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9 August

Metro Screen

DIY Distribution

Finding your audience

Imagine having 3 million people see your film or thousands of people paying to download your content. At the next Metro Screen Connect event you can gather together with three industry experts who have helped many independent film projects, TV concepts and online content to find and build audiences.

Come along to Metro Screen to hear from practitioners who have been breaking new ground and making their own rules to engage audiences. From DIY screenings to torrent distribution, find out from the experts what works and what doesn’t and where they see the audience-building landscape is heading. What are the alternatives to the traditional distribution paths? How do filmmakers connect to an audience?

Speakers include:
• John L Simpson, Titan View Media (The jammed, Men’s Group, 33 Postcards)
• Ahmend Salama, Creative Director DLSHS (The Tunnel, Cedar Boys)
• Nick Bolton, Viocorp, (Australia’s leading internet broadcaster)
• Guest moderator - Dean Francis, writer/director

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Featured Items

Ingrid Veninger

Ingrid Veninger Filmmaking Masterclass

Metro Screen and Possible Worlds presents a double bill featuring a special presentation by independent filmmaker Ingrid Veninger (Canada) at Metro Screen followed by the Australian premiere of her latest feature – I am a Good Person / I am a Bad Person at Dendy Opera Quays.

Book >

Dream Accelerator

SPAA Conference

This is your chance to get in front of industry investors at Cannes, MIPCOM or SXSW Interactive as well the SPAA Conference, Cockatoo Island Film Festival and Metro Screen alumni. Submit a 3 minute video pitch for your idea, sell us your dream transmedia project, TV or feature film concept.

Enter >

Directing Documentary

Meet Dylan Blowen

Directing Documentary Short Course at Metro Screen starts soon. Learn from Dylan Blowen the Foxtel documentary prize winner at the Sydney Film Festival for his feature The Snowman which is also nominated for documentary feature at the AFI's.

Enrol >

The Ian Potter Moving Image Commission

ACMI Funding

The Ian Potter Moving Image Commission will provide $100,000 for a mid-career artist to create a new work for exhibition at and acquisition by ACMI.
Applications are now open.

Apply >


Sound Design and Editing – 25 August

This program explores the art of screen sound design and introduces the practical skills required to record sound. Participants design a complete soundscape for an existing film excerpt and complete practical exercises recording sound in a variety of locations, whilst troubleshooting common problems.

Film Producing – 30 August

Film Producing takes an in-depth look at producing independent films. From recognising a good concept through to marketing and distribution, this course covers the essentials of securing funding, pitching, hiring crew, dealing with legal responsibilities, selling your finished film and running a production company.

Enrolling Now

Directing Documentary | 21 August
Camera Essentials | 2 September
Multiplatform Filmmaking | 6 September
Intro to Game Design and Development | 11 September
Camera and Lighting Techniques | 15 September
Final Cut Pro 7 Fundamentals | 16 September
Video Game Design for Kids | 24 September
Craft of Directing | 26 September
Young Filmmakers Workshop | 3 October
Introduction to Webisodes | 6 October
Introduction to TV Producing | 9 October
+ More short courses every week


3 x New Canon XF100HD camera at $95/day!

Meet our new fully automatic professional HD camera: the Canon XF100HD. It is the cheapest on the hire market and it packs a punch. Shooting in 1080/50i at 50Mbps in 4:2:2 with a stereo XLR input, it has plenty of great features, like the recording function on CF cards, with a dual slot for continuous filming including 2 x 32GB.  Call us 9356 1828 or email us to book:

Canon XF100HD

Latest From The Forum


Producer Wanted for Online Promo/Video

Director seeking a hard working, creative and enthusiastic producer for online promo video/interview with 90's aussie pop star Melissa Tkautz. The idea is to create promo video/interviews videos as an ongoing web series and to eventually receive financial backing from record labels to create each episode for the hottest acts out.

More info >


Footprints Film Festival

Leichhardt Council's Footprints Film Festival Competition is currently seeking film submissions. Entries close Friday 17th August 2012. Entrants have the chance to win up to $5000 worth of prizes and have their film screened in front of hundreds of people at the Footprints Eco Festival.

More info >


Reel Anime Festival 2012

With just over a month until the Reel Anime festival begins, Madman is proud to announce supporting cinema locations and the launch of the official website.

More info >


Tricky Business Giveaway

Warm, funny and moving, Tricky Business looks at the lengths people go to get themselves out of trouble: financial trouble, emotional trouble, growing up trouble, relationship trouble…..things we all have to deal with at some time or other.

More info >


Bat Eyes

Bat Eyes directed by Australian filmmaker and Metro Screen alumni Damien Power has been announced by YouTube and the 69th Venice International Film Festival [La Biennale di Venezia)] as a finalist in the inaugural Your Film Festival, a competition to find the world's best storytellers.

More info >

Metro Screen Alumni at Toronto Film Festival

Storm Surfers 3D, produced by Marcus Gillezeau [former Metro Screen President] and Ellenor Cox and directed by Chris Nelius and Justin McMillan, will have its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

More info >

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