Issue 075
24 April 2013
 Adoration starring Robin Wright and Naomi Watts
 Screen NSW eNews
 screen nswBREAKING NEWS
23 Apr 13 | Screen NSW streamlines its Terms Of Trade

Consistent with the NSW Government plan, NSW 2021, Screen NSW has a commitment to cut red tape and be as efficient as possible in the way it does business.

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18 Apr 13 | Easier Application Process for Production Finance

Screen NSW has substantially simplified the application process for its Production Finance Fund.

From May 2013, producers who are applying for production finance from both Screen NSW and Screen Australia may submit their Screen Australia application form and materials to Screen NSW, with the addition of only a short supplementary Screen NSW application form relating to the NSW requirements.
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21 Apr 13 | NSW developing Arts and Cultural Policy

The Minister for the Arts, George Souris, recently announced the appointment of a five-member reference group to guide the work on the State’s first Arts and Cultural Policy and a complimentary review of the Arts NSW Arts Funding Program. The Cultural Policy will outline a 10-year vision for the sector.
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18 Apr 13 | Sydney Film Festival announces special events

Three special events for Sydney Film Festival 2013 are on sale now, in advance of the full program release on Wednesday 8 May.

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's; William Yang: My Generation and Red Obsession, a gourmet cinema event are all on sale now at the Sydney Film Festival website.
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11 Apr 13 | Sydney Film Festival releases 25 sneak peak teaser films

Sydney Film Festival released a sneak peak of 25 teaser films playing at this year’s festival, the full program will be released May 8th.

Flexipasses are now on sale, save and share them with your friends or family – they’re that flexible!
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22 Apr 13 | The Storyworld Studio

Metro Screen is currently seeking: big-thinking writers, filmmakers and storytellers who want to create epic worlds for their characters to come to life in, not bound to any one screen or platform.

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18 Apr 13 | Producer - Screen Culture job available at ICE

Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) is seeking an experienced and innovative Producer to guide the development, production, management and evaluation of a range of screen-based activities, programs and events. The position will work with a diverse range of screen artists, organisations and communities from Western Sydney. 

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18 Apr 13 | Project Support Officer - Indigenous role available

The Media and Screen Industry Indigenous Employment Program (IEP) is a two-year initiative designed to help create new jobs for Indigenous Australians in media organisations. The program is administered by Screen Australia, in partnership with the MediaRING, and funded by DEEWR. 

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24 May 13 | Global short film challenge to raise eco awareness in 48 hours

The EcoFilm Fest launches world’s largest eco film focus across the planet: the 48 EcoFilm Challenge.

The EcoTheme in 2013 is Sustainable Transport.
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18 May 13 | Silent Films @ Mittagong Playhouse

On Saturdays May 18 and June 15, Australia’s Silent Film Festival is proud to present two sessions of restored silent films at the Mittagong Playhouse.

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06 May 13 | SPAA screen industry roadshow

Please join the Screen Producers' Association of Australia (SPAA)'s new management team as they present a summary of findings from SPAA’s recent industry consultation and provide an overview of key industry priorities for the coming year.

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03 May 13 | Australian Directors Guild Awards 2013

The Australian Directors Guild Awards 2013 will take place on May 3rd at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, Sydney.

For more information visit the ADG website.
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23 Apr 13 | Metro Screen's upcoming digital, TV and film part-time courses

A leading independent content development hub, Metro Screen offers accredited courses where you can get practical skills from industry professionals.

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15 Apr 13 | Stay Current with film & TV skills @ AFTRS OPEN

AFTRS Open's current range of practical courses includes: TV Assistant Editor, Writing for TV and Screenwriting for Film. Also available is a Music Licensing Workshop at the end of April plus Producing Live TV, Inside Investigative Journalism, and Four Day Music Video Workshop.

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29 Apr 13 | Call for scriptwriters' workshop Puglia Experience 2013

Puglia Experience 2013 is an itinerant scriptwriting workshop for professional scriptwriters from all over the world. The workshop will end with a final pitching session with a panel of international film and TV producers.

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03 May 13 | Industry and Audience Development funding programs call for applications

The Screen NSW funding rounds for Industry Development and Audience Development are now open.

Deadline for applications is: 5PM, Friday 3 MAY 2013.
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10 May 13 | Submissions open for the Pasifika Film & Arts Festival

The Pasifika Film & Arts Festival (PFAF) will run from June 21 - 30 at Studio 2204 as part of the Open Marrickville program which celebrates culture and diversity. 

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10 May 13 | The Exchange: A 10-minute drama development initiative

Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department and ABC’s Indigenous Department are calling on published Indigenous novelists of narrative fiction to submit ideas for short film development. The Exchange Initiative challenges writers to put forward story ideas with a maximum of two main characters, up to two minor characters and up to two locations.
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13 May 13 | HIVE Production Fund call for entries

An initiative of the Adelaide Film Festival, the second HIVE Production Fund is calling for screen-based project entries from Australian artists and filmmakers.

The $800,000 Hive Production Fund assists original and ambitious arts films with bold and imaginative cross-platform ideas and strategies. Successful projects will premiere at the 2015 Adelaide Film Festival and will also screen on ABC Television.
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17 May 13 | 46th Annual AWGIE Awards call for entries

Entries are now open for the 46th Annual AWGIE Awards!

Closing 5pm Friday 3 May for Monte Miller categories, Friday 17 May for all other categories.

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31 May 13 | Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013 call for entries

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013 is now open for entries, accepting a variety of genres and filmic styles, including: drama, documentary, animation, comedy, music video, thriller, experimental and artists' film.

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31 May 13 | Smithsonian are looking for entries is looking for original videos that explore and document the world around us.

Deadline is 31 May and entry is free.
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21 Jun 13 | Good Dog International Film Festival call for entries

The Good Dog! International Film Festival located in Balmain New South Wales has announced its competition categories for 2013. Each entry must include a dog.

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24 Apr 13 | US success for The Sapphires and Lore

Congratulations to the teams behind feature films The Sapphires and Lore which are both enjoying strong success in the US.

The Sapphires continues its solid run in the US, after adding 20 more screens taking its box office to a total of $US1.1 million.The Sapphires is showing on fewer screens than all but one other film in the top echelon, Robert Redford's new release The Company You Keep.
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Image: Director Wayne Blair on set of The Sapphires
18 Apr 13 | International Digital Emmy win for dirtgirlworld

Screen NSW congratulates dirtgirlworld – dig it all which won the International Digital Emmy® Award for Children & Young People this month during the opening festivities at MIPTV in Cannes, France.

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18 Apr 13 | Making Couples Happy receives top ratings

Screen NSW congratulates the team behind Making Couples Happy on their recent ratings success.


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18 Apr 13 | Metro Screen announces Breaks program selections

Screen NSW congratulates the eleven projects selected by Metro Screen to receive a total of $115,000 in funding through the Metro Screen "Breaks – Story to Screen" program.

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18 Apr 13 | NSW Premier's Literary Awards announces 2013 shortlist

The NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2013 shortlsts have been announced.

The Betty Roland Prize of $30,000 for Script Writing is offered annually for the screenplay of a feature-­length fiction film, for the script of a documentary film, for the script of a play or documentary for radio, or for the script of a television program (whether fiction or non-­fiction).
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14 Apr 13 | ADG Award nominees announced for 2013

The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) has announced nominations in the 2013 ADG Awards, to be presented at a ceremony in Sydney on May 3. 

Screen NSW congratulates all NSW nominees of the awards, which celebrate the outstanding work of Australian screen directors over the past year across 17 categories including film, television, multiplatform, music and advertising. 
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