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Established in 2005, Wide Angle Tasmania is the state’s screen development organisation.  It is a not-for-profit organisation that nurtures local talent by providing WAT members with advice and production initiatives.  We also provide access to film production equipment for members and non-members.

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?

Launceston - WAT If???

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

With Wide Angle Tasmania now making plans for the future, we'd like to get together with Northern filmmakers (and film lovers) to imagine together the kinds of services, equipment, training, production initiatives and screening activities that you'd find really useful.  General Manager Abi Binning will be there to provide an update on what we've been doing and programmes that are in the pipeline as well.

If you're interested in partnering with WAT, or are a WAT member and would like to catch up individually, Abi will be available to meet between 1 and 4pm as well.

News Feed

BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR TASMANIAN FILMMAKERS - media release 13/4/16

Wide Angle Tasmania – the state’s screen training and development organization - has been saved from closure.

Seven projects funded through AUDACITY.

Seven screen projects will be supported into production through Wide Angle Tasmania’s Audacity Fund.  With a strong mix of genres and teams, the films will premiere at WAT’s ‘Last Hurrah’ at the Theatre Royal in June.  Huge congratulations to:

The Birdmann ‘Live’
‘The internationally infamous Birdmann’s greatest comedy variety acts in front of a live audience.’
Rose Schramm (producer), Trent Baumann (co-director, writer) & Andy Wilson (co-director)
50 minutes for DVD release - $1,500

FILMMAKERS STEP-UP: MEDIA RELEASE 26/11/15

The generosity of more than a hundred Tasmanians will see two new short films produced in Tasmania that are destined for the international film festival circuit – providing a huge step-up for early career filmmakers in the state.

Wide Angle Tasmania to close June 2016

MEDIA RELEASE 27/10/15 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WIDE ANGLE TASMANIA TO CLOSE

It is with considerable disappointment and regret that the Board of Wide Angle Tasmania has announced that the state’s screen resource organization will close in June, 2016.

With Screen Australia funding to cease at the end of this year and Screen Tasmania offering reduced rather than increased funding, the Board has decided that there is no viable way for Wide Angle Tasmania to continue in the long term.

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. 

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