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Classic Australian film Don’s Party will have a rare pre-election outing at Australian Revelations on Tuesday 28 June. The winner of six AFI Awards, including Best Director, Best Actress and Best Screenplay, Don’s Party is set on election night 1969 as a group of friends come together for cheese and wine in what turns out to be an unintended night of truth and dare. Revelation Director Richard Sowada said Don’s Party was his favourite Australian film. “The cast, with brilliant performances by Graham Kennedy, Jeannie Drynan and John Hargreaves is outstanding, David Williamson’s script is razor sharp, the art direction
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‘90s teen comedy Shan and Kate will have its world premiere at the Palm Springs International ShortFest this month. Shan and Kate was written and directed by Zoë Rae and based on a short story by Bronte Rose Jovevski, who also produced the film. The Academy Award accredited ShortFest is the largest short film festival in North America. This year the festival will screen over 300 films selected from over 4000 submissions. Shan and Kate marks the fourth film directed by Rae, an Australian-American writer & filmmaker, who at 23 co-directed her first feature Slaughterhouse Bride. The film is set
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Cinematic Lighting Workshop with Brendan Lavelle ACS at Open Channel

Work with a professional Director of Photography (DOP) and Gaffer to light and shoot dramatic film scenes in this industry-lead, hands-on workshop!
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Budgeting for the Art Department at Open Channel

Learn the fundamentals of budgeting for the art department, within any budget level, and in turn come to understand how to realise the creative vision and world of the script.
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MMA versus Zombies! Can they survive the quest

Shadow Quest, a new scifi action movie is in the pipeline for Melbourne Australia with martial artists and weapon masters from many styles being given the chance to display their prowess in a series of life and death challenges for a billion dollar prize. This year unless they complete all the challenges a super virus will be released and all human life will cease to exist!
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LAST CHANCE: MIFF 37°South Market Applications Deadline Looms!

Are you a producer seeking to: - Advance your film script's financing with sales agents and distributors at 37ºSouth: Bridging the Gap? - Continue meeting with key sales agents and financiers after Cannes? and/or - Source new content ideas from publishers at 37ºSouth's Books at MIFF and screenwriters at 37ºSouth: PostScript&Direct? Time to apply for 2016's MIFF 37ºSouth Market
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Celebrating the best in science film

Australia's Science Channel will showcase the diversity of science films from across the globe at the 2016 SCINEMA International Science Film Festival.
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ABC appoints Sally Riley as Head of Scripted Production

ABC Director of Television, Richard Finlayson, has today announced the appointment of Sally Riley to the newly created role of Head of Scripted Production. Currently ABC TV’s Head of Indigenous, Sally’s new position will see her responsible for leading the Fiction, Comedy, Indigenous and Children's production teams. Formerly Head of Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department, Sally joined ABC TV in 2010 as Head of Indigenous, and since that time has achieved an outstanding track record of groundbreaking programs, including Black Comedy, Gods of Wheat Street, 8MMM Aboriginal Radio, the multi-award-winning Redfern Now and the highly-anticipated and critically-acclaimed six-part drama, Cleverman. Richard
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[REC] Ya Shorts Youth Film Festival grows in 2016!

REC Ya Shorts Youth Film Festival has kicked off its second year, now covering six Local Government Areas in the Mid North Coast! Presented by Screenwave and Headspace Coffs Harbour, the festival includes filmmaking workshops, a short film competition, a regional screening tour, and plenty of prizes for young people aged 12 to 25 years old. The free workshops take place at schools and youth centres in Kyogle, the Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Bellingen Shire, Nambucca Valley, and Kempsey Shire, helping young people tell their stories on screen. For 2016, REC Ya Shorts’ signature item to be included in all
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