Issue 112
Jun 2015
 Ruben Guthrie - One of hundreds of must see films at Sydney Film Festival
 Your guide to all things screen in June
 screen nswBREAKING NEWS
12 Jun 15 | Screen Talk: Adaptations

A joint event from Sydney Film Festival and Screen NSW

Screen NSW and Sydney Film Festival will host an industry-only talk about adaptations as part of the Festival.  Screen Talk: Adaptations:  Friday 12 June – 2.30pm in Festival Hub (Lower Town Hall).
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03 June 15 | Emerging Filmmakers Fund Opens - $90,000 available for short from projects

Applications are now open for the 2015 round of the Emerging Filmmakers Fund (EFF): the preeminent fund for short film production in NSW.

Metro Screen and Screen NSW are looking for compelling stories from the best emerging filmmakers in NSW.
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The reality for women working in Australian film and television, revealed in the WOMEN IN FILM issue of the AFTRS publication, LUMINA, explains why gender equality still matters.

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04 Jun 15 | Classic gay love story sells seats, diversity and tissues.

Holding the Man is a powerful and provocative Australian drama that will pull your heart strings with its authenticity and its universal story of love. Revealingly it’s become one of the Sydney Film Festival's most hotly anticipated world premieres, selling out the closing night event.

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03 Jun 15 | Can you believe it Sydney? Broken Hill to steal the show

The rising status of regional NSW as a film-making destination will be on display at the Sydney Film Festival this week with the world premiere of Last Cab to Darwin and the Australian premiere of Strangerland.

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03 Jun 15 | Staff Picks: The one film not to miss at the Sydney Film Festival.

This week Screen NSW staff were given the challenging task of picking only one out of hundreds of amazing films screening at the Sydney Film Festival that they wouldn’t miss for a barrel of popcorn.

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03 Jun 15 | Two Emerging Producers Gain Placements With Screen NSW and Metro Screen

Two of NSW’s most exciting emerging producers will take the next major step in their cinema careers with each being successful in their application for the Screen NSW supported Emerging Producer Placement (EPP), administered by Metro Screen.

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03 Jun 15 | New anti-piracy campaign

Watch ‘Play Your Part

The backdrop of the new anti-piracy campaign from the IP Awareness Foundation was provided by passionate anti-piracy advocate, producer/director Anupam Sharma, who offered his cast and crew to the campaign during filming for his feature film unINDIAN.
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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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14 Jun 15 | Meet the Dendy Awards Finalists

Meet the Dendy Awards Finalists

Join Metro Screen at the Sydney Film Festival as they present a panel discussion and Q&A, hosted by CJ Johnson, featuring the diverse group of 2015 Dendy Award finalists, who will share their short filmmaking adventures and discuss current trends at the vanguard of Australia’s short film industry, the Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films.
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04 Jun 15 | Film & TV Short Courses @ AFTRS Open

June & July highlights include: Documentary The Art of the Interview with Robin Hughes, Intro to Directing TVCs and the hugely inspiring Girls on Film: Creating Unforgettable Female Characters with Jessica Redenbach - described as ‘life changing’ by a recent student.

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10 Jun 15 | The future of film festivals in the digital age

In an era of home cinema and download piracy, Sydneysiders are bucking trends and switching off the remote to experience the wealth of film festivals on offer. With over 100 festivals on the calendar, can it last?

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05 Jun 15 | The Daughter: A Masterclass in Tragic Catharsis with Director Simon Stone

Screen NSW supported feature film and directorial debut of acclaimed theatre-maker Simon Stone, The Daughter, is in official competition at the Sydney Film Festival this week and is will have its world premiere on Thursday, June 4 at the State Theatre.
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19 Jun 15 | South East Arts - Screen locations workshops & strategy launch

SEA Screen Locations Workshop
 & Screen Industry Development Strategy Launch 19-20 June 2015
Wildbrumby Distillery
 Corner of Wollondibby Rd and the Alpine Way
 Jindabyne (Crackenback).
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