Screen Tasmania's first funding round for 2004 is now open, and will close on Friday 16 April. Screen Tasmania representatives will be hosting free information sessions. If you are considering making an application to this or a future round, you are encouraged to attend.
Thursday 11 March, 6.00pm
Auditorium of the Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk
Monday 15 March, 6.00pm
Auditorium of The Old Woolstore, 1 Macquarie Street
Screen Tasmania will be offering information and advice about your projects, our programs of assistance, and showing some recent films. Anyone intending to make an application in the current, or a future, funding round is encouraged to attend. It's also a good opportunity to meet other filmmakers and interested people, so please come along.
Intending applicants from other areas of the state who are unable to attend these sessions are encouraged to call (03) 6233 6995 to arrange a consultation.
Documentary CourseNine participants commence Screen Tasmania's most recent development initiative this weekend - an intensive Documentary Development Workshop. Led by distinguished documentary producer Claire Jager, the participants will, over four weekends, learn the fine details of how to develop and promote winning documentary projects in what is without doubt a highly competitive Australian market. Claire will be assisted by some of Australia's leading documentary makers, including writer/directors Dennis Smith and David Tiley and Producer Sue Maslin.
The participants are Jason Andean, Taylor Bildstein, Abi Binning, Anna Housego, Ella Kennedy, Briony Kidd, Moneka Knight, Davina Sutton-Driscoll and Janine Wright.
Recent Funding ApprovalsScreen Tasmania has recently made the following funding approvals:
Travel Assistance - Australian International Documentary Conference
Troy Melville $1,500.00
Ella Kennedy $1,500.00
Chris Gallagher $1,500.00
Travel Assistance - MIP TV
Blue Rocket Pty Ltd $4,000.00
LM Films $20,505.00, to enable Jane Binning, Tracey Diggins and Bo Haldane to undertake attachments on the production 'Cable.
Congratulations to Andrew Quaile and his team for their winning local entry in the recent Tropfest competition. While it didn't get a place in the coveted 'final 16' that were screened nationally, the film was screened to the estimated 2,500-strong audience at Salamanca Square. Andrew, from Launceston, is a busy lad - in addition to making films, he works with WIN TV in Launceston and is about to embark on a trip to East Timor next week. He takes up the story:
"well.. as you can imagine, we're pretty happy to be this year's tassie tropfest winners! pleasantly surprised indeed. i was actually watching the winning entries in melbourne at the time when i got a phone call from robyn brake of the machine laundry cafe, telling us we'd won! so, as it happens, i had a beer to celebrate, followed by a few more, then a couple more.. and the night just kept getting better!
but it's been a pretty hectic few weeks really. firstly finishing off and submitting our tropfest entry, paul (co-writer) going back to england, and now i'm busily trying to get ready for a trip to east timor to shoot a mini doco on some doctors performing eye surgery. so, all in all. pretty mad all round really, but ultimately rewarding."
Congratulations again, and take care in East Timor.