Tips and trends from MIPCOM and MIPTV television markets
Each year the AFC funds producers to attend international markets and they write reports on their experiences. See their tips on how to prepare for and survive MIPCOM and MIPTV, and read about market trends in 2001-02.
Festival and market opportunities noticeboard
Updated list of Australian actors, cinematographers and directors working overseas
Upcoming production report - September 2002
Latest funding approvals - August 2002
Broadband Production Initiative applications close 20 September 2002
The AFC and ABC New Media are seeking applications for funding from experienced production teams with substantial children's, youth or educational projects that explore the interactive broadband environment in innovative, challenging and original ways.
Upcoming funding deadlines
Strand S Animation Development - 20 Sep
Strand T1 Short Animation Production - 27 Sep
Strand V Interactive Digital Media Early Development - 27 Sep
SPARK script development - 30 Sep
ICD National Touring Exhibition Fund - 4 Oct
ICD Events and Activities Fund - 4 Oct
Strand L Documentaries Quick Response - 18 Oct
AFC Chief Executive Kim Dalton: 'Australia on Show' at Australian International Movie Convention on 13 August 2002
AFC examines the role of culture in Australia's foreign and trade policy
AFC Submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's White Paper called Advancing the National Interest.
AFC's Response to the Amended Australian Content Standard proposed by the ABA
AFC supports full merger of ABA and ACA
Get the Picture Online
Essential industry data.
AFC/ABC Documentary Online initiative
View all the projects including Long Journey, Young Lives which won the Best Online Feature at the National Youth Media Awards.
AFC Screen Network Australia
The gateway to Australian film and television on the Internet.
AFC fosters links between filmmakers, distributors and exhibitors at International Movie Convention
At the annual International Movie Convention the AFC co-hosted, with the Sydney Morning Herald and the Sun Herald, a special presentation of new Australian feature films due for release over the coming year. The AFC brought over 30 Australian filmmakers and actors to the convention to mix with exhibitors and distributors. "The AFC develops film people and projects, and we are keenly interested in the development of Australian audiences with a healthy appetite for homegrown film produce," said AFC Chief Executive Kim Dalton. More in Media Release.
AFC funds three short feature films
Three short feature films have been funded into production by the AFC: Floodhouse, Martha's New Coat and the Indigenous Unit's first short feature Wild Turkey which is in production in Alice Springs until 20 September. Two other AFC-funded short features, The Thirteenth House and Roy Höllsdotter, and the 26-minute animation Harvie are currently in post production. More in Media Release.
AFC launches script development program SPARK
More in Media Release.
AFC's Women Working in Television Project wins National Work and Family Award
The AFC's Women Working in Television Project has won the Innovative Initiative category of the National Work and Family Awards. The project - which is a partnership between the AFC, the Nine Network, Network Ten, Seven Network, SBS, ABC, SPAA and FACTS - was acknowledged for its publication Visions of Balance - juggling family with work in television which can be downloaded under Publications. A new publication, Working Networks - a practical guide to networking in the television industry, will be launched by AFC Chair Maureen Barron at a networking cocktail party on 23 September in Sydney. Network Ten News Presenter Jessica Rowe will host the event and the guest speaker is global networking specialist Robyn Henderson. For more details see What's On to RSVP by 17 September. More in Media Release.
AFC-funded documentary wins 2002 Gold AWGIE
Writer/director Dennis K Smith was awarded this year's major prize at the Australian Writers Guild awards for his film Rainbow Bird and Monster Man. Produced by Smith and John Lewis, the documentary was fully funded by the AFC under its Documentary Production Investment Strand O. Smith is a multi-award-winning independent filmmaker who has made six documentaries for broadcast television and has a long commitment to social, ethical, cultural and ethnographic issues. In Rainbow Bird and Monster Man, the harrowing life-story of Tony Lock who murdered the man who sexually abused him from the ages of four until 14 is retold, relived and dramatically reconstructed. It has received nominations for four AFI awards and screens on SBS on 20 September at 8.30pm.
AFC supports Australian delegation to Canada's Strategic Partners Co-production Conference
The AFC is supporting a delegation of ten Australian producers to attend the co-production conference Strategic Partners 2002 - Down Under On Top to be held in Halifax, Canada on 13-15 September. The two-day conference offers case studies, screenings, receptions and opportunities to meet top producers and key decision makers from Canada and New Zealand as well as guest producers from the UK. The AFC co-funded the attendance of the Australian delegates with Strategic Partners and some state funding bodies. AFC Commissioner Helen Leake will be attending as the AFC representative.
More at http://www.atlanticfilm.com
Women Working in Television networking cocktail party and booklet launch
23 September 2002 - RSVP by 17 September
Kim Dalton reappointed Chief Executive of AFC
Kim Dalton, Chief Executive of the AFC, has been reappointed to the position for a further three years through to the end of 2005. More in Media Release.
AFC Sydney and Melbourne project managers available to discuss your project
See What's On.
Corporate Governance Workshops
The federal government has recommended that all organisations in receipt of AFC funds be familiar with Corporate Governance principles. The AFC will run four Corporate Governance workshops for key ICD-funded organisations in late October - three in Sydney and one in Melbourne. They will be targeted towards not-for-profit organisations with voluntary boards. It is expected that 60 participants from 21 screen culture organisations will attend. The workshops will be delivered by John O'Grady, a specialist in this area from the legal firm Blake Dawson Waldron.
National Performance Conference 2002, Expanding Horizons
Brisbane 20-22 September 2002
Big Screen 2002
Esperance 20-22 September Guest: Chris Haywood
Alice Springs 11-13 October
Darwin 18-20 October
Devonport 8 -10 November
Dubbo 22-24 November
Maitland 22-24 November
Free school screenings, regional archival footage and contemporary films.
Newcastle 2-7 October 2002
An annual festival of digital, hybrid, electronic and new media arts, now in its fifth year. Provides a series of workshops for young and emerging new media artists, and critical forums examining the state of new media arts, technology, and screen culture both within Australia and globally. Part of This Is Not Art (TINA) which also includes Sound Summit, the National Young Writers Festival, the National Student Media Conference and the Pacific Indymedia Conference.
ASDA Awards Dinner 2002
Sydney 12 October 2002
National awards dinner to encourage and recognise excellence in directing.
4th Brisbane International Animation Festival (BIAF)
Brisbane Powerhouse 9-13 October 2002
BIAF Tour 2002
Venues to be confirmed 14 October-November 2002
Moving Objects Conference 2002
Victorian Arts Centre and ACMI Melbourne 24-27 October 2002
A national conference of puppetry and animatronics
WOW International Film Festival 2002 (WIFT)
Sydney 17 -20 October 2002
A showcase of the latest and best features, documentaries, experimental and interactive media by women from Australia and overseas.
Telluride Film Festival (29 August-2 September 2002)
Rabbit Proof Fence and five shorts: Bing, Roundabout Shh, Stump and The Only Person In The World
Toronto International Film Festival (6-15 September 2002)
Black and White, Dirty Deeds, The Nugget, One Night The Moon and Rabbit Proof Fence
More at Media Release
Ottawa International Animation Festival (2-6 October 2002)
In Competition: Dad's Clock, How Quest Sought the Truth, Into the Dark and Leunig: How Democracy Actually Works
Panorama: Causes and Holding Your Breath
Sheffield International Documentary Festival (21-27 October 2002)
A Wedding in Ramallah
See more at International Festivals with Australian Screenings History