Issue 107
Screen NSW eNewlsletter 2015
 Maximum Choppage
 Screen NSW eNewsletter March 2015
 screen nswBREAKING NEWS
18 Feb 15 | Production Finance Program Rounds For 2015

Production Finance Program



Screen NSW has finalised its production finance funding rounds for 2015. 
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24 Feb 15 | Kung Fu Comedy Series Maximum Choppage Premieres

Maximum Choppage, starring popular ABC talent Lawrence Leung, is a six part series set in Cabramatta airing on ABC2.

The series is directed by Craig Melville and written by Leung, Duncan Sarkies and Josh Mapleston. The series is produced by Linda Micsko, Julie Eckersley, Sophie Miller with executive producers Tony Ayres and Debbie Lee.
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01 Mar 15 | Stories Valued

In March, Screen NSW, Screen Australia and the IP Awareness Foundation are holding a free industry event to consider issues and opportunities in screen content distribution with local industry leaders and international distribution speaker Peter Buckingham.

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02 Mar 15 | Children’s Employment In Entertainment Under Review

The NSW Government is reviewing the Regulations that cover the employment of children in the entertainment, exhibition, still photography and modelling industries.

The Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG), is seeking industry feedback about the current Regulations and Code of Practice before new legislation is introduced on 1 September 2015.
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01 Mar 15 | Arts NSW 2015 Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund (ARAF) now open

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14 Mar 15 | Young At Heart Film Festival

25 Feb 15 | Young At Heart Film Festival

Young at Heart is the only film festival specifically created for and in consultation with seniors, Australia’s fastest growing demographic and the fastest growing segment of the film-going population.
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06 Mar 15 | Byron Bay International Film Festival

The 9th Byron Bay International Film Festival will take place in Byron Bay from 6 to 15 March 2015.

For more information visit the Bryon Bay International Film Festival website.
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19 Feb 15 | AFTRS Open Film @ TV Short Courses

Short course registration is now open at AFTRS. Highlights include exciting: REFRAME: Multiplatform Storyworld Writers’ Workshop - a must for all screenwriters, Acting Workshop for Producers & Directors, Ellery Ryan’s Modern Cinematography, plus John Collee: Writing for Hollywood.

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15 Mar 15 | Metro Screen's March And April Short Courses

Metro Screen's March and April short courses are especially for Lighting, Colour Grading, Screenwriting, Location Sound and Youth holiday workshops.

These courses offer students the skills and experience needed to walk into employment and create better storytelling on screen.
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13 Mar 15 | X Media Lab Pathbreakers Masterclasses

The X Media Lab Pathbreakers Masterclasses in March will be led by recognised world authorities in the creative and cultural digital media industries who make the secrets behind the success of world's best practices accessible and affordable. 

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24 Apr 15 | Antenna Documentary Festival call for entries

Antenna Documentary Film Festival is excited to open submissions for the 2015 festival, which will take place for the fourth year in Sydney, this coming October.

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24 Apr 15 | Entries Open For BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015

The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2015 is now open for entries, presenting a fantastic opportunity for Australian filmmakers to showcase their talent to a wider international audience, including industry, filmmakers and thousands of film fans.

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24 Apr 15 | Beszant Award - Call Out

This year Motion Pictures will launch the inaugural Beszant Award, which invites young and emerging Western Sydney artists and filmmakers (16-25 years old) to submit short video works under 10 minutes for inclusion in the inaugural Motion Pictures festival program.  

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27 Mar 15 | Metro Screen Announces #ScreenAbility Funding

Metro Screen has announced it will award four writer/director/producer teams funding to produce 2-3 minute films on the topic of disability for it's project #Screenability.

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22 Feb 15 | Good Dog! International Film Festival Open For Entries

The 5th Annual Good Dog! International Film Festival is now accepting film, story, screenplay and teleplay submissions through its website and

The prize pool is $16,000 comprising $1000 per category including a children's category. Each submission must include or be about a dog making. It is one of the most unique film festivals in the World.
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