Issue 111
Celebrating National Reconciliation Week
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 Screen NSW is celebrating National Reconciliation Week between 27 May and 3 June. It's time to change it up! Be a part of the reconciliation journey #NRW2015
 screen nswBREAKING NEWS
09 Jun 15 | Indigenous filmmakers will break records at Sydney Film Festival.

The Sydney Film Festival in partnership with Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department is bringing back Screen: Black to audiences for a third year, with the strongest representation of 40 Indigenous filmmakers set to showcase Indigenous filmmakers' creative talent. 

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27 May 15 | Australia get Ready for This

Filming is underway for Ready For This, an exciting new Indigenous production supported by Screen NSW.

Head of Drama/Producer at Blackfella films, Miranda Dear said, “Filming on Ready For This started on March 2 and we have just a few weeks of the 12 week shoot to go.  We’ve been filming all over Sydney but particularly around Glebe and Redfern and the Inner West”.  
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27 May 15 | Cleverman begins filming in Sydney

Filming has begun in Sydney for Screen NSW supported drama series, Cleverman.

The series,conceived by Ryan Griffen, was commissioned by ABC Indigenous Department and has attracted an impressive crew and cast including prodigious Indigenous talents Deborah Mailman (The Sapphires), Hunter Page-Lochard (The Sapphires), Rob Collins (The Lion King) and veteran Indigenous actor Jack Charles (Gods of Wheat Street.) 
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27 May 15 | Metro Screen Indigenous funding announcement

Through Metro Screen's​ Breaks​ funding and development writer and director, Murray Clapham has been funded to make his short film Fool's Fortune with producer Katie Bradley.

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27 May 15 | First Contact takes Logie and tackles prejudice

At the 57th Annual TV Week Logie Awards, held in April, First Contact beat a strong field to win Most Outstanding Factual Program.

Darren Dale, Managing Director at Blackfella Films, was delighted with the win “First Contact was thrilled rewarding project and Blackfella Films are absolutely thrilled to have won the Logie for Most Outstanding Factual Program,” he said.
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27 May 15 | Miranda Tapsell challenges the television industry to increase diversity

Acclaimed Indigenous actor, Miranda Tapsell, urged the television industry to increase diversity during her acceptance speech at the The 57th Annual TV Week Logie Awards held on Sunday 03 May.

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27 May 15 | What is National Reconciliation Week?

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June. The dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey—the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision.

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27 May 15 | Reconciliation Week: Films to change it up

Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort. And one enjoyable way to understand each other is through film.

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27 May 15 | Screenworks continues to unearth Indigenous talent

Screenworks continues to run numerous events, programs and special screenings to support regional Indigenous filmmakers and to celebrate Indigenous filmmaking. 

In 2014 Screenworks implemented Project Break Through, a career enhancing program for regional early career Indigenous filmmakers, four participants were selected and have been placed with mentors.
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27 May 15 | Aboriginal public artwork accounced for Dubbo

Traditional Wiradjuri headbands and skirts will inspire an impressive public artwork to be permanently displayed in the $91.3 million Dubbo Hospital Redevelopment.

Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist, Jonathon Jones, has been commissioned to undertake the work and will collaborate with local Wiradjuri Elder, Di NcNoboe, to ensure a truly authentic piece.
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