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15 November

Metro Screen

Kino Kabaret 32 Hour Filmmaking Marathon

Kino Kabaret Time

The team behind Jurassic Lounge and the Sydney Film Festival Hub – The Festivalists have put together another great year of filmmaking.  You may know their regular monthly screening nights – Kino Sydney, but do you know about Kino Kabaret, the annual filmmaking marathon weekend?

In just two days a short film will be written, shot, edited and then screened to a packed audience. With the support of Metro Screen, 90 filmmakers will pack in to the green screen studio and the media lab and generally take over the Metro Screen facilities for three weekends in a row: 17th – 18th and the 24th – 25th of November and finally 2nd – 3rd of December. There are a few spots left if you want to join in the production team. Beginners are welcome and no equipment is necessary.

If you’re not up for making a film, you can come along to watch them at the screening parties each Sunday at the Night Parrot. They kick off at 6.30pm with live entertainment followed by the films, (with pizza and drinks).

Kabaret Screening Parties

Spaghetti Western! Sunday 18 Nov 6.30pm -  Kino Kabaret films + Wild bunch of performances on the night, including Dyan Tai & Co. + MC Delsithecat + DJ Mall and prizes for the best dressed.

Teen Movie Night Sunday 25 Nov 6.30pm – Kino Kabaret films + Tom Loud will be dropping the teen movie anthems and pumping up the volume for one prom-tastic party also featuring MC Delsithecat and DJ Mall.

Noir is the new black Sunday 2 Dec 6.30pm – Kino Kabaret films + Greg Poppleton & his Bakelite Orchestra will take us from Prohibition to the roaring forties alongside MC Delsithecat and DJ Mall.

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Funding Announcement

Funding Announcement

Metro Screen will be making an announcement about our Breaks 2013 program in December so please stay tuned for details. We are sorry to advise that Breakout and Out There and Deadly programs have now finished and will not be offered in 2013.

Melodie Grumberg

Kino International Guest

Kino Kabaret have sponsored the lovely and very talented Melodie Grumberg to come to Australia from France, just for this year's Kino Kabaret Sydney! Melodie has more than ten years experience as a filmmaker, having studied at Parisian film school L'ESEC and worked with Belgian director Chantal Ackerman.



Hands up who wants to be our Instagram reporter at the Kino Kabaret screening parties. You get paid in fame, pizza and beer – Sunday 18/11, 25/11 or 02/12 email with a link to your instagram profile to apply.


TropJr Young Filmmakers 18 December

This advanced three-day workshop is a great chance for kids aged 11-15 years old to create short films for TropJr and potentially kickstart a creative career in filmmaking. Participants are encouraged to bring with them ideas for short films or a script that may be selected for production over the course of the workshop. Each student will have the chance to write, act, shoot, light, direct, edit add a sound track and produce a TropJr short film project.

Young Filmmakers Workshop 21 January 2013

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, one of the following: short film, theatrical trailer, television commercial or behind-the-scenes documentary.

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Young Filmmakers


Big Changes in the Camera World

Sony has recently unveiled their new CineAlta 4K PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 high-end cameras which sit between the current models PMW-F3 available at Metro Screen, and the PMW-F65. It has sent waves of shock through the industry, so much so that the price of the RED battle-tested ONE camera body has been cut by half, now retailing at a $4,000. Independent filmmakers are chomping at the bit to get their hands on the BlackMagic Cinema Camera, which is on back-order while the manufacturers fix a fault with the sensors before ramping up production again. Metro Screen has an order in and we’re hoping to have it ready for you to hire early next year. We are also expecting to receive the Nikon D600 and D800 very soon for hire. These cameras are bound to rival the Canon DSLR. The new online quoting system is proving popular with production managers. Get an instant quote 24/7 for your next production including all of our cameras and lenses available for you to hire.

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Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55


Piracy Debate: Watch the video

If you didn’t get a chance to join in the live screen industry debate on Piracy, don’t fret, the video is online for your viewing pleasure. A broad range of perspectives were presented at the Chauvel Cinema this week, let’s continue the conversation online.

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Piracy Reserach Video

This week a very comprehensive Australian Piracy research video was released by The Research Engine which outlines some of the major changes proposed to try and “fix” the problem.

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Piracy Industry Debate

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Sound Recordist Required

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Fillim Wants Your Films

Fillim is an innovative online distributor of film and screen content across the globe. As part of our philosophy to support the grassroots film industry in Australia and beyond, we’re providing a rare opportunity for film students to gain global exposure for their academic coursework and independent projects.

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16th Japanese Film Festival

The 16th Japanese Film Festival opens in Sydney from 14th to 25th November at Event Cinemas George Street and Melbourne from 29th November to 9th December in two locations, Hoyts Melbourne Central and ACMI Cinemas, Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Tickets are now on sale for the biggest line-up to date.

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Status Update

The Short film Status Update was featured recently on Sunrise, it's about a man whose every Facebook status update comes true. The film is directed by Dan Reisinger and produced by Dan Reisinger, Ferg Cahill and Rachel Fiddes. Rachel is Metro Screen’s Learning and Development Manager.

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Trollied Giveaway

The new comedy series Trollied, comes from the producer of The Office and The IT Crowd and is set in the most familiar of surroundings, the supermarket! In charge of Valco Supermarket is Gavin, who sees the company as his family and is idolised by his interim deputy manager, Julie. Permanently on the edge, Julie struggles to get any respect from the rest of the store.

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Chernobyl Diaries Giveaway

Chernobyl Diaries is an original story from Oren Peli, who originally terrified audiences with his groundbreaking thriller Paranormal Activity. The film follows a group of six vacationers who, looking to go off the beaten track, hire an ‘extreme’ tour guide. Ignoring warnings he takes them into the city of Pripyat, the former home of the workers at the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, but a deserted town since the disaster almost 20 years ago.

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