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26 June 2017
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Message from Lyn Maddock, Interim CEO Screen Australia
AFC News June 2008

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When the big screen shines on the small screen - australianscreen online
Article from AFC News August 2007

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Sounds of Australia - capturing our audio treasures
Article from AFC News July 2007

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Revolutions: The AFC Indigenous Branch
Article from AFC News May 2007

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AIDC 2007
Article from AFC News April 2007

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US indie producer Paul Mezey on low-budget producing
Article from IndiVision News March 2007

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Danish writer Mogens Rukov on the art of script writing
Article from AFC News March 2007

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A groundbreaking new industry initiative - the Regional Digital Screen Network
Article from AFC News Jan/Feb 2007

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Restored to glory - The Story of the Kelly Gang back on the big screen after 100 years
Article from AFC News December 2006

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Culture and community – another year on the road with the Big Screen travelling film festival
Article from AFC News November 2006

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Fifty years of television: Kim Vecera as agent of change
Article from AFC News September 2006

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The pros and cons of DIY vs facilities editing
Article from IndiVision News August 2006

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AFC Chief Exective Officer, Kim Dalton heads to ABC
AFC Chief Executive Kim Dalton has resigned to take up a senior appointment with the ABC as Head of Television. His last day at the AFC will be 24 February. A search will begin immediately for a new chief executive to lead the integrated AFC and continue its important role as a national cultural institution.

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You can teach an old dog new tricks: the Broadband Cross-media Production Initiative launched
On 18-19 October the new Broadband Cross-Media Production Initiative (BCPI) was launched in Melbourne and Sydney. The BCPI is a partnership between the AFC and ABC New Media and Digital Services. It seeks to fund innovative documentary projects for multi-platform delivery, particularly via digital television and broadband. To help explain the initiative, a number of documentary filmmakers who worked on the previous Broadband Production Initiative did a show and tell of their online projects, giving tips on moving between film and digital media, and the technical challenges and creative possibilities of working across a range of platforms.

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Standing tall: Picnic at Hanging Rock turns 30
To commemorate its 30th anniversary, the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) and the AFC hosted a screening of the Director's Cut of the film at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on 20 October.

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Ducking into doorways: on the set of Phone Booth
US director Joel Schumacher was keynote speaker at this year's ASDA Conference in September.

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Low-budget cinema: beware the cliché
Melbourne film writer Adrian Martin recently presented a longer version of this article at the Australian Screen Directors' Association Conference in Sydney.

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Digital technologies, core audiences + distribution
AFC Managing Editor Dan Edwards visits SPAA Fringe 2005

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Creating a successful local industry
Lawrie Zion on the strengths of the Korean filmmaking scene

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The art of the possible
Michael Brindley on writing the low-budget feature and the six Cs: concept, collaboration, control, cast, containment, cost.

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2004 Federal Election outcomes for the film and arts industries
The 2004 Federal Election was held on 9 October and the Coalition was returned for a fourth term. Read about the party's film election policy “A World Class Film Industry”.

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Dogme: still strong, but less dogmatic
Dave Kehr explores the history of the Dogme film in the New York Times

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The financial lowdown
How can you fund, produce and distribute a film for under a million dollars? Jane Corden tells all.

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An interview with Paolo Cherchi Usai, new director of the National Screen and Sound Archive
Paolo will take up the position of Director in September this year, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Archive.

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Tim Burstall
We sadly note the passing of Australian filmmaker Tim Burstall, director of classic films Stork and Alvin Purple with a tribute from his long-time friend Richard Brennan.

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A profile of Australian short film festivals
The AFC's Industry and Cultural Development Program helps provide opportunities for potential audiences to access Australian and international programs by funding many short film festivals. Such festivals are a great place for emerging filmmakers to test their films on audiences and to engage with other filmmakers.

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AFC and ScreenSound Australia, the National Screen and Sound Archive, come together
The decision to bring the AFC and ScreenSound Australia together allows two strong and complementary organisations to enhance and expand their programs and national and international reach, in an exciting and positive initiative for the Australian film and television industry and Australian screen culture.

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The art and craft of SPARK
SPARK, now in its second year, is the national script program developed by the Australian Film Commission in conjunction with the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. Created in response to a perceived under-resourcing for feature script development in the industry, SPARK provides writers, directors and producers with a unique opportunity to work intensively with selected advisors in a collaborative kick-start process.