Editor and Producer). A 45 minute Q & A session will follow.

When: 10:00am – 5:00pm, Monday 18th February (lunch included)
Where: ScreenACT, 216 Northbourne Ave Braddon ACT 2612
Cost: $70 (SASI Members), $75 (non SASI Members)
RSVP:
Essential ((http://www.canberrabusinesscouncil.com.au/pages/event_view.asp?id=425)

FROM ISA

PRODUCER SEEKS SCREENPLAYS www.networkisa.org

BELOW are some exciting and informative screenwriting events as well as a playwriting showcase & fellowship deadline happening in the first two weeks of February:

February 2nd – GATE Transformational Story Conference – Get FREE Tickets!

(MUST REGISTER TODAY! Scroll down for details)

February 4th – 10th – Good in a Room: Pitching Essentials Online Class

February 7th – Deadline for submission into Big Vision Empty Wallet

Playwriting Showcase & Fellowship I.S.A. Member Discount!

February 9th – 10th – Final Draft’s TV Writers’ Summit I.S.A. Member Discount!

More details for these events are below. Also, check out Emerging Screenwriters Script Analysis by February 7th for a $50 Discount on Extended Analysis!

Oh, and hey, Tip of the Week, Success Story, and Gigs in the Side bar!

JOBS

FROM OPEN CHANNEL

CALL FOR EDITORS!

Open Channel is seeking Editing Trainers

We are seeking Editing Trainers with a basic knowledge of one or more Editing software packages, including;

AVID, PREMIER, FINAL CUT PRO 7 and FINAL CUT PRO X

to deliver training courses for our “Introduction to Editing” and “Advanced Editing” short courses.

Open Channel’s training program aims to create a standard of teaching that reflects current industry knowledge and practice. As such we hire industry professionals to tutor or mentor students across a broad range of screen skills and disciplines.
If you have at least five (5) years experience in a screen related role or Department, including recent industry experience (ie. within the past two years), please send us your CV, a one paragraph biography highlighting your industry and training experience.
Priority is given to tutors with exceptional industry experience and previous teaching experience. Certificate IV Training and Assessor Qualification (TAA) is also highly regarded.
To apply email Short courses and Professional Development manager Lucinda Gamble [shortcourses@openchannel.org.au] or post to Open Channel, Training & Professional Development, Shed 4, North Wharf Road, Docklands VIC 3008
Tutors will be placed on our database for a maximum of two years, and contacted if your experience matches a tutoring position available.

FROM GDB International – Sale

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To read this FNI(A) News article please click on this link:

https://fnia.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/fnia-film-networking-industry-australia-at-atom-awardsjobs-211212/

FNI(A) WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN 2012.

FNI(A) – Film Networking Industry (Australia) wishes you a Very safe, and Happy Year in 2013.

If you need any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me on MOBILE +61 407 601 662, or email fni_a@yahoo.com.au

NORA PRESTON – Filmmaker since 2001
Founding President

FNI(A) – FILM NETWORKING INDUSTRY ( AUSTRALIA ) INC. – Founded in 2005.

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FNI(A)-FILM NETWORKING INDUSTRY (AUSTRALIA) AT ATOM AWARDS+JOBS+COMPETITION… 21/12/12

FNI(A) – Film Networking Industry (Australia) wishes you a Very Merry Xmas and a safe, and Happy New Year in 2013.

Please click on these links for updates that have not been sent out via email: http://www.facebook.com/nora.preston1.

YOU CAN NOW follow us and join us on Twitter http://twitter.com/fni_a.  

FNI(A) supported the MIX 106.3 ‘Special Children’s Xmas Wish Party’ again in 2012 in conjunction with Wildlife Carers Group and gave a small donation towards it.  Since there are already a large number of photos attached to this news/report, I haven’t added any pictures of the donations made by us.

I have been very busy in 2012 attending courses to refresh myself in filmmaking, documentary, shorts, features, distributing, producing, directing, editing, special effects animation, script/screen writing, being a Juror, Judging, Voting, obviously watching the films/screening first, attending awards, etc meeting their deadlines, the Opera and reporting on them etc. most of which that can be found on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nora.preston1,  and Twitter:  http://twitter.com/fni_a where emails have not been sent out.

ATOM AWARDS

I was a Juror of the ATOM Awards 2012 and was invited to attend the ATOM Awards held on 21/11/12.

All photos by NORA PRESTON.

The Awards venue was a full house with no standing room left either that was held in South Yarra in Melbourne.

The trophies were amazing as shown in the next 3 photos below.

The ATOM Awards 2012 was hosted by a very entertaining Brian Nankervis pictured below.

Best Short Fiction winner was ‘The Last Race’ Director Jeremy Cumpston pictured below.

We had a break with some entertainment after these awards were accepted pictured below.

After the break the Best Indigenous Resource award was given for ‘Langauge of Belonging’ Director Anna Kamasz pictured below.

The Best Factual Television Series award went to ‘Once Upon A Time in Cabramatta’ Director Bernadine Lim, accepted by Jacob Hickey, Commissioning Editor from SBS as pictured below.

Best Secondary Education Resource award was given to ‘Tagged’ Director Christopher Benz.

The Best Tertiary Documentary award went to ‘Multiple’ Director Rachel Cervonaro

We had another break with more entertainment.

Best Children’s Factual Television Program award went to ‘Scope’ accepted by Veronica pictured below.

Best Children’s Fiction Television Program was awarded to ‘My Place (Series 2)’ Director Michael James Rowland, Catriona McKenzie, Samantha Lang and Rachel Ward

The Best Documentary Short Form (30 minutes or less) was awarded to ‘Ochre and Ink’ Director James Bradley.

More entertainment and break.

Best Docudrama (Dramatised Documentary) was awarded to ‘Coniston’, Director Francis Jupurrurla Kelly and David Batty accepted by David Batty.

Best Documentary Arts winner ‘The Curse of the Gothic Symphony’ Director Randall Wood.

Best Documentary History, Social and Political Issues awarded to ‘Go Back To Where You Came From’ (Series 1)

Best Documentary General awarded to ‘The Tall Man’ ‘Director Tony Krawitz. Other nominations were ‘The Grammar of Happiness, ‘Trafficked-The Reckoning’ and ‘Storm Surfers 3D’.

ATOM Awards then finished.

Other winners can be viewed on this link: http://atomawards.org/tertiary-industry/ .

MOVIE NETWORK CHANNELS says THANK YOU AND GOODBYE.

The Movie Network Channels will cease broadcasting on December 31st 2012. Since the year 2000, Movie Network Channels have been delivering Australia a premium television movie service. We started small, but over the years, we have grown, offering more channels, and more movie choice, for the entire family. We listened to you and developed fresh ideas for new channels. And all the while, continued to deliver you the biggest Hollywood hits from our studio partners, week after week. We’ve been the risk takers of TV – Backing and investing in new talent all the way.

We were the first to bring you some of the biggest live events direct to your lounge room – From the Academy Awards to an Aussie favourite – Movie Extra Tropfest. For 12 years, you’ve invited us into your homes, and we’ve been proud to bring you the entertainment that you love. Without you, none of this could have been possible…

From all of us at Movie Network Channels… Thanks for the ride! We’ve loved every minute of it!

Please direct all enquiries about movies on your Foxtel service to Foxtel directly, 131 787.

2013 SCREENWRITING COMPETITION – DEADLINE 31/12/12

Pre-registration Deadline: 12.31.2012 – Get 10% off one or more entries w/promo code “FinalDraft”

With more writer success stories in the past two years than any other company, Script Pipeline sets its sights on discovering up-and-coming creative talent and connecting them with top production companies, agencies, and managers.

Most recently, the contest-winning script Killing Season, starring Robert De Niro, will be released in 2013. Winner Evan Daugherty’s spec Snow White and the Huntsman sold to Universal for $3 million and become a summer 2012 box office hit. Script Pipeline partner Jake Wagner (Benderspink) signed 2010 winner Tripper Clancy, hired as a comedy writer by 20th Century Fox, and 2012 contest winner Jason Kaleko.

Script Pipeline 2013 judges include:

JC Spink – The Hangover, A History of Violence

Tripp Vinson – Journey to the Center of the Earth, Red Dawn

Jake Wagner – Benderspink
Michael McKay – Lakeshore Entertainment
David Boxerbaum – Paradigm
Sean McKittrick – Donnie Darko
Michael Ohoven – Capote
Kevin Turen – Infinity
Irene Yeung – Vertigo Entertainment
Aaron Hart – Verve
Christina Frieberg – Mosaic Media

2013 TV Writing Competition
Pre-registration Deadline: 12.31.2012
Get 10% off one or more entries w/promo code “FinalDraft”

Now in its 6th year, the Script Pipeline TV Writing Competition is searching for the best in TV material. Accepted entries include reality or idea proposals, spec scripts for existing shows, and original pilots. Former winners have sold their pilots to major networks and found representation with Script Pipeline industry contacts.

2012 Great Movie Idea Competition
Final Deadline (WAB only): 12.31.2012

ENTER HERE

The old adage, “there are no rules in Hollywood” applies here. But one thing is certain: pitching great ideas to executives is how films get made. The contest gives its winners the best industry exposure possible, and Script Pipeline is proud to have A-level production companies and agencies reviewing our winners, including Benderspink, Vinson Films, and Paradigm. Any subject matter or genre accepted.

2012 Great TV Show Idea Competition
Final Deadline (WAB only): 12.31.2012
ENTER HERE

Connect with top television executives searching for series concepts–any genre or TV format, cable or network, accepted. Extraordinary TV premises are a rarity, so all entrants are encouraged to think way outside the box, taking marketability, current trends, and the ingredients of long-running series into consideration. Come up with the next Lost, and you’re on the right track.

2012 Student Screenwriting Competition
Final Deadline (WAB only): 12.31.2012
ENTER HERE

Open to qualified entrants currently enrolled in a university or certified film school. Students may submit a feature-length script in ANY genre or budget range. Non-film majors and graduate students are welcome to enter as well.

‘The Hobbit’ – animal cruelty and deaths during the making of this film.

“….A horse named Shanghai that was hobbled (his legs were tied together so that he couldn’t move) and left on the ground for three hours because he was too energetic for his rider.

Afterward, in order to hide his rope burns for filming, his legs were covered with makeup and hair. Hobbling is an outright violation of the American Humane Association’s (AHA) guidelines.

One horse was killed and another horse was injured after being placed with two highly strung geldings, despite concerns that the geldings would be too aggressive.

Another horse was killed after falling off an embankment in a severely crowded paddock.

When the horses were moved to the stables, another horse died after being fed large amounts of food that he wasn’t used to. The horse had shown signs of colic, an extremely painful illness.

When the horses were moved back to the paddocks after this incident, another horse had the skin and muscles of her leg torn away by wire fencing.

Several goats and sheep died from worm infestations and from falling into the sink holes that covered the farm.

Numerous chickens were mauled and killed by unsupervised dogs or trampled by other animals when left unprotected

Using CGI in films can prevent any animals from being harmed or even the necessity to be used at all and is more cost effective, since you don’t have to worry about housing and feeding the animals and providing a vet for proper care…..”

I wrote the letter to wingnutfilms as seen above and below in italics, reception@wingnutfilms.co.nz .

I would like to suggest that you write to this email address as well, and boycott this film to send out a strong message that this type of behaviour and treatment towards animals during filmmaking is inappropriate and not acceptable.

“…My Submission for the Film Animal Welfare Code of Practice in November 2008 is below:

3. General Provisions, para 3 – amend – except where filming is for scientific, educational or news purposes – any evidence of animal cruelty during filming, will be used in a court of law to prosecute all forms of animal cruelty.

You cannot allow any exceptions for animal cruelty. This is your downfall in your animal welfare act, and you will also have to amend that.

para 7, “Where animals are required to be depicted as dead,….” amended to, “use only computer graphics and/or animation to simulate the required result”.

Unnecessarily using sedatives and anaesthetics on animals for filmmaking is not appropriate, or acceptable.

These drugs cause liver, kidney/organ damage, etc, on the animals, therefore, these drugs should only be used when necessary for health reasons on the animals.

Para 8, amend – report to an authorised animal welfare agency such as Wildlife Carers Group.

4.1 – include – use computer graphics and/or animation to simulate the required result.

4.2 – amend – use computer graphics and/or animation to simulate the required result.

4.3 – amend – use computer graphics and/or animation to simulate the required result.

4.4 para 1, amend – glare, heat, noises or other conditions that are likely to cause distress to animals and wildlife must be avoided at all times, and added during the post production/editing process.

para 3 – amend – human verbal or physical violence will be added in post production.

para 4 – amend – you are referring to a ‘closed set’ here.

6. – amend/inclusion – where using wildlife, wildlife must be correctly identified, in order to provide the correct housing and diet.

7. para 1 – amend – A veterinary surgeon present on the set should administer any substance, including electrolytes and vitamins, to an animal, only when necessary for the purpose of health issues.

delete – para 2, 3 and 4 – AMEND TO – no sedatives or anaesthetics to be used for filming purposes, other than for health reasons.

Computer graphics and/or animation to be used to simulate the desired effects/results.

9. para 5 – amend/include – ‘Producers may need to consult with other experts as required. For example, Wildlife Carers Group for native wildlife experts.’

para 15 – amend/include – ‘The producer should ensure that all employees, including actors, likely to have direct contact with animals, are inoculated with a tetanus shot, scrub their hands between the handling of each animal, and have an appropriate……’

10. para 6 – include – point/dot form – correctly identify any wildlife species used to provide the correct housing and diet.

NORA PRESTON – Filmmaker since 2001
President/Founder
FNI(A) – FILM NETWORKING INDUSTRY ( AUSTRALIA ) INC. – Founded in 2005.

PO Box 3509WESTON CREEK ACT 2611
Mob: 0407 601 662
email:
fni_a@yahoo.com.au

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25 November 2008……”

COMPETITION

TO THE FIRST person to REPLY in order To win an FNI(A)-FILM NETWORKING INDUSTRY (AUSTRALIA) T-shirt, please name the company responsible for committing acts of animal cruelty during the making of the film ‘THE HOBBIT’.

FROM OPENCHANNEL

ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL 2013 CALL FOR ENTRIES NOW OPEN (Close Jan 31)

AUSTRALIA’S TOP 100 SHORT FILMS, SOUNDKILDA AND UNDER THE RADAR COMPETITION

November, 2012

The St Kilda Film Festival is now calling for entries to its coveted film competitions for 2013 including AUSTRALIA’S TOP 100 SHORT FILM COMPETITON, the SoundKILDA Music Video Competition and the Under the Radar film competition for filmmakers under 21.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2013, the St Kilda Film Festival, proudly presented and produced by the City of Port Phillip, will screen the Top 100 short film entries received with a prize pool that totals $40,000 worth of cash and in-kind craft awards.

To enter simply click here and follow the instructions.

Good news, Troppers! Entries have re-opened for Movie Extra Tropfest 2013!

We have been working like crazy to get our new entry system up and running and we are really happy with the end result.

Thanks to Brightcove’s flexible video platform, your film can now be uploaded in a number of HD formats (AVI, MOV or MP4) with a maximum file size of 800 MB.

We’ve got an inkling that this is going to be the biggest Tropfest yet, so get cracking! Remember – anyone can enter, and anyone can win!

Click here to get all the details on how to enter.
Entries will close at 6pm sharp on January 3, 2013.

JOBS

Great opportunity for young media workers!

SIGNAL is currently looking for some great new support staff.

These are casual positions working with the core SIGNAL team to support artists and the general operation of the venue.

We are looking for people who are:

Experienced in working with young people in an artistic environment

Experienced in community development

Able to possess an artistic skill(s) but not limited to, in the area of the performing arts, visual arts, multimedia, literature etc.

Competent in video and sound editing softwares

Competent in handling theatre lighting and sound equipment
The full position description and application process can be found on Arts Hub or
here

Digital Media Month in Dec/Jan at COLOUR BOX artists studio, Footscray

So many possibilities to be explored!!! Film, Animation, Design, Web, Photography, Video Art, Installation … etc etc.

Contacts below:
Visit/Mail: 236 Nicholson St, Footscray VIC 3011
Phone: 0434 957 313
Tweet: http://twitter.com/ColourBoxCrew
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/colourboxstudio

Email: colourboxcrew@gmail.com

FNI(A) WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN 2012.

FNI(A) – Film Networking Industry (Australia) wishes you a Very Merry Xmas and a safe, and Happy Year in 2013.

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REPORT ON ANDREW PIKE’S DISTRIBUTION SEMINAR HELD ON 8/9/12

I attended Andrew Pike from Ronin Films Distribution seminar on 8/9/12 and as usual it was a full house. We looked at hands on issues involved in preparing marketing materials, whether for feature films or documentaries, including press kits, trailers, advertising, stills and log-lines. This was a session building on the sessions that Andrew presented last year in Producer Pod and included a lot of anecdotes from Andrew’s experience in the distribution and cinema business.

Andrew Pike 8/9/12 Photo by NORA PRESTON

This is a bad example of a DVD cover for marketing. This has not sold well so Andrew wants to discuss it to be redesigned for ‘Honeymoon in Kabul’. Photo taken by NORA PRESTON.

Andrew warns to listen to your distributor’s advice in what is successful designing and marketing.

ANDREW PIKE LECTURE SERIES ON DISTRIBUTION CONTINUES

ScreenACT proudly announces Andrew Pike’s next instalment of his survivor’s guide to the Australian film industry sharing his knowledge on the ins and outs of film distribution. For this lecture Andrew will talk in more detail about Theatrical Distribution through a case study of a major film release. ‘Shine’ was discussed to be the film release discussed this session. This lecture will build upon the material that Andrew has previously presented, and will be rich in information and in trade anecdotes from Andrew’s experiences in the distribution and cinema business.

When: 10am-12.30pm, Saturday 6 October 2012

Where: SilverSun Pictures, 82 Wentworth Avenue, KINGSTON

Cost: $20 (SASI Members), $25 (non SASI Members)

RSVP:
Essential

SPAA – BONDI HIPSTERS HIT THE ISLAND

Creators of the Bondi Hipsters are making an appearance at Fringe to share the stories behind producing and distributing content in the totes ridic age of YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

With over 4 million hits on YouTube, over 12,000 Facebook fans, and now in development for a TV series on an Australian network, Christiaan Van Vuuren and Nick Boshier have taken the online world by storm, with their hilarious satrical look at the life and daily contradictions of Adrian and Dom.

Being a hipster is hard work. Producing being a hipster, much harder! In a world of super abundance, and super logistics, what’s the inside lane on low-budget indies producing quality entertainment?

The two join low budget movie extraordinaire Larry Cohen and Kylie du Fresne, producer of The Sapphires, in the line up for Fringe.

Click here to register for Fringe.

ATOMBUFTA ENTRIES ARE CLOSING SOON!

Bond University offers Year 11 and 12 students the chance to win a full-tuition scholarship to study a Bachelor of Film and Television at Bond University (valued at over $91,000!)

The BUFTA competition gives students an amazing opportunity to pursue a career in film and television. Hear how winning the 2011 BUFTA competition has changed Matthew Thorne’s life. Click here.

To enter, students need to create a short film and enter online.

For more details on how to submit a film, please click here.

But hurry – entries close Friday 12 October 2012.

www.bufta.com.au

OPEN CHANNEL

THE PITCH IS BACK!

OPEN CHANNEL ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES 2012 SHORT AND SHARP PITCHING COMPETITION

Open Channel with the support of Film Victoria, invites filmmakers including screenwriters, directors and producers to submit a short treatment for a screen-based project to Open Channel’s SHORT AND SHARP PITCHING COMPETITION. Entries close 5.00pm Monday, September 24.

All you need is a great idea. You can pitch any genre, format or duration: from TV series and
Feature films to shorts, animation, documentary and digital media. A shortlist of entrants will be invited to meet with a selection panel of leading industry professionals to discuss their projects. The finalists will then be invited to present their pitch to a live audience and a judging panel of key industry decision-makers at Cinema Nova mid-October.
Open Channel Executive Director Jennie Hughes commented, “The creation of a great pitch is an essential skill to any filmmaker. A good pitch will inspire, excite and attract those all important partners to your project whether they be an actor, broadcast executive, theatrical distributor, financier or a producer. Short and Sharp has for many years provided pathways for aspiring filmmakers with many projects going onto being developed such as Jehan Ratnatunga’s film Arranged which has just received its second round of development funding from Film Victoria”.

The Winner of this year’s Final will also have a terrific opportunity to develop their project through one-to-one meetings with a leading production company, $2,000 worth of equipment hire including the Sony PMW F3 camera, and will have the opportunity to compete in the National Pitching Competition as part of SPAA Fringe at Cockatoo Island, 22nd October.

With Producer Marc Gracie at the helm, SHORT & SHARP is a proven first step towards success!

2012 SHORT & SHARP PITCHING COMPETITION
Entries Close: 5pm Monday, September 24
Entry is free for Open Channel members and $30 for non members.
Click here to apply.

For more information, call 03 8610 9300.

MEDIA Enquiries: Linda Airey (LA Publicity)

la.publicity@bigpond.com

Ph. 02 6687 5858

SHORT & SHARP REGIONAL PITCHING COMPETITION 2012 – Pitching Event Monday October 8th

OPEN CHANNEL FREE EVENT in partnership with GREATER SHEPPARTON CITY COUNCIL Present
THE INAUGURAL SHORT AND SHARP PITCHING COMPETITION
Join the following professional filmmakers for an evening of fun and creativity as four local filmmakers battle it out for the winning pitch!!
SEPH McKENNA – Head of Australian Production, Roadshow Films. Seph works closely with Australian producers and implemented development work on features films including Wolf Creek 2 and the smash hit Red Dog Prior to his position at Roadshow Seph worked for Warner Bros in Los Angeles.
TIM FERGUSON – one of Australia’s most well-known and talented writer/comedians. He was part of the ground-breaking musical comedy trio the Doug Anthony All Stars, Tim has written extensively for television and his credits include Big Brother Insider (Network 10), Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush (Channel 9), DAAS Love (BBC UK). Tim’s live show Carry a Big Stick was a huge hit at the 2011 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
MARC GRACIE – has been working in the entertainment industry for over 15 years, in that time he has created more than 100 hours of film and television. Marc’s credits include You and Your Stupid Mate, Take-Away, The Tumbler, box office hit The Craic and TV series Full Frontal and The Adventures of Lano & Woodley.
JENNIE HUGHES – is currently the Executive Director of Open Channel.Jennie Executive Produced Award-winning films Gettin’ Square starring David Wenham and Sam Worthington, Dirty Deeds starring Toni Collette, Bryan Brown, Sam Worthington, and financed Mick Molloy’s Box Office hit Crackerjack and The Nugget starring Eric Bana.

Date: Monday 8th October 2012
Where: Eastbank Centre, 70 Welsford Street Shepparton
6:45pm to 9:00pm (including networking session post the pitching event) Light Refreshments will be served.
RSVP: by 5th October, email info@openchannel.org.au or phone 03 86109300

MEDIA Enquiries: Linda Airey (LA Publicity)

la.publicity@bigpond.com

Ph. 02 6687 5858

Screenwriting Introduction with Neighbour’s Story Editor Ben Michael

SI1201:Tuesdays October 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20 (6.15 – 9.15pm)

Get inspired, share your ideas and work with a professional screenwriter. Learn to craft your ideas into a strong narrative with this practical writing workshop.

In seven weeks, you’ll learn how to: develop your story into a compelling narrative with vivid characters, dynamic action and interactive locations; write believable dialogue; construct story form and structure; and format and draft your script to industry standards. Exercises in concept development, structuring a narrative and writing dialogue will inspire you to write, write, write!

Ben Michael is a writer, lecturer and musician. He has plotted, written and edited over two thousand hours of commercial television. He has script edited award wining short films. He currently has a series in development with Snowtown producers Warp. His first feature, as Story Consultant and Script Editor, Lad, is being shot in April 2013. Ben has worked as a Story Consultant on the Cat Stevens musical Moonshadow. He’s currently doing his Masters and is a PHD candidate, specialising in story that comes from theme and character. He lectures at RMIT and Holmesglen and is a part of Melbourne’s thriving underground music scene, playing in The sand Pebbles and The Golden Breed.

More info

For enquiries email enrolments@openchannel.org.au or call 86109300

Digital Filmmaking Introduction with Nick Moore

DFI1205: Friday to Sunday October 5 (6.15pm – 9.15pm) 6, 7 (10.00am – 5.30pm)

Our highly popular weekend course introduces beginner filmmakers to the complete process of digital filmmaking.
This intensive, practical workshop takes you through the basics of shooting a short drama script, and allows you to perform every role (including acting) on set.

A look behind the scenes of Digital Filmmaking Introduction
at Open Channel.

You will learn:

REPORT ON LINDSAY ADAMS VFX COMPOSITOR SEMINAR HELD 4/9/12

I attended Lindsay Adams VFX Compositor Seminar that was held on 4/9/12.

We learnt that Lindsay is originally from the ACT who works as a Visual FX Compositor.

Lindsay showed us how some of the top VFX are done.

Lindsay has worked on the films such as ‘The Avengers’, ‘Harry Potter’, ‘300’, ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘John Carter’.

You can visit http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1271101/  to see his impressive work and Filmography.

Lindsay Adams on your right looking up at the screen showing us his work on ‘Harry Potter’

Lindsay Adams on your right

Lindsay Adams on your right

This setup was used to make this character in ‘Harry Potter’ look huge in his height

Lindsay Adams/VFX Compositor VFX Course 22-23 September at UC

Lindsay’s 1 hour seminar was a very informative teaser to introduce his VFX Course to be held 22-23 September at the University of Canberra.  To enrol Visit: http://www.dvaustralia.com

ANDREW PIKE SEMINAR ON DISTRIBUTION 8/9/12 – venue change

Seminar on Distribution with Andrew Pike will not be at ScreenACT, but rather will be held at :

Silversun   Pictures: 82 Wentworth Avenue Kingston ACT

It will remain at the same date and time of 08/09/12 at 10am

Andrew Pike from Ronin Films will look at “hands on” issues involved in preparing marketing materials, whether for feature films or documentaries, including press kits, trailers, advertising, stills and log-lines. This will be a session building on the material that Andrew presented last year in Producer Pod, and will include anecdotes from Andrew’s experiences in the distribution and cinema business. RSVP: Essential

AACTA RAYMOND LONGFORD AWARD-CALL FOR RECOMMENDATIONS

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) is currently calling for recommendations for the nation’s most coveted and prestigious screen excellence award – the AACTA Raymond Longford Award.

Named in honour of the great Australian film pioneer, Raymond Longford, this Award was first presented in 1968 and is the highest accolade that the Australian Academy can bestow upon an individual. The Award recognises a person who has made a truly outstanding contribution to the enrichment of Australia’s screen environment and culture.

Australian icons bestowed the AFI Raymond Longford Award include Peter Weir, Geoffrey Rush, Fred Schepisi, Ken G. Hall, Tim Burstall, Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell, Jack Thompson, Jan Chapman and David Stratton, to name a few.

Building on the substantial media, public and industry interest generated by the inaugural AACTA Raymond Longford Award, which was presented in January 2012 and recognised the achievements of cinematographer Don McAlpine, now is the perfect time to again honour excellence through this preeminent Award.

To submit a recommendation for the AACTA Raymond Longford Award, please provide a letter detailing your chosen candidate’s achievements and your thoughts on why they should be considered for the Award. Please also provide a copy of the candidate’s CV or brief filmography.

 

Recommendations must be emailed to the Awards Manager, Chloe Boulton, cboulton@afi.org.au by 5pm Friday 28 September, 2012. For further information, please phone: +61 (0) 3 9696 1844.

For more information about the AACTA Raymond Longford Award, last year’s recipient, Don McAlpine, and a full list of past winners, see the AFI | AACTA website, http://aacta.org/the-awards/raymond-longford-award.aspx .

THE OTHER FILM FESTIVAL-WIN TICKETS, CINEMA FUTURA and NEW MASTERCLASSES 19-23 September 2012

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT? POSTER COMPETITION

WIN a full festival pass for you and a friend and score an invitation to this year’s Exclusive (Invitation Only) Opening Night event!

With over 30 films in 5 days, you’ll see some of the best international cinema portraying the lived experience of disability.
Simply track down The Other Film Festival 2012 poster in Melbourne cafes and on city streets, snap a creative photo and upload it to our Facebook page for your chance to win.

All entrants will receive a double pass to the session of their choice, while TWO entries will win our grand prize worth over $240. LIKE the photo you want to win and we’ll judge the rest!
Competition ends on 16/9/12 and the winners will be announced via our Facebook page on 17/9/12.

SHOW ME SHORTS: EARLY RELEASE ANNOUNCED and LAB APPLICATIONS OPEN

With only two months to go until Show Me Shorts kicks off in  November, things are getting exciting here at Show Me Shorts as we put the  finishing touches on the programme. We received our largest number of   entries ever this year, so there has been plenty to choose from. It’s been   a joy and a challenge to whittle it down to just 40 films.The final programme will be announced on 4 October. It’s still mostly top     secret, but we’ve announced five early release films for this year’s     line-up! Read about these great films and why we think you will like them     below. All things are pointing to this being our best festival yet!To those short film writers and writer/directors out there who are     currently working on a new project: applications to our popular Short Film     Lab are now open. This one-day workshop offers invaluable coaching and     advice from experienced industry mentors.To keep you going until November, we have another collection of     great online short films you can watch in our Screening Room blog. Read on     below or click here to watch.
Early Announcement of 5 Films for     2012 Our full programme will be announced on 4 October, but we just can’t     that long wait to share these five great films with you. THE DUMP by Hamish Bennett is a touching     story of 11-year-old Utah discovering there is more to his dad that just     rubbish. This NZ film has been selected for a host of festivals worldwide,     including Palm Springs and Nevada City Film Festival. 50% OFF MAIL ORDER BRIDE by Alan D. Parr. Show Me Shorts will be the World Premiere of award     winning NZ writer, Alan D. Parr’s first funded short film. A fantastical     comedy; Edward divorces his mail order robot wife when he falls in love     with Sarah, but discovers the robot ex gets half of everything he owns.     However, he gets to keep his robotic ex from the waist down…. Can he have     his cake and eat it too? UNDYING LOVE by Icelandic film maker Omar Orn Hauksson.     Another World Premiere, the film is an action-packed zombie thriller with a     twist of romance. How far will a man go to hold on to love?
CEDRIC   & HOPE by Pierce Davison is the latest   animated short by Australian filmmakers the DavisonBros. The World Premiere,   Cedric must become a battle-hardened knight to win back his princess   girlfriend Faith. But is that what he really wants? THE   VELOCITEERS is a documentary by Nina Wells, Ruth   Barton and Aasta Louise Otnes. It follows the The Velociteers, an Auckland   based synchronised bicycle group, through a season of performances, telling   the story of their formation. Show Me Shorts will be the documentary’s World   Premiere.We’re getting excited for the   festival this November, we’ve got some excellent films lined up for you. Stay   tuned for more details coming soon!
Application to Short Film Lab Now   Open Show Me Shorts and Script to Screen are now   calling for applications for the 2012 Short Film Lab. Successful applicants   will be offered a place in a one-day workshop and an individual follow-up   session. Participants in the 2012 Short Film Lab will be mentored by   experienced industry practitioners who have excelled in short filmmaking,   including Zia   Mandviwalla (Night Shift, Clean Linen, Eating Sausage), Tui   Ruwhiu (Executive Producer at Tauihu Shorts) and Shuchi   Kothari (Firaaq, Apron Strings, Coffee and Allah). A fourth mentor will be announced soon.Six writers (or writer/directors) will be selected   to workshop their short film ideas during the full-day lab hosted by the University   of Auckland’s Department of Film, Television and Media Studies on Saturday 3rd November. Those selected can come on their own or   bring up to two key creative collaborators with them. Thanks to the support   of the New Zealand Film Commission, participation in the Short Film Lab is   free for all selected applicants (including lunch)! For the first time in   2012, a travel grant will be offered to successful applicants who reside out   of Auckland.Interested or know someone who is? Full   application information is available here. Application deadline: 20th September 2012. Successful applicants will be announced at Show Me Shorts’ programme   launch on 4th October.

For more info click on www.showmeshorts.com.nz

SPAA CONFERENCE – 12-15 NOVEMBER MELBOURNE

Submit projects for SPAAmart, the Feature Film Market that runs during SPAA2012. Selectors are looking for well developed, distinctive, fresh projects with a potential.

SPAAmart attracts a high calibre of international representatives from leading companies who are interested in engaging with the best of Australian film making teams and their projects. The majority of local sales agents and distributors will also be represented.

Entries close 5pm Friday September 7. Click here http://www.spaa.org.au/displayemailforms.cfm?emailformnbr=185024  to apply.

Contact: Scottie Connolly, SPAAmart Manager, M: 0416078075 E: scottie@spaa.org.au

SPAA2012 CO-PRODUCTION BUSINESS MARKET

This year sees the inaugural rollout of Raising Your Game, a new co-production business market that will run alongside SPAA2012.

The market offers an incredible and exclusive opportunity to SPAA members who are interested in meeting with UK and European co-producers on Australian soil.

Raising Your Game international participants are – Ivan Mactaggart, Himesh Kar, Lene BørglumandAl Clark.

We will be selecting up to twelve producers to participate in Raising Your Game. To find out more or apply please click here.

SPAA2012 CO-PRODUCTION BREAKFAST

As part of the Raising Your Game market, Helen Jackson, Director of Content and Production, BBC Worldwide, Ivan Mactaggart, Himesh Kar, Lene Borglum, Al Clark and Australian representatives will be speaking at a business breakfast on Wednesday 14 November @ 7.30am at Zinc, Federation Square in Melbourne.

The session, to be hosted by Sandy George will provide insights into the opportunities and pitfalls of working in a co-production environment. Bookings essential. SPAA delegates $25, Non-delegates $50. For more information or to purchase tickets click here.

SCREENACT

Alex Sangston Seminar on the Producer Offset

ScreenACT is proud to host a seminar with Alex Sangston, the senior manager of the Producer Offset program for Screen Australia. His specialist knowledge on film funding support and policy will provide a great opportunity to learn the rules and regulations that govern the Producer Offset; a refundable tax offset (rebate) for producers of Australian films, television and other projects.

Alex Sangston will be giving a presentation which will focus on all aspects of the Producer Offset. This will be beneficial to all levels of filmmakers and producers who are interested in applying for the Offset for a current or future project. Negotiating this piece of complex legislation can be difficult, but the benefits of a successful application can be huge. Alex’s expertise in the area will give you first hand knowledge on how the Producer Offset is administered by Screen Australia.

When: 1:00pm – 2:00pm Wednesday 12h September
Where: ScreenACT, Training Room, 216 Northbourne Ave Braddon 2612 ACT
Cost: Free
RSVP: http://www.canberrabusinesscouncil.com.au/pages/event_view.asp?id=396 

OPEN CHANNEL (Melbourne)

SPECIAL EVENT – FRAMED LUNCHTIME SEMINAR

This Friday 7th September from 12 – 1pm at Open Channel, Shed 4, North Wharf Road, Docklands

In Conversation with SBS NETWORK PROGRAMMER, JANE ROSCOE

Exclusive FREE members only event. Limited seating.

Members, book now to receive your free entry to FRAMED lunchtime session at Open Channel this Friday, to meet JANE ROSCOE, Network Programmer, SBS.

Find out about SBS current commissioning strategies, and the directions of the Network.

About Jane Roscoe:
Jane Roscoe is the Network Programmer at SBS responsible for SBS One and SBS Two. Jane heads the Network Programming branch and is responsible for the SBS TV programming strategy and for buying content from all around the world in almost every genre for SBS One and Two. Working with the SBS Commissioning team and the independent production sector, she is committed to delivering the best Australian and International content to Australian audiences. Previous to SBS she had a successful academic career in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. She holds a PhD in Media Studies and Psychology. She founded the Centre for Screen Studies and Research at the Australian Film Television and Radio School, and has published widely in the area of documentary, audiences and non-fiction. Her last book was “Faking It: Mock-Documentary and the Subversion of Factuality”. She is currently President of Women in Film and TV (NSW) and has served on a number of professional boards in New Zealand and Australia. She sits on various university advisory committees and on the editorial board of Studies in Documentary Film.

RSVP to rsvp@openchannel.org.au or call Patrick on 03 86109300

THE PITCH IS BACK!

OPEN CHANNEL ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES 2012 SHORT AND SHARP PITCHING COMPETITION

Open Channel with the support of Film Victoria, invites filmmakers including screenwriters, directors and producers to submit a short treatment for a screen-based project to Open Channel’s SHORT AND SHARP PITCHING COMPETITION. Entries close 5.00pm Monday, September 24.

All you need is a great idea. You can pitch any genre, format or duration: from TV series and
Feature films to shorts, animation, documentary and digital media. A shortlist of entrants will be invited to meet with a selection panel of leading industry professionals to discuss their projects. The finalists will then be invited to present their pitch to a live audience and a judging panel of key industry decision-makers at Cinema Nova mid-October.
Open Channel Executive Director Jennie Hughes commented, “The creation of a great pitch is an essential skill to any filmmaker. A good pitch will inspire, excite and attract those all important partners to your project whether they be an actor, broadcast executive, theatrical distributor, financier or a producer. Short and Sharp has for many years provided pathways for aspiring filmmakers with many projects going onto being developed such as Jehan Ratnatunga’s film Arranged which has just received its second round of development funding from Film Victoria”.

The Winner of this year’s Final will also have a terrific opportunity to develop their project through one-to-one meetings with a leading production company, $2,000 worth of equipment hire including the Sony PMW F3 camera, and will have the opportunity to compete in the National Pitching Competition as part of SPAA Fringe at Cockatoo Island, 22nd October.

With Producer Marc Gracie at the helm, SHORT & SHARP is a proven first step towards success!

2012 SHORT & SHARP PITCHING COMPETITION
Entries Close: 5pm Monday, September 24
Entry is free for Open Channel members and $30 for non members. For more information, call 03 8610 9300.

MEDIA Enquiries: Linda Airey (LA Publicity)

la.publicity@bigpond.com

Ph. 02 6687 5858

Location Sound Recording with Gretchen Thorburn (Conspiracy365)

LOCS1202: Saturday/Sunday September 15, 16 (9.30am – 4.30pm)

In film, sound can be 80% of the impact of your film. In this course you will learn the basics of screen location recording for film and television.

Learn how to:
– Understand the theory of sound recording and design, utilize boom mics, directional mics, camera mics and lapel mics to record quality sound under all sorts of diverse and often difficult, environmental conditions
– Work with the crew in a collaborative way to ensure the best sound possible

More info

For enquiries email enrolments@openchannel.org.au  or call 86109300

Stop Motion Animation with Jacquie Trowell

STOPMOTION1201 Monday to Friday 10am – 5:30pm, commencing Monday 15th October and completing Friday 9th November

D.I.Y. Stop Motion course is a four week course that trains participants in the basic skills of creating Stop Motion animations using accessible production tools, under the supervised of award winning animator Jacquie Trowell.

Learn how to set up your own stop motion rig that uses common media devices and off the shelf materials. You can purchase materials through Open Channel, or provide your own. You will also need to bring a laptop and either a webcam (not built in to the laptop and preferably with manual focus), camcorder, iPhone or iPad.
* Learn the art of stop motion, how it works, the different techniques and logistics.
* Storyboard a short animation.
* Build puppet and/or elements for your short animation.
* Conduct testing phase, then shoot a short animation.
* Edit your film, add titles and sound and take home a finished film for your showreel.

For more info click here

For enquiries email enrolments@openchannel.org.au

Final Cut Pro & X Introduction

FCP 1209: Friday to Sunday September 21 (6.15-9.15pm), 22, 23 (10.00am-5.30pm)

Want to begin editing with Final Cut Pro 7 and get an intro to Final Cut Pro X? This comprehensive workshop is an exercise-based course covering basic editing procedures and the many features of Final Cut Pro 7 and a basic demo and insight into the pros and cons of Final Cut Pro X.

Gain an overall understanding of the principles and strategies for non-linear editing and learn about the basic features of the program including:

  • Setting up a project
  • Capturing media
  • Basic picture editing
  • Basic sound editing
  • Codecs
  • Special techniques like titles, credit rolls, layers, filters, image effects, transitions

For more info click here

For enquiries email enrolments@openchannel.org.au

POETRY IN FILM FESTIVAL 2012 – CALL TO ENTRY FOR FILMMAKERS

The Poetry in Film Festival (PIFF) brings poetry to life through film. Working in collaboration with Palace Cinemas, PIFF aims to raise awareness and appreciation of poetry in popular culture while showcasing the talents of up-and-coming Australian independent filmmakers.

Filmmakers have until Friday, 19th October 2012 to interpret a chosen poem into a four to seven minute short film. PIFF 2012 will tour nationally with screenings in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

This year, PIFF held a national competition for writers to create a poem on the theme “The Future Imagined”. Out of nearly 150 entries, the winning poem is “From Freo” by Kevin Gillam.

The PIFF Screening and Awards Night will be held at the Palace Cinema Como in Melbourne. A panel of well-respected judges from the film and poetry community will judge the films. Awards will be given in the following categories:
• Best Direction
• Best Cinematography
• Best Interpretation of the poem
• Best Performance
• Audience Choice (judged on the PIFF showcase and award night)
PIFF is currently accepting entries into the festival through its website. Entries close on Friday, 19th October 2012.

The best films will be shown at the Screening and Awards Night on the 18th of November at the Palace Cinema Como, Melbourne.
Sydney – 21st November, Palace Chauvel
Brisbane – 28th October, Palace Barracks
PIFF 2012 WINNING POEM
From Freo
By Kevin Gillam

it’s the jaundiced streetlight. it’s the
black-lined lung of harbor. it’s
the hum of unthinking. it’s the bill-
boards screaming. it’s Friday bleeding.
it’s the unsilence. it’s a fresh
tongue of tar. it’s the whiff of poss-
ibility. it’s tail lights in
soft focus. it’s a bottle-top
sky. it’s the unsilence. it’s un-
seens and schemings. it’s the strip
and neon hit. it’s the smeared mirror’s
lie. it’s the unsilence. it’s the
lips of driveway. it’s the first
sip of stopping. it’s the silence

For more information and to see the winning films from 2011 Click Here

Entry forms are available at http://www.poetryinfilmfestival.com.au

For images, interviews and more details please contact:
Fiona Brook at Zilla & Brook Publicity & Production 03 9525 5082
0407900840 fiona@zillaandbrook.com.au

48 HOUR FILM PROJECT MELBOURNE

KICK OFF AND DROP OFF DATES ANNOUNCED

48HFP MELBOURNE is back for its fifth year running!

The world’s biggest international short film competition returns to Melbourne to challenge and inspire Victoria’s filmmaking community. Participants will be battling it out over 48 hours to take home the award for Best Film. With top prize being a ticket and a trip to this year’s Filmapalooza in Los Angeles, 48HFP Melbourne is expecting some stiff competition.

Over one hectic weekend, filmmakers will shoot, edit and score their film. Sounds too easy? We thought so too; 48HFP will give each team a prop, character and line of dialogue to fit in with their randomly selected genre. The competition will be kicking off on Friday 19 October at 7:00 pm in The BMW Edge (Federation Square) and drop off will be 48 hours later, Sunday 21 October at 7:00 pm in The BMW Edge.

Every year 48 Hour Film Project Melbourne has brought the local filmmaking community together in a creative forum where innovation and artistry collide. 48HFP is committed to developing the artistic talents of the community by offering filmmakers a chance for networking and international exposure. Call for entries will coincide with the launch of our new website on Monday 13 August.

New converts to the time based film project are the boys from Melbourne based OHMY! Creative. This July, Matt Cleaves and Ben McNamara submitted their environmentally inspired film Electric Dreams. OHMY! Creative was drawn to the project because of “the opportunity to challenge [themselves] with a deadline and see where [their] benchmark [was]. The opportunity to justify spending a full weekend on a project and not allowing it to drag out was interesting to us. Also….just to see if we could do it.”

OHMY! Creative have just won Best Film at the 2012 48 Eco-Film Challenge. Matt and Ben tackled the theme of “Greening Your Ride,” presenting the nearly eight minute film Electric Dreams. Electric Dreams is a poignant film acting as a timely reminder of the need to “Green Your Ride,” the main theme of 48 Eco. Once you become immersed in Eric’s post-apocalyptic world and his sentimentality, the immediacy of a world without oil hits closer to home. 48HFP Melbourne hopes to welcome OHMY! Creative to this year’s project.
Make sure to visit the Facebook page for more info!
CONTACTS:

Tommy Blum
Festival Director
+61 432 808 636
tommy@48melbourne.com.au

Emily Shumborski
PR Manager
+61 448 714 844
Emily@48melbourne.com.au

EARTH VISION 20+1 Global Environmental Film Festival

EARTH VISION Global Environmental Film Festival has been held annually in Japan since 1992 to understand our environment better through moving images. Each year, awarded films from all over the world are screened during the festival.
Any theme related to global environmental issues is acceptable.
Entry films must have been created for people of all generations,
particularly children and youth. Entrants from any country in any region are accepted. There is no limits on the year of film completion.

Deadline of the Entry Film: September 30 Sun. 2012

How To Apply
Submit the DVD along with an entry form (You can download it from our website and fill the form out) in a CD and its printouts, two copies of the script with complete dialogue and narration of the film (in English or Japanese) and still pictures of at least two different scenes from the entry film. (Please read regulations for detailed information about entry)

For more information please visit the official EARTH VISION 20+1 Tokyo Global Environmental Film Festival web page.

REDISCOVER ROMANCE… at the LAVAZZA ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2012

Indulge your senses at the 13th annual LAVAZZA ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL presented by Palace Cinemas.

The Festival continues to encapsulate the spirit of Italy with a thrilling program of over 30 award-winning, critically acclaimed features and includes highlights from internationally revered film forums, including Cannes, Sundance and Berlin, Rome and Venice.

For lovers of quality European cinema, the Festival also provides an opportunity to experience films from famed directors such as Marco Tullio Giordano, Pupi Avati, the Taviani brothers, Paolo Genovese, Ferzan Ozpetek and Emanuele Crialese, that might otherwise not be seen on these shores. And with performances from many of Italy’s finest actors, from Asia Argento, Raoul Bova, Valentina Lodovini, Carlo Verdone, Pier Francesco Favino, Claudio Santamaria and Pierfrancesco Favino to Carolina Crescentini, Barbora Bobulova, Valeria Golino, Margherita Buy, Isabella Ragonese and Luigi Lo Cascio, these are films not to be missed!

MELBOURNE: 19 Sept to 9 Oct
Palace Cinema Como – Palace Balwyn – Palace Brighton Bay – Kino Cinemas – Palace Westgarth

Click here for more info.

Entries are now open for the 2013 Shorts Film Festival

Shorts Film Festival offers independent Australian filmmakers the chance to compete for one of the best prize pools for short films in Australia, including the Gold Shorts first prize of a trip to a prestigious international film festival such as Cannes or Sundance, and the Black Shorts award (to the value of $10000) for the Best Indigenous Short Film.

The 2013 Shorts Film Festival will be held in Adelaide from 27 April to 4 May 2013.

Entry Deadlines:

Early Bird Entry Deadline: $40 until 7 September 2012
Regular Entry Deadline: $45 until 30 November 2012
Late Entry Deadline: $50 until 14 December 2012
Extended Entry Deadline: $60 until 4 January 2013

Three One Six Oh! outdoor film festival

It’s official. Three One Six Oh! outdoor film festival returns December 1st 2012. It’s gearing up to be one hell of a day, but in order for it to be as good as last time, we’re probably going to need some films. That’s where you come in. We’re calling for entries right now, so if you’re keen to have your work on the big screen, click here immediately! We’re not too fussy about what it is (last year the content ranged from Mongolian couch-surfers to hot zombies), so long as it runs within 15 minutes.

For all the information you need visit the official Three One Six Oh! Web site for more details on this exciting opportunity

Entries are now open for the 12th Bondi Short Film Festival

SPRING INTO SPRING AND GET YOUR FILM IN!

Hi Everyone,
The sweet smell of spring is just around the corner and this can only mean one thing. The 2012 Bondi Short Film Festival has launched its call to all Australian filmmakers to enter their short films and be a part of our 12th anniversary year.
If you are a filmmakers or who have friends who are filmmakers, please visit the new Bondi Short Film Festival website to download entry forms and details. The only limitations on the filmmakers creativity is that the film must be no longer than 15 minutes and no more than 18 months old.
The festival prides itself on being one of the only film festivals in the world that does not charge an entry fee as we understand the costs that go into creating a film.
From stunning animations to powerful dramas, cutting edge documentaries and quirky comedies, it is little wonder that the Bondi Short Film Festival has reached cult status amongst indie filmmakers.
We have some incrediblye prizes up for grabs to the winner of the overall Best Film. They include a return flight to North America courtesy of Showtime Movie Channels, Spectrum Films’ editing package valued at $3,000, WeWood eco-friendly watches and all wooden “Proof” Sunglass package valued at over $500 along with more prizes to be announced.
The Festival has firmly established itself on the calendar of local up-and coming-filmmakers. Added to great prizes, we provide filmmakers with the opportunity to showcase their film to a sell-out crowd – including a judging panel of heavy hitters from the Australian film industry like. Previous judges have included Bruce Beresford, Margaret Pomeranz, Sam Worthington and Brendan Cowell to name a few.
We look forward to seeing you at the festival on November 24th at the Bondi Pavilion. Make sure you grab yourself a ticket when they go on sale September 6th.

Warm Regards

Francis Coady

Festival Director

For the filmmaker
Entry and Details: For entry forms Click Here
Restriction: Films must be made by an Australian director or producer. Films must be less than 18 months old and not longer than 15 minutes. A director can entry multiple films.
Entries open: NOW! A DVD COPY + ENTRY FORM needs to posted to: “Bondi Short Film Festival” – PO Box 1162 Darlinghurst 1300 Sydney Australia

Entries close: October 8th 5pm

For the Audience
Date: Saturday November 24th / Location: Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach / Tickets on sale: Thursday September 6th 9am More

info: Bondi shortfilm festival, Facebook

Special Screening of KATHLEEN FERRIER by filmmaker Diane Perelsztejn (who is also teaching Open Channel’s next Documentary Screenwriting course)

Kathleen Ferrier, at ACMI, in Melbourne, as part of its Australian Perspectives series.
For lovers of music, Kathleen Ferrier is truly unique. Her international career spanned just eight years between 1946 and 1953, but it was enough to place her among the greatest singers of all time. Drawing on a wealth of recently discovered material sourced from archives around the world, including intimate home movies and photographs, this moving film sheds new light on her remarkable life and meteoric rise to fame. Intertwined with digitally re-mastered recordings of her finest performances, including some never before released, the film features a rare sound interview recorded at the peak of her career that lends Ferrier’s own distinctive voice to the story. This is a stirring portrait of an extraordinary woman who was in love with life and music, and whose glorious voice enthralled the whole world.

Written & Directed by Diane Perelsztejn, Narrated by Charlotte Rampling

Diane is also teaching Open Channel’s next Documentary Screenwriting course from September 25th.

Dates: Saturday 8 September 2012, at 4pm, followed by a Q & A; and Saturday 15 September 2012, at 4pm
Location: ACMI Cinemas, Federation Square, Melbourne Admission: Full/Concession $8, ACMI Members $6

Click here for bookings through ACMI

Filmmaker Seeking Work Experience Opportunities

Young West Melbourne-based filmmaker would like to discuss potental projects with other interested people to expand showreel.

I have plenty of my own gear (sound,camera,lighting) and time available.

If interested, please call Brad at 0428287703 or email bradc@bluemedia.net.au

JOBS

PRIME 7 – TRANSFER OPERATOR: PRIME TV

Applications Close: 9am Monday 10th September
Prime7 has an exciting opportunity for a Transfer Operator to join the team at our Canberra station. Working within the Production department, you’ll be required to receive and send news and commercial material between Prime network stations and external networks. Other duties include the processing of dubs in various formats.

To help you get the gig you’ll have:-
• highly developed communication skills
• excellent organisational skills
• an eye for detail
• the ability to work well under pressure in a team environment
Some shift work is required. To view the Duty Statement for this role please visit www.primemedia.com.au/careers. To apply for this role, please forward written applications, including covering letter and resume to: – Steve Toaldo, Production Manager, Prime7 through the Seek Ad

Support Local Content – Webseries by past Open Channel Tutor Nick Calpakdjian

Pro Juice is a TV and web series about music, video and new media for guerilla producers and those that dabble and we’re back with a second series and once again kicking studio doors open to bring the best tips, tricks and showcase clips to legions of creative types from the world of digital media.

Hosts Arlo Enemark and Nick Calpakdjian bring their fast-talking, shoot from the hip entertainment onto the screen and they’ve got a bunch of new talented artists lined up to help them along the way. Much more than a how-to show, Pro Juice is a who and why show! They check out the artists behind great music, visual effects, short films and animations to see what makes them tick and how they go about producing their work.

And it doesn’t stop there, Pro Juice features interviews with some of the best audio and video digital artists, behind-the-scenes features on set and in the studio, showcase works from around the globe and the usual rants from the Pro Juice team to inspire viewers into creative action.

They are now looking to step it up a notch with a second series that will blow everyone’s socks off and we need a little help…

They’ve started an IndieGoGo fundraising page to raise the development part of the budget. From there they will hit the networks with a solid package and start raising the production budget. They are also on the look out for great animations, short films, visual fx and people to profile in the series… from the world over.
Visit the official site for more info!

Film Maker seeking production crew

Myles Hallin is a 26 year old Free Lance writer/musician from Australia. On the 10 of September he is moving to Phnom Penh to attempt to open an alternative music venue. The venue will focus on Khmer contemporary music, blues, punk and other genres that have begun to spark interest in modern day Phnom Penh, as well as aiming to encourage other visual art forms. He plans to document the entire process, with the hopes of developing a documentary that can be aired in various countries upon completion. He is in correspondence with the ABC and SBS in Australia and have approached the BBC in the UK. The project will be self-funded and hopefully will portray the interesting and diverse culture that exists in contemporary Phnom Penh. His goal in moving over is to help, where possible, to encourage the contemporary arts that are flourishing in Cambodia.
If interested please contact Myles at futuremylesmeh@gmail.com

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