Screenworks office will be closed from 4pm this Thursday 18 Dec 2014 and will re-open on Monday 12 Jan 2015. We thank all our members and friends for their ongoing support of Screenworks throughout 2014 and we look forward to the opportunities that will come forward in 2015.
Wishing you a safe, happy and relaxing holiday season. See you in the new year.
All the best Ken and Lisa
THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING
It was great to see many familiar faces as well as a few new ones at Screenworks' End of Year event, From East of Everything to Marco Polo at Bangalow Heritage House last Wednesday. And nice to see the beautiful Marco Polo themed outfits a number of guests donned for the occasion.
Christian Petersen's Set Decorating presentation was very interesting, especially the detail and research that went into the set decorating on the Netflix production Marco Polo. A big thank you goes out to Christian for preparing and sharing the presentation with us.
2015: WHAT TO EXPECT Screenworks is lining up more unique professional development and networking opportunities for you in 2015. Look out for our session on Screen Composing, a Producing Seminar and an opportunity to Meet the Broadcasters as well as so much more... READ MORE
WE NEED YOUR HELP You can help shape the long-term direction of Screenworks simply by completing our survey, and there's prizes to be won! Through the survey we expect to identify how we can best continue to support the local screen industry, and we want to make sure we are headed in the right direction when it comes to the benefits of your membership. GO TO SURVEY
WINNERS ANNOUNCED Congratulations to the successful applicants for the Inside the Writers Room program, who were announced at our end of year event - Jonathan Gilbert, Triny Roe and Brett Stephens.
EXPOSED: BRETT STEPHENS Brett Stephens is one of the winners of Screenworks Inside the Writers Room and will be heading to Sydney early next year to join the writers at Playmaker Media as they develop their stories for the next series of House Husbands and Love Child.
We spoke to Brett about his work and his aspirations.... READ MORE
GET GRUBBY: HOW TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE TV To start, accommodate your cast and crew in caravans, cabins and tents onsite; add sun to produce power, then throw in locally sourced recycled and reclaimed materials for sets and props. Finish with an environmental message for the kids and a familiar looking gnome.
Get Grubby TV premiered last Friday 5 Dec in ABC4Kids with a half-hour live action program based on the Emmy award winning dirtgirlworld..... READ MORE
LOOKING FOR STEENBECK Local filmmaker, John Weiley is wanting to edit 16mm rushes from his student production days and is looking for a Steenbeck. If you know where we can track down a Steenbeck in the Northern Rivers region, please contact Screenworks via email - email@example.com
SUMMER SCHOOL AFTRS OPEN Learn the basics to kick-start a film career in AFTRS Open’s Summer School five-day introductory courses. In Short Film Screenwriting and Filmmaking Intensive you’ll be taught by industry professionals and have access to the latest equipment in AFTRS state-of-the-art studios in Sydney (Jan - Feb 2015)... READ MORE
WHERE YOU'LL FIND ME ABC Open will be running a two-part video workshop in the Clarence Valley in Dec/Jan. Using a smart phone, tablet or digital camera in video mode, participants will create video stories about the places they love.... MORE INFO
ABC OPENING SHOT Screen Australia and ABC2 are pleased to announce that the fourth series of this groundbreaking documentary initiative for young filmmakers is open for submissions.
Opening Shot 4 is a $400,000 initiative that aims to support talented documentary makers aged 35 and under and provide an opportunity for their stories to reach a wide audience on ABC2... READ MORE
APPLICATIONS CLOSE 16 FEB 2015
METRO SCREEN RAW NERVE Metro Screen in collaboration with Screen Australia are calling for entries for three NSW filmmaking teams (producer, director, writer) to produce short films for broadcast on ABC2 television, as part of the national Raw Nerve production initiative.
Applicants are required to submit a three-minute video pitch outlining a project that incorporates the theme One Night.... READ MORE
APPLICATIONS CLOSE 27 JAN 2015
FESTIVALS & COMPETITIONS
FLICKERFEST & BYRON ALL SHORTS
One of the must see events in the Byron region in Summer is Flickerfest and Byron All Shorts, held on the January long weekend.
Australia's premier international short film festival will be touring the Northern Rivers from 24-26 Jan 2015 at the Bangalow A&I Hall. This year the festival celebrates 24 years of screening some of the best short films from Australia and around the world.... MORE INFO
As a regional based cultural organisation, Screenworks acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander custodians of the land in the Northern Rivers region of NSW and pay our respect to the Elders both past and present.
Screenworks is supported and funded by Screen Australia, Screen NSW and its valued members and sponsors.