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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. 

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. 

New awards to unite and celebrate online video creators

Open Channel and ScreenPro.tv today announced new industry awards to recognise the work of online video content makers for the first time in Australia.

Supported by Film Victoria and Screen Network, the Australian Online Video Awards (the OVAs) will showcase leading talent in the online space. Online video is created specifically to reach audiences through platforms such as YouTube.

Raw Nerve 2013 screening on ABC2 in April!

We're stoked to let you know that all the WAT Raw Nerve 2013 films have been selected to screen on ABC2! They'll be rolling out from April 2014.

AdLab 2013 - on the job industry training with WAT & Clemenger Tasmania

Can you see yourself creating a media campaign for the small and big screen?  If you’re keen to learn, like to keep it practical and are hungry to work in the commercial world, then AdLab 2013 is for you!
 
Wide Angle Tasmania and Clemenger Tasmania are offering 6 people the chance to hone their skills to produce a media campaign that will screen online, on TV and at cinemas.

Over 6 weeks a team of emerging screen practitioners will pitch and produce a media campaign for Hobart, Clarence and Glenorchy Councils aimed at preventing auto-theft.

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