Upcoming events

Wide Angle Tasmania provides a range of training courses, workshops, seminars and masterclasses designed to assist you enter the screen industry, extend your skills or consolidate your practice.  We also provide information here about workshops, masterclasses and courses that may be of interest to those wanting to improve their craft and business skills in the screen sector.

Our screening calendar is now separate! Click here for more information.

Course fee Refund Policy
Wide Angle Tasmania’s Refund Policy aims to provide fair and equitable standards for course refunds that suit both Wide Angle and students.  Read more here. 

  • Friday, August 06, 2021 at 05:30 PM · 2 rsvps
    Wide Angle Screen Centre in South Hobart, Australia

    Screen Freelancer Knock-off Drinks + End Game Round 7 Showcase

    Join us the first Friday in August at the Wide Angle Screen Centre for our monthly Screen Freelancer Knock-off Drinks, PLUS the End Game Round 7 Showcase where we will have vastly different presentations from:

    Louise Stubs,
    Kapil Gadhvi,
    Andrew Hinze,
    Franz Docherty,
    Patrick Noble,
    Elise Vout.

    Following End Game presentations Elli Iliades will present briefly about the experience of the 'AFTRS Writing a TV series scholarship'. It’s shaping up to be a great night!

    The bar will be open from 5.30pm til 8pm. End Game Round 7 Showcase starts 6pm, all welcome!

    Bar prices - non-alcoholic $2.50, wine/beer/cider $7.50, spirits $10. EFTPOS payments preferred.

    When: 5.30-8pm Friday 6 August
    Where: Wide Angle Screen Centre, 6 Washington St, South Hobart
    Cost: Free

    Heads up... Applications for End Game Round 8 are now open, with the initiative slated to run from late August and the Round 8 Showcase taking place in late November

  • Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 04:00 PM
    online

    Apply for End Game

    End Game... three months support to work on your screen dream
    Wide Angle Tasmania provides Tasmanian screen practitioners with the framework and support to work strategically on achieving their dream. End Game will help you to define your long-term screen aspiration and then identify a first step that can be achieved in 3 months. Applications for Round 8 are now open for up to 8 participants. Starts August 30, showcase is Nov 26, 2021.  Each round, filmmakers will be selected to participate in a 3 month programme of goal-setting, peer support, coaching and reflection designed to help you transform your great idea into action. End Game is delivered online to Tasmanian screen practitioners.  Each participant receives;

    • One on one mentoring sessions to shape and evaluate the action plan to achieve your 3 month screen goal
    • weekly feedback on your progress
    • a network of colleagues undertaking End Game
    • access to online goal setting software
    • access to online bank of resource to support your goal
    • access to production equipment and insurances for those enrolled in the 'short form production stream' of End Game.
    • access to WAT SHARES to help achieve the steps identified in your action plan
    • a launch event to celebrate your achievements

    Apply: By August 11
    Where: Tasmania - delivered online 
    Cost: 
    $120 for WAT members

    If you are considering applying for End Game, come along to the showcase on August 6 at 6pm. Selection for End Game is competitive and will be assessed on the application and workbook submitted. The full course cost is $120 (includes GST payable). If you are keen to be involved but are unable to pay the full fee upfront, please get in touch with WAT's Executive Director Abi Binning to discuss your situation directly. WAT may be able to provide additional support for active contributors to the screen community.  

    Click here for more info and to download the application pack. 

  • Friday, September 03, 2021 at 05:30 PM

    Screen Freelancer Knock-off Drinks + WAT 48 HOURS Crew Meet-up

    The WAT 48 HOUR film competition will run over the weekend of September 25-26, so in the lead-up we're running a SPEED NETWORKING event to meet and connect with fellow filmmakers and crew.  

    Come along for this informal and engaging event, you never know who you might meet!

    The bar will be open from 5.30pm til 8pm. Round table meet and greets start 6pm, anyone with an interest in film making is welcome.

    Bar prices - non-alcoholic $2.50, wine/beer/cider $7.50, spirits $10. EFTPOS payments preferred.

    When: 5.30-8pm Friday Sept 3
    Where: Wide Angle Screen Centre, 6 Washington St, South Hobart
    Cost: Free

  • Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM through September 13, 2021 · $264.00 AUD
    Wide Angle Tasmania

    Film Business Fundamentals - Screen Entrepreneurs

    Screen Entrepreneurs is a workshop series for screen freelancers and business operators that focusses on the core entrepreneurial areas of business skills and planning, financial management and marketing. Workshops will be practical, interactive and fun!  Business advisor and creative industries guru Monica Davidson will deliver the workshops over three weekends. Wide Angle Tasmania is pleased to provide this opportunity to the Tasmanian screen sector, supported by Screen Tasmania's Industry Development program.

    This is the first workshop of the series.

    Film Business Fundamentals - Sept 11 & 12

    Ever wanted to turn your film dreams into a business reality? Are you already freelancing in screen and want to know if you’re doing things properly? Running a film business and worried that you could be doing it better?
    This fast, fun and information-packed workshop covers all the basics for screen practitioners who want to work for themselves. It covers all the business basics from ABN and ABLIS, and focusses on the practical elements of a business plan that actually works.

    Session Topic What will be covered?
    Sat September 11, 10am - 1pm Deadlines, Dreams and Goals
    • Getting started and Introductions
    • Be Your Own Boss – Self-Accountability 101
    • Goal-Setting: How to do it, from the inside out.
    • PRACTICAL – Brainstorming Short Term Goals
    • Is It Good? How to evaluate what you want
    Sat September 11, 1.45pm - 4.30pm Making It Happen
    • The “BHAG” – Your Long Term Vision
    • No More Resolutions – Tips to Keeping Your Goals
    • Time Management – Tricks for Beginners
    • The End – Strategic Quitting and Excellent Failure
    • PRACTICAL - The Goal Matrix
    Sun September 12, 10am - 1pm Business Basics
    • Structurally Sound – Entities and Enterprises
    • Understanding the ABN, ASIC and ABLIS
    • Being Unique Part 1 – Registering a business name
    • Being Unique Part 2 –Registering a domain name
    • Companies and Social Enterprise
    • PRACTICAL – What Are You?
    Sun September 12, 1.45pm - 4.30pm Practical Plans
    • Introduction to Business Plans
    • The SWOT Analysis – But Why?
    • PRACTICAL – Work through an example
    • Introduction to Legal Issues
    • Copyright and Contracts – The Basics
    • Where to go to get more help
    • Wrap-Up and Pack-Up 

    Tickets: Tickets are for the 3 x 2-day workshops, include lunch each day and are GST inclusive
    $66 Scholarship recipients (Let us know on the application form if you require financial support with a scholarship to reduce the fee - and email it to us by July 31)
    $330 WAT members (join here)
    $660 non-members

    More Info and Bookings

    More information can be found by clicking through the links for each workshop below or calling Wide Angle on 6223 8344.
    Bookings are available here or contact the Wide Angle Office on 6223 8344 or [email protected]

    Venue: Wide Angle Tasmania @ 6 Washington Street, South Hobart

    Who should enrol

    Screen Entrepreneurs is designed for screen freelancers and small screen business operators.  Monica will cater for those with established businesses and those who are scoping a business opportunity or just starting out.

    About the Presenter Monica Davidson

    Business advisor and creative industries expert Monica Davidson from the Creative Plus Business Group. Monica is a writer and filmmaker by trade who learned how to run a successful creative business and now shares that knowledge with others. In her workshops Monica discusses her own experiences, and shares examples from the 500-plus people she has mentored through the process of starting and building their creative businesses.

     

                  

    Information about the other workshops in the series

    Money is NOT a Dirty Word - Oct 16 & 17

    The idea that you’ll never make any money from your screen practice (and be a ‘starving artist’) is pervasive, and lots of filmmakers struggle with money and self-employment. This isn’t always just due to lack of funds, however – sometimes you just need someone to explain the basics of money in a way that’s fun, practical, and transparent.  

    Money is NOT a Dirty Word covers the fundamentals of financial literacy specifically for creatives, and answers some of the most compelling financial questions you might have. It also takes a tour through tax and record keeping, ways to make money, and stops briefly in the lands of “Should I work for free?” and “What Should I Charge?”. A must for anyone working in the screen industry.  

    Click through for more information

    The Business of Marketing - Nov 13 & 14 

    Marketing is one of the most despised and least understood aspects of running a screen business or being a freelancer in the creative industries.  This fun and practical workshop explores the mystery behind the marketing magic: devising strategy, making measurements and meeting goals. We’ll also talk about websites, debunk your understanding of social media, help you recover from LinkedInPhobia, and debunk the myths of luck and word-of-mouth.   

    Click through for more information

  • Friday, September 24, 2021 at 07:00 PM through September 26, 2021 · $75.00 AUD

    WAT 48 Hours

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

    In 2021, the challenge runs from 7pm Friday Sept 24 – 7pm Sunday September 26. Check out the full terms and conditions of entry here.

    The WAT 48 Hours Challenge is a competition in which registered teams make a short film – including writing, shooting, editing and scoring – over a 48-hour period. The competition is open to both amateur and professionals.

    REGISTER HERE for the WAT 48 Hours Challenge 2021.

    Registration costs just $75 - and includes one complimentary ticket to the Awards & Screening event. If your team includes an under 25 then it's free to enter - and you'll be eligible to apply for a production grant valued at $750 worth of free equipment hire for the competition.

    For more info or to answer your questions, get in touch by email or call us on 6223 8344

  • Friday, October 01, 2021 at 05:30 PM

    WAT 48 HOURS Film Screening & Event

    The WAT 48 HOUR film competition premiere screening!  

    More details released closer to the date...

    Bar prices - non-alcoholic $2.50, wine/beer/cider $7.50, spirits $10. EFTPOS payments preferred.

    When: time TBA, Friday 1 October
    Where: Wide Angle Screen Centre, 6 Washington St, South Hobart
    Cost: Free

  • Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM · $88.00 AUD
    Wide Angle Screen Centre

    Diversify Your Creative Income

    How many ways can you think of to make money?

    Creative businesses often need help to brainstorm all the possible ways to diversify their income streams and become more financially sustainable.

    Diversify Your Creative Income is an interactive workshop that allows participants to discuss the various general ways that creatives can make money (including services, good, subscriptions and passive income), and includes practical exercises to help brainstorm and test those ideas. The workshops examines:

    • Understanding Revenue
    • The MVO (Minimum Viable Offering);
    • Using a Skills Audit to inspire ideas;
    • Understanding the Risks;
    • What's a 'Good Idea'? Testing the Market;
    • Practical Pitching Techniques;
    • Helpful resources and more.

    The workshop is tailored specifically to creative businesses who are already self-employed, and the tips shared are relevant no matter what your profession – filmmakers, writers, musicians, designers, visual artists, performers - all are welcome!

    Business advisor and creative industries guru Monica Davidson will deliver the workshops over one full day. Wide Angle Tasmania is pleased to provide this opportunity to the Tasmanian arts sector, supported by Screen Tasmania's Industry Development program.  The ticket includes lunch and refreshments.

    What do I get? All participants of this workshop also receive:

    • Catered lunch and refreshments
    • A printed workbook to make the most of the practical exercises;
    • Lifetime access to a dedicated Diversify Your Creative Income dropbox folder full of additional resources and help;
    • Access to a dedicated webpage full of links and resources to help them get ahead in their creative business.

    The workshop is relaxed and informal, you can ask all the questions you’ve never been able to ask before, and participants will also be given ample opportunity to network and get to know each other.

    Where: Wide Angle Tasmania @ 6 Washington Street, South Hobart

    Cost: $88 WAT members Early bird discount until July 31 / $110 WAT members after July 31 / $150 non-members
    Tickets are for the 1-day workshop, include lunch each day and are GST inclusive. Payment can be made by instalment.

    Bookings
    Bookings are available via this page or contact the Wide Angle Office on 6223 8344 or 0478 150 206 or by email [email protected]

    To register for the workshops, please complete the Workshop Registration Form, read the course fee refund policy and pay in full.

    Travel support/financial support: If you are based outside of Hobart or require a discount to attend please contact us to discus how we can assist you.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER MONICA DAVIDSON

    Business advisor and creative industries expert Monica Davidson from the Creative Plus Business Group. Monica is a writer and filmmaker by trade who learned how to run a successful creative business and now shares that knowledge with others. In her workshops Monica discusses her own experiences, and shares examples from the 500-plus people she has mentored through the process of starting and building their creative businesses.    

     

     

  • Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM through October 18, 2021 · $264.00 AUD
    Wide Angle Tasmania

    Money is NOT a Dirty Word - Screen Entrepreneurs

    Screen Entrepreneurs is a workshop series for screen freelancers and business operators that focusses on the core entrepreneurial areas of business skills and planning, financial management and marketing. Workshops will be practical, interactive and fun!  Business advisor and creative industries guru Monica Davidson will deliver the workshops over three weekends. Wide Angle Tasmania is pleased to provide this opportunity to the Tasmanian screen sector, supported by Screen Tasmania's Industry Development program.

    This is the second workshop of the series.

    Money is NOT a Dirty Word - October 16 & 17

    The idea that you’ll never make any money from your screen practice (and be a ‘starving artist’) is pervasive, and lots of filmmakers struggle with money and self-employment. This isn’t always just due to lack of funds, however – sometimes you just need someone to explain the basics of money in a way that’s fun, practical, and transparent.  

    Money is NOT a Dirty Word covers the fundamentals of financial literary specifically for creatives, and answers some of the most compelling financial questions you might have. It also takes a tour through tax and record keeping, ways to make money, and stops briefly in the lands of “Should I work for free?” and “What Should I Charge?”. A must for anyone working in the screen industry.  

    Session Topic What will be covered?
    Sat October 16, 10am - 1pm The Famine and The Feast
    • Understanding the realities of irregular income
    • PRACTICAL – Cost Benefit Analysis
    • Budgets – Eurgh!
    • Thinking Different – Pleasure and Peace of Mind
    • What is Cashflow?
    • PRACTICAL – The Beginnings of a Budget
    Sat October 16, 1.45pm - 4.30pm Making Money
    • What Should I Charge? Finally, the answer…
    • Ten Ways to Find Money for your Work
    • Funding Fundamentals - How to Persuade Funders to Fund You
    • Invoicing – The Basics
    Sun October 17, 10am - 1pm Insurance and Super
    • Sexy Insurance Basics – how it works
    • What You Need – Public Liability, Professional Indemnity
    • Workcover and Injury
    • Superannuation – Yes, You’re Entitled
    Sun October 17, 1.45pm - 4.30pm Tax. Yep. Tax.
    • What is Taxable income?
    • How does income tax work for employees?
    • What about freelancers?
    • Hobby or Business? You be the judge…
    • Deductions for your Creative Work
    • Record Keeping for Beginners
    • Where to Get Help (and an accountant)
    • Wrap-Up and Pack-Up 

    More Info and Bookings

    More information can be found by clicking through the links for each workshop below or calling Wide Angle on 6223 8344.
    Bookings are available here or contact the Wide Angle Office on 6223 8344 or [email protected]

    Venue: Wide Angle Tasmania @ 6 Washington Street, South Hobart

    Who should enrol

    Screen Entrepreneurs is designed for screen freelancers and small screen business operators.  Monica will cater for those with established businesses and those who are scoping a business opportunity or just starting out.

    About the Presenter Monica Davidson

    Business advisor and creative industries expert Monica Davidson from the Creative Plus Business Group. Monica is a writer and filmmaker by trade who learned how to run a successful creative business and now shares that knowledge with others. In her workshops Monica discusses her own experiences, and shares examples from the 500-plus people she has mentored through the process of starting and building their creative businesses.

     

                  

    Information about the other workshops in the series

    Film Business Fundamentals - September 11 & 12 

    Ever wanted to turn your film dreams into a business reality? Are you already freelancing in screen and want to know if you're doing things properly? Running a film business and worried that you could be doing it better?

    This fast, fun and information-packed workshop covers all the basics for screen practitioners who want to work for themselves. It covers all the business basics from ABN and ABLIS, and focusses on the practical elements of a business plan that actually works.

    Click through for more information

    The Business of Marketing - November 13 & 14

    Marketing is one of the most despised and least understood aspects of running a screen business or being a freelancer in the creative industries.  This fun and practical workshop explores the mystery behind the marketing magic: devising strategy, making measurements and meeting goals. We’ll also talk about websites, debunk your understanding of social media, help you recover from LinkedInPhobia, and debunk the myths of luck and word-of-mouth.   

    Click through for more information

  • Friday, November 05, 2021 at 05:30 PM

    Friday Freelancer Knock-off Drinks + In Conversation

    More details released closer to the date...

    Bar prices - non-alcoholic $2.50, wine/beer/cider $7.50, spirits $10. EFTPOS payments preferred.

    When: Bar opens 5.30pm, Q & A 6pm to 6.30/7pm Friday 5 November
    Where: Wide Angle Screen Centre, 6 Washington St, South Hobart
    Cost: Free

  • Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM through November 15, 2021
    Wide Angle Tasmania

    The Business of Marketing - Screen Entrepreneurs

    Screen Entrepreneurs is a workshop series for screen freelancers and business operators that focusses on the core entrepreneurial areas of business skills and planning, financial management and marketing. Workshops will be practical, interactive and fun!  Business advisor and creative industries guru Monica Davidson will deliver the workshops over three weekends. Wide Angle Tasmania is pleased to provide this opportunity to the Tasmanian screen sector, supported by Screen Tasmania's Industry Development program.

    This is the third workshop of the series.

    The Business of Marketing - Nov 13 & 14

    Marketing is one of the most despised and least understood aspects of running a screen business or being a freelancer in the creative industries.  This fun and practical workshop explores the mystery behind the marketing magic: devising strategy, making measurements and meeting goals. we’ll also talk about websites, debunk your understanding of social media, help you recover from LinkedInPhobia, and debunk the myths of luck and word-of-mouth.   

    Session Topic What will be covered?
    Sat Nov 13, 10am - 1pm The Seven Steps
    • What is Marketing? No, it’s not that…
    • The Seven Steps to Strategy
    • The Basics of YOU
    • PRACTICAL – How to introduce yourself
    Sat Nov 13, 1.45pm - 4.30pm All About Them
    • Who are your Clients?
    • Building Characters
    • PRACTICAL – Let’s Meet Margaret
    • The Competition
    • PRACTICAL – Market Research Time
    Sun Nov 14, 10am - 1pm Getting Out There
    • The Myths of Luck and Word of Mouth
    • Strategies – Your Website
    • Strategies – Your Social Media
    • Strategies – Networking
    • PRACTICAL – I Hate Networking
    Sun Nov 14, 1.45pm - 4.30pm Plan for Success
    • Start at the End – what do you want?
    • PRACTICAL – Your Marketing Plan
    • Wrap-Up and Pack-Up (and Wine Time)

    More Info and Bookings

    More information can be found by clicking through the links for each workshop below or calling Wide Angle on 6223 8344.
    Bookings are available here or contact the Wide Angle Office on 6223 8344 or [email protected]

    Venue: Wide Angle Tasmania @ 6 Washington Street, South Hobart

    Who should enrol

    Screen Entrepreneurs is designed for screen freelancers and small screen business operators.  Monica will cater for those with established businesses and those who are scoping a business opportunity or just starting out.

    About the Presenter Monica Davidson

    Business advisor and creative industries expert Monica Davidson from the Creative Plus Business Group. Monica is a writer and filmmaker by trade who learned how to run a successful creative business and now shares that knowledge with others. In her workshops Monica discusses her own experiences, and shares examples from the 500-plus people she has mentored through the process of starting and building their creative businesses.

     

                  

    Information about the other workshops in the series

    Film Business Fundamentals - September 11 & 12 

    Ever wanted to turn your film dreams into a business reality? Are you already freelancing in screen and want to know if you're doing things properly? Running a film business and worried that you could be doing it better?

    This fast, fun and information-packed workshop covers all the basics for screen practitioners who want to work for themselves. It covers all the business basics from ABN and ABLIS, and focusses on the practical elements of a business plan that actually works.

    Click through for more information

    Money is NOT a Dirty Word - October 16 & 17

    The idea that you’ll never make any money from your screen practice (and be a ‘starving artist’) is pervasive, and lots of filmmakers struggle with money and self-employment. This isn’t always just due to lack of funds, however – sometimes you just need someone to explain the basics of money in a way that’s fun, practical, and transparent.  

    Money is NOT a Dirty Word covers the fundamentals of financial literacy specifically for creatives, and answers some of the most compelling financial questions you might have. It also takes a tour through tax and record keeping, ways to make money, and stops briefly in the lands of “Should I work for free?” and “What Should I Charge?”. A must for anyone working in the screen industry.  

    Click through for more information

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