Issue 088
6 December 2013
 Screen NSW eNewsletter
 screen nswBREAKING NEWS
06 Dec 13 | Screen NSW wishes you a happy festive season

As this is our last eNews for 2013, the Screen NSW Board and staff wish you and your families a safe and happy festive season and New Year.

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6 Dec 13 | NSW Government welcomes Angelina Jolie's UNBROKEN to NSW

Director Angelina Jolie and her cast and crew arrived in Sydney in November to begin filming the international feature film Unbroken. Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner announced that the production will inject millions of dollars into the NSW economy and creating more than 300 full-time equivalent jobs for NSW-based crew alone, and more for cast and extras. Unbroken is backed by major Hollywood studio Universal Pictures.
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06 Dec 13 | Screen NSW announces Production Finance Fund rounds for 2014

Screen NSW has announced its production finance fund round dates for 2014. Five rounds will be held, including a supplementary round open to feature film and children’s animation projects with a completion guarantee, closing on 29th January 2014 for consideration by the Screen NSW board on 3rd April 2014.
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06 Dec 13 | Screen NSW announces two Aurora Script Development projects

Aurora, Screen NSW’s intensive script development program, has selected two projects for 2013-14.

This year’s Aurora format differs from previous years. In place of the week-long workshop, the two projects have been selected for intensive one-on-one development support from a world-class mentor, in a process specifically tailored to the projects’ needs.
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6 Dec 13 | Screen NSW Annual Report now available

The Screen NSW Annual Report 2012-13 is now availble on our website.

View it on the Annual Report publications webpage.

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05 Dec 13 | I Want In: NSW Government puts creative careers in focus

The NSW Government has engaged rising production duo What So Not (a side project of multi ARIA Award-winning artist Flume and Emoh Instead) and a range of high-profile industry partners to promote the benefits of a creative career to young people.

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6 Dec 13 | Answering the call of the Creative Industries

Small businesses in the creative industries in Sydney can now access specialised advice that will help them turn their creative passions into sustainable careers, through the appointment of a specialist Small Biz Connect advisor, Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner and Minister for Small Business Katrina Hodgkinson have announced.

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06 Dec 13 | Screen and Media Industry Indigenous Employment Program

The Screen and Media Industry Indigenous Employment Program (IEP) creates opportunities for Indigenous Australians in sectors including newspapers, new media, film and televsion.

Employers may be eligible for funding up to $11,400 per person and up to $7500 for training. The roles can be full-time, part-time or project based and can be within any department including production, admin, creative, technical, finance, events, sales and marketing.
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6 Dec 13 | DocWeek expands its search for documentary talent in Asia Pacific

DocWeek has widened the search to unearth the hottest up and coming documentary talent in the Asia Pacific region, transforming the successful F4 Award for Australian Documentary Talent into the ‘Asia Pacific New Documentary Program’. A selection of films from emerging filmmakers across the Asia Pacific region will be showcased during DocWeek in Adelaide, 4-9 March 2014. 
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06 Dec 13 | Firelight launches free ebook

"Hands On – All Media Producing" is a follow up to AACTA and Emmy® award winning filmmaker Marcus Gillezeau’s 2004 book ‘Hands On – A practical guide to production and technology in film, TV and new Media’. "Hands On – All Media Producing" is a compendium of tips, advice and experiences for producers and filmmakers.
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6 Dec 13 | Employing children in the entertainment, exhibition, modelling and still photography industries

Does your business employ children as actors, performers and models in NSW?

The Office of the Children's Guardian regulates the employment of children under 15 years of age in the entertainment and exhibition and still photography industries, and children under 16 years of age in the modelling industry. 
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15 Dec 13 | ABC seeks 2 Indigenous Human Resources Administrative Assistants

Are you looking to start your career in HR? The Australian Broadcasting Corportation (ABC) have two new and exciting entry level opportunities for Indigenous HR Admin Assistants.

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26 Jan 14 | Yabun Festival 2014

Koori Radio 93.7FM proudly invites Sydney and Australia to celebrate the survival of Aboriginal people cultures at the Yabun Festival in Victoria Park, Sydney on 26 January 2014.

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04 Dec 13 | Screen NSW congratulates AACTA Award nominees

Screen NSW congratulates all NSW nominees of the third Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards to be held in Sydney in January 2014.

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25 Nov 13 | The Rocket wins Leeds Audience Award

Screen NSW congratulates the team behind The Rocket which has won the Audience Award at the Leeds International Film Festival, beating Gravity to the top prize.

The Screen NSW supported feature was directed by Kim Mordaunt and is Australia’s submission for the Foreign Language Oscar. 
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06 Dec 13 | Accelerate your career @ AFTRS Open Summer School

Book early and save on AFTRS Open's intensive five-day Summer School courses in January and if you book two or more courses before 9 December you will get an additional multi-course discount.

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07 Dec 13 | Film Industry Tribute for Dennis O’Rourke

The Australian film industry has united to host a tribute to the late Dennis O’Rourke, at the Chauvel Cinema, Paddington on December 7th.

One of Australia most distinguished international documentary filmmakers, O’Rourke died on June 15th this year. His highly personal, innovative and iconographic films have become cinema classics, acclaimed and studied throughout the world.
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08 Dec 13 | Tropfest

Tropfest will take place on December 8 in the Brazilian Fields of Sydney’s Centennial Park, with nine of the sixteen finalists from NSW.

Tropfest is free to attend.
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16 Dec 13 | Screen Australia public forum and Enterprise Roadshow

Screen Australia is holding a public forum to meet with the new Chief Executive Graeme Mason to discuss the future of the screen production industry, including the sharpe of the Enterprise Program.

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10 Jan 14 | Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2014

Celebrating its 23rd year, Flickerfest, Australia's only Academy® Award accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival will screen for 10 days under the stars at Bondi Beach in January 2014 followed by a 50 venue national tour.

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27 Mar 14 | Legalwise Film and Television Law seminar

Legalwise Seminars is an industry leader in continuing legal education and continuing professional development and will be holding a seminar on Film and Television Law for all those working in the film and TV industry on Thursday 27 March in Sydney.

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06 Dec 13 | DocWeek crowdfunding call for entries

Crowdfunding is becoming a popular way for filmmakers to raise funds for their projects.

If you are planning a crowdfunding campaign, DocWeek wants to hear from you. DocWeek is offering a chance to have your campaign fully supported and featured during their event - they want you to reach your funding target.
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06 Dec 13 | ADG Awards 2014 earlybird entries open

The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) has announced that Earlybird Entries are officially open.

The Awards will be held on Friday May 2, 2014. Earlybird deadline for entry in the Awards is December 6th; regular entry deadline is February 16, 2013.  Earlybird entries receive a $15 discount.
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06 Dec 13 | Parramatta City Council Community Grants open for applications

Applications are currently open for Parramatta City Council’s annual Community Grants.

Artists, creatives and arts/cultural organisations are invited to apply for the following two arts grants categories:

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15 Dec 13 | 15,000 new jobs get trained up for digital boom

15,000 new jobs have been estimated for the media sector by 2015 in the Digital Boom Report.

Applications are closing soon for the Diploma of Screen and Media Production at Metro Screen, the leading digital, film and TV development hub in NSW.
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15 Dec 13 | Human Rights Arts & Film Festival call for short films

Exhibiting a two-week program of film, art and forums each year in Melbourne, the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) is on the hunt for high-quality films that creatively engage with the topic of human rights.

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20 Dec 13 | NSW Arts and Cultural Policy open for contribution

The Minister for the Arts, George Souris, has announced the release of the Discussion Paper: Framing the future – developing an arts and cultural policy for NSW, as a key step in the process to develop the State’s first Arts and Cultural Policy. 

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20 Dec 13 | ABC calls for Fresh Blood

The ABC and Screen Australia are inviting submissions for new digital initiative, Fresh Blood. An opportunity to provide funds for the next generation of comedy talent, ABC is looking for the best short form content creators in Australia.

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22 Jan 14 | International Screen Academy call for applications

International Screen Academy (ISA) unites leaders in screen education with domestic and international students to create graduates who have the tools to successfully compete in the fast changing screen industry.

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31 Jan 14 | National Film Festival for Talented Youth call for international entries

The largest youth film festival in the world, NFFTY (National Film Festival for Talented Youth), is accepting entries for its next annual festival which takes place April 24 – 27, 2014 in Seattle, USA. Now in its eighth year, NFFTY is known for bringing together the world’s best young directors, future change makers and the next leaders of the entertainment industry for four days of films, networking events, panels and parties.
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27 Feb 14 | Sydney Film Festival open for submissions

Entries are now open for the 61st annual Sydney Film Festival, which runs from Wednesday 4 June until Sunday 15 June, 2014.

2014 will mark the 44th year of the Festival presenting its Australian short film competition, making it the oldest short film competition in Australia. Since 1970, the competition has served as launch pad for emerging Australian film talent, spring-boarding countless directors, producers and actors down a path to international success.
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06 Dec 13 | Backyard Ashes screens across NSW

Catch new comedy Backyard Ashes around NSW this December and January.

Starring Andrew S Gilbert, Felix Williamson, Rebecca Massey, John Wood and Damian Callinan, Backyard Ashes tells the tale of Dougie Waters who loves nothing more than a weekend barbie and cricket match with his mates. His paradise on earth is destroyed when his best mate and neighbour is forced to leave town and a pompous Englishman, Edward Lords, moves in.
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