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14 June

Metro Screen

Metro Apps Lab

The Future of Mobile Apps

Metro Apps Lab is a one day seminar on how to make the most of mobile apps as part of your strategy, perfect for Marketing Managers, Film Producers, TV Executives and Digital Content strategists. Speakers from Google, ABC, Mobile Experiences, Web Directions, Portable, Australian Museum, Modfilms and Jumptank + more will who you how to deliver the best experience for your audience, understand the mobile apps environment, develop briefs, launch strategies and measure success. Thursday 5 July 2012, The Auditorium Surry Hills.

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Featured Items

What To Watch?

Screen Australia Live Stream

Join Screen Australia’s Chief Executive Ruth Harley and industry leaders online in an informative and lively discussion of the research findings at a live broadcast event next Thursday 14 June at 3.30pm (AEST). To participate in the discussion live on 14 June visit this link and RSVP.


Dendy Q&A

Metro Screen presents a panel discussion featuring the diverse group of Dendy Awards finalists, who will share their experiences and discuss current trends at the vanguard of Australia's short-film industry. Sunday 17 June from 2-4pm at the Sydney Film Festival Hub @ Lower Town Hall (Free).

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Art Of Play

Art of Play – Behind The Scenes

Watch a behind the scenes video about the making of Art of Play, currently in production as part of the Certificate IV in Screen and Media Studies. Only 10 of the 15 highly selective places remain for the Group 2 intake starting in July. The Early Bird discount finishes on 29 June.

Watch >

Jump Start

$15,000 Funding Closing Soon

The Jump Start program provides substantially subsidized access to the high quality industry standard equipment, studio and post production facilities here at Metro Screen, some cash contribution is required from the applicant. The next round of applications are due 2 July 2012.

Apply here >


Book in to any short course or Certificate IV today and you will receive a bonus 5 Day Media Lab Pass ($100 value) + $100 Voucher to use with Hire and Production on your next production + an Andrew Denton DVD ‘Enough Rope’.

Music Video Production Save $200

Book in to the Music Video Production Intensive TODAY and save $200 cash. In the space of a week you will create and complete a music video to be distributed online and get a qualification to add to your resume. This highly practical and intensive course is the ideal place to hone your practical film making skills with a track from up and coming band Colour Coding featuring members of Operator Please.

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Video Game Design and Development Introduction 21 Jun – 01 August

This part time practical short course is designed for artists, producers and anyone interested in  creating interactive digital media as a standalone project, or as part of a larger multiplatform project. Develop a comprehensive understanding of the many different platforms, rich history, diverse markets and genres with a solid grasp and the foundation skills needed to design, plan and develop a video game project.

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Coming Soon…..

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

Craft of Directing | 25th 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

Sustainable Screen Production


The RED Scarlet-X lands at Metro Screen
The Red Scarlet-X has EF Lens Kit with Matte Box & Focus Puller it functions as a flexible device, utilizing EF interchangeable lens mounts. Capture every perfect moment with 5K burst modes that snap 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 >

Red Scarlet X

Latest From The Forum


Craig Boreham's short film Blue Monday will have its premiere at the Palm Springs International Shortfest next week. Blue Monday is loaded with Metro Screen folks - Directed by Craig Boreham and co-written by Craig and First Break filmmaker Miles Szanto, produced by Certificate IV graduate, Annmaree J Bell with cinematography by tutor Adam Howden.

More info >

Blue Monday


Videographer Editor Intern

Holly Star Australia is the experiential film events company that brings you 'Lebowski Bash Australia', Sydney Retro Cinema [Anchorman APALOOZA!] with more on the way. We're currently seeking a talented, capable and reliable student to give us a hand both on-site at our film events VOX-Popping, filming the shows and then turning them into short high-light reels as well as working with us to produce short trailers for future shows.

More info >


The 48 EcoFilm Challenge

The 48 EcoFilm Challenge is a national short film competition designed to showcase how film can play a role in encouraging action relating to environmental, ecological and sustainability issues. But the real challenge lies in making a telling short film in only 48 hours. Over $12,000 in cash prizes will be awarded, $5000 cash goes to the winning film and it will be shown at the Cannes Short Film Corner. The competition takes place from 6th to 8th July 2012.

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Russian Resurrection Film Festival

The ninth Russian Resurrection Film Festival, the largest festival of Russian Cinema outside of Russia today, returns to screens Australia-wide this September, sharing great cinematic moments in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra. The beauty of Russian cinema is the broad range of quality films across different genres. The festival celebrates the revival of Russian cinema and this year’s program will include a variety of new dramas, animations, comedies, arthouse cinema, award winning classics and possibly Russia’s first ever zombie film.

More info >


Metro Screen Apps Lab Giveaway

Metro Screen presents a one-day seminar investigating the future of mobile apps with industry experts on Thursday 5th 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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Spanish Film Festival 2012 Giveaway

The 2012 Spanish Film Festival, presented by Estrella Damm, returns to Australia in July, warming your winter with its 15th birthday celebrations! Screening a select programme of the best in contemporary cinema from Spain and Latin America.

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Le Chef Giveaway

Alexandre [Jean Reno] is a Michelin awarded chef who is battling his meddling boss. He is also facing the heat as a rival, who practises molecular gastronomy, moves in on his turf. Alexandre is desperately looking for an assistant to help him manage the restaurant’s two daily sittings.

More info >

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