Welcome

Established in 2005, Wide Angle Tasmania is the state’s screen development organisation.  Principally funded by Screen Australia and Screen Tasmania, it is a not-for-profit organisation that nurtures local talent by providing advice, training, access to film production equipment and production initiatives.  WAT also offers Tasmanian audiences a diverse programme of screenings.

Welcome to our community - we hope our site provides inspiration and tools to help you create.  Our staff are just a call or email away.

What's on this month?

Funding your cause, project, startup or property

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 5:30pm

So your cause, project or idea is ready for that next step - a cash injection from passionate supporters and backers.  They are your lifeblood, your first Customers, Angels or Evangelists. Whatever your aim, crowdfunding is one of the most talked about and exciting new ways to fund your ambition.

Crowd Funding Institute of Australia (CFIA) Hobart are excited to introduce an exceptional panel of Crowdfunding experts, ready to chat about the ins/outs of fundraising your goals across the line.

Micro Movies 2015 Screening

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 5:00pm

All 10 entries in the 'Micro Movie' short film competition will be screened at the State Cinema as part of the official launch and awards night on Wednesday 23rd September.

The State Cinema and Wide Angle Tasmania are very excited to be bringing shorts back to the big screen and are offering filmmakers the chance to get their films seen by 220 000 movie-goers.

Tassie eco Film Fest

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Tassie eco Film Fest (TeFF) is the first of its kind. Hobart is a perfect, flamboyant host for a festival merging culture and ecological awareness. Enveloped by luscious green mountains, Hobart holds an air of growth when one looks to both its natural landscapes and creative communities.

We don’t believe the topic of environment needs to be boring! TeFF will be creating a program of films that speak to both a local and global audience, engages the Tasmanian community in environmental issues and MOST of all entertains.

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Register for Casual staff

We’re pulling together a register of people who can work casually at the WAT office to help cover staff leave and busy periods, and invite you to send us through your details if this interests you.
We're looking for people who are team players and will keep our office ticking over - everything from watering the plants to raising an invoice.

Wide Angle Tasmania – Digital Content Internship

 

This internship is another way that Wide Angle Tasmania is providing opportunities to help our people get industry relevant experience, an on-the-job opportunity to understand how the industry works in practice.

The internship on offer is paid (intern rates) and offered over 3 weeks (2-3 days per week).  Working under the direct guidance of an experienced digital content producer and Wide Angle Tasmania staff, the intern will:

·       Work with a client to develop a brief for the work to be produced

Tasmanian Directors selected for Flickerfest 2015

Tasmanian filmmakers Carmen Falk and Heidi Lee Douglas’ have been selected to screen their short films at Australia’s leading and most respected short film festival – Flickerfest, Australia’s only Academy® accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival. 

WAT Future Forum – member feedback

Background

On Sept 2, 2014 Wide Angle Tasmania’s members and supporters gathered together to discuss the impact of the decision by Screen Australia to cease direct funding of Wide Angle Tasmania beyond Dec 2015. 

80 people attended the evening – including production company directors, emerging and established screen practitioners, Council, government representatives and community partners.  39 individuals who were unable to attend the forum provided feedback via an online survey.

WIDE ANGLE TASMANIA DEEPLY DISAPPOINTED BY SCREEN AUSTRALIA FUNDING CUTS

Wide Angle Tasmania General Manager Abi Binning is “dismayed and deeply disappointed” by last week’s Screen Australia decision to cease direct funding for the organisation from the end of 2015.

Wide Angle Tasmania provides training, advice, equipment and support to Tasmanians who aim to work in production of content for cinema, television and on line audiences. 

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