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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?

Filmmaker's Retreat

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 10:00am

We've booked the Government Huts at Lake Dobson (Mount Field National Park) for a filmmaker's retreat on Feb 6 & 7.

This is an incredibly beautiful spot to gather and spend some time with other Tassie filmmakers to write, walk, ponder, compose, film or collaborate. Check out the photos from our last trip here.

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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. 

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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