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28 June

Metro Screen

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Stop daydreaming about going to Cannes or MIPCOM and make it happen. We want to cash you up with $1500, put you on a plane to hit the film markets and turn your dream project into reality. You’ll also have the support of over 700 Australian film and TV industry people from the SPAA national conference. All you have to do to start your journey is to pick up your mobile phone (or 5D) and film yourself making a 3-minute pitch about your project. Convince us!
Apply here >

Featured Items


Pimp My Profile

Selling yourself and your idea starts at the very earliest stage of any creative concept. Whether you’re embarking on your first short film script or planning to unleash the next online gaming sensation or hipster webisode – the way you present yourself, your idea and your collaborators to the world can make or break you, even with the most blockbuster idea. Wednesday 25 July 2012 at Metro Screen Studio 1.
Tickets & Info >


Queer Screen

Mardi Gras Film Festival needs you to help make sure it happens in 2013! Only a few days left to help Queer Screen reach their goal of $30,000 and as you can see from the love-heart-o-meter there is still quite a way to go. Show your love for Queer Screen. Every donation over $2 is tax deductible, so get in before June 30!
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Early Bird Savings

This accredited and industry respected Certificate IV program is a hands-on experience focused on practical industry skills combined with an industry internship. 80% of graduates walk into work after the graduation screening with a show reel and a network of contacts. Only 15 students are selected twice a year. 
Early Bird >



Get the latest on Mobile Apps and their future in the marketplace at this one-day seminar presented by Metro Screen on 5 July in Surry Hills. Speakers from Google, ABC TV, Mobile Experiences, Protable, PayPal, Tigerspike, Web Directions, Monkeysac, Scan2List, Tapit, Australian Museum, Jumptank and Mod Productions. Tickets are still available.
Tickets & Info >


Young Filmmakers Workshop | 3 – 5 July
In three days the 21 students will learn the fundamentals of filmmaking all the way from script to screen. They will each have the opportunity to write, act, shoot, light, direct, edit, add soundtrack and produce either a short film, trailer, television commercial or mockumentary.

Directing Actors Masterclass 7 - 8 July
This two-day intensive workshop explores the process of working with actors from casting to shoot. Throughout the workshop, you will look at the Director’s role and responsibility to actors and learn hints and tips on how to work with actors to tease out their best performance.


Craft of Directing | 25 July
Fundamentals of VFX | 31 July
Production Management | 6 Aug
Sound Design and Editing | 25 Aug
Film Producing |30 Aug
Camera Essentials | 1 Sept
Camera and Lighting Techniques | 15 Sept
+ many more short courses


The RED Scarlet-X lands at Metro Screen

The Red Scarlet-X has an EF Lens Kit with Matte Box and Focus Puller. It functions as a flexible device utilizing EF interchangeable lens mounts. Capture every perfect moment with 5K burst mode that snaps up to 12 frames per second and 4K reaching up to 30 frames per second. All of the finest qualities of cinema and photography now aligned in SCARLET-X. Bring your footage into REDCINE free software, pull your favorite stills and export your content to the editing software of your choice.
Hire the RED Scarlet >


Latest From The Forum



Last month, Metro Screen First Break 2011 production, Macadamia won the Award of Merit at the Best Shorts Competition in La Jolla, California. Macadamia has been accepted into The Budapest International Short Film Festival [or Busho Vision] and will be screened in Hungary in September.
More info >

Bat Eyes and Boot

With your help, a team of emerging Sydney filmmakers could be winging its way to the Venice Film Festival and the kind of international recognition that launches careers. Metro Screen Breaks filmmaker Damien Power has two short films in YouTube’s inaugural Your Film Festival.
More info >

Money Tree

Funded by Metro Screen's First Break Program 2011, Money Tree is an animation about Solomon, a destitute African boy trapped in poverty, and his dreams of becoming rich. The film, directed by Metro Screen Alumni Hawanatu Bangura, is going to be shown at the Open Marrickville Short Film Festival on 27 and 28 June 2012.
More Info >


Call for Premiere Pro Editing Tutor

Metro Screen is based in Paddington, Sydney and is dedicated to providing training, equipment hire and production support for filmmakers. Metro Screen runs a huge range of courses, both accredited and non-accredited, in both short and long form filmmaking. We are interested to hear from Premiere Pro tutors or working professionals who are keen to teach.
More info >

Time Machine Volunteer Call Out

Serial Space are looking for volunteers to assist with the production of Time Machine, a 12 day festival of experimental time-based art. This would be an incredible opportunity for anyone looking to gain experience working with an arts organisation. Volunteers will work closely with the Serial Space directors and Festival Producer and engage with sound artists, performance artists, visual artists and musicians.
More info >


Magma – Mostra Di Cinema Breve

Associazione Culturale Scarti will be holding the 11th edition of Magma –mostra di cinema breve  [international short film festival]. The festival, open to directors and works from all around the world, will take place in Acireale, Italy next winter.
More info >


Kapow! Season Two

Kings Comics [] and Lovesac are proud to present the return of Kapow! In our Season Two premiere filmed at Supanova Sydney 2012, Sonya and Al review Untold Tales Of The Punisher Max and American Vampire: Lord Of Nightmares. Al interviews Paul Mason, writer of The Soldier Legacy and James Gilarte, writer of Vengador while Sonya interviews some of the best Cosplay artists in the country, Good Game co-host Hex and Family Guy and The Cleveland Show writer/voice actor John Viener.
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Not Suitable for Children Giveaway

The film was chosen as Sydney Film Festival’s Opening Night Gala and was shot locally in Sydney with Oscar nominated director Peter Templeman at the helm. Written by Michael Lucas [Offspring], it stars Ryan Kwanten [True Blood], Sarah Snook [AACTA Best Actress - Sisters of War] and Ryan Corr [Packed To The Rafters].
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Mabo Giveaway

Mabo tells the story of Eddie Koiki Mabo [Jimi Bani, The Straits, RAN], the Torres Strait Islander who left school at fifteen yet spearheaded the High Court challenge that overthrew the notion of terra nullius once and for all. Hand-in-hand with this David and Goliath legal battle is the tender love story of Koiki and Bonita [Deborah Mailman, Offspring, The Secret Life of Us, The Sapphires], the woman he met as a teenager and loved through 30 years of marriage and the raising of 10 children.
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Being Human Season 2 [US] Giveaway

Being human - nobody ever said it was easy. In Season 1, Aidan, Sally and Josh struggled to forge a more normal existence but in Season 2 they fall off the wagon and give in to temptations that result in grievous consequences.
More info >

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