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31 May

Metro Screen

Dendy Awards Filmmakers Q&A

Dendy Awards Filmmakers Q&A

Metro Screen presents a panel discussion at this year’s Sydney Film Festival featuring the diverse group of Dendy Awards finalists sharing their experiences and discussing current trends at the vanguard of Australia's short-film industry. The Q&A panel will be moderated by filmmaker and ABC film reviewer C.J.Johnson. The shorts are particularly strong this year with 10 high quality films vying for the grand prize. Your chance to meet the filmmakers kicks off at 2pm straight after the screening on Sunday 17 June  – it’s free at the Sydney Film Festival Hub.

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Featured Items

Sohail Dahdal

Multiplatform Techniques

Get a qualification in Multiplatform Techniques with Sohail Dahdal, a transmedia expert. Sohail consults for multi-platform projects, online documentaries, interactive films and social media strategy for Australian films. Only 15 places available.

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Happy Feet

Make Your 3D Shots Stand Out

Andrew Silke an award winning animator and 3D generalist whose credits include Avatar, the Harry Potter films and the Happy Feet movies, will speak to ACM SIGGRAPH (Sydney Professional Chapter) members about what it takes to turn competent work into excellent work. At Metro Screen on Wednesday 6 June 7.00pm.

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School Holiday Fun

School Holiday Fun Times

For budding content makers 11 – 17 years old, there are loads of fun learning programs to get involved in. Young Filmmakers get started 3 July  and Video Game Design For Kids starts 10 July. Places are limited and full supervised.

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Sydney Film Festival | Ellen

Less than a week to go before Sydney Film Festival brings the city to life with over 230 screenings of over 150 films from 51 countries, plus talks, guests and red carpet galas! Don’t miss For Ellen. Paul Dano is a hapless wannabe rock star who agrees to divorce his estranged wife, but has regrets when he discovers he must forfeit custody rights to his six-year-old daughter. To win two double passes enter here.


Book in to any course today and get a Screen Hub membership worth $89 and a 5 Day Media Lab pass worth $100 – that’s $189 worth of bonus value!

Camera Essentials | 2 June

Camera Essentials is the perfect introduction to camera operating and cinematography techniques. In this hands-on practical course participants learn High Definition camera operating and lighting skills. Topics covered include framing, exposure, white balance as well as handling techniques, lighting set up and lay out and an overview of shooting formats. In order to maximise hands-on experience the course is limited to 12 places.

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Video Game Design & Development Introduction | 7 June

Video game popularity has exceeded music, film and all other forms of entertainment combined - it is the largest part of the entertainment sector around the world. Game principles and new applications will play a key role in the future of education, workplace training and multiplatform entertainment. This part time practical short course is designed for artists, producers and anyone interested in creating interactive digital media as a stand alone project, or as part of a larger multiplatform project.

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Coming Soon…


Camera and Lighting Techniques | 9 June

Multiplatform Techniques | 12 June

Music Video Production Intensive | 18 June

Sustainable Screen Production | 21 June

Introduction to Screenwriting | 26 June

Young Filmmakers Workshop | 3 July

Directing Actors Masterclass | 7 July

Video Game Design for Kids | 10 July

+ many more short courses

Music Video Production


Workstations for Hire

When you need the latest workstations running Final Cut Pro Studio (FCP 7) and Adobe CS5.5 Master Suite in a quiet well maintained workspace come and dock in to the Metro Screen Media Lab. Don't worry about upgrades and power bills, just get a pass and get cracking on your next project with flexible opening hours in central Paddington on Oxford Street.

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Latest From The Forum


Portfolio Coordinators for Screenrights

Screenrights is a non-profit member-based organisation that collects and distributes royalties for the film & television industry. We are seeking to appoint two highly motivated individuals to join the Member Relations team.

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Colourfest 2012

Colourfest is looking for short films under 20 minutes and feature films over 60 minutes. Films must be produced in the last two years [May 2010 onwards] and portray the lives of one or a number of culturally diverse Australians. Colourfest is Australia’s Multicultural Film Festival focusing exclusively on culturally diverse Australian stories.

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Possible Worlds Canadian Film Festival 2012

Possible Worlds, Australia’s 7th Canadian Film Festival, returns to Sydney’s Dendy Opera Quays and Dendy Newtown from 13 to 19 August 2012, with an eclectic selection of 20 new feature films from Canada, plus guest filmmaker Q&As and parties.

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Metro Screen Apps Lab Giveaway

Metro Screen presents a one-day seminar investigating the future of mobile apps with industry experts on Thursday 5 July, 2012 in Surry Hills. This seminar will show you how to develop an effective strategy for your mobile app and clearly outline what you’ll need to give it the best chance of success.

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Agony Aunts Giveaway

Welcome to Agony Aunts, where narrator/interviewer Adam Zwar heads further down the river in his hilarious search for answers on dating, cohabitation, marriage, divorce and dating again. Will he find the answers he seeks or will he return more confused than ever?

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Two On The Great Divide Giveaway

John Doyle and Tim Flannery, in their third epic journey, take on the 3,500 kilometre Great Dividing Range. Starting in the west of Victoria, John and Tim travel by car, by foot, by air and by gondola, on their way to tiny Dauan Island in the Torres Strait, the northernmost point of the Range.

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Hayabusa Giveaway

Based on an incredible true story, Hayabusa tells the story of the eponymous unmanned spacecraft that embarked on an impossible seven-year mission to land on a distant asteroid and collect samples that could possibly unlock the secrets behind the origins of the universe.

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Enter description hereAlex Talanehzar - Zar Productions

Certificate IV in Screen and Media alumni, Alex Talanehzar has gone from strength to strength since graduating from Metro Screen in 2007. His production company Zar Productions is one of the fastest growing production companies in Australia and has worked on over a 100 national & international projects.

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