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Postgraduate applications extended to Monday 23 October

Postgraduate applications extended to Monday 23 October

AFTRS has a long and successful history of postgraduate study. It is consistently rated as one of the top 15 film schools in the world by industry publication The Hollywood Reporter, the only Australian education institution on this list. Our radio graduates have a 98% employment rate.
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FEMALE REPRESENTATION AT THE 2016 SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL

Recent studies reveal that women are directing less than 10% of the 250 top grossing films worldwide. That figure underscores a known problem in the industry: women simply aren't getting the same opportunities to share their voices and visions as their male counterparts. That imbalance is the reason Sydney Film Festival has partnered with Variety magazine and European Film Promotion to showcase 10 of Europe's most promising female talents. The line-up clearly demonstrates the incredible diversity of subject matter and style being practiced by women storytellers today. In European Cinema: 10 Women Filmmakers to Watch, audiences will discover a mermaid-vampire
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AFTRS BLACK TALK POP UP AT THE SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL: INDIGENEITY & AUSTRALIAN SCREEN STORYTELLING

AFTRS Black Talk, the new series of public conversations with leading Indigenous filmmakers and industry professionals, curated by Kyas Sherriff (Head of the Indigenous Unit AFTRS), will be at Sydney Film Festival with the support of Vivid Ideas. On Sunday 12 June AFTRS is presenting A Double Bill: Indigeneity & Australian Screen Storytelling as part of the Sydney Film Festival Hub program of the Sydney Film Festival. Panel 1: Collaboration and Indigeneity showcases leading creative voices. Producers David Jowsey (Satellite Boy, Mystery Road, Goldstone) and Ned Lander (Dangerous Remedy, The Wrong Side of the Road, Blood Brothers) are joined by Screen
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Emerging female writer to join The Chaser’s Election Desk

Screen NSW has announced that it will fund an internship to enable emerging writer Nina Oyama to join the writers’ room for The Chaser’s Election Desk. A Screen NSW Strategic Opportunities partnership with production company Giant Dwarf will see Nina working with one of Australia’s best comedy teams in one of the toughest, tight-turnaround shows on TV. Julian Morrow Co-Founder & MD Giant Dwarf said: "After five federal elections as a leading provider of patriarchy services in TV comedy, there's never been a better time for The Chaser to be a part of this Screen NSW initiative. We're very happy that Nina will have a seat at the writer's table on The
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International Premiere for Western Sydney Documentaries

Four documentaries produced by Information and Cultural Exchange (I.C.E.) have been accepted into the prestigious Bradford Small World Film Festival 2016 as part of the  Special Showcase of Sydney UNESCO City of Film. Premiering in June these short films have been directed by filmmakers from Western Sydney, with  each collaborating with  a different Western Sydney artist who identifies as living with disability. Funny, inspiring, uplifting and creative, these stories are proof that nothing can stifle the creative spark. From Carla and Lisa Wherby, twin sisters who are both contemporary artists; to Listic, a musician and freestyler who is legally blind; to Gerry O’Dwyer, a young performer trying to overcome his stutter; to Janet Lombardo, an actress and survivor of a stroke – these  are  powerful  stories  focused  on  overcoming  adversity through  creativity. "To be part of this project was an invaluable opportunity for an emerging filmmaker like myself. It was an amazing opportunity to work with a creative team to  produce  documentaries with high production values that deal with challenging and powerful subjects." Ludwig El Haddad  Filmmaker My Life / My Art Part of I.C.E.’s My Life / My Art program the films have been directed by four up and coming filmmakers from Western Sydney - Vanna Seang, Ludwig El Haddad, Jerome Pearce and Tresa Ponnor. Each filmmaker has their own unique visual style, bringing the stories of these incredible characters to life on screen. "It’s gratifying to know that the stories of four individuals in Western Sydney resonated with the festival’s selection committee in Bradford. Trading in the currency of stories highlights the great contrasts and similarities in the human experience, be that from different cultures or different abilities. The Small World Film Festival is a great opportunity to share these experiences." Barry Gamba – Producer My Life My Art Bradford Small World Film Festival is in its second year, bringing heart-­warming, moving and humorous films from all over the world to Bradford City Park. I.C.E is a Parramatta based arts organisation working with Western Sydney communities in the areas of community cultural development, screen culture and digital technology. More about My Life / My Art: http://ice.org.au/project/mylifemyart/ More about Small World Film Festival 2016: http://bradford-­‐city-­‐of-­‐film.com/enjoy/smallworldfilmfestival/ When: 2 June – 4 June 2016 Where: City Park and City Hall, Bradford
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REVELATION FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SPECIAL PRE-ELECTION SCREENING OF DON’S PARTY

Classic Australian film Don’s Party will have a rare pre-election outing at Australian Revelations on Tuesday 28 June. The winner of six AFI Awards, including Best Director, Best Actress and Best Screenplay, Don’s Party is set on election night 1969 as a group of friends come together for cheese and wine in what turns out to be an unintended night of truth and dare. Revelation Director Richard Sowada said Don’s Party was his favourite Australian film. “The cast, with brilliant performances by Graham Kennedy, Jeannie Drynan and John Hargreaves is outstanding, David Williamson’s script is razor sharp, the art direction
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SHAN AND KATE AT PALM SPRINGS 2016

‘90s teen comedy Shan and Kate will have its world premiere at the Palm Springs International ShortFest this month. Shan and Kate was written and directed by Zoë Rae and based on a short story by Bronte Rose Jovevski, who also produced the film. The Academy Award accredited ShortFest is the largest short film festival in North America. This year the festival will screen over 300 films selected from over 4000 submissions. Shan and Kate marks the fourth film directed by Rae, an Australian-American writer & filmmaker, who at 23 co-directed her first feature Slaughterhouse Bride. The film is set
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Cinematic Lighting Workshop with Brendan Lavelle ACS at Open Channel

Work with a professional Director of Photography (DOP) and Gaffer to light and shoot dramatic film scenes in this industry-lead, hands-on workshop!
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Budgeting for the Art Department at Open Channel

Learn the fundamentals of budgeting for the art department, within any budget level, and in turn come to understand how to realise the creative vision and world of the script.
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MMA versus Zombies! Can they survive the quest

Shadow Quest, a new scifi action movie is in the pipeline for Melbourne Australia with martial artists and weapon masters from many styles being given the chance to display their prowess in a series of life and death challenges for a billion dollar prize. This year unless they complete all the challenges a super virus will be released and all human life will cease to exist!
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