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AFTRS OPEN: Writing for TV: Online

An online, ten-week course that will introduce you to the fundamentals of creating viable and original TV drama and comedy series concepts.
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Have a screen-related event, competition or job vacancy to promote? Or some important news that you want to share? You’re in the right place!

2016 INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF MELBOURNE ANNOUNCES IFFM AWARDS NOMINEES

The IFFM AwardsŸ will be held Friday 12 August, at the ŸMelbourne Recital Centre
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Top Filmmakers Get Involved In Port Shorts

More than $15,000 in cash and prizes is up for grabs in the 2016 Port Shorts Film Festival, showcasing cool short films in the heart of the tropics.
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Sydney’s Travelling Film Festival Announces Program in Huskisson

Sydney Film Festival’s 2016 Travelling Film Festival returns to Huskisson with an impressive selection of international cinema atHuskisson Pictures, 26-28 August 2016.
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DIRECTOR TIME 

NASH EDGERTON will join us at 3pm for a Q & A with Cinzia Coassin CGA
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You’re Invited To The Australia-Indonesia Creative Economy Film Forum

The Australia-Indonesia Centre would like to invite you to attend the ‘Fostering Australia-Indonesia connections through film and the creative economy’ forum.
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Good Pitch2 Australia announces six new social impact documentaries selected for 2016

Good Pitch Australia has announced the selection of six new feature documentaries for its next event at the Sydney Opera House on November 8, 2016. To date, 13 films have benefited from this highly successful independent philanthropic funding model. Since the inaugural event in 2014, Good Pitch Australia has raised over $7.5 million in philanthropic funding. This funding has contributed to both production and outreach funding, and has entirely financed the development and implementation of social impact campaigns, targeting a diversity of issues central to society—now and into the future. These social issues include: men’s mental health, domestic violence, indigenous incarceration and
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AFTRS FRIDAY ON MY MIND with ABE FORSYTHE: SYDNEY Friday July 19

COMEDY & TRAGEDY:  THE KINKY BEDFELLOWS OF CINEMA with ABE FORSYTHE - Writer/Director of Down Under FRIDAY JULY 29 - 5:30PM AFTRS, Building 130, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
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New Australian Comic Drama Girl Asleep Opening Nationally 8 September with Series of Advance Q&A Events

Umbrella Entertainment is thrilled to announce the Australian release of the internationally lauded, coming-of-age comic drama Girl Asleep on Thursday 8 September, with a series of advance Q&A events featuring key cast members taking place across the country. Based on the acclaimed production by Adelaide’s Windmill Theatre, Girl Asleep is a journey into the absurd, scary and beautiful heart of the teenage mind. On the cusp of turning fifteen and confronted with an incomprehensible new world, Greta Driscoll (Bethany Whitmore) can’t bear to leave her childhood behind. She floats in a bubble of loserdom with her only friend Elliott (Harrison Feldman),
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SCREEN NSW STEPS UP GENDER PARITY PUSH

Screen NSW is stepping up its push for gender equity in the screen sector, announcing a requirement that all TV drama series must now include female key creatives on their team in order to receive development or production finance. The agency also announced a raft of new initiatives for women in writer, director and producer roles with top NSW production companies and on big budget international productions shooting in Australia.   Amazons@GiantDwarf is a partnership between Screen NSW and the company behind The Chaser to train and crew up an all-female live TV studio floor crew for events at the Giant Dwarf
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