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10 October

Metro Screen

Mystery Road

Sydney Film Festival gets behind local feature – Mystery Road

MYSTERY ROAD, the new film by acclaimed auteur writer and director Ivan Sen will finally be released in cinemas across Australia on October 17, including these Sydney cinemas: Dendy Newtown, Hoyts Cinema Paris at Fox Studios and the gorgeous Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace in Cremorne.

This important new Australian film, which was selected as Opening Night Film at the 2013 Sydney Film Festival, played at Melbourne International Film Festival and had its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Love Bytes

Love Bytes Watch It

The new queer dating web series Love Bytes, directed by Tonnette Stanford and funded by Metro Screen Breaks 2013, is now on the interwebs for your viewing pleasure. Love Bytes is a eight-part web series centering around three housemates and their disastrous dating lives.


DCP Trouble Shooting

Metro Screen has recently invested in a Qube Digital Cinema encoding and packaging solution to service the independent screen sector with affordable DCP file for exhibition in the professional cinema environment. Here is a handy guide to getting through the process trouble free.


YouTube Hacks

This blog post is an excellent cheat sheet on all things YouTube including by passing regional restrictions, jumping to a specific time and repeating all or part of any video. With playlisting becoming a good source of content for many bloggers, these 6 tips are worth bookmarking.

pop up cinema

Pop Up Cinema & Bar Last Chance

The final week of our month long Pop Up Cinema & Bar is happening as part of Art and About Wednesday 16 with free Cake Wines from 5pm – 6.30pm followed by a one hour screening. Curated by Metro Screen Alumni Craig Boreham this free shorts session is for filmmakers and serious film lovers. RSVP to attend.


Over the past 3 years, Metro Screen has been funding creative storytelling through the Breaks program. In 2014 the Breaks funding program is back with a focus on getting stories from script to screen with cash support, production subsidies and expert development workshops. Eight filmmaking teams (producer, director, writer) will be selected to take their projects into the Story Hothouse and then develop their craft at the Director Foundary before rolling the camera in full-scale production.

2014 Breaks Funding is for short narrative works.
Attend the information session 6:00pm, Tuesday 22 October at Metro Screen.
Watch filmmaker Samuel Leighton-Dore talk about making his 2013 Breaks film 'Showboy'.

Applications need to be submitted online between 18 November – 2 December 2013.

Breaks Funding 2014


The next installment of Freelance Fridays at Metro Screen is happening Friday 18 Oct, book your spot and meet like-minded creative types.


Saturday 19 October presented Eastside Radio proudly presents Global Rhythms, an annual World Music festival showcasing world dance, film, food and live music. Metro Screen will showcase multicultural films from 1pm – 8pm.




Come along to the Info Session 7 Nov to go through your options for a career upgrade in 2014. Learn about the Diploma of Multiplatform, Diploma of Screen & Media and the Part-Time Certificate IV in Screen & Media.




Hands On, practical part-time short courses enrolling now:
Camera and Lighting Techniques 26 Oct – 10 Nov
Sound Design & Editing 27 Oct – 10 Nov
Intermediate Screenwriting 12 Nov – 17 Dec Book early save $50
Get Up and Running: Production Runner Course 24 Nov
Editing in Avid 8 Dec – 19 Jan Book Early Save $100



Mention you are a newsletter subscriber and get 15% off Studio Hire during October 2013. Our air-conditioned sound stage, production studio is equipped with a curved chroma key green cyclorama, black curtains and lighting grid. 3 phase power - 30amp. Fitted with lighting rigs are permanently installed in-house controlled through a dmx console. Conveniently located in the Eastern suburbs you'll have access to a large reception area, kitchen, make-up green room, viewing window and fast Wifi.



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Media Stockade requires an intern to assist in social media research and marketing for a number of current projects.

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World of Women’s Cinema: WOW Film Festival 2014 – Extended Deadlines

Screenwise’s two year full time Diploma of Screen Acting course now offers VET FEE-HELP. The Diploma covers the full spectrum of skills training required to produce a high calibre, professional screen actor. 2014 Applications close 15 Nov. 

Celebrating its 23rd year, Flickerfest, Australia’s only Academy® Award accredited and BAFTA recognised Short Film festival, and its largest short film competition, is now accepting entries from Australia and around the world, for our 2014 Festival. All competitions are open to any short film under 35 minutes completed within 2 years of the entry closing dates. Final Deadline 18th October 2013.

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Jewish International Film Festival 2013

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Machete Girl: The Hacker Chronicles – Indiegogo


The Grand Design + Burrowed Frowns – Fox Force Five

Kill Switch – Nominations at The Terror Film Festival

The Bind – Eerie Horror Film Festival


Patrick Giveaway

In the Flesh Giveaway

Tour of Duty Box Set Giveaway


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