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FILM NETWORKING INDUSTRY (AUSTRALIA)-FNI(A) WISHES YOU A MERRY XMAS AND A HAPPY SAFE NEW YEAR 22/12/11.

We have had a very busy couple of years with film entries, judging, awards, and then posting off the awards and prizes, that hopefully everyone is finally enjoying, along with the Founding President NORA PRESTON attending work shops, seminars,  providing Sponsorships, including travelling interstate, etc along with screenings, judging, voting for AACTA awards, and of course attending the launch for AACTA in Sydney.

THE OTHER FILM FESTIVAL 2012

ENTRIES NOW OPEN!

Yes, it’s on again! Australia’s only disability film festival is calling for films made by, with or about people with a disability or who are deaf.

Films may be any form, genre or length. Click HERE for details about how to enter a film.

New!

All entrants will receive a five-day Festival Pass, including our fabulous Opening Night party. Your film will also receive a title page on IMDb.com, the world’s leading film database.

Entries Close 16 March 2012

About The Festival

Since 2004, The Other Film Festival has screened an international program of outstanding contemporary cinema about the experience of disability. In September 2012, the festival will offer forums on cinema, access and disability-related issues, there will be workshops and opportunities for professional development and some surprise international guests that we will announce closer to the festival.

The festival will continue to lead global-best practice in cinema access. In 2012, all films will be captioned (or subtitled) and audio-described; the festival venue will be fully wheelchair accessible; Auslan interpreters will sign all spoken events; and the program will be available in a range of alternative accessible formats.

» Take me to The Other Film Festival webpage

FROM ATOM

Screen Education magazine is looking for industry practitioners, teachers, academics and experienced feature writers with a proven background in film/television/media. We also wish to hear from anyone who has their own proposals for articles as well as academics seeking to publish papers (the magazine is partially refereed). We are always looking for new contributors and welcome unsolicited submissions or article proposals.

Please note that a separate call for contributors has been circulated for Metro magazine.

If you wish to contribute, please contact Nick Tapper at assistanteditor@atom.org.au

In your email, please include a pitch for the relevant article and outline any relevant experience you may have in relation to the topic. If you are a new contributor, please include a brief bio (1–5 lines) and a writing sample. (Due to a high number of responses, there may be a delay before we are able to respond to your proposal/submission.)

Pay rates and submission guidelines are available on our website: http://www.metromagazine.com.au/writers.html

Copy deadlines for the next three issues are:

Screen Education 66 (April issue): 24 February 2012
Screen Education 67 (July issue): 18 May 2012
Screen Education 68 (October issue): 9 August 2012

(Please note that articles to be refereed must be submitted a month before these dates.)

Feature Articles

The following list of article ideas is by no means fixed. It can be adapted, changed and, hopefully, greatly extended. We are particularly interested in receiving articles that would be of use to primary teachers for media literacy and multiliteracies and those focused on teaching media at the senior secondary level. We are also very keen to have writers who can contribute reviews on apps for the education market.

  • Lesson plans/units of work for the media classroom (primary/secondary)
  • Teaching media at the senior secondary level: classroom strategies and ideas
  • Teaching media literacy and multiliteracies in the primary classroom
  • Teaching units relating to media influence including the effects of texts on audiences and society
  • Changing social values: the reclassification of advertisements, films and television shows to reflect a change in public perception
  • Teaching units relating to the way the media in general, as well as individual texts, are actively used by different individuals, audiences and society for different purposes
  • Articles exploring media regulation including codes of practice, government legislation and self-regulation in the interests of protecting audiences
  • Teaching units relating to communication theories and models
  • Reviews and discussion of educational apps for tablet and mobile devices (iOS, Android) as well as other platforms
  • Examining screen adaptations of written texts
  • Alternative platforms for film, e.g. mobile phones, vodcasts
  • Using magazines, comics, graphic novels, zines and newspapers in the classroom
  • New trends in the media classroom and curriculum
  • Multimedia (including creating websites and blogs), focusing on target audiences, archival functions and other aspects of new media forms
  • Using animation and machinima in the classroom
  • Teaching storytelling skills in the primary or secondary classroom
  • Teaching technical skills in primary or secondary classroom
  • Exploring new trends and developments in radio including online and digital delivery
  • Tools for film analysis in senior Media and English classrooms
  • Major factors in choosing film texts – a guide to choosing the right texts
  • Teaching units relating to analysing posters, trailers, DVD covers and soundtracks
  • Discussions and teaching guides for feature films, documentaries and series with relevance to the classroom

Screen Education is a partially refereed journal and we are therefore also interested in research articles from academics on areas of media teaching and learning. If you have a proposal, please send an abstract.

Film as Text

We are interested in essays on any films that are being taught as texts in the English or Media classrooms. These articles are approximately 2000–2500 words long and provide close, detailed analysis of key themes and filmic techniques. We are seeking Film as Text articles on the following (bolded titles are a priority), though other relevant texts will also be considered:

12 Angry Men (directed by Sidney Lumet)
The 39 Steps
Across the Universe
All Quiet on the Western Front
All the President’s Men
Amadeus
Amazing Grace
American Graffiti
Amusing Ourselves to Death
The Accidental Tourist
Annie Hall
The African Queen
Atonement
Australian Rules
Being There
Beneath Clouds
The Big Chill
Big Fish
Blackrock
Blade Runner
Blood Diamond
Boyz N the Hood
Bra Boys
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
(directed by Francis Ford Coppola)
Bran Nue Dae
Braveheart
Brazil
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Bright Star
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Careful, He Might Hear You
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Catch-22
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
Chariots of Fire
The Color Purple
Cool Hand Luke
Cosi
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
The Crucible
Cry Freedom
The Crying Game
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Dances With Wolves
Dangerous Liaisons
Dead Heart
Dead Poets Society
Death at a Funeral
The Dish
Dog Day Afternoon
Doubt
Dr Strangelove
Dr Zhivago
An Education
Elizabeth
The English Patient
Equus
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
The Eye of the Storm
Fargo
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Fido
Fly Away Home
Forrest Gump
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Gallipoli
(directed by Peter Weir)
Gandhi
Girlfight
Gladiator
Glengarry Glen Ross
Gone with the Wind
Good Morning Vietnam
Gran Torino
The Grapes of Wrath
Great Expectations
(directed by David Lean)
Groundhog Day
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?
Hamlet
(directed by Kenneth Branagh)
The Handmaid’s Tale
Harold and Maude
Henry V
(directed by Kenneth Branagh)
Hero
High Noon
Holes
Il Postino
The Importance of Being Earnest
(directed by Oliver Parker)
In the Name of the Father
Japanese Story
JFK
Juno
The Killing Fields
Kundun
LA Confidential
The Last Picture Show
Lawrence of Arabia
Little Miss Sunshine
Lord of the Flies
The Lord of the Rings
Lousy Little Sixpence
Macbeth
(directed by Roman Polanski)
The Manchurian Candidate
Manhattan
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
(directed by Kenneth Branagh)
M*A*S*H
Midnight Cowboy
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
(directed and adapted by Michael Hoffman)
Montana
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Mooladé
The Mosquito Coast
Much Ado About Nothing
(directed by Kenneth Branagh)
Mulholland Drive
Muriel’s Wedding
My Brilliant Career
My Year Without Sex
A Night at the Opera
Nowhere Boy
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
One Night the Moon
Ordinary People
Passage to India
Philadelphia
The Pianist
The Piano
Ponyo
Pretty Woman
The Princess Bride
The Queen
Radiance
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Rebel Without a Cause
Remember the Titans
Red River
Rio Bravo
Romulus, My Father
Room with a View
The Royal Tenenbaums
Samson & Delilah
Schindler’s List
The Searchers
Sense and Sensibility
(directed by Ang Lee)
Seven Samurai
Shane
The Shawshank Redemption
Shine

Shopgirl
The Sixth Sense
Slumdog Millionaire
Some Like it Hot
Somersault
Spirited Away

Stagecoach
Stand By Me
A Streetcar Named Desire
Strictly Ballroom
The Sum of Us
Synecdoche, NY
The Tempest
(directed by Julie Taymor)
Terms of Endearment
Thelma and Louise
The Thin Blue Line
Tootsie
Triumph of the Will
Twilight
Unforgiven
The Untouchables
W.
Wake in Fright
WALL·E
The Wave
West Side Story
When Harry Met Sally
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
The Year of Living Dangerously
Yolngu Boy

FROM OPEN CHANNEL

Short & Sharp Wrap Up

Open Channel and Cinema Nova are proud to announce that Asher Treleauen is the winner of Short & Sharp 2011

Cinema Nova was bustling on Short & Sharp night as crowds gathered to watch pitchers pitch and judges judge. Lessons were taught, important tips were imparted, and everyone, judging from our feedback, had an absolute blast!

Congratulations to all the finalists, Robyn Winslow, Cassie De Colling and Tamie Walker, Asher Treleauen, Marie Maroun, & Stefan Bugryn who were all commended by the panel for their well delivered pitches.

However, it was Asher’s pitch on what it means to be a man in the 21st century that won out on the night. Asher has won a $3000 hire certificate courtesy of Open Channel & a development session with Ruby Entertainment (the company behind Crackerjack, Bad Eggs, The Craic, TV’s Bed of Roses, Kath & Kim, Whatever Happened to That Guy).

And, of course, a special thanks must be extended to all our judges – Jennie Hughes – Executive Producer and Open Channel; Seph McKenna – Head of Australian Production Village Roadshow; Stephen Luby – Producer Ruby Entertainment and Charlie Carman – Manager Script Development Film Victoria.

The event, hosted by The Bazura Project’s inimitable **Lee Zachariah, was a roaring success and we can’t wait to hear your pitches next year!

SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Adelaide): Entries close January 9th!

Shorts Film Festival stands alone as Australia’s only national short film festival and competition entirely dedicated to ensuring that the specialist craft of storytelling through film is fostered and celebrated. Films are judged on their ability to communicate a story so entries are welcomed from any genre.

The generous support of our sponsors allows Shorts to offer a spectacular prize pool worth in excess of $50,000, and sends the first prize winner to some of the biggest overseas film festivals in the world, such as Cannes.

The final entry date is 9 January 2012 and you can enter via Withoutabox on the home page http://www.shortsfilmfestival.com

Good Luck!

You need space? We have space!

Shed 4 at Open Channel

Shed 4 offers more than 2,000 square metres of flexible space with parking and waterfront views at Victoria Harbour, Docklands. Think of all that space!

Shed 4Shoots

Shed 4 has plenty of space for a film, TV show, commercial, music video or still-photo shoot. With the ceiling over 7 metres high there’s plenty of room for the most elaborate green-screen and lighting set-ups, but even small shoots can benefit from the amount of free space available. (There’s a lot of space)

Shed4Arts

Shed 4 is the ideal creative space. Use it as a rehearsal studio, performing stage, theatre, screening space or for a food and wine experience. Close to the city but secluded on the waterfront and with lots of free parking, Shed 4 provides a controlled environment perfect for all kinds of programming. With plenty of space for all your ‘artistic’ projects!

Shed 4 Events

A new location, a new experience, and a new view of the city. A new way to celebrate, to showcase your talents or products, and to engage your patrons, clients, and guests. Adapt the space to your needs. Scale your event up for a night that hundreds will remember or create an intimate setting for an exclusive few.

Did we mention there’s lots of space?

FEATURE FILM AND TV SERIES SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM – Scholarship places available

Starts March 19, 2012 – Application Deadline 30 January 2012

Open Channel is pleased to announce that it will offer four Open Channel Scholarship places for film school graduates, or people with filmmaking experience, in its 2012 Feature Film and TV Series Development program.

These scholarship places mean that film school graduates who would otherwise be ineligible for fee subsidies under the Victorian Training Guarantee, can now participate at the same subsidised rate in the year-long program.

The scholarships will be offered to applicants demonstrating highly original projects that have the potential to be commercially realised.

Launched in 2010, Open Channel’s innovative program is open to Screenwriters, Producers and Directors, or filmmaking teams. It is the only program of its type in Australia, providing a dynamic, intensive and collaborative “hothouse” over a full year in which screen practitioners and their projects are developed from both a creative and a business perspective. Successful participants graduate with a vocational qualification, the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Project Development).

The Feature Film and TV Series Development program is facilitated by leading industry practitioners working as Screenwriters, Directors, Producers, and Development Executives. In 2011 the program included guest speakers from companies such as Village Roadshow, Hopscotch, Transmission and Madman.

Course Co-ordinator Roslyn Walker (Line Producer Not Quite Hollywood, Producer Peaches) will in early 2012 travel to Los Angeles on a Skills Victoria/ISS International Fellowship to look at international best practice in project development and will be meeting with companies such as HBO and Pixar. This information will be directly fed into the 2012 Open Channel program which will benefit participant’s projects.

Summing up the course from his perspective as Producer of the feature film project Evangeline, student Jonathan Roper said, “The program put me on the fast track to becoming a producer. I learnt how the industry works and what it takes to thrive. It also gave a structured approach to the project I developed with my creative partner, enabling us to complete four drafts. But above all Open Channel gave me incredible access to working industry professionals through the regular guest lectures and through the mentoring program, all of whom now form part of my professional network.”

The 2012 program is Open to any Open Channel member with an early or first draft Script for a Feature Film or Television Series (i.e. Drama, Childrens, Documentary). People with an extended treatment and sample scenes are also eligible to apply.

Jennie Hughes, Executive Director of Open Channel, and Executive Producer of films such as Dirty Deeds, Gettin’ Square and The Extra says “Open Channel is taking real leadership with this industry focussed program in developing projects at the emerging sector level, and ensuring emerging filmmakers have a better understanding of when projects are market ready and when they should be presented to the screen agencies such as Film Victoria and Screen Australia.
More Info/Enrol

FINAL CUT PRO – Introduction

Friday, January 20/1/2012 – Sunday 22/1/2012

This course is designed for those seeking an introduction to the world of editing using Apple Final Cut Pro (version 7), and also features an introduction to the differences between Pro and Final Cut X.
More Info/Enrol

YOUNG FILMMAKERS HOLIDAY WORKSHOP

Monday, January 23/1/2012 – Wednesday 25/1/2012

Young filmmaker looking to learn? Search no more! 13 to 17 year olds can get their feet wet with this great course designed to learn all about making films, while actually doing it! More Info/Enrol

PRODUCTION AND PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT with ROS WALKER

Tuesday, January 31/1/2012 – Wednesday 1/2/2012

Learn the nuts and bolts of managing a film production with leading Producer/Production Manager Ros Walker. Meet a wide range of industry guests and visit industry facilities.
More Info/Enrol

FROM CONCEPT TO SCRIPT NARRATIVE SCREENWRITING with ROBERT GREENBERG

Saturday 25 Feb to Saturday 9 June plus Saturday 7 July (9.30 am – 4.30 pm)

Concept to Script is an intense, collaborative workshop designed to help students develop a commercially viable screenplay. Turn your concept for a feature, short, telemovie or series into a completed draft script that will attract market and development interest.
More Info/Enrol

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING INTRODUCTION

Thursday to Sunday February 23, 24 (6.15-9.15pm), 25, 26 (10am-5pm)

This practical, weekend course introduces beginner filmmakers to the complete process of documentary filmmaking.
More Info/Enrol

CERTIFICATE III IN MEDIA – DOCUMENTARY, TELEVISION OR NARRATIVE/WEBSERIES

16 WEEKS full time. Austudy eligible. First course will run March 2012, in one of the above three streams (based on demand)

Interested in making film, television, webseries or documentary? Enrol in one of Open Channel’s nationally recognised Certificate III in Media courses in 2012, and you can make your own film, or gain industry placements. No prior experience is necessary. Full time programs are Austudy approved, and fee subsidies are available through the Victorian Training Guarantee for eligible participants. Student Information Kits are now available online
More Info/Enrol

INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL

Entries close: December 25

More Info

The Indian Film Festival and Western Union have joined forces once again to discover the best new filmmaking talent from Australia, New Zealand and India.

This year Western Union has chosen the theme to be `Connections`. How you interpret that is up to you. Whether you use a camera, a computer or both is also up to you. So if you have an idea you think could connect with our judges simply download the registration form and get busy!

The Australian and New Zealand winners earn a trip to Bombay, the home to Bollywood!

ADELAIDE SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL:

Entries close January 9th!

Shorts Film Festival stands alone as Australia’s only national short film festival and competition entirely dedicated to ensuring that the specialist craft of storytelling through film is fostered and celebrated. Films are judged on their ability to communicate a story so entries are welcomed from any genre.

The generous support of our sponsors allows Shorts to offer a spectacular prize pool worth in excess of $50,000, and sends the first prize winner to some of the biggest overseas film festivals in the world, such as Cannes.

The final entry date is 9 January 2012 and you can enter via Withoutabox on the home page http://www.shortsfilmfestival.com

AUSTRALIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2012

Entries close: January 20

More Info

The Australian Film Festival is now welcoming submissions for our 2012 festival! Now in its third year, the AFF is a highlight on Australia’s film festival calendar, continuing to grow year to year in both size and stature. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your work in an exciting festival; so get involved and send us your Australian Features, Documentaries, Short Films and scripts!

2012 SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL

Entries Close: February 27

More Info

Entries are now open for the 2012 Sydney Film Festival, which will take place 6-17 June 2012. We`re looking forward to seeing all the films entered in the short film awards; it`s an excellent window onto all that`s preoccupying film creators around the country

JOB

ANIMALS

Production Assistants Needed Over Summer

Great way to get experience on a professional film set and work alongside some Australia’s best emerging filmmakers!

Shoot through your availability and a few details about yourself to contact@filmd.com.au

FNI(A) WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN 2011.

FNI(A)/Film Networking Industry (Australia) wishes you a Very safe, and Happy Year in 2012.

If you need any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me on MOBILE +61 407 601 662, or email fni_a@yahoo.com.au

NORA PRESTON – Filmmaker since 2001
Founding President

FNI(A) – FILM NETWORKING INDUSTRY ( AUSTRALIA ) INC. – Founded in 2005.

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22 December 2011

Support FNI(A). FNI(A) is an independent, non profit, non government community based charity, run solely by volunteers, with no government funding, saving taxpayers money. FNI(A) relies heavily on donations from the public in order to carry out its work. If you would like to make a donation to FNI(A), please send a cheque/money order made payable to Film Networking Industry (Australia) Inc. to PO Box 3509, Weston Creek. ACT. 2611. AUSTRALIA . or contact us by email fni_a@yahoo.com.au or mobile:

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