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FTI E-vent Newsletter 3969

HUNDREDS ENJOY A WA WIN AT TROPFEST IN FREO  

Tropfest viewing Lemonade

 

Western Australia was the big winner at Tropfest 2012. As one of the lucky few screenings not affected by storms, crowds packed Bohemia Outdoor Cinema to capacity, to enjoy the world's biggest short film competition. See photo's from the event  here

 

Among the audience members were crew and supporters from adopted WA finalist "Unwanted Friend". While the predominantly WAAPA educated crew of "Unwanted Friend" are well known to the local film community, FTI was also delighted to learn that Julian Vincent Constanzo, Producer behind winning entry "Lemonade Stand", also hails from Perth. Julian's excited parents were in the crowd and said that Julian has spent the past few years working at Fremantle Media in Melbourne. One of the first calls Julian made after winning Tropfest, was to let his employers know that he wouldn't be able to make it in to work the next morning. Watch the winning entry  here   

 

Tropfest organisers have wasted no time in revealing the 2013 Tropfest  Signature Item (TSI), which is "Balloon". FTI hopes to see even more submissions, finalists and winners representing WA at next year's event.

 

If you missed Tropfest but want to see all the finalists, two encore screenings will be happening at the Mad Fish winery in Margret River over the Labour Day Long weekend on the 3rd and 4th March. Full details here   


NEWS                                  WASA
PERTH'S HENRY & AARON HIT ONE MILLION YOUTUBE HITS IN ONE WEEKEND
It's a Snap

Award-winning Western Australian filmmakers and former Central Institute of Technology  (CIT)  Perth graduates Henry Inglis and Aaron McCann's  latest offering, 'It's a Snap'  has gone more viral than a Danny Danielson blood test, achieving millions of hits on YouTube and being widely lauded as the Best. College. Advert. Ever. More 

X|MEDIA|LAB RETURNS TO PERTH
ScreenWest Logo

Following the success of the inaugural X|Media|Lab Perth in 2011, ScreenWest has announced that the internationally acclaimed conference and think-tank will return on April 13-15 with What's your story? New narratives, new markets.

Western Australian digital media projects selected for X|Media|Lab Perth will be in the running to receive a $20,000 development awards. To assist Western Australians prepare strong project pitches for this year's X|Media|Lab Perth, ScreenWest will again run an intensive full day workshop taking place on Friday, 9 March 2012. More information here 

FTI TO HOST MANHATTAN SHORT SCREENING
Manhattan Shorts

Once again FTI Cinema will be one of over 250 cinemas across the world to host Manhattan Short.  10 finalist films will screen to over 100,000 people in over 250 Art House Cinemas & Museums & Universities across 6 Continents during ONE WEEK, in 2012.  These audiences will decide the winner by casting votes after every screening.  More here 

 

FTI Cinema

Sunday 7th October @ 3pm.

RITZY SYDNEY PREMIERE FOR 'MORE 4 ME' More 4 Me

'More 4 Me' the international award-winning documentary from Writer/Director Lincoln Fenner, has been officially selected to open the weekend of the Australian Film Festival (AFF) to be held in Sydney next month. More here  

 

FOURTH ANNUAL ROTTOFEST ANNOUNCED
Rottofest

Rottofest, Western Australia's only 'overseas' festival that you don't need a passport for, is accepting comedy short film and sketch entries from across Australia for this year's Festival.  More here 

 

CROWD-FUNDING SUCCESS FOR HUNTER:THE DOCUMENTARY
Hunter The Documentary

Budding Perth production company Periscope Pictures Pty Ltd have wrapped up their Crowd-funding (aka: crowd-sourcing) campaign last week having raised a staggering $20,360 via the Melbourne-based website Pozible.  More    

WATCH                           Bohemia Outdoor Cinema
RAW!
Raw Monster

RAW! brings a mixed bag of funny, charming and fresh short films from some of WA's hottest young filmmakers.  Program includes Raw Nerve and Link Funded films.    More

23 February 2011
Bohemia Outdoor Cinema

MAD MAX
Mad Max Poster A screening of this classic Australian film will launch the 5th Japanese Bike Show. Mad Max is a famous film among rev-heads and helped establish a cult following for the classic Kawasaki 900 motorcycle, which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary.  Bikes & Cars on display.    More 

25 February 2011
Bohemia Outdoor Cinema
60 YEAR RETROSPECTIVE OF PIAF FILMS ANNOUNCED
An Angel at My Table

Perth Festival announces the final selection of 'In Retrospect: 60 Years of Festival Films'. One film from each decade reflects a wide spectrum of cinematic experiences with masterpieces, audience favourites and ground-breaking films that all have their place in cinema history. Program here   

Picture: 'An Angel at My Table' Dir: Jane Campion
ABC1 TV TO SCREEN 'ON A WING AND A PRAYER'
Rick & Harmony 
Rick & Harmony 

Produced by Jodie and Leighton De Barros, Seadog TV International P/L, 'On a Wing and a Prayer' enters the extraordinary world of the Black Cockatoo. Playful, mischievous and highly intelligent, Carnaby's Black Cockatoos are adored by thousands, hunted by many and saved by few. More    

8:30pm ABC1  TV

13 March 2012

SUPER ANIMATION ON THE SUPER SCREEN

Two months of animated extravaganza on the NorthbridgeAnimators hour

Piazza Super Screen!

 

Animator's Hour will promote local Perth animators and their superb work through a set of 8 free screenings showcasing works and amazing talents from Australia and the World.

You can also get involved and win one of three $500 cash prizes by helping create a brand new animation entitled Bunny Cakes.  All the details here

 

Thursday 23rd Feb - Thursday 12th Apr, 8:30 - 9:30pm

Northbridge Piazza Super Screen, FREE

HOMEGROWN TALENT TO SCREEN AT FLICKERFEST
Flickerfest

Flickerfest hits WA with no shortage of local film making talent included in the line-up. Thurs March 1 brings the Best Of Australian Shorts program to Camelot Outdoor Cinema in Mosman Park which includes the highly anticipated WA film Crosshairs.  More here   

ARTRAGE OPENS NEW ROOFTOP MOVIE VENTURE
Rooftop Movies

A pop-up Summer oasis in the heart of the CBD - 

Perth cinema-lovers will soon have the opportunity to take movie viewing to new heights with the opening of Rooftop Movies in Northbridge on Wednesday 29 February.  More  

READ                               FTI Bookshop
FTI BOOKSHOP Story...the book

The FTI bookshop at 92 Adelaide Street, Fremantle, is open weekdays from 8.45am to 5.15pm.  The bookshop stocks a  range of Media Technology and Production titles. We recommend phoning us to check availability first. 

 More   

FORUMS                            Working on Set
IN THE FORUMS: CASTING CALLS & MORE
Check the FTI forums for paid and unpaid acting roles; crew calls; advertise; write a film review or start a discussion.
OUT                              Out
ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS ON SALE SOON AT FTI
Entertainment Book

Once again FTI will be selling the amazing Entertainment Books that are jam packed with valuable offers from the finest restaurants, activities and hotels.  At $65 they are great value and a fundraiser for FTI.   They'll be available mid May. More 

AIDC COMING UP SOONAIDC

27 February - 1 March 2012

Australia's only documentary conference that consistently attracts key figures from the Australian and international documentary industry.  The place to network, deal, inspire and be inspired.  More 

RØDE WORKSHOP AT FTI
Rodes

RØDE Microphones has announced it is presenting a filmmaking workshop at FTI, hosted by UK Cinematographer and digital video evangelist Philip Bloom.   More information here  

 

FTI

Sunday 11 March 2012

10am to 5pm

MAKE                               Camera and Car
FTI FUNDING DEADLINES FAST APPROACHING

Do you have a knockout short film idea? Then FTI wants Knockout  

to give you the financial assistance to make it a reality.  The first funding rounds are fast approaching and to make it easier you can now enter online.  Find out about  our funding schemes here  

 

Deadlines:

RAWNERVE - 1 March 2012
LINK - 29 March 2012
OOMPF - 26 April 2012
 

SCREEN DANCE INITIATIVE

This initiative is open to Australian arts organisations working with dance and screen projects including hybrid, digital and interdisciplinary art.   More      Deadline 23 March 2012. 

REVEL8
Super 8 - theme of "an apple a day..."    More 
YOUTUBE VIDEO COMPETITION
To advertise the novel 'In and Out of Step' Deadline 29/2/2012  More     
ENTER                              Sheffield Documentary Festival
FILM BY DEMOCRACY!!

Vote now for the very first 'Film by Democracy' to decide the genre of the untitled webseries.  Launches on 1 March 2012.  More here 

CANCER COUNCIL VICTORIA ARTS AWARDS

The Awards include "film".  More information here     

Deadline 27 April 2012   

2012 ADG AWARDS

Entries Open for the ADG Awards
Regular entry deadline is February 27, 2012. More 
  
     

NEW FESTIVALSFTI Cinema
                              

FILM FESTIVALS GALORE TO ENTER  Without a Box

There are heaps of film festivals around the world calling for entries.  Without a Box is the premier entry point for most festivals. More  here  

MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVALManhattan Shorts
Manhattan Short is inviting entry from filmmakers across the world. Find out more here
Deadline 31 July 2012  
THE FORMULA MUNDI'S 12 FILMFEST
Mundi Film Festival

Egypt in June 2012 - Now calling for entries in documentary, short, animation, art, generative or experimental works.  More 

Deadline 01 May, 2012

FILM FESTIVALS STILL OPEN  
Click here for information on the following
Festivals

9th HARMONY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Deadline 28 September 2012

AURORA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Deadline 20 April, 2012

QUEER FRUITS FILM FESTIVAL

Deadline 7 August 2012

BANFF WORLD MEDIA AWARDS

Deadline 24 February, 2012

KALIBER35 MUNICH  SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Deadline 29 February 2012

YOUR FILM FESTIVAL  

Deadline 31 March 2012

BAYSIDE FILM FESTIVAL (JUMP CUT)

Deadline 30 April 2012

AEAF AWARDS

Deadline 1 June 2012

DENDY AWARDS - SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL

Deadline 27/2/2012

I'VE SEEN FILMS

Deadline 16/4/2012
 

OVER THE FENCE   

Deadline 5/3/2012 
PUFF FILM FESTIVAL
Deadline 5/3/2011   
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL
Deadline 27/2/2012
REVELATION FILM FESTIVAL
Deadline 31/3/2012

AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Deadline 31 May 2012
GOLDEN ANTEATERS FILM FESTIVAL 2012
Deadline 25 March 2012
BOFA FILM FESTIVAL (TASMANIA)
Deadline 13 April 2012
ASOLO INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL
Deadline 14 April 2012
WANTED                             Event on Screen
WANTED....FILM INDUSTRY NEWS
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UPCOMING DEADLINES & FILMMAKER RESOURCES
Eiffel Tower (2009)Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Filmmaker Resources
ScreenWest Short Film Marketing: Producers Guide

SPAA OHS e-learning course for Australian screen production professionals

Australia Council Writers Guide to Making a Digital Living

WA Production Diary WA projects in pre-production, production and post production

Need A Composer For Your Film? Advertise free in the Music Council of Australia's fortnightly email bulletins

AbaF Artist Business Podcasts - Dianne Turner, Jasmine Jan, Lynn Burford, Genevieve Robey, Paul Morris, John Young & Andrew Carter

Peter Greenaway Masterclass Podcast and transcripts View or download 

Digital Media and Arts in Western Australia: Mining creative resources and seizing opportunities Read more

doco2012 Documentary and the Digital Future

FTI Bookshop stocks a small range of Media Technology and Production titles

Flickerfest Free Filmmaker's Resource Website 

Marketing and Distribution information
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Sincerely,
 
Film & Television Institute (WA) Inc.

FTI is a member of Screen Development Network and gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of Screen Australia, ScreenWest & Lotterywest.