Issue 074
27 March 13
  
 The Rocket
 Screen NSW eNews
 screen nswBREAKING NEWS
WHAT'S ON & TRAIN UP
MEET THE DEADLINE
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
INDIGENOUS NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES
  BREAKING NEWS
27 Mar 13 | Minister for the Arts launches Sydney Film Festival free online publication

The Minister for the Arts has launched a free online publication to celebrate the 60th year of the Sydney Film Festival. This groundbreaking initiative is a world-first, designed as a digital-only publication with thousands of pages of content and images. 

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13 Mar 13 | Federal government announces additional incentive to location offset

The Federal Government has announced an additional incentive to the Location Offset as part of the National Cultural Policy to increase Australia’s competitiveness as a world-class filming destination, resulting in jobs for Australia’s creative talent and technicians.

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12 Mar 13 | Creative Industries Industry Action Plan for NSW open for comment

An industry-led Creative Industries Taskforce has developed a draft Creative Industries Industry Action Plan for NSW.

NSW is Australia's creative industries hub, with approximately 148,000 residents directly employed by the sector, accounting for about five per cent of the State's employment, and generating $1.5 billion in exports.
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18 Mar 13 | Industry and Audience Development Funds open for applications

The Screen NSW Industry Development and Audience Development funding rounds are now open.

Visit the Screen NSW website for full details. Deadline for applications is: 5PM, Friday 3 MAY 2013.
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13 Mar 13 | Adam Zwar to host the 2013 ADG Awards

Multi-talented actor, writer, director and producer Adam Zwar will host the 2013 Australian Directors’ Guild (ADG) Awards to be held in Sydney on 3 May 2013.

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13 Mar 13 | Screen NSW Executive Assistant role open for applications

The role of Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer Screen NSW has been advertised and is open for applications. 

For more information and to read the job description and apply, please click HERE.
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11 Mar 13 | Rate the Screen NSW eNews!

Your opinion matters! As a valued Screen NSW eNews subscriber, we are interested in your views on our monthly eNews.

Please take a few minutes to complete a quick survey to help us improve the publication for our subscribers.
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13 Mar 13 | Newspoll research shows six in ten Australians want new Australian content requirements

A Newspoll survey conducted for the Australian Writers’ Guild in March 2013 shows that a clear majority of 6 in 10 Australians support additional Australian comedy and drama requirements for the new digital free-to-air channels, and 6 in 10 Australians would find a reduction in the levels of local children’s live action content unacceptable.
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13 Mar 13 | Metro Screen Learning and Development Coordinator role available

Metro Screen is looking for the right person to join their Learning and Development team as Learning and Development Coordinator, Short Courses.

Located in Paddington Town Hall, Sydney, Metro Screen is a one-stop-shop industry development hub catering to screen practitioners in NSW. As a registered training organisation Metro Screen offers accredited training, professional development workshops, industry seminars, and skills development in digital content, television and film.
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  WHAT'S ON & TRAIN UP
14 Mar 13 | Part-time accredited courses at Metro Screen

Start your career, up skill and take that next step with a part time accredited digital, TV or film course with Metro Screen.

Metro Screen currently has a slate of courses to choose from.
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27 Mar 13 | Underground: The Story of Julian Assange

Written and directed by Robert Connolly, and based on a novel by Suelette Dreyfus, Underground: The Julian Assange Story is an origin story about the formative years of the WikiLeaks founder. Before he was famous, before WikiLeaks, before the world wide web, Julian Assange was a teenage computer hacker in Melbourne – this is his story.
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29 Mar 13 | Learn cutting edge film & TV skills @ AFTRS OPEN

Coming up after Easter don’t miss the AFTRS OPEN course ‘Your Multiplatform & Transmedia Strategy’ with expert on all things transmedia, Jennifer Wilson (The Project Factory), plus a Music Licensing Workshop.

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04 Apr 13 | The African Film Festival

The second African Film Festival Australia returns to Sydney screens with a rollercoaster opening night film and party to celebrate.

The African Film Festival will screen across Sydney and regional NSW from April 4th to May 12th.
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10 Apr 13 | Participate Film Academy feature film premiere

Participate Film Academy proudly presents new Australian feature film Torn Devotion, a 90 minute drama written, directed and produced by young professionals starting out in the Australian film industry.

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18 May 13 | Silent Films @ Mittagong Playhouse

On Saturdays May 18 and June 15, Australia’s Silent Film Festival is proud to present two sessions of restored silent films at the Mittagong Playhouse.

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22 Jun 13 | The Script Sessions @ Metro Screen

The Script Sessions is a program of intensive one-day script workshops with professional screen writing editor and analyst, Karel Segers slicing and dicing screenplays to bring out the best in each story.

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  MEET THE DEADLINE
01 Jul 13 | My Story My Content short film competition

The My Story My Content short film competition is an opportunity for Australian students at all levels to tell a unique story about themselves, their creativity, and why that is worth protecting. It is an initiative of the Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation (IPAF) and Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM).
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21 Jun 13 | Good Dog International Film Festival call for entries

The Good Dog! International Film Festival located in Balmain New South Wales has announced its competition categories for 2013. Each entry must include a dog.

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28 Jun 13 | ABC TV Factual calls for proposals for family season

ABC TV Factual is calling for one-off documentary ideas to form a season on the Family, and the Future of Family in Australia for ABC1.

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28 Jun 13 | Strategic Partners call for producer applications/ industry registrations

Strategic Partners 2013 is now open for producer applications/ industry registrations.

Strategic Partners is one of the world’s pre-eminent international co-production markets. Focusing on feature film, television and multiplatform fiction, Strategic Partners includes projects looking for financing as well as those still at an early stage and looking for the right partner. 200 key industry players from across Canada and globally are selected to attend.
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31 May 13 | Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013 call for entries

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013 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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26 Apr 13 | Sydney Underground Film Festival call for entries

SUFF is calling for entries and wants original, artistic, subversive, experimental, entertaining, political, wild, and just plain out there films. The festival welcomes all film submissions with no restrictions on genre, style, length, or year of production. The festival screens approximately 20 features and 100 shorts each year.

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12 Apr 13 | ABC2 Opening Shot open for ideas

In a prime time, half hour documentary series on ABC2, Opening Shot gives up to six young directors, aged 35 years and under, the chance to reveal something surprising about life in Australia today, and to ‘fire an opening shot’ into the national conversation.

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31 Mar 13 | CAM International Festival Of Short Films

The CAM International Festival Of Short Films is calling for entries. The festival will take place in Cairo, Egypt from the 5th till the 10th of October 2013.

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31 Mar 13 | ABC new mini documentary competition call for entries

To celebrate the screening of ABC’s new initiative ‘Opening Shots’ where 5 emerging filmmakers under the age of 35 were given the opportunity to make a 30min documentary, the ABC is proud to announce the launch of their Mini-Shot competition.

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  AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
25 Mar 13 | The Sapphires opens across USA

The Sapphires, the most successful Australian film at the box office in 2013, has posted a strong box office opening weekend in the US.

The Sapphires is being distributed by The Weinstein Company in the US and has opened on four screens – two in Los Angeles and two in New York – with The Weinstein Company planning to platform to other cities over the coming weeks.
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Image: The Sapphires: New York premiere after party
14 Mar 13 | The Rocket selected for the World Narrative Competition Section of Tribeca

The Rocket has been selected as one of the 12 films in the World Narrative Competition Section of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival in New York which runs from April17-28, 2013.

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  INDIGENOUS NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES
05 Mar 13 | Reaching for the stars

If you're a young Aboriginal person who lives in Sydney and always dreamed of becoming a star, you have the chance to gain new skills and explore career opportunities in theatre, film and television through City of Sydney's innovative program, Lights Camera Action (LCA).

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07 Jul 13 | NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

For more information visit the NAIDOC website.
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