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Vladimir Gottwald takes out the FNI(A) Achievement Award's Early Entry Prize Draw. Vladimir's documentary '120 Kilometres Walk Over the Brindabellas' will be screened after the tea break on Monday 24 July 2006. Upcomming Events

Upcomming Events


SBS Award Winning Journalist Chris Hammer, will speak about video journalism/documentary making, and show a couple of his videos on DVD.

Chris Hammer returned to Dateline in 2005 after a four year break. During a 20-year career in journalism, Chris has divided his efforts between reporting international events and three 'tours of duty' covering Federal Politics from Canberra's Press Gallery. He undertook his first international assignment for Dateline back in 1992, travelling to Scandinavia. Since then Chris has reported from more than 30 countries on six continents, with highlights including reports from the Caucusas, Japan, Bosnia, Cambodia and Brasil.He has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Charles Sturt University and a master's in International Relations from the ANU.

This time around, like Dateline's other VJs, Chris is filming his own stories. "It's a bit of a learning curve, but also much more rewarding than I expected," he says. "And fun."

Chris intends concentrating on the Pacific and Australian Foreign and Defence policy. He's eager to receive any story suggestions, tips, or leaks.

Free Refreshments followed by Vladimir Gottwald's documentary '120 Kilometres Walk Over the Brindabellas'.

Venue: Proudly sponsored by National Film and Sound Archive, Theatre, McCoy Cirt, Acton, ACT, (Canberra).

Date/Time: Monday 24 July 2006 at 7pm. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.


Phone numbers or email: enquiries to Nora Preston on 0407 601 662 or (02) 6161 1596 or email


Films being Funded

Ecstatic Skin (working title), By Hal Judge

An aspiring writer, Adrian, gets his big break to write a
comic play about Canberra. But Canberra is not a terribly
funny place. Or is it? Adrian has paralysis of the
imagination and can't think of a cracker of a final act. The Director is having a nervous breakdown and Adrian is through if he can't deliver very soon.

Jessie, by Paulette Bode're

A mother, distraught at the abduction of her child, becomes obsessed with a boy she believes resembles her missing son.

The Film Production Society is funding these two projects
and are looking for directors and producers, crew, actors
and creative designers to help develop these two very
intreging films.

In order to apply for these positions, just hit reply, send
an email to this address, and specify what role you are interested in.

Scripts for Workshopping

We are also looking for scriptwriters, who are interested in workshopping the scripts, which aren't being produced and hopefully have them in Pre-production next year.

Specific positions required for a non-funded film

Further, a third film is being made under the Film
Production Society umbrella. It is, however, not being funded as executive committee members are involved in its production.

"Once Upon a Time in Australia", by Benoit McCullough

We currently have 4 actors, a Director, Producer, Editors, Camera Man. We are looking for members from the society to be gophers, and also fill the following positions as required...

-Clapper Loader
-Sound Recorder
-Best Boy
-Lighting designer

In order to apply for these positions please email and specify what role you are interested in.

FNI(A) Film Competition

Entries Close 24 August 2006.

Click here to download the application form.

For more information click here

The UCU Film Production Society aims to enhance your life at UC by giving you the opportunities to create audio-visual work, meet people and learn more about the world of television and film.

The UCU Film Production Society have a proud history thanks to the hard work of previous members who dedicated their own time to the society's development. Such developments include entering films in TropFest Film Festival, St Kilda Film Festival, Dendy Awards, Short Seasons, Fucus, and Lights! Canberra! Action! to name a few. The society have also invited celebrities and film industry professionals for workshops.

The UCU Film Production Society was founded in 1995, winning the UCU Society of the Year three times!

2005 saw UCUFPS achieve:

* Their own film production of The Opening
* UCUFPS representatives, Kris Kerehona and Josh Bursi preview their film The Legacy Of Bill Allen at Electric Shadows to favourable audience reviews
* Kris and Josh enter The Legacy Of Bill Allen in The Canberra Short Film Festival
* Launch our own short film festival
* Co-host events with The Ngunnawal Centre
* Give away heaps of DVDs, audio-visual equipment and more to members
* Screen an array of visually captivating, thought-provoking unique films