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THE SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM PRODUCTION

 This is a "nuts and bolts" seminar on all the secrets you won't find in text books.

 Presented by Mark Savage, one of Australia's most successful independent producer/directors.
Thursday 28 April, 6.30pm
Canberra Museum and Gallery
Free to AFTV members
$5 non-members

For more information, contact
info@aftv.com.au 

The industry development undertaken as part of the ACT Film and Television
Council's work is proudly assisted by the ACT Government.

 
PAID EXTRAS WANTED!
 
Hi my name is Jon Attenborough, I'm from Film Graphics, a Television
commercials production company based in Sydney. We are coming to
Canberra on either the 6th or 7th of May to shoot a commercial at the
airport. The Company we are making the commercial for is 'Farmers', an
American insurance company. What we are looking for is a group of 30
young and fit students (approx 22 guys & 8 girls, mixed ethic groups)
between the ages of 20-35 who are interested in
the film industry and who are also looking to earn some cash while
having a great time. The Extras will be used  as
background, they will be given army clothes to wear and will have to
carry (empty) boxes, 'look busy' and be marching around. The pay would be
$150 - $200 per day depending on the hours. The Commercial will also
be catered for. If you feel some of your students would be interested
I would love to hear from you. I have attached an excerpt of our
storyboard so you can get more of an idea (they will be the people
carrying the boxes in the visuals). Film Graphics is one of
Australia's leading Production Companies. Our Director is David
Denneen and if you would like to look at our website it is
www.filmgraphics.com. Please feel free to cal me if you have any more
question on the office number 9439 4233 or my mobile 0405 217 938
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
COME WATCH THE SHOW! HOLLYWOOD'S BIGGEST NIGHT @ THE HOLY GRAIL CIVIC  7:00pm   
 
 (Feb 28 2005)
UCU Film Production Society in conjunction with SNOWYfest CANBERRA SHORTS and the ACT Filmmakers Network present a broadcast night of the 77th ACADEMY AWARDS. Come along and watch the Academy Awards at the Holy Grail Civic, and follow the fortunes of Aussies actors and filmmakers. A fundraiser for the UCU Film Production Society will have 2 for 1 drink special, TRIVIA and loads of giveaways. The Academy Awards screening will be previewed by some short films from SNOWYfest CANBERRA SHORTS.

UC Film Production Society Awards

Do you have any films you might want to enter in the category BEST ANIMATION?
Do you have anything you want to enter for the categories BEST ARTHOUSE FILM and BEST DOCUMENTARY?
Do you have any films that you want to enter for BEST NARRATIVE or BEST FILM?
It costs $5 to enter a film.
Prizes for each category are money($100--200), trophy and certificate
There are going to be quite a few people that are going on the night, wanting to see what kinds of short films are on offer at the moment, from filmmakers in and outside Canberra.
Tix for the night are $25 film society members $30 non members
You get to see all the films entered.
+ Bruce Beresford will be there(DRIVING MISS DAISY, BLACK ROBE, BREAKER MORANT, PUBERTY BLUES, THE FRINGE DWELLERS) if you want to ask him any questions about the industry.
+ DJ and Dancing
+ 3 Course Dinner and All Drinks

Golden FUCAS


No, it's not a dirty word, it's our society's own film competition - Film University of Canberra Awards. Held in November/December, it encourages short entries worldwide to win prizes in Best Film and other categories. Start filming now!

DEADLINE: Friday 18 October For creative audio-visual works of up to 20 minute short in any genre. You can shoot in any format but send in a VHS copy. Screen work mustn't be older than 18 October 2000.

Previous guest hosts included: John Safran (Race Around the World), Adam Spencer (Triple J), Director Bruce Beresford (Double Jeopardy, Breaker Morant, Driving Miss Daisy) and Yahoo Serious (Mr Accident, Young Einstein). Who shall we invite this year?

Sydney Trip

Now scheduled for Wednesday 18 - Friday 20 Septmber 2002, during the class free period. There's only 20-25 places for three days/two nights visiting production houses, AFTRS and other fun activities like "Popcorn Taxi". Suggest a film event/place during our annualfield trip.

10 April 2003 UC to be venue for world premiere of sports movie

The University of Canberra will be the venue for a ‘world premiere’ on Saturday evening, 12 April, when Media/Multimedia Production graduate Rommel Lenon presents the first ever showing of his documentary Women's Aussie Rules.

The documentary will be shown at the Boiler House, Building 14, at 7:30pm.

In attendance will be ACT Sports Minister Ted Quinlan, a former ‘footy’ player who features in the film, and UC’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Roger Dean. Professor Dean doesn’t appear, but one of his colleagues, the newly appointed head of sports studies, Dr Daryl Adair, shares equal billing with Mr Quinlan.

Women's Aussie Rules is a one-hour documentary about the Ainslie Women's AFL team and the Canberra Currency representative team during the 2002 season. It's the story of the players, the little known sport and its many issues, such as gender, sponsorship, media profile and its place in contemporary Australian history. A feature of the film is an interview with AFL ‘legend’ Ron Barassi.

Self-funded, Women's Aussie Rules is a labour of love which involved Rommel travelling to three different cities for research and interviews. During production, equipment was made available both by the University of Canberra Union Film Production Society (UCU FPS) and David Evans (UC Union), while the acting head of the Division of Communication and Education, Ron Miller, ensured the use of the ‘Boilerhouse’ for the premiere.

Mr Miller said Rommel’s film presented “a wonderful opportunity” to showcase the University of Canberra and the achievements of one of its alumni.

“We are delighted to give him this chance to demonstrate his abilities. We also wish him well in what we believe is already a promising career.”
Also invited to the premiere are representatives of Business ACT, the players and organisers of the women's AFL competition in Canberra, women's AFL organisers from Victoria and Sydney, UC media students, players from Auskick who might grow to play women's AFL, and the general community.

WHAT: Movie premiere, Women’s Aussie Rules
WHEN: 7.30 pm, Saturday 12 April 2003
WHERE: Building 14 (The Boilerhouse), University of Canberra
WHO: Rommel Lenon, Ted Quinlan MLA, Professor Roger Dean, Vice-Chancellor; Dr Daryl
Adair, Sports Studies