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Networking opportunities for Tasmanian screen industry

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Screen Makers Conference

2018 screen makers conference

ADG - Business of Directing Workshop

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Screenworks' Directing Intensive

Directing Intensive

AIDC for Tasmanian Entry-Level Factual Content Makers

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AIDC Earlybird Places

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Factual Series - Producer/Director Attachment

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Producer's Attachment on a Feature Film

Steve Jaggi producers attachment

Screen Tasmania is moving...

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Tasmanian Screen Industry Workforce Development Plan

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Tasmanian Screen Industry Profile

Industry Profile Background

This survey is for all makers or distributors of screen related content, including those who facilitate making content and people who aspire to join the Tasmanian screen industry.

The data gathered will assist the development of a Screen Workforce Development Plan and feed into the new Screen Tasmania Strategic Plan to 2021.

Please feel free to share the link with other Tasmanians who have an interest...

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Attachments on Rosehaven

AWG's National Screenwriters Conference

ABC and Screen Australia's Art Bites

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ACS Vic/Tas Awards winners 2015

ACS Screen Tasmania Victoria and Tasmania Awards Night

Telluride Mountainfilm Festival at Cradle Mountain this weekend!

See some of the world's best adventure films, direct from Colorado to Cradle Mountain.

Tasmanian eco Film Festival

New $200 000 annual Short Film Fellowship

Lexus Australi's Short film Fellowships launch

(L-R) Sydney Film Festival's Festival Director, Nashen Moodley; Adrian Weimers, Corporate Manager, Lexus Australia; Sotiris Dounoukos, Dendy Live Action Short Award winner 2015; and, Gillian Armstrong, noted Australian filmmaker who started her career with short films at Sydney Film Festival, joined forces to announce this exciting new program.

Gold Pass Director's Attachment

Tasjam - State-wide Game Jam

Bespoke - starts on ABC 1, Thursday 3 September 2015 at 10:00 pm

Pitch Plot and Produce Development Initiative

Nulton - now on SBS Comedy Runway

Masters' Apprentices Writers Room Development Initiative

ABC TV Executives in Hobart

Industry Event: Fiona Gilroy from Flame Distribution

Tasmanian Winners of ACS National Awards

Apocalypse Events on SBS Comedy Runway.

Fanshaw and Crudnut launched and 15 Years of Blue Rocket!

A Chat with Phil Craig

Slaying the Dragon - Secrets of the Second Act - with Lynda Heys

Australian Cinematographers Society Victoria and Tasmanian Awards

Free Screen Business Advice - CIIC Biztro

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Dark Mofo Film Festival

Dark Mofo Film Festival

Calling On-Line Content Creators

YouTube and iView lunchtime presentation hosted by Screen Tasmania


Flickerfest is returning to Tasmania in 2014 to screen the best short films from around Australia and the world.

Winter Warmer Invite


silverScreen applications now open

BOFA Essence of Tasmania Short Film Competition

CIIC Biztro Business Consultations

5 Tasmanians honoured at the recent Victorian/Tasmanian ACS Awards in Melbourne

BLUE On Tour Oceans Film Festival, 30 November - 3 December 2012

Environment Tasmania and Ocean Planet, with support from Screen Tasmania and Screen Australia presents the BLUE on Tour Oceans festival in Hobart. This international film festival and conservation conversation uses the power of film to educate and inspire audiences on ocean issues.

Raw Nerve 2012 Industry Screening and Q & A Session

Raw Nerve 2012 Industry Screening and Q & A Session, Thursday 10 January 2013

BOFA Industry Connect - a series of events especially for filmmakers

Screen Australia Funding Workshop

BOFA takes top award at PRIA Golden Target Awards for Excellence

The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival (BOFA) has been awarded state honours at the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) Golden Target Awards 2012 (Arts) for its PR campaign run by Tsuki.

An outstanding opportunity for Tasmanian scriptwriters

The Tasmanian Breath Of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival, Screen Tasmania, Final Draft and the Australian Writers’ Guild (AWG) are proud to present a joint initiative for Tasmanian performance writers.

Fast Track Your Career with Gold Pass: Producer's Attachment Opportunity

Screen Tasmania, in association with Screen Australia and Matchbox Pictures, is delighted to announce the first silverScreen Gold Pass attachment opportunity.

New Head of Factual ABC TV

Phil Craig, one of the most experienced and highly-respected international factual executive producers, has today been appointed ABC TV’s Head of Factual. He will take up his position at ABC TV on Monday, 29 October in Sydney.

Attachment Opportunities: Devil Island

Screen Australia Comes to Hobart

Screen Australia Hobart Public Information Session: Monday, 27 August 2012

The First Fagin: world premiere at MIFF 2012

The Tasmanian feature documentary drama, The First Fagin, a Screen Tasmania supported production had its world premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) as part of the Australian Showcase on Thursday, 16 August 2012. 

Rave Reviews from the UK for The Hunter

Screen Tasmania: mid-winter networking event

Screen Tasmania invites you to an industry networking event at the State Cinema.

Screen Tasmania Industry Consultation

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SBS Documentary Presentation and Consultations

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Screen Tasmania's Factual Entertainment Seminar

Screen Tasmania presents its Factual Entertainment Seminar for Tasmanian screen practitioners.

AFTRS presents Running A Creative Business course

The Australian Film, Television and Radio School will be holding the Running Your Own Creative Business one-day short course in Tasmania in February 2012.

WAT and ACS present Sandi Sissel

Wide Angle Tasmania and the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Cinematographers Society are hosting a screening and a “Q and A” session with acclaimed cinematographer, Sandi Sissel ASC

Screen Tasmania supported productions win AACTA awards

The Hunter and My Place Series 2 win at the inaugural Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts awards

Blue Rocket wins at SPAA!

Congratulations to Blue Rocket Productions for winning the 2011 SPAA Independent Producer Awards "New Media" category for their My Place 2 website.


Blue Rocket Productions produced the online component of the Logie award-winning ABC3 television show, My Place, which goes to air earlier this year.

My Place Part 2 received investment support from Screen Tasmania and Blue Rocket produced a rich interactive world for those who wanted to experience more of the show. My Place won the Logie for Most Outstanding Children’s show in 2010 and Blue Rocket also produced Part 1 of the website that featured in the launch of ABC3 in late 2009.

At the time of the website's launch in June, Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings said "The amazing new website expands the story incorporating the characters and stories that will feature in My Place Part 2 on ABC3."

"The show and website tell the stories of 26 children over 260 years, from before European settlement to 2008, all of whom have a habit of getting into some sort of trouble.
"Screen Tasmania invested $100,000 in the show, and the spend in Tasmania was over $280,000, representing over 90 per cent of the online budget and employing more than 15 crew.”
"Tasmania is building a national reputation for its quality online content creation, with the same team producing the website for another multi-million dollar television production, The Straits."

Congratulations to Blue Rocket from everyone at Screen Tasmania!


Q and A with Oscar nominated Australian director

This week the State Cinema is screening four exclusive sessions of David Bradbury’s On Borrowed Time, with the opportunity for the audience to join David tonight for a Q and A.

Bradbury is a twice Oscar nominted film maker whose first film was 1981's Front Line, a portrait of Tasmanian-born news cameraman Neil Davis in Vietnam. The film received an Academy Award nomination and also won first prize at the Sydney and Melbourne Film Festivals.

Q and A with ABC TV Documentaries Commissioning Editor

Screen Tasmania invites you to join Chris Thorburn, Commissioning Editor of Contemporary Documentary at ABC TV Documentaries, for a one hour Q and A on Friday, 11 November.

AFTRS 2012 applications closing - last day November 1

AFTRS has a fantastic offering of 2012 courses open for applications at the moment for people wanting to study at Australia’s national screen arts and broadcast School.

So for those filmmakers who are ready to step up - don’t miss out you have until COB November 1, to get those applications to our Sydney campus!

Full details on all courses:

Bali High Wedding Premieres This Weekend

For most mothers, organising a lavish wedding is stressful enough, but what if you are also an Australian-born Balinese royal princess expected to supervise complex Hindu traditions stretching back centuries?

Roar Film's latest film Bali High Wedding hits the small screen this Sunday, July 24 on ABC1 at 10pm.

Screen Australia Documentary Unit Afternoon Tea

The Screen Australia Documentary Unit invites you to an informal meeting to discuss documentary funding programs, All Media, offset reforms and the new Producer Equity program.

This special event will be held at Screen Tasmania's offices in Hobart on Tuesday 9 August 2011 at 5pm.

Documentary On The Big Screen

Bob Connolly is one of Australia’s leading documentary makers who made one of his early films, a 35mm cinema short created to show the audience what would be lost if the Franklin River was flooded to build a dam, in Tasmania working with the Tasmanian Film Commission.
His latest film, the hit Australian documentary Mrs Carey's Concert will premiere in Hobart on July 14th, and is a must for any aspiring documentary filmmakers.

Big Weekend Reminder

A handful of events to keep filmmakers and film-lovers happy are taking place in Hobart this weekend. Horror and Hippies will be in show, with more info to be found in this Wide Angle press release.

WOW! 18th World Of Women Film Festival 2012

WIFT NSW is calling for entries to the fabulous 18th WOW Film Festival scheduled to celebrate International Women’s Day,  2012 screening for 3 days from 6th - 8th March 2012 to celebrate women in filmmaking.
The WOW – World of Women Film Festival will screen a diverse program of the best short films made with key creative input by women, Australian and International.

Tasmanian Filmmakers Group networking function

For the few in the Tasmanian film community that don't use Facebook, there is now an active Tasmanian Filmmakers Group with over 150 members.

And they thought it was time to have a social gathering for the purposes of meeting, greeting, socialising, pitching, recruiting, enthusing, inspiring, drinking and nibbling!

A Busy July For Tasmanian Filmmakers

There are a host of events on the filmmaking calendar for July, starting with the Tasmanian Filmmakers networking drinks on the 10th before a series of masterclasses the following weekend.

*** UPDATED *** Emerging Tasmanian Documentary Makers Take Note

Screen Australia and ABC TV Documentaries are calling for proposals from emerging filmmakers nationwide. Opening Shot is a series of up to 6 x 29-minute documentary films made by filmmakers 35 years and under to premiere at prime time as a series on ABC2.

*** UPDATE *** The eligibility criteria have been updated and closing date extended, see this press release for further information.

Cooper Screen Academy Open For Enrolments!

Cooper Screen Academy Director, Sara Cooper (ABC's My Place, Channel Ten's My Brother Jack, Channel Nine's Pixel Pinkie, Bettamilk campaigns and much more) has announced a wide range of events taking place throughout Tasmania's winter.

The Academy is a great place to be seen with Jane Binning from Jane Binning Casting viewing students at a recent class. Jane has cast popular TVC campaigns including the zany Bettamilk Frank and Nikki series and was thrilled to meet the students and see their work.

Two Great Wide Angle Opportunities Coming Up

A couple of exciting oportunities coming up presented by Wide Angle Tasmania, the opportunity to spend the weekend at a workshop with Heather Oxenham should not be missed!

Stop Press !! Screen Tasmania Supporting Tasmanian Writers - Last Minute Offer

Screen Tasmania has made four subsidised places available to Tasmanian resident writers for this weekend’s AFTRS “Introduction to Writing for Television” workshop with Vicki Madden. This is your chance to learn techniques from a former writer and story producer of “The Bill”.  Vicki also worked with Lynda La Plante on “Trial and Retribution” and “The Commander”.

Flickerfest Lands In Tasmania from March 17 - 19

Celebrating its 20th birthday this year and remaining Australia’s only Academy Accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival Flickerfest roars around the country on it’s 30-venue national tour, heading south to Tasmania  for 3 days of the best of Australian and International Shorts.

ABC Tv Arts & Adelaide Film Festival Announce New $400 000 Partnership

Last night at the opening of the Adelaide Film festival (AFF), the Premier of South Australia, the Hon Mike Rann announced ABC TV Arts & Entertainment and the AFF are joining forces to create the HIVE Production Fund.

The Fund will support the production of selected arts-based films and documentaries. ABC TV and the AFF will each contribute $200,000 to the Fund.