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It is with deep regret and considerable sadness that the Board of Directors of Metro Screen has announced that the Sydney-based organisation will close at the end of 2015.

With Screen Australia funding to cease at the end of 2015 and no viable alternative funding available, Chair of the Metro Screen Board Kath Shelper said that the only responsible option was to wind down operations. [read more]

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AACTA membership

See Australia’s best films competing for this year’s AACTAs at no charge plus year-round screenings, events and nationwide cinema and film festival discounts. For students it's just $40 each when you sign up with a fellow student or $110 for industry or $70 for everyone else. Offer ends 30 September.


Digital Escalator

Calling all arts and cultural organistaions you can apply for your share of $25,000 worth of fully subsidised screen training, equipment, facilities, and post-production support from us. With support from the City of Sydney we can help you skill up, shoot your promo and elevate your next production. 

Content London

If you are a producer who can make it to London for 20 - 21 November and are interested in hearing 70 influential speakers across four events in two days define the future of screen content, then you need to apply for one of seven Screen Australia travel grants.


The Big Screen Symposium

Three new masterclasses have just been announced with Chilean writer/director Sebastian Silva, prolific producer Liz Watts and master director Jane Campion. 10-11 October with early bird discounts closing today 10 September.


Affordable equipment hire

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Short Courses

In September

Producing TV and Episodic Content - 14 September
Learn about research and development, funding, production stages, pitching, casting, trends, and the differences between major networks and community stations.


Camera Basics - 26 September
Led by Steve Macdonald who shot 'Poor Little Rich Girls' (After Warhol), a cinematic homage to Andy Warhol's 1965 film with Edie Sedgwick played by Gracie Otto. 


Kristin Voumard

Kristin is one of Australia’s most sought after script supervisors having worked with Spike Jonze: Where The Wild Things Are, Bryan Singer: Superman Returns, Dr George Miller: Happy Feet, Stewart Beattie: Tomorrow When The War Began, John Woo: Mission Impossible II, and Baz Lurhmann: Moulin Rouge.

Kristin is script supervisor on the new season of RAKE and will lead our Script Supervisor course starting 19 September



Music Video Show+Tell

Join us to hear from a panel of music video makers as they screen their clips and talk about the trials and challenges they overcame to get the job done. We will also be giving away a production subsidy prize of $500 to someone on the night, so don’t miss it. Book here for 6:00pm, Wednesday 30 September. 


Finding Film Festival Success

Each year, Sundance Film Festival receives over 8,000 short film submissions and programs just 60-80. Your festival strategy begins long before you finish the film. Hopefully, before you even roll camera! Attend this Metro Screen masterclass to give your film the best chance of success. 

Takes place 22 Oct with early bird discount ending 3 Oct.

Film Festival Australia

Sydney Underground Film Festival

Opens 17 Sep with a screening of Love the latest film from French provocateur Gaspar Noé; Irreversible, Enter the Void. Love set chins wagging at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and demands to be seen on the big screen in all its 3D glory. 

Check out the full program here.
For more festival news check out Metro Screen’s FFA.





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Acting Technique Course in Sydney

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The Microbudget Filmmaking Report


‘Black and Out’ to screen on NITV

‘The Widow’ to screen at Cause 2015

‘My Grandmother’s Country’ to screen on SBS


Win A Double Pass to 'Life'.

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