Dear <<First Name>>
Welcome to Screenworks' April eNews, where you'll find a line up of exciting screen events and opportunities coming up in the Northern Rivers region over the next few weeks. We are looking forward to a premiere screening of the award winning 52 Tuesdays with a visit from its filmmaker, a one-day forum with some of Australia's most exciting producers and some great festival viewing to be had at the French Film Festival in Byron, Flickerfest in Grafton and The Gods of Wheat Street on the telly. We look forward to seeing you all at these exciting events.
All the best
Lisa and Ken
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FILM AND Q & A
6.30pm, Tue May 6
Starcourt Theatre, Lismore
What began as an experiment in filmmaking is now the multi-award winning film, 52 Tuesdays, with a Sundance and a Crystal Bear award. This critically acclaimed new Australian film explores issues around youthful exploration and encroaching maturity, gender transition, the passing of time and authentic change...more
The film's co-producer, director and editor, Bryan Mason, will be in attendance at the event to answer questions from the audience and to talk about the making of the film.
SAVE THE DATE:
Tickets available online for this once only screening event.
SCREEN CONNECTIONS AND DIRECTIONS
Our upcoming one-day forum
Fri May 30
Byron Regional Sport and Cultural Centre
Screenworks has created an exclusive opportunity for Northern Rivers screen content creators to connect with some of Australia's most exciting producers. Three high profile screen industry guest speakers will present case studies on the skills and requirements needed to take projects through early development to a stage where they are funding and pitch ready...more
The guest speakers for this event will be announced shortly. Put this date in your diary, as it will be an event not to be missed!
SCREENWORKS DEVELOPMENT CLINIC
Wed May 14
Screenworks Office, Bangalow
Due to popular demand, Screenworks has scheduled another Development Clinic with Charlie de Salis. If you have a concept or production that you want to progress, Charlie will provide you with professional and practical industry advice. Consultations are for 1 hour, on a one-on-one basis and are strictly confidential...more
Limited spaces available - to book contact Screenworks firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 02 6687 1599. Cost: $90 non-members / $70 Screenworks members.
A FAREWELL AND A WELCOME
Screenworks farewelled out-going General Manager, Jill Moonie, and welcomed its new General Manager, Ken Crouch, with a party on the back deck of the Screenworks office. A wonderful crowd turned out to say goodbye and hello. Check out some of pictures on our website, with thanks to Chris Liddell for taking the photos...more
THE GODS OF WHEAT STREET
With such a great line up of local talent, including the brilliant story telling of Jon Bell and the production expertise of Screenworks' Chairperson, Lois Randall, The Gods of Wheat Street is essential viewing. Episode 3 goes to air this Saturday night. If you missed last week's episode, you can catch up on iview.
Screenworks Members News
Screenworks' newest member, Simon Laity, is self distributing his feature documentary Donkeys and Disillusionment
with the film premiering at Star Court Theatre in Lismore this Saturday April 26.
Donkeys and Disillusionment visualises the life stories of five pilgrims and a donkey on the gruelling Camino de Santiago. The film is projected onto a screen behind musicians playing a live sound track - taking audiences on their own journey through story and sound...more
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Industry Events & News
Byron Bay Film Festival and Vivid Sydney present
STRATEGIES FOR A SUCCESSFUL SEA CHANGE
Mon May 26
Museum of Modern Art, Sydney
Byron Bay Film Festival is collaborating with Vivid Sydney to present a session on the creative resources available in the Northern Rivers and what is required to make a successful transition to the region...more
THE SEA CHANGE / TREE CHANGE INITIATIVE
The organisers of Byron Bay Film Festival want to hear from creative people from across the Northern Rivers who have moved here in recent years and are willing to share their stories and ideas with others.
They believe that helping others who work in the Creative Industries make smart moves to our region and will, in the long-term, result in more jobs and opportunities for locals who live here already.
If you are a creative industries sea-changer / tree-changer, they would really appreciate you taking the time to share your story and to help identify some of the key issues...more
BYRON BAY FILM FESTIVAL
Is looking for local footage
As part of driving up the creative industries in the Northern Rivers, Byron Bay Film Festival are putting together a clip of the region's highlights. They are looking for donations of footage of Byron / Northern Rivers lifestyle for possible inclusion – surfing, markets, parties, happy people, anything that reflects what we’ve got here. If you have something that you would like to contribute please contact Jaimee.
Festivals & Competitions
ALLIANCE FRANCIASE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL
Thur April 24 - Wed April 28
Palace Cinemas Byron Bay
Cinephiles and romantics rejoice! The Alliance Française French Film Festival is coming to Byron Bay, with a tantalising line-up of 14 films that make a French ‘affaire’ essential!...more
Opening night is happening tonight with cocktails, canapes, live music and the inspirational and stirring film The Finishers - an event not to be missed! Tickets available from Palace Cinemas.
Fri May 2
Saraton Theatre, Grafton
Flickerfest brings its fabulous short films with soul to the historic Saraton Theatre in Grafton on Friday May 2. For its first year, Flickerfest will be screening a smorgasbord of shorts from around the world and Australia, including the Oscar winning Mr Hublot...more
Screenworks was established in 2000 to foster, drive and promote the development of an innovative, sustainable and vibrant screen industry in the Northern Rivers.
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As a regionally based cultural organisation, Screenworks acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal custodians of the land in the Northern Rivers region of NSW
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