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December 2007

Funding Approvals - December 2007

Project Development

Feature Film
Applicant: Tom Cowan
Producer: Tom Cowan, Don Reynolds
Writer: Stephen Sewell
Director: Tom Cowan
Script Editor: Ranald Allan
Stage: Draft Funding – Step Outline
Approved amount: $9 000

Applicant: Move Media Pty Ltd
Producer: Troy Melville
Writer: Debi Marshall, Troy Melville
Director: Troy Melville
Stage: Seed Funding
Approved amount: $10 000 OFFER NOT TAKEN UP

Industry and Cultural Development

A grant of $3 500 to Flickerfest for The Flickerfest Tour 2008.

In its seventeenth year, Flickerfest is Australia's premier International Short Film Festival and proudly claims to be the 'only Australian short film festival that presents a competitive programme of international standing'. Flickerfest is also Australia's only Academy accredited short film festival and 2008 will be the thirteenth time the event has toured nationally but only the second year it has come to Tasmania. This year also saw a festival record 1300 entries. The festival offers a unique opportunity for the Tasmanian film industry and public to experience a wide-ranging program of cutting edge and culturally diverse short films from Australia and around the world.

A grant of $3 754.55 to Tasmanian Regional Arts for The ANAT Mobile Phone Workshops.

The Mobile Phone Creative Content Workshops will comprise of two two-day events to be held in Launceston and Hobart on 21 and 24 June 2008 respectively.

The workshops will be facilitated by award-winning trainers from the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) and presented by Tasmanian Regional Arts and Wide Angle Tasmania.

ANAT is Australia's peak network and advocacy body for artists working with science and technology and have a commitment to creative opportunities for innovation, research and development, both nationally and internationally. The workshops are a part of a larger project called "Gravity", which is a TRA youth initiative for Northern Tasmania, exploring "the geography of place, mobile phone art and blogging". The narrative based content created during the workshops will be showcased in the final Gravity new media event to be held in five local government jurisdictions in the North of Tasmania in September.

There is a growing awareness of mobile phone technology as a platform for creative content amongst emerging Tasmanian filmmakers. The workshop provides an opportunity to harness that interest, through skills training, into specific development and production possibilities.