Abi Binning - Executive Director

Sept 2010 - Present

Abi Binning is the Executive Director of Wide Angle Tasmania. Abi designs, leads and implements projects that support the Tasmanian screen sector. Since joining Wide Angle Tasmania in 20210, Abi has executive produced 36 short films through Wide Angle Tasmania’s production initiatives. Ranging from documentary, drama, animation and webseries, these films have screened on national television and been selected for prestigious international film festivals. In 2019 Abi was selected to participate in the year long Emerging Community Leaders Programme through the Tasmanian Community Fund. Before moving into the film industry, Abi worked for 12 years as a classroom teacher, English as a Second Language teacher and Learning Support. 

 

 


  • published WAT 48 Hours Rego 2021 in WAT 48 Hours Challenge 2021-08-24 09:37:56 +1000

  • published WAT 48 Hours Production grant in WAT 48 Hours Challenge 2021-07-27 08:54:05 +1000

    WAT 48 Hours Production grant

    WAT production grants provide talented Tasmanians with on-set experience that progress their career, educational and/or creative aspirations. WAT’s production inititiatives are designed to:

    • Help participants to realise their career, educational and/or creative endeavours
    • Reduce barriers to participation
    • Increase production of Tasmanian screen stories thatexpress the stories, talents and perspectives of Tasmanians
    • Strengthen practitioner’s skills in financing, working collaboratively, harnessing technology and distribution

    In 2021 WAT will offer support to produce a film for the WAT 48 Hours Challenge for teams with a member aged 25 or under.  

    Download application pack here (pdf)
    Download application pack here (word)

    Access to quality production equipment can make or break a screen project.  Teams receive access to the WAT FILM KIT to raise the production values of their screen story WAT will support up to FIVE projects with equipment hire to the value of $750 per project.   Selection is at the discretion of WAT’s Executive Director.

    ELIGIBILITY

    • The applicant must be a financial WAT member and primary copyright holder in the film to be produced
    • All key creatives must be permanent residents of Tasmania
    • The applicant must hold the rights to make the film.
    • One team member must be aged 25 or under
    • Can ONLY be used to produce an original entry in the 2021 WAT 48 Hours Challenge
    • The team must have submitted a registration for the 48 Hours Challenge

    IF YOU ARE SELECTED FOR A PRODUCTION GRANT:

    If approved, a letter of agreement will be signed before equipment is provided that outlines the terms and conditions of the production grant including:

    • A copy of the finished film must be submitted by Sept 26
    • WAT’s support must be acknowledged in the film credits
    • If the film is NOT entered into the Challenge then the applicant may be asked to pay the full value of the hire
    • Courier fee is not included in the production grant

    Applications to be submitted by email to [email protected] 

    Applications will be assessed and awarded when received so be sure to get in quick!


  • published EOI for U25 positions for 48 Hours Film Challenge in news 2021-07-26 16:34:14 +1000

    EOI for U25 positions for 48 Hours Film Challenge

    Work with us - EOIs for under 25s 

    Are you under 25 & interested in working with Wide Angle on the WAT 48 Hours Challenge?  We are seeking EOIs from those aged 25 and under for the following paid roles:

    Content Creators
    To help us spread the word and get people involved in the WAT 48 Hours Challenge, Wide Angle is commissioning young content creators to create graphics and video content for  our social media channels.  If you're creating work for TikTok, instagram or facebook and aged 25 years or under we'd love to see your work and discuss this opportunity further.  We are looking for Tasmanian residents aged 25 or under who are available to to create and deliver work between Aug 16 and Aug 27.  Please complete this quick expression of interest - before 5pm Monday August 9

    Tech Support & projection
    We are also seeking interest from people aged 25 & under who would like to work alongside an experienced technician  to help the 48 Hours participants with any technical issues they experience filming, recording, editing & uploading their entries during the 48 Hours challenge weekend (24–26 SEPT). The role will also involve working on the playlist and projection for the awards events on October 1, 2021 in Hobart.  Please complete the expression of interest before 5pm August 9

    Front of House/Bar staff
    To help run the gala awards event/s on October 1 we're looking to employ front of house and bar staff - this is an opportunity for people aged 25 and under.  Bar staff will need to hold their RSA.  Please complete the expression of interest before 5pm August 9

    For more info call us on 6223 8344 mob. 0478 150 206.


  • published EOI U25 FOH & Bar staff in WAT 48 Hours Challenge 2021-07-26 15:19:34 +1000

  • published WAT 48 Hours Challenge Rules in WAT 48 Hours Challenge 2021-07-23 15:00:56 +1000

    WAT 48 Hours Challenge Rules

    1. Registrations open 27 July, 2021 and close at midnight on 21 September, 2021. Late registrations may not be accepted.
    2. The registration fee of AU$75.00 must be received before registration can be confirmed.  Please note that teams with a member aged 25 or under 25 member receive free registration.
    3. Upon receipt of your registration form and payment you will receive an email confirming your registration. If you do not receive this after 12 hours email [email protected].
    4. Team with at least one member aged 25 or under are eligible to apply for a production grant from Wide Angle valued at $750 worth of equipment hire.
    5. If you included copyrighted material in your film that you don’t have permission for (eg. music, footage), understand that WAT 48 Hours Challenge may not be able to screen or promote your film.
    6. You are responsible for your own safety while undertaking the Challenge. You agree to participate with a high standard of professional conduct – this includes complying with all Tasmanian laws and screen industry expectations.  You will not engage in any activity that disadvantages any other team or undermines the integrity of the WAT 48 Hours Challenge.
    7. You cannot enter into arrangements using Wide Angle Tasmania's name or issue public statements referencing WAT 48 Hours or Wide Angle Tasmania without first gaining WAT’s explicit consent.
    8. By registering for the WAT 48 Hours Challenge 2021 you affirm that you are responsible for all activities associated with producing your film for the Challenge, and that Challenge organisers are not (“organisers” includes staff and volunteers of Wide Angle Tasmania (WAT) and all associated organisations, such as sponsors and presenting partners).
    9. Wide Angle Tasmania reserves the right to not screen any film that it believes has been produced in an unethical fashion — for example, in terms of ignoring reasonable safety standards, using copyrighted material, or in the nature of the film’s content (for example, something we may not be legally able to exhibit). This is not negotiable.
    10. Wide Angle Tasmania will deal only with one nominated individual per team. This is the person whose name and contact details appears on the registration form. It is up to each team to determine who ultimately ‘owns’ the film made for the Challenge and any prizes awarded — ie. the director, the writer, or someone else. The festival won’t enter into any discussions about ownership and will consider that the nominated person on the registration form has been empowered to speak to the team in all matters.
    11. The film you make should be 6 minutes long, or less. If you have credits (recommended) these should be included within that time.
    12. At least one member of your team must be in Hobart or Launceston on Friday 24 SEPT at 7 pm to receive the prompts package.
    13. This prompts package will include three things: a prop, a written a line of dialogue and a movie genre.
    14. The items in the prompts package will be randomly chosen and are unique to your project. You must incorporate all three of these in your film.
    15. You may make a silent film but in that case you would still have to work out how to incorporate the dialogue prompt.
    16. The film must be uploaded to youtube or vimeo as a file no larger than 2Gb.  You will need to email us the link to your film no later than 7pm on Sunday 26 September 2021.  Tech support will be available to help teams between 2 and 7pm on Sept 26.
    17. In the case of a team of young filmmakers (ie. under the age of 18), an adult must register on the team’s behalf and indicate in the note field at the bottom of the registration form that this is the case. By doing so the adult indicates responsibility for the well-being of that team in making their film for the Challenge and agrees that WAT 48 Hours Challenge organisers (and partner and association organisations) is in no way liable in the event of accident, injury or work practices that contravene relevant regulations.
    18. The registration fee entitles one member from each team to one ticket to the awards night on October 1, 2021. All other attendees (including those on the team aged 25+) will be charged $10 to attend the screenings.
    19. Team members aged 25 and under who are named in the registration process will receive a free ticket to the screening

     


  • published WAT 48 Hours Challenge in Events & Opportunities 2021-07-23 14:47:11 +1000

    WAT 48 Hours Challenge

    In September 2021 Wide Angle Tasmania invited Tasmanians to team up and script, shoot, edit and submit a short film... all in 48 hours!

    The WAT 48 Hours Challenge ran from 7pm Friday Sept 24 – 7pm Sunday September 26 2021 as a competition in which registered teams made a short film – including writing, shooting, editing and scoring – over a 48-hour period.  
    The competition was open to both amateur and professionals.

    The full list of Award winners were:

    Best Film Under 25’s: Cerulean by The Participators
    Prize: $1000 cash, WAT membership & trophy

    Audience Choice Award: The Fall by The Under 25s
    Prize: Pelican case of goodies and gizmos, WAT membership, and trophy 

    Best Directing: Cerulean by The Participators
    Prize: One-on-one meet up with Shaun Wilson, WAT membership and trophy

    Best Performance: Emesha Rudolf in Baggage by Kickflip Shovel
    Prize: One-on-one meet up with Lisa Gormley, WAT membership and trophy 

    Best Cinematography: The Fall by The Under 25s
    Prize: $750 gear hire, WAT membership, trophy

    Best Music: The Fall by The Under 25s
    Prize: One-on-one meet up with Monique Brumby, WAT membership and trophy 

    Best Screenplay: Y2K21 by Wilson James
    Prize: Book, WAT membership, trophy

    Thanks to Monique Brumby, Shaun Wilson, Lisa Gormley, Acting True and Cracked and Spineless for our fabulous prizes and sponsorships.

    Thanks to Arts Tasmania for providing Youth Arts funding to support this fantastic opportunity to engage our filmmaking community to create and share new work.

    Adjusted post-competition version: https://youtu.be/8nEt8EzawMc

    Adjusted post-competition version: https://vimeo.com/615056668

    Adjusted post-competition version: https://vimeo.com/614998788

    Adjusted post-competition version: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AgcwZCjG90uWg7Z0vSel8USEiqg_Rw

    Plus more to come!

    Congratulations to all teams who took up the 48 Hours Challenge and delivered some remarkable films in such a short amount of time!

    Some useful tips from Rob Braslin - 48 Hour film Challenge Alumni and Awards Host extraordinaire

    Rob Braslin

    Q: Have you ever had a go at making a film in 48hrs?

    Rob: “I was lucky enough to be a part of three 48-hour Tasploitation film challenges, which included a creepy voodoo movie and a scary clown movie - wild fun times, my first time acting ever!”

    Q: How would you recommend managing your time in the challenge?

    Rob: “We had a producer who was making sure we stuck to the schedule. This was great help because 2 days goes fast when you are having fun making something with your friends. I was acting the years I entered, so my day finished after shooting, and the rest of the team who weren't acting packed down and looked over the footage, sometimes without sleeping or eating. Consider having someone in charge to remind you.”

    “If something isn't working take a short break, play a game, watch a cat video, make a delicious cake, if you step away for 30 minutes you will come back feeling refreshed. This is beneficial to the final cut, as you go back to creating with fresh eyes and not feel like you are racing against the clock.”

    Q: What would you like to see out of the films?

    Rob: “I can't speak for the judges, but I would be looking for potential, that isn't always in the more pro looking film, you might have pulled off an unreal shot with a phone cam, an actor might have given a really stand out performance in a movie called Fart Phone (my next film) you might have written Fart Phone so well someone wants to turn it into a feature (I have written it, if anyone wants to talk please reach out).”

    Q: What advice do you have for filmmakers entering this challenge?

    Rob: “2 days is hard to pull this all off, you aren't probably going to be able everything exactly the way you wanted, and it's okay, you learn so much from doing these things, you get to hang out with friends and meet some other cool creative types, if you have always wanted to be involved in film making this is a great first step.”

    “Do your best in the challenge, I expect excellent films! However, the important thing is to have fun and show love to each other. Go forward now, and make the greatest short films made in 48 hours, the power is in your hands.”

     

    Check out some of the great work created by our Under 25 content creators!

    WAT 48 Hours Challenge poster

    We are thrilled to introduce our 48 Hours judging panel (starting clockwise from top right) Caitlin Richardson, David Gurney and Monique Brumby!!

    Together with our fabulous host Rob Braslin, this is one all-star line up of creatives excited to see what will be produced in just 48 Hours & offer up some tips for what to do when the pressure hits 😉 😃

    Caitlin Richardson - “If in doubt, get your characters talking and make them uncomfortable. Relish in their discomfort!”

    Caitlin is a writer from lutruwita/Tasmania whose theatre work has been produced in nipaluna/Hobart, Launceston and Sydney, and adapted for ABC Radio National. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with first class Honours in English/Creative Writing from the University of Tasmania and in 2016 her series of plays was nominated for a Tasmanian Theatre Award for Best Writing. She also works as a high school English teacher and is delighted that The Tailings (SBS, 2021) is her first television drama credit.

    David Gurney - “Bite off more than you can chew, then chew like hell!”

    David is a well-known creator of animated television series and interactive media. He created, wrote, directed and produced Australia's first CGI animated television series, Hoota & Snoz, and has directed and produced eighteen other TV series and a feature length telemovie. David is a co-founder and co-owner of Blue Rocket Productions, a multi award winning animation studio based in Hobart, Tasmania, and is the Acting Chair of Wide Angle Tasmania.

    Monique Brumby - “Don’t get too far up your own bum hole!”

    ARIA award winning musician Monique Brumby stumbled her way into pop stardom at the age of 20. She made such an impression that they named a bakery after her. Her dad was responsible for the hit single ‘Brumby Brothers Hardware’ on the roundabout at Mornington, where all her dreams still come true! Brumby has something to live for with this cool Wide Angle 48 Hour Challenge. She will find it hard to select the winners, so be prepared to get a ‘Highly Commended’!

    Rob Braslin - “The important thing is to have fun and show love to each other.”

    Rob is a Murri writer, comedian and actor from the nipaluna suburb of Clarendon Vale. He started performing stand-up comedy in 2013 and it’s led to all sorts of exciting opportunities in the wonderful world of storytelling. Rob leans into projects that challenge, inspire and educate him; whether it's acting on screen and stage or writing and directing a horror film in his home town. Rob loves making short films and is looking forward to all the chuckles, tears and sighs that your 48 hour masterpieces elicit on screening night!

    The WAT 48 Hours Challenge is proudly presented by...

    This project was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts

     


  • published GRIT newsletter in GRIT 2021-06-08 16:24:41 +1000

    GRIT newsletter

    If you’d like updates and invitations to get involved and join us at screenings – sign up to the GRIT newsletter here.

    You can also follow us on facebook and instagram.

     

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  • published help sheets in GRIT 2021-06-02 11:50:24 +1000

    help sheets

    Looking for help to create a story for the GRIT Gallery?  Check out the links to toolkits, help sheets and tutorials below.

    Photography 

    Photography Basics in 10 minutes from David Manning

                                                   

    12 Simple iPhone Photography Tips          Ultimate Field Guide to Photography
    from Expert Photography website                    from National Geographic

    Video

                                                 

    Video Production Basics (4 pages)        Tips for Filming with a Mobile Phone
    from https://library.witness.org            from https://library.witness.org

     

    Visual Storytelling 101 from Film Riot (13mins.36secs)

    Get permission

    Here's a helpful template to use with anyone you're filming or photographing"
    Informed Consent Template from https://library.witness.org

     

     

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  • published community leaders in GRIT 2021-06-02 11:48:41 +1000

    community leaders

    In 2021 we're showcasing the grit we’ve seen in the Tasmanian community as we rebuild from Covid-19. We invite you to engage your community members to contribute to the GRIT Gallery. It’s easy to get involved and your community will be part of a 2 year statewide art project.

    What is the GRIT Gallery?
    The GRIT Gallery is an online collection of personal photos, text and video stories of grit contributed by people of all ages from around Tasmania.  The stories celebrate the strength and resilience of our people – even when we experience tough times.  The stories are personal and are told through:

    • Photos with captions
    • Short videos (under 20mins) and
    • Written stories (under 500 words)

    How can our community participate?

    1. Talk with your community members about the idea of GRIT – when did they (or someone they know) show resilience, courage or tenacity? How did that person show GRIT?
    2. Check out the GRIT Gallery and see what others have contributed
    3. Decide whether to tell your stories in a photo, in text or on video – if you have a staff member or volunteer who has some skills then get them involved to help out.
    4. Checkout the tip sheets, resources an toolkits available to use with your community members – they include some great tips to create powerful stories
    5. Plan and create your stories – and share them with other project members. Decide which stories to upload to the GRIT Gallery
    6. Upload the stories to the GRIT Gallery
    7. Think about other ways to share these stories – share them via social media, create posters to pop up around town or hold an exhibition.

    What will participants get out of being involved?

    • Have fun and be creative – and learn some photography or video skills
    • tell their own story using words, photo or video
    • help other Tasmanians understand what it’s like to live their life
    • raise awareness of personal and community issues
    • be active in shaping policy in their community and state
    • have their contribution published online

    What will our community or group get out of being involved?

    • A fun, no-cost, accessible project that can run for one session or become a much larger scale project
    • Showcase the experiences, talents and strength of your community to the broader Tasmanian community
    • Be part of a statewide arts project
    • Provide a context to discuss resilience with your community
    • Gather a wealth of stories from your community members to use in your communications (social media, websites, newsletters, annual reports etc.)

    Why would we want to provide our community with an arts experience?

    The arts have the potential to bridge our worlds, harness the wisdom of our different views, engage our imagination to explore new ways of thinking, and create experiences that can be shared by all people in our community. Arts-based engagement can promote cooperation, awareness of local issues and the reduction of social isolation, all of which contributes to a shared sense of community pride and identity (The Arts Ripple Effect: Valuing the Arts in Communities)

    Toolkits for photography

    These two resources are fantastic for any community leader who is keen to help get their community telling their stories using photovoice as a model. Most photovoice projects use photos, but the model works really well with video and text as well.   You'll find session outlines, templates, tips for using cameras and suggestions for exhibitions.

                                                               

    Facilitator's Toolkit for a Photovoice Project                       Photovoice Facilitator's Guide

    Check out the Help Sheet page for more useful resources.

     

     

    GRIT is supported by


  • published terms of use in GRIT stories 2021-06-02 11:47:31 +1000

    terms of use

    Wide Angle Tasmania is calling out for community involvement to share their stories that will connect Tasmanians and improve community resilience. It’s important to check you have the consent to share the names and images of others. In making a submission you agree you have consent from others to use their names, image and recordings. You can find a basic video consent form template in the help sheets section of our website.

    If approved, your submission may feature on the Wide Angle Tasmania Inc. GRIT gallery, in Wide Angle Tasmania social media platforms, associated GRIT project social media platforms, and it may be seen and shared in third party public social media platforms. Your submission may be used to promote Wide Angle Tasmania or the GRIT project in publicity.

    If your submission has been created through your activities within an organisation you might see it in their communications on social media, websites, newsletters and annual reports.

    You might also see your text story, images and videos appear at community film screening and events in the form of printed banners, posters, flyers, and invitations. They may appear in curriculum materials which are designed by Wide Angle Tasmania to be used for education and marketing.

    If your story appears on the GRIT gallery you have the option to ‘opt out’ by contacting Wide Angle Tasmania by phone: (03) 6223 8344 or email: [email protected]

    Wide Angle Tasmania does not have to publish or use any submissions and we have the option to remove submissions at any time from the GRIT Gallery.

    When you submit an image, text or video you are also agreeing to the terms and conditions and privacy policy of woobox (who host the GRIT Gallery) and Wide Angle's website.  You can click through and read more about these policies:


  • published GRIT stories in GRIT 2021-06-02 11:46:47 +1000


  • published GRIT 2021-06-02 11:46:00 +1000

     

    …Tasmanian spirit on screen

    The GRIT project uses story to connect us and improve resilience as we recover and rebuild from Covid-19. The project includes three phases:

    1. Community stories of GRIT

    Tasmanians from all around the state are invited to share their personal photos, text and video stories of grit. These stories will feature on the GRIT gallery – a treasure trove of how the Tasmanian spirit of grit is alive in our communities.

    2. Create and tour films

    Wide Angle Tasmania will commission some of our most talented filmmakers to create 12 short films that explore the concept of grit.  Throughout 2022 and 2023 Wide Angle Tasmania will present a statewide tour that brings communities together to enjoy the films and celebrate our stories and filmmakers.

    3. Using films for social change

    The films produced through GRIT are a powerful force for creating social change and building social cohesion in our community.  During 2022 and beyond, Wide Angle Tasmania will provide changemakers, leaders and organisations with access to the films and tools to help them effect social change. We’ll also share our stories with national and international audiences through festivals, television and online platforms.

    The GRIT project is presented by Wide Angle Tasmania and supported by the Tasmanian Community Fund.  We are now in the first phase of the project and invite you to get involved.  You can submit your photo, text or film of real people showing strength and determination in the face of adversity.  Your story will be published on the GRIT gallery, where we showcase the resilience of everyday Tasmanians - strong relationships, ‘bouncing back’, positive outlook, determination, community networks, hope and a sense of purpose.

    If you’d like updates and invitations to get involved and join us at screenings – sign up to the GRIT newsletter here.

     

    GRIT is supported by


  • Wide Angle Tas response to Media Reform Green Paper

    On May 14, Wide Angle Tasmania submitted the following paper to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications in response to the Media Reform Green Paper – Modernising television regulation in Australia, November 2020 

    Click through to read the submission


  • published AFTRS scholarship in Events & Opportunities 2021-04-29 11:05:22 +1000

    AFTRS scholarship

    AFTRS Scholarship

    Wide Angle Tasmania partners with AFTRS (Australian Film and Television Radio School) to provide professional development opportunities to Tasmanian filmmakers.

    Previous Scholarship recipients

    Writing a TV Series online course

    In May 2021 a scholarship (valued at $1,188) was awarded to Elli Iliades to attend a ten-week online course 'Wiriting a TV Series'.  Elli is a writer and director from the north west coast of Tasmania. Elli has a background in theatre and film studies from the University of Queensland. Her short films Waiting for Angeland Theodore’s Gifthave screened at film festivals in Australia and overseas. More recently, Elli received support from Arts Tasmania to assist in the production of her short film, So Much Smoke, an adaptation of the short story by author Félix Calvino, which will be produced in July 2021. In June 2020, Elli received project development support from Screen Tasmania for her feature film, The Boarder, a drama set in the Tasmanian countryside.

    “Studying the 10-week AFTRS course, Writing a TV Series, was one of the best things I could have done to assist with the development of an idea I have had for a TV series for quite sometime now. The course provided me with the tools and guidance I needed to enable me to understand more about how to write for TV and the process of developing several episodes across a season. By the end of the course, I had not only learnt a great deal about writing a series, but I made significant progress with my own story, including completing a scene breakdown and script for the first episode."  
    Elli Illiades, September 2021

    Legal Essentials Workshop

    In 2020 Wide Angle was pleased to continue it’s partnership with Australian Film, Television and Radio School to provide scholarships for Tasmanians to travel to Sydney and attend industry short courses – with the additional support of Screen Tasmania’s Industry Development Program.  In March 2020 Martine Delaney was selected to attend a Legal Essentials workshop in Sydney. 

    David Whealy has the most amazing mind. Over the two days of the AFTRS Legals Essentials short course, I was constantly blown away by his encyclopaedic knowledge of the legal and financial minefields of film production. Coupled with his relaxed and confident delivery style, it made for a course I’d heartily recommend to any emerging producer who wanted to gain the legal and financial knowledge and skills to deliver a completed screen story - without ending up in a legal mess and broke, perhaps even making some money.”
    Martine Delaney, March 2020

    Script Assessment Workshop

    In July 2019 Briony Kidd was awarded a scholarship to attend a Script Assessment Workshop in Sydney.  Briony grew up in Tasmania and is a graduate of VCA School of Film & TV in Melbourne. Her best-known short Gothic melodrama,The Room at the Top of the Stairs, screen to acclaim on AMC’s Shudder platform. Her short thriller Watch Me will soon be released as part of an anthology feature from Megan Riakos’s Cedar & Hemlock, in association with Enzo Tedeschi of Deadhouse. Her feature screenplay,the ‘psychobiddy’ thriller The Motel at the End of the World, is currently in development supported by Screen Australia and Screen Tasmania. Most recently, Briony directed three music videos for the artist Costume. Briony is also a theatre-maker, freelance writer and reviewer, curator and script editor.  After completing the course Briony reflected:

    “I am grateful to Wide Angle Tasmania for providing this fantastic opportunity! To spend the weekend learning from one of the country's top development executives was of huge benefit at this stage and will enable to me proceed with confidence as a script editor, as well as to seek work as a script assessor. The insights imparted were valuable to my own processes as a screenwriter as well. I found that Chris's approach was very clear, open and collegial. I particularly appreciated his sensitivity to the needs and intent of the writer, as central to a successful development process.”
    Briony Kidd, July 2019

     


  • published films work in Events & Opportunities 2021-04-28 15:04:30 +1000

    films work

    ‘Films Work’ is a program that supports Tasmanian not-for-profits to use films for social change.  With support from the Tasmanian Community Fund, participants will work with Wide Angle Tasmania to learn;

    • how to find and use high-quality films to support your organisation’s mission;
    • how to create inhouse videos to document your impact and create more engagement on the web and social media; and
    • how to work with professional filmmakers to develop compelling stories that connect and engage your stakeholders.

    In 2021 six small-medium Tasmanian not-for-profit organisations were selected:

    • Burnie Community House
    • Working it Out
    • Connect 42
    • Landcare Tasmania
    • Mental Health Family and Friends Tasmania and
    • Multicultural Council of Tasmania

    At the 2 day workshop the 12 participants were engaged by presenters Jen Murnaghan, Matthew Newton, Jason James, Abi Binning and Catherine Pettman. They also connected with six Tasmanian filmmakers during a speed-networking sessions - including: Rebecca Thomson, Daniel James, George Underwood, Dan Peek, Joel Wilson and Rose Schramm. 

    Participant feedback from the workshop

    "Loved being able to try out skills in real time. Enjoyed the access to the plain english documents and knowing we will have those resources to hand. The session helped us clarify how to scope small and larger projects as well as form a brief to a filmmaker. Loved the speed networking session and viewing different pieces of work. Enjoyed time and space to think how we can make this happen in our organisation." Ricki Mawad – Connect 42

    "Very worthwhile investment of tome for not for profits. I can see how beneficial it will be getting our heads in this game better. A big thank you to TCF for once again thinking outside the square for NFP's and allowing access to the gaps in our industry that are so needed." Shandel Pile – Burnie Community House

    Applications for 2022 will open in November 2021.

    Films Work 2021 Information
    Application pack (word doc)
    Application pack (pdf)

    ‘Films Work’ starts with a 2-day workshop in Hobart. This fast, fun and information-packed workshop covers all the basics for not for profit leaders to use film for social change. During the workshop you will start to formulate the strategy for using films within your organisation over the following 6 months.   

    Following the workshop each organisation receives six mentoring meetings designed to create an action plan and stay on track to implement your film strategy (including hosting a film screening, creating video content and developing a brief to produce a professional short film). These sessions are provided each month by phone, zoom or in-person and are tailored to the needs of your organisation.

    The ‘Films Work’ program requires an ongoing commitment from the participants – but it will produce outstanding results for organisations that are serious about using film to amplify their mission.

    WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM COST?
    Each organisation contributes $50 towards the cost of the program. Each organisation is required to cover any costs associated with attending the two day workshop in South Hobart (including travel and accommodation if required).  Participating organisations will need access to internet/phone to participate in the mentoring sessions.The Tasmanian Community Fund and Wide Angle Tasmania covers the remaining costs of the workshop and mentorship sessions.

    WHO SHOULD ENROL?
    This opportunity is open to any small or medium not-for-profit organisation operating in Tasmania.  (Using the ACNC definition - a small organisation has annual revenue under $250,000, a medium organisation has revenue $250,000 - $1 Million).  Each organisation is required to have two participants attend the workshop (this can include employees, board members or volunteers) who can commit time to develop and implement a strategy to use film in their organisation during 2021.

    I’M INTERESTED – WHAT NOW?

    KEY DATES

    Applications Open

    1st May 2021

    Information session (by zoom)

    3pm 20th May 2021 - click through for more info & to register

    Applications Due

    10th June 2021

    Selection notification

    17th June 2021

    Workshop

    1st and 2nd July 2021

    Mentoring sessions

    July – December 2021

     

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER WIDE ANGLE TASMANIA

    Wide Angle Tasmania (WAT) is a not-for-profit organisation with a long history of supporting Tasmanians to make films that reflect and shape Tasmanian culture.  WAT bridges a dynamic space where our services are used for education, employment and creative expression with a strong track-record of partnering to deliver projects that leverage our resources and community. Their creative excellence has been recognised through international festival awards and screenings on ABC, SBS and online. 

    SUPPORTED BY


  • published Wide Angle is Hiring in news 2021-03-03 14:55:27 +1100

    Wide Angle is Hiring

    Wide Angle is currently recruiting for two new positions to support Wide Angle's slate of programmes;

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  • published Tasmanian collection - film archive in resources 2021-01-29 10:41:34 +1100

    Tasmanian collection - film archive

    Wide Angle Tasmania has an extensive archive of films that have been produced in Tasmania over the last twenty years (with over 400 films on DVD in the library).  Our most recent project is to digitise the collection to archive, preserve and allow the films to be viewed at the Wide Angle Screen Centre.

    We invite you to be part of this project and submit a digital version of the film that you own the copyright in to the collection.  You can do this by completing the google form here - or get in touch with us by email/call 6223 8344 or 0478 150 206.

    Here is a list of the films currently available in the digital archive for viewing:

    Film Title

    Year of Production

    Producer

    Director

    Wide Angle initiative

    The Devil You Know

    2019

    Cathy Allen

    Ben Morton

    End Game

    Instadate

    2019

    Lauren Watson

    Lauren Watson

    End Game

    The Quiet Boy

    2019

    Ellis Swinbourne

    Ellis Swinbourne

    End Game

    Wonderfluous

    2019

    Oliver Potter

    Oliver Potter

    End Game

    Paddy

    2019

    Rosemary Cann

    Rosemary Cann

    End Game

    Squash Promotional Video

    2019

    Tom Roberts

    Tom Roberts

    End Game

    Clockumentary

    2019

    Ursula Woods

    Ursula Woods

    Nerve 2019

    RED

    2019

    Tara Bufton 

    Jeff Kirkland

    Nerve 2019

    Shake and Dance

    2019

    Phoenix Rain

    Sam Tooker

    Nerve 2019

    Karen

    2018

    George Underwood

    George Underwood

    Nerve 2018

    Little Beauty

    2018

    Mick Lowenstein & Tracey Cosgrove

    Mick Lowenstein

    Nerve 2018

    Printed in Ink

    2018

    Patrick Foster

    Victoria Bremner

    Nerve 2018

    The Radiophonic Artist - Women of the Island

    2017

    Rebecca Thomson, Ninna Millikin & Lara van Raay 

    Rebecca Thomson

    Step-Out Web 17

    A Farmer's Daughter - Women of the Island

    2017

    Rebecca Thomson, Ninna Millikin & Lara van Raay 

    Lara Van Raay

    Step-Out Web 17

    Protector and Defender - Madeline Wells: Women of the Island

    2017

    Rebecca Thomson, Ninna Millikin & Lara van Raay 

    Ninna Millikin

    Step-Out Web 17

    The Garden, part one

    2016

    Craige Langworthy

    Craige Langworthy

    Audacity

    Blood of Life

    2016

    Troy Melville, Jim Everett

    Troy Melville

    Audacity

    Fellini

    2016

    Daniel Peek

    Daniel Peek

    Audacity

    Before it Falls

    2016

    Simon Bischoff and Mathew Farrell

    Simon Bischoff

    Audacity

    Douglas

    2016

    Astrid Wells Cooper

    Astrid Well's Cooper

    Audacity

    The Calling Hours

    2016

    Shaun Wilson & Sara Brown

    Shaun Wilson

    Audacity

    Source 'Our Co-op'

    2016

    Mark Thomson

    Carly Rusden

    RED Flag

    The Good Room

    2016

    Rogan Brown

    Jane Howard

    RED Flag

    The Conquest of Emmie

    2016

    Paul Moran

    Pauline Marsh

    RED Flag

    A Girl Needs a Bike

    2016

    Letitia Lamb and Vivien Mason

    Letitia Lamb and Vivien Mason

    Step-Up

    Bloodgurgler

    2016

    Rogan Brown

    Daniel James

    Step-Up

    Waiting for Angel

    2015

    Andy Del Vecchio

    Elli Iliades

    Raw Nerve

    Love Train

    2015

    Emma Wilson

    Mike Wedderburn

    Raw Nerve

    Coffeehead

    2015

    Rebecca Thomson

    Trent Baumann

    Raw Nerve

    Slick Timing

    2014

    Dave Flower

    Astrid Cooper

    Raw Nerve

    Titan

    2014

    Nick Falk

    Carmen Falk

    Raw Nerve

    Matthew

    2014

    Aaron Luke Wilson

    Cathy Allen

    Raw Nerve

    Blue Shirt, Green Tie

    2013

    Carolyn Frichot

    Darren Swanson

    Raw Nerve

    Hormones: The Musical

    2013

    Dominique Hurley

    Meg Bignell

    Raw Nerve

    Confessions of a Date-A-Holic

    2013

    Dave Flower

    Rob Harrison

    Raw Nerve

    Knit One

    2012

    Clare Gray & Shaun Wilson

    Clare Gray

    Raw Nerve

    Little Lamb

    2012

    Heidi Douglas

    Heidi Douglas

    Raw Nerve

    The Lala Road

    2012

    Letitia Lamb

    Letitia Lamb

    Raw Nerve

    Dibs

    2011

    Adam Ransley

    Adam Ransley

    Raw Nerve

    Piercing Silence

    2011

    Ninna Millikin

    Ninna Millikin

    Raw Nerve

    Showing The Ropes

    2011

    Rogan Brown

    David Pyefinch

    Raw Nerve

    Slashed

    2010

    Rogan Brown

    Rebecca Thomson

    Raw Nerve

    Thicker than Water

    2010

    Daniel Speed, Carolyn Frichot & Dominique Hurley

    Daniel Speed

    Raw Nerve

    Exit, Pursued by a Bear

    2010

    Daniel Weavell

    Sara Pensalfini Brown

    Raw Nerve

    The Tin Man

    2009

    Carolyn Frichot

    Bernard Lloyd

    Raw Nerve

    The Gardener

    2009

    Nathan Spencer & Shaun Wilson

    Jasmine Cameron

    Raw Nerve

    Water A Poem

    2009

    Dominique Hurley

    Justus Neumann and Andrew Del Vecchio

    Raw Nerve

    Daughter of San Domenico

    2009

    Ra’uf Lucien Simon

    Marisa Mastrocola

    Raw Nerve

    Help Wanted

    2008

    Dan Weavell

    Dan Weavell

    Raw Nerve

    Henry Finn

    2008

    Nathan Spencer

    Shaun Wilson

    Raw Nerve

    Iron Will

    2008

    Vivien Mason

    Vivien Mason

    Raw Nerve

    Next of Kin

    2008

    Rose Schramm

    Rose Schramm

    Raw Nerve

     

     

     

     

     


  • Industry responds to the review of Screen Tasmania and Arts Tasmania assessment process

    Media release issued Sept 22

    The Arts Minister Elise Archer announced on Sept 18 that “The Cultural and Creative Industries Act 2017 includes an independent system of peer assessment and expert advice in all funding decisions under Screen Tasmania and Arts Tasmania. However, all grant recipients have a responsibility to ensure they use funding appropriately and within the guidelines of the law. Accordingly, to maintain the integrity of this independent process, I have asked for the assessment process to be reviewed to ensure that illegal activities are not promoted or endorsed.

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  • published Review in about 2020-09-21 12:52:14 +1000

    Industry responds to the proposed review of Screen Tasmania and Arts Tasmania’s assessment process

    To lend your support to the media release - please add your signature.  Any questions please get in touch. The Minister’s full media release can be read here.

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    Media Release: Industry responds to the proposed review of Screen Tasmania and Arts Tasmania’s assessment process

    The Arts Minister Elise Archer announced on Sept 18 that “The Cultural and Creative Industries Act 2017 includes an independent system of peer assessment and expert advice in all funding decisions under Screen Tasmania and Arts Tasmania. However, all grant recipients have a responsibility to ensure they use funding appropriately and within the guidelines of the law. Accordingly, to maintain the integrity of this independent process, I have asked for the assessment process to be reviewed to ensure that illegal activities are not promoted or endorsed.

    Our position is that, far from maintaining the integrity of the process, such a review threatens the independence of screen funding in the state. The decisions of Tasmania’s arts funding bodies Screen Tasmania and Arts Tasmania must remain independent of the politics of the day. Interference in this process, or even the suggestion of it, will tarnish the these agencies' reputations, their relationship with filmmakers and artists and the state’s reputation as a place of artistic excellence. 

    At a time when creative workers face diminishing opportunities and great economic uncertainty, the last thing they should have to worry about is a fight to maintain their artistic integrity.

    We agree with Minister Archer’s statement that Screen Tasmania’s production funding decisions are based on an independent system of peer assessment and expert advice.  The process is appropriately at arms-length of government and therefore the assessment process does not need to be reviewed in this case.  

    We call on all members of parliament to throw their support behind Tasmanian screen businesses and filmmakers during this challenging time so that we can get back to work - work that shapes and reflects our culture and contributes to the state’s economy.

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  • published WAT 2020 survey in about 2020-05-19 10:47:26 +1000

    WAT 2020 survey

    Thanks for making the time to complete our short survey - your answers will help Wide Angle to serve the Tasmanian screen community!

    Respond by July 3 and you'll be in the running for cash prizes (2 x $100), equipment hire vouchers (3 x $100) and WAT membership (x 4) 

    There are just 6 questions;

    • What is life like for you right now?
    • What have other organisations you interact with done during COVID-19 that you’ve found useful and why?
    • What is Wide Angle doing or providing that gives you the most value right now and why?
    • On the flip side, what services are of less value to you right now and why?
    • What can we do to best serve you right now and why?
    • What would you like to see us do differently post-COVID19?

    We'll be using the info to help understand our community better - all responses will be used or share without identifying you. 

    Thanks!

    Take the survey

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