Stranger With My Face (SWMF) Horror Film Festival Opens in Hobart

The third SWMF Horror Film Festival was officially opened in Hobart on Thursday, 21 August 2014 by the Hon Elise Archer MP.

This genre festival, organised by Tasmanian filmmakers Briony Kidd and Bec Thomson was voted in the 'Top 5 Coolest Women's Film Festival in the World' by the readers of influential Movie Maker Magazine.

International guest and Laos's first female feature film director, Mattie Do is screening her film Chanthaly, which is the first horror film to be made in Laos.


The Hon Elise Archer and Laos's first female feature film director Mattie Do

SBS Comedy Runway

Screen Tasmania and SBS are co-funding the SBS Comedy Runway initiative for Tasmania.

SBS recently announced the successful Tasmanian teams who will receive $20 000 each to develop their narrative comedy pilot for the SBS comedy website.

The comedy, Apocalypse Events by Andrew Quaile, takes corporate team-building to new levels, while the black comedy, Nulton from Cathy Allen and Matthew Stolp is about a Dutch backpacker trapped down a mine in rural Tasmania.

Congratulations to all the applicants. SBS feedback was that the standard of applications from Tasmania was very high.

Click on the link to read about successful applicants from other states.

Tasmanian AIDC Delegation

Screen Tasmania took a delegation of Tasmania screen practitioners to the AIDC/DocWeek event in March 2014.

This provided Tasmanian practitioners with the opportunity to network and have pitching sessions with some of Australia's top industry professionals.

The delegation identified current trends and opportunities - which have been collated and put into a document which can be accessed here.


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