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18 April

Metro Screen

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Development and production funding for screen stories.

11 outstanding projects have been selected by Metro Screen to receive $115,000 in funding through the Breaks - Story to Screen program this month.

The comprehensive Breaks funding program is focused on getting stories from script to screen with a cash production budget, production facilities support and a craft skills development program including the Story Hothouse and the Directors Foundry.

Over the past three years, Metro Screen has been funding creative storytelling and emerging practitioners through the First Breaks, Break Out and Breakthrough programs.

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Featured Items

The Storyworld Studio

New Funding Initiative

The Storyworld Studio is an intensive development program for interactive multiplatform stories, an Australian first pioneered by Metro Screen and Mike Jones, winner of the UK ICTommorow Digital Innovation award for Film & TV last year. Limited places are available at this unique structured development studio, subsidized by Screen NSW and Metro Screen.

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Belvoir & Metro Screen Mixer

Belvoir & Metro Screen Mixer at Vivid

Belvoir and Metro Screen are proudly collaborating to present a Theatre and Technology Mixer at the Vivid Ideas Exchange happening at the Museum of Contemporary Art Monday 27 May. Bringing tech-savvy multimedia producers together with contemporary theatre creative to network and workshop new models.

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Kino Sydney

Kino Kabaret 2013

All systems are go for Kino Kabaret Filmmaking marathon weekends this year, dates and booking details are now live. The Festivalists and Metro Screen are partnering again to bring you a filmmaking and screening opportunity. Check out some of the films from last year and find out more about how you can make film using Metro Screen studios and equipment

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The Script Sessions

Script Sessions Workshops

Working on a great feature script, but struggling to nail down your final draft? Well, you know what they say: writing is rewriting. The Script Sessions is a series of intensive one-day workshops designed to take your feature script to the next level. A rare opportunity to work one-on-one with professional story analyst and screenwriting teacher Karel Segers. Places are filling fast.

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Young Filmmakers Workshop Starting Next Week

They say it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become a genius at something, so if you are between 11 – 17 years old, now is the perfect time to start! Under the watchful eye of a highly experienced filmmaker, kids learn how to take a story from script all the way to screen. They get to make either a short film or trailer or behind-the-scenes documentary. Have a chance at trying different crew roles at this very interactive, hands on creative school holiday course. This workshop is fantastic for boosting self-confidence, while working on a creative endeavor with new friends. Participants will gain lots of new skills while building on existing ones. Limited places book now.

NEW COURSE Intermediate Screenwriting
Starts 15 May

Armed with the basics of screenwriting and a script you have been working on, you will make the leap to Intermediate Screenwriting. This part time short course is an extended writing opportunity to develop strong narrative and story elements for effective storytelling. Come away with a thorough working knowledge of structrual and technical basics as well as the ability to transform your ideas into commercially viable scripts. To take this course you need to bring a script: short, feature, TV, treatment or a project at a stage of development you can progress with.

Enrolling now

Young Filmmakers Workshop starts 22 April
Directing Actors starts 4 May
Sound Design and Editing starts 12 May
Intermediate Screenwriting starts 15 May
Get Up and Running: Production Runner Course
starts 18 May
Camera and Lighting Techniques starts 18 May
From FCP to AVID in 2 days starts 15 Jun
+ Part Time Certificate IV in Screen & Media Studies

Young Filmmakers Workshop


The Photoflex FlexDrop is a portable Green/Blue Screen

The FlexDrop chroma key green/blue background is a double-sided portable solution for keying work. It is wrinkle-free, with a semi-matte fabric that does not reflect green onto the back of your model or subject. The FlexDrop® pops into shape and maintains a rigid flat surface that can be clamped or hung from a LiteStand, doorframe or leaned against a wall. Panel is guaranteed to open flat and folds down to 1/3 its size for storage in its own carry bag.

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Photoflex Flexdrop


Latest From The Forum

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Submit your job, event, film festival entry opportunity, Give Away or News Item to the Forums anytime.

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Screen Producer Role at ICE

Producer – Screen Cultures: ICE is seeking an experienced and innovative Producer to guide the development, production, management and evaluation of a range of screen-based activities, programs and events. This position will work with a diverse range of screen artists, organisations and communitiesfrom Western Sydney. Click here to download the Position Description. Applications close 3 May.

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Open Call for Artists – Korean Cultural Office

The Korean Cultural Office (KCO) Australia invites applications from anyone who are artists and film enthusiasts. We are welcoming you to create a storyboard drawing of your own visualization of a mystery script from a Korean film (to be revealed) and your work will be exhibited at the KCO on Elizabeth Street for FREE.

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Kino #69

Kino Sydney is an open-mic night for filmmakers, place for filmmakers and film-lovers to network, meet cast and crew and watch great short films. Kino provides filmmakers with the equipment and support to write, shoot and edit their projects as well as the opportunity to show their work to a large audience. Each event includes live entertainment and giveaways.

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Haute Cuisine Giveaway

Opening in cinemas on 25th April, this delicious drama with a generous pinch of comedy is based on the extraordinary true story of President François Mitterand’s private cook. Hortense Laborie, a renowned chef from Perigord, is astonished when the President of the Republic appoints her his personal cook, responsible for creating all his meals at the Elysée Palace.

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