Issue 095
May 2014
 Screen NSW eNewsletter May 2014
 screen nswBREAKING NEWS
06 May 14 | Troy Grant appointed NSW Minister for the Arts

In April 2014 the NSW Government appointed Mr Troy Grant as the Minister for Hospitality, Gaming and Racing and the Minister for the Arts.

Mr Grant is a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Dubbo for the National Party of Australia.
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05 May 14 | Screen NSW congratulates NSW ADG winners and nominees

The 2014 Australian Directors Guild (ADG) Awards were held in Sydney on Friday 2 May. Screen NSW congratulates all NSW nominees and winners.

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Image: Kim Mordaunt directing THE ROCKET
01 May 14 | Metro Screen launches Film Festivals Australia

There are only two cities in the world that are officially known as UNESCO Cities of Film and Sydney is one them, making it the perfect place for the launch of Film Festivals Australia, a new initiative pioneered by Metro Screen.

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Image: City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore
01 May 14 | Ausfilm announces Ausfilm week London and Los Angeles

Ausfilm has announced the annual international events Ausfilm Week London to be held 20th to 23rd October, and Ausfilm Week Los Angeles to be held 27th to 31st October, 2014.

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01 May 14 | The Gods of Wheat Street launched in Casino

The Gods Of Wheat Street was officially launched in April at a special preview screening of Episode 1: The Obligation at Elizabeth Park in Casino, NSW. 

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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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25 May 14 | Power Up Your Games Start Up event

Gaming is serious business. Whether you’re a bedroom developer or a AAA hired gun looking to start up on your own, launching your own games company can be tricky stuff. Join us at the Power Up Your Games Start Up event to hear tips from those who’ve succeeded about what it takes to build a sustainable business. Find out how they learnt to scale up and the fine art of collaboration, then network with your future collaborators at this must attend event.
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25 Apr 14 | Canopy screening across Australia

Transcending language and culture, feature film Canopy explores the collision of war, nature and its impact on humanity.

Canopy opened nationally in selected Dendy, Cinema Nova and Palace cinemas on the Anzac Day long weekend in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane.
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01 May 14 | Film & TV short courses @ AFTRS Open

Hot courses in May include: Finding Animation with Pixar script consultants and animators, Acting Workshop for Producers & Directors with Nadia Townsend, Running Your Own Creative Business - a must for all freelancers - and Introduction to Costume Design. Plus in June don’t miss Robin Hughes’ Documentary the Art of Interview and Advanced Lighting Skills. Hot TV courses include: Research Skills for TV, the practical Writing for Factual TV and Developing and Pitching your TV Idea.
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02 May 14 | Post Production courses at Metro Screen

Jobs in Post Production are a growth segment of the screen industry. Metro Screen offers a skills driven learning pathway to provide you with the core practical knowledge to embark on a career in Post Production. Their two courses, The Post Production Supervisor and Introduction to AVID Editing, will give you both an overview of Post Production and knowledge of the industry standard editing program, AVID. 
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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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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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31 May 14 | Environmental Film Festival call for entries

The 5th Annual Environmental Film Festival will be held September 4 – 14 in Melbourne and is calling for submissions from new or established filmmakers from around the world. The festival is keen to receive submissions that address local Australian environmental issues but welcomes films about environmental issues globally.

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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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31 May 14 | Australians In Film announce inaugural Entertainment Fellowship

Australians in Film, a Los Angeles based non­profit organisation that serves as the industry guild for Australian filmmakers and performers in the US, has announced that applications are now open for the inaugural Village Roadshow Entertainment Group (VREG)/Animal Logic Entertainment Fellowship. The program enables Australians to visit Los Angeles to learn aspects of feature film development, acquisitions, packaging and production.
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30 Jun 14 | Good Dog! international Film Festival call for entries

The Good Dog! international Film Festival is calling for short drama, documentary, animation, comedy, experimental, music videos and kids projects. Entries must be under 15 minutes and have a dog related story.

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30 Jul 14 | Lorne Film call for entries

Lorne Film 2014 is calling for feature length filmmakers across Australia and the world to submit films of a minimum one hour in length for consideration in the Lorne 2014 Program.

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15 Jul 14 | Austin Film Festival call for entries

Austin Film Festival (AFF) is currently accepting submissions for its 2014 Film Competition. Austin Film Festival celebrates films built on strong storytelling and recognises the importance of the creator at the core of filmmaking and screens the highest caliber narrative, documentary and animated films all of which demonstrate the power of a well-told story.
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01 May 14 | The Good Green Production Bible

The Good Green Production Bible is currently available for the screen and events industries.

The GreenShoot Pacific publication is a tool that breaks sustainable efforts down by cost, effort and impact and helps you reach your goals of a green and sustainable shoot for both small and large scale productions.
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