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Music as a Narrative Device

Guest Blog from our partners Audio Network; Director Brandon Faris knows the powerful effect music has on any production. Below he explanis how he uses music to amplify the tone and emotion of a story...


One Sunday morning, Pastor Coots reached into a box and pulled out a rattlesnake. I was so transfixed by the rockabilly gospel playing that instead of being terrified, I was mesmerized. I was filming my short documentary Venom & Fire – and at that moment I realized the power of music as a narrative device. [Read more...]

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SFF News Alert

Sydney Film Festival will announce an important new opportunity for filmmakers on Tuesday 10 October. Make sure you check the Metro Screen Facebook  page for all the details of this amazing new initiative.


ABC iView Pilot Season

Five pilots are now showing on iView as part of the Freshblood program. One of these pilots will be commissioned for a 2016 season. Get watching and make sure you catch BedHead - made by a group of Metro Screeners.

The OTT Summit

Competition in the VOD arena has seen a shift from cable and pay TV to cheaper, faster, advertising-free models that challenge the broadcast dinosaurs and shake up content delivery. We think this is super valuable information to keep up with so we've arranged a 15% discount for you to attend the Australia OTT Summit in November – use code METRO15



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Save The Date

Come along to our forum on 11 November where we will share our research about the emerging sector, celebrate Metro Screen's contribution to the screen industry and host our farewell drinks. At the Chauvel Cinema 6pm – 10pm.


Finding Film Festival Success

This masterclass is a must for those wanting to distribute their short film or independent feature through film festivals both in Australia and internationally. 22 Oct, 6.30pm - 9pm.

Practical courses

Grading | Freelancing | Directing Doco

Colour Grading: Learn Davinci Resolve. Starts 3 Oct and runs for three consecutive Saturdays.

Freelancing in the Film Industry: Sick of your day job? Runs one weekend 24-25 Oct.

Directing Documentary: How to turn your idea into a reality. Runs over two weekends starting 7 Nov.



Metro Screen Breaks funded film Riceballs. A heartwarming story about love, pride and resilience – support the filmmakers and watch the pitch


Metro Screen Breaks funded film Fool’s Fortune. A fortune teller suffers an existential crisis during a tarot reading – support the filmmakers and watch the pitch

Film Festivals Australia [FFA]

The Football Film Festival opens 9 Oct with the film Coach Zoran and His African Tigers a film that is both tragic and hilarious. The festivals runs till 11 Oct at the Parramatta Riverside Theatre.

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