Issue 091
3 March 2014
 Screen NSW eNewsletter March 2014
 screen nswBREAKING NEWS
03 Mar 14 | Screen NSW congratulates NSW Oscar winners 2014

Screen NSW congratulates NSW based actress Cate Blanchett, designer Catherine Martin and set decorator Beverley Dunn on their outstanding Oscar wins at the 86th Academy Awards.

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24 Feb 14 | Sydney secures production of major Hollywood movie

Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner has announced that NSW has secured production of the major international film Gods of Egypt, a large scale advernture-epic which will star Gerard Butler (300, Olympus Has Fallen) and Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech, Pirates of the Caribbean) and begins filming in Sydney late next month.

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11 Feb 14 | NSW film industry on show to the world with the release of The LEGO Movie

NSW’s talented film industry has played a major role in bringing the highly-anticipated 3D computer animated, The LEGO® Movie, to thousands of screens worldwide, Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner has announced.

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21 Feb 14 | Applications open for new Emerging Filmmakers Fund round

Applications are now open for a new round of the Screen NSW Emerging Filmmakers Fund (EFF). The Emerging Filmmakers Fund supports the career development of talented emerging filmmakers in NSW by funding the production and post-production of short films.

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Image: On set of Emerging Filmmaker film Florence Has Left The Building
13 Feb 14 | Toronto welcomes international shorts

The Toronto International Film Festival is starting a new programme for international shorts, Shorts Cuts International. The new spotlight, in five curated programmes, will kick off at TIFF in September 2014, and then will be continued as a series of monthly screenings year round at Bell Lightbox.

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10 Feb 14 | Lah Lah's Adventures

Lah-Lah's Adventures is a new pre-school series featuring Australian children’s band Lah-Lah and is an official Australian-Canadian co-production with the live action filmed in Sydney and the animated backgrounds made in Vancouver, Canada.

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02 Mar 14 | Character Mill calls for animators, storyboard artists and VFX artists

Producer James Neale at the Character Mill is calling for animators, storyboard artists and VFX artists interested in working on an open source animated feature film being put together by the Blender Foundation.

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30 May 14 | Indigenous Governance Awards call for applications

Do you know an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation or project that is really kicking goals? Reconciliation Australia and BHP Billiton are proud to launch the 2014 Indigenous Governance Awards. They want to recognise and celebrate the hard work Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, projects and initiatives put into changing their communities for the better.
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26 Feb 14 | #7DaysLater nominated for International Digital Emmy Award

#7DaysLater, Australia's first truly interactive comedy series, has been nominated for an International Digital Emmy Award for Best Digital Program: Fiction.

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01 Mar 14 | Film & TV short courses @ AFTRS OPEN

Many new courses have been scheduled by AFTRS Open between March and May this year. For producers there’s Legal Essential For Film and TV and the practical Producer Offset: Don’t be afraid of the QAPE. For scriptwriters there’s Intro To Screenwriting and Writing For TV: Online plus Pixar script consultants and artists present Finding Animation plus many more.
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04 Mar 14 | World of Women’s Cinema

World of Women (WOW) Film Festival is delighted to announce Rachel Griffiths as the Festival Patron for 2014 for the 20th anniversary celebrations.

From March 4 to March 14 WOW celebrates the achievements of women filmmakers with 10 days of Australian and International shorts and doco screenings, forums, In Conversations, director Q&As, awards and parties.
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Image: Rachel Griffiths
04 Mar 14 | DocWeek and AIDC 2014

DocWeek is Australia's international documentary event, celebrating documentary film and television. It's a week long documentary film festival including film screenings, master classes, artist conversations, the renowned Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC).

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Image: DocWeek and the Australian International Documentary Conference
15 Mar 14 | Young at Heart Film Festival

Tickets for the 9th Young at Heart Film Festival which runs from 15 -23 March are now on sale. Bringing international premieres and classic films to Sydney, Parramatta and Newcastle, the festival is dedicated entirely to seniors, their friends and relatives.

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11 Mar 14 | OzDox presents The Social Impact Filmmaker

The last few years have seen a rise in production of documentaries aiming to create change on particular social issues. New approaches to create social impact and ways to engage audiences are being developed alongside rapid shifts in funding and distribution.

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19 Mar 14 | The Big Picture Film Festival 2014

The Big Picture Film Festival is back in 2014 with a collection of exciting new documentary and dramatic films from around the world. The festival proudly showcases those who have taken a stand against inequality. It is about those who have, and are, making change in society.

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Image: Belle screening Opening Night of The Big Picture Film Festival
22 Mar 14 | ParraDocs at ICE

Are you keen to make your own doco? Join ParraDocs at Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) and prepare to learn the A to Z of documentary making. ParraDocs is a free 10-week workshop series, aimed at emerging Western Sydney filmmakers from all ages, backgrounds and interest. 

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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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28 Mar 14 | Have your say on the future of the screen industry

Matthew Deaner, Executive Director and Matthew Hancock, Strategy and Insights from Screen Producers Australia are heading to Sydney as part of a National Roadshow to sit down with Screen NSW Chief Executive Maureen Barron to talk about local issues affecting NSW and shed some light on Canberra's policy agenda.
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03 Mar 14 | Metro Screen Raw Nerve 2014 call for entries

Metro Screen, in collaboration with Screen Australia, is looking to commission three NSW filmmaking teams (producer, director, writer) to produce short films around a theme for broadcast on television.

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10 Mar 14 | Metro Screen seeks Marketing Manager

Metro Screen is currently seeking a Marketing Manager for a six month Maternity Leave Appointment. Metro Screen is the home for the emerging screen community in NSW where screen creativity, learning and diversity is embraced, encouraged and supported. 

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14 Mar 14 | Multicultural Advantage grants program open for entries

The Community Relations Commission (CRC) invites applications from not-for-profit organisations under the Multicultural Advantage Grants Program - Community Inclusion. Grants of up to $20,000 are available for meritorious projects that meet one of the CRC priority areas.

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Image: Community Relations Commission Multicultural Advantage grants program
14 Mar 14 | Mentorship for emerging female Screen Composers call for entries

Women In Film and Telelvision (WIFT) NSW MMW and APRA/ AMCOS are accepting applications for Screen Music Mentorship Round 2 which will focus on composing for television.

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30 Mar 14 | Inaugural NSW Creative Laureate & Emerging Creative Talent Awards

The NSW Government has announced the inaugural NSW Creative Laureate & NSW Emerging Creative Talent Awards. These awards are a NSW Government initiative to celebrate and reward outstanding achievements that help raise the global profile of NSW Creative Industries.

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04 Apr 14 | 2014 Heath Ledger scholarship applications now open

Australians in Film, a Los Angeles based non-profit organisation and industry guild for Australian filmmakers and performers in the US, has announced that applications are now open for the sixth annual Australians in Film Heath Ledger Scholarship.

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10 Apr 14 | Good Pitch2 Australia applications open for 2014 event

Filmmakers are invited to apply for Good Pitch2 Australia - the international forum for social impact documentaries, to be held for the first time in Sydney on October 8, 2014.

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09 May 14 | Antenna 2014 open for submissions

Antenna Documentary Festival is now open for submissions for the 2014 festival, which will take place for the forth year in Sydney this October. Antenna invites features and short documentaries from established and debut filmmakers to submit their films.

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15 May 14 | Lebanese Film Festival call for submissions

The Lebanese Film Festival is calling on local, national and international film makers to submit their films for the 2014 event. Films directed by someone of Lebanese descent; or reflect Lebanon, its people or its culture; or filmed in Lebanon, can be submitted.

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11 May 14 | Challenge to raise global awareness about the Homeless

Screen My Shorts, Australia, in partnership with Parramatta City Council, is launching a global short film challenge over 30 days to raise awareness about the Homeless.

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31 May 14 | Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014 call for entries

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014 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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Image: Aesthetica Short Film Festival
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