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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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5 September 2012

 

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