Issue 081
2 August 2013
 SCAR. Written and directed by Tiffany Parker
 Screen NSW eNewsletter
 screen nswBREAKING NEWS
1 Aug 13 | Screen NSW films selected for Toronto International Film Festival

Screen NSW congratulates all NSW films selected to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Screen NSW supported features selected are Jonathan Teplitzky's prisoner of war survivor drama The Railway Man, starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman; Matthew Saville's thriller Felony, starring Joel Edgerton; and John Curran's outback epic Tracks.
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1 Aug 13 | Tracks selected for Venice Film Festival

John Curran’s Screen NSW supported feature film Tracks has been selected to screen in competition at the 70th Venice Film Festival. This screening will mark the film's world premiere.

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06 Aug 13 | Are you Indigenous and want to work in film or TV?

Metro Screen can get you started!

To watch the trailer click HERE!

Free Info Session - everyone welcome
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01 Aug 13 | Film and TV courses at AFTRS Open

AFTRS Open presents lots of new courses in August including Writing For Factual TV and Based On Actual Events with two of Australia's most respected TV writers Kris Mrksa (Devil’s Dust, Underbelly) and Sue Smith (Mabo).

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02 Aug 13 | Little Big Shots International Film Festival for kids

Little Big Shots is Australia’s major annual and travelling children’s film festival.

With a range of programs on offer, Little Big Shots is Australia’s major annual and travelling children’s film festival. Inspiring, meaningful and fun-filled, it features the best in local and international children’s shorts, animation, documentaries and child-produced films.
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02 Aug 13 | Real Film Festival, Newcastle

An initiative of Screen Hunter Central Coast, the Real Film Festival (RFF) is a three-day festival that was created to foster & develop the art of story telling real events through film, comprising 12 industry development workshops, 3 short films competitions, seven feature film premiers and a collection of short, independent and documentary film screenings.
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05 Aug 13 | X Media Lab One-Day Masterclass with Jeff Gomez

How To Create Blockbuster Worlds with Transmedia Storytelling - On Any Budget - a one-day Masterclass with Jeff Gomez (Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean, Halo)

Transmedia storytelling is in global demand across the film, television, marketing, advertising, education and games industries. X Media Lab bring Jeff Gomez - the world's most successful transmedia producer back to Australia - to present his new Transmedia Storytelling one-day Masterclass.
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09 Aug 13 | Metro Screen Storyworld Seminar

An expert panel at Metro Screen's Storyworld Seminar on 9 August will walk you through how to develop, produce and gain investment for interactive multiplatform stories.

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10 Aug 13 | Short courses with Metro Screen

Be coached by the top Australian digital, TV and film practitioners by enrolling in a short course with Metro Screen.

Metro Screen's courses are accredited, practical and career focused.
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17 Aug 13 | Comedy writing masterclass with Tim Ferguson

This intensive two-day course shows you the secrets of writing comedy.

Tim Ferguson gives you processes and insights necessary for writers to expand their skills base into narrative comedy for television and film.
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21 Aug 13 | Navigating the Producer Offset - SPAA Business Class Series

Do you need help in navigating the Producer Offset application and assessment process? Then don’t miss this interactive and dynamic business class where SPAA and Screen Australia partner to help you maximise the benefits of the Producer Offset. Delivered in two sessions, this business class will also feature information on worldwide financing using the Offset and current trends in independent finance in the US.
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05 Sep 13 | Sydney Underground Film Festival 2013

Sydney Underground Film Festival  screens original, artistic, subversive, experimental, entertaining, political, wild, and just plain out there films. The festival welcomes all film submissions with no restrictions on genre, style, length, or year of production. The festival screens approximately 20 features and 100 shorts each year.

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04 Sep 13 | Sydney Latin American Film Festival

Travel to Latin America for the price of a cinema ticket at the 8th Sydney Latin American Film Festival.

The Sydney Latin American Film Festival will span 12 days from 4 - 15 September in Sydney, screening a high-calibre selection of new-release and award-winning features, documentaries and short films from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, the United States and Australia.
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16 Sep 13 | Natalie Miller Fellowship applications now open

Applications for the 2013 Natalie Miller Fellowship (NMF) grant of $10,000 are now open. The grant provides financial assistance to women working in the screen industries, to pursue professional development in their fields through attachments, internships, secondments, travel and other means. 

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05 Aug 13 | Metro Screen Central Coast OnScreen free workshops

Metro Screen in partnership with ABC Open are coming to the Central Coast to help you present your region on screen. 

Metro Screen are looking for local Central Coast residents to make short two-minute doco’s to be seen online, on the big screen and maybe even TV.
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16 Aug 13 | The Digital Pitch call for entries

Got an idea for a digital interactive documentary? Here’s your chance to get some expert advice.

Antenna Documentary Film Festival are launching a pitching session for digital interactive documentaries. The best submissions will be invited to pitch to a panel of industry representatives from The Guardian Australia, Screen Australia, SBS Online and The Powerhouse Museum, during the Antenna Documentary Film Festival in October 2013.
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19 Aug 13 | Creative Industries category - Premier of NSW Export Awards 2013

For the first time, the 2013 Premier’s NSW Export Awards will include a new Creative Industries category, providing a new opportunity to profile the NSW Creative Industries' important contribution to NSW’s export performance. 

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19 Aug 13 | My Story My Content short film competition

The My Story My Content short film competition is an opportunity for Australian students at all levels to tell a unique story about themselves, their creativity, and why that is worth protecting. It is an initiative of the Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation (IPAF) and Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM).
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25 Aug 13 | Now You See Me competition

Want a chance to win $5000 for your next project? Are you an aspiring filmmaker and want a chance to show Australia your creativity? Would $5000 transform your next project?

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30 Aug 13 | Media Awards nominations open - United Nations Association of Australia

Journalists and producers whose work addresses humanitarian and social justice issues are encouraged to submit nomiations for the United Nations Association of Australia Media Awards. The nomiated work must have been published/broadcast in the Australian public media between 2 September 2012 and 30 August 2013.

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31 Aug 13 | Break Media competition

Break Media are hosting a short film competition in conjunction with New Regency.

Eight finalists will be awarded $20,000 each to produce their short films with guidance from the film executives at New Regency and Break Media.
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1 Aug 13 | Win a registration to the Australian International Movie Convention 2013

Registrations for the 2013 Australian International Movie Convention (AIMC) are now open, with discounts applying to those who register prior to August 30th.

The AIMC has generously offered Screen NSW enews subscribers free registration for one person, valued at $1320.
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