Issue 093
1 April 2014
 The LEGO Movie
 Screen NSW eNewsletter April 2014
 screen nswBREAKING NEWS
01 Apr 14 | The LEGO Movie set to take Australia by storm

Produced in NSW over the past two years, the biggest animated picture opener of all time for Warner Bros, The LEGO® Movie, opens across Australia on Wednesday 3 April.

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18 Mar 14 | Screen NSW announces additional Production Finance round

Screen NSW will be holding an additional production finance round for adult TV drama projects, opening on Tuesday 18 March 2014, with applications closing at 10am on Friday 4 April 2014.

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Image: Behind the scenes of The Outlaw Michael Howe
17 Mar 14 | Industry Development Fund and Audience Development Fund now open for applications

The Screen NSW Industry Development Fund and Audience Development Fund now open for applications. Applications close Friday 2 May 2014.

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01 Apr 14 | NITV and Screen NSW information session

Last month Screen NSW co-hosted an information and networking session in Sydney with SBS and National Indigenous Television (NITV) for emerging and established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers. 

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Image: Behind the scenes of Aboriginal Heart
01 Apr 14 | Congratulations NSW Logie nominees 2014

Screen NSW congratulates 56th TV Week Logie Awards nominees Redfern Now and Top Of The Lake. 

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31 Mar 14 | World Of Women Film Festival NSW winners

Screen NSW congratulates the NSW winners of the 20th World Of Women Film Festival held in March 2014.

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01 Apr 14 | Metro Screen TV & film short courses

Take a series of accredited part-time short courses in the evenings and over weekends at Metro Screen to build up an in industry specialisation.

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01 Apr 14 | Film & TV short courses @ AFTRS Open

Hot courses between April and June include: Script Editing For TV and Writing For TV Online plus Peter James Anamorphic Lens Masterclass a must for cinematographers.

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04 Apr 14 | Friday on My Mind with Sophie Hyde

Sophie Hyde, the Filmmaker behind the exceptional and award winning 52 Tuesdays will speak at Friday on My Mind at AFTRS Sydney on Friday 4 April.

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07 Apr 14 | Writing for Serials - Home & Away and Neighbours

On the air since 1985, Home & Away and Neighbours are a staple of Australian television, having produced a staggering 12,000 episodes between them. They are a fertile breeding ground for television writers.

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24 May 14 | Finding Animation presented by Epiphany Artists

This May, Epiphany Artists present Finding Animation, a 3-day creative development event for everyone passionate about the art and craft of storytelling through animation.

With a unique and comprehensive program of lectures, animation workshops, exhibits and specialist talks with local practitioners, participants will discover the creative processes behind the most enduring and iconic animation masterpieces of all time and have a chance to develop their own work with the guidance of leading Pixar artists.
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04 Jun 14 | Sydney Film Festival 2014

The Sydney Film Festival will take place at the State Theatre and other venues across Sydney from 4-15 June 2014.

For full information visit the Sydney Film Festival website.
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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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06 Apr 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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07 Apr 14 | AWGIE Awards call for entries

Celebrating excellence in Australian performance writing, the AWGIE Awards are judged by esteemed peers, exclusively on the basis of the writer’s own vision, the script. At the heart of every great production is the script and in recognition of this, the AWGIE Awards praise the outstanding achievements of Australian stage and screen writers and promote their contribution to Australian art and culture.
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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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30 Apr 14 | SBS launches Comedy Runway - call for entries

The SBS Comedy Runway is here, a nationwide comedy initiative to find the next generation of comedic talent.

Screen NSW and SBS are offering funding to each successful NSW applicant to the tune of $20,000 to create a narrative comedy web pilot.
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01 May 14 | Colourfest Film Festival call for entries

Colourfest Film Festival is open for entries untill 1 May 2014. The festival accepts Australian films under 20 minutes, made in the last three years. Films must depict migrant and diaspora stories to be eligible. Selected films will have the chance to be screened on SBS as well as tour 30 venues across Australia.
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05 May 14 | MIFF 37 South Market calls for applications

Applications are now open for the Melbourne International Film Festival’s MIFF 37ºSouth Market, which runs 31 July - 03 August 2014.

Australia’s only film co-financing market to occur in the context of a major festival, MIFF 37ºSouth Market brings the global film financing marketplace to Melbourne in the opening weekend of the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF).
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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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11 May 14 | Screen My Shorts 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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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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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.

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Image: Redfern Now - series 1
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' films.

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18 Apr 14 | Paris Coproduction Village applications now open

The inaugural Paris Coproduction Village organised by Les Arcs European Film Festival will take place on June 12-13, 2014 during the third edition of the Champs-Elysées Film Festival.

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