workshops, masterclasses & courses

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.

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  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 02:00 PM · 19 rsvps



    Silver Screen is a curated program of iconic and important Australian films screening every month in the comfortable theatre at 6 Washington Street in South Hobart. With support from the City of Hobart, Wide Angle Tasmania presents these films for free to those aged 50 and over.

    It’s a great opportunity for audiences to access Australian film, meet other film lovers and hear from the actors, directors and producers at a post film Q&A. 

    On June 27 we will be screening The First Fagin:

    When Charles Dickens created the character of Fagin in his novel, Oliver Twist, he gave birth to one of the most infamous rogues in English literature. Few people know that Dickens' portrait of Fagin drew inspiration from the life of the Jewish receiver and fencer of stolen goods, Ikey Solomon. Much has been written about Ikey's exploits: his amazing and daring prison escapes have captured people's imaginations through the generations.

    THE FIRST FAGIN recreates Ikey's journey from London's dens of vice, Newgate jail, and the notorious prison "hulks" on the Thames to a daring escape to the new world of America. Ikey then tempted fate by sailing to Tasmania in search of his wife who had been transported as a convict. In Tasmania, Ikey began a long legal battle to defy the authorities of one of Australia's most severe convict settlements.

    Stay for a Q&A with actor Ryk Goddard after the film.

    Check out the trailer here:

    Year: 2012

    Classification: PG

    Runtime: 87 min

    Directed By: Helen Gaynor, Alan Rosenthal

    Produced By: Veronica Fury, Alan Rosenthal, Stephen Thomas

    Cast includes: Ryk Goddard, Carrie McLean

  • Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 09:30 AM · $90.00 AUD · 2 rsvps
    Wide Angle Tasmania in south Hobart, Australia

    ‘Writing the Short’ Masterclass

    'Writing The Short 'will show you how short films are very different from long form screen drama. The masterclass will help you avoid the most common mistakes of newbie filmmakers, and teach you techniques to deliver a winning screenplay.

    "Screenwriting is as much an art as it is a craft. My focus is on learnable techniques. I will not meddle with your art.”

    Tutor - Karel Segers

    Story analyst Karel Segers headed Programming and Acquisitions at the Digital Broadcasting Company in London, bought films for Europe’s biggest pay-tv Canal Plus and was a weekly movie show host for MTV Europe.

    Today, Karel writes, teaches and consults on story and scriptwriting. Among his clients are writers, producers, the AWG and government agencies locally and overseas.

    Karel ranks among the world’s most influential people for screenwriting on social media, and is recognised as an authority on the Hero’s Journey and story structure. He is a co-writer on the $25m Australian war drama DANGER CLOSE, which is currently in production.


  • Friday, July 06, 2018 at 05:00 PM · $10.00 AUD
    Wide Angle Tasmania

    Speed Networking & Friday Freelancer Knock-off Drinks

    Speed Networking is your chance to meet new faces in the screen industry including producers, directors, writers, editors, cinematographers, actors and more… This is your chance to meet new collaborators and check out rising talent. Our 4 NERVE teams will be looking to crew and cast their short films - so if you're keen to be involved in NERVE 2018 this year, be sure to meet the producers and directors on the night.

    Wide Angle Tas' networking events can attract over 50 people - it'll be a fast and furious affair, so here's some tips to help you prepare:
    - have some business cards and a pen and notebook to trade your details
    - update your online profiles (IMDB, vimeo, website etc.)
    - practice your introduction and think about who you hope to meet and what you want to ask them
    - have fun!

    When: 6pm-7.30pm Friday 6th July
    Where: 6 Washington Street
    Cost: Free for WAT members - $10, non-members
    RSVP: or phone 6223 8344 - or purchase tickets below

    The bar will be open from 5pm and we'll continue to kick back and socialise after the speed networking concludes at 7.30pm.

    Bar prices – non-alcoholic $2, wine/beer $7, spirits $10

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 07:00 PM · $30.00 AUD
    Wide Angle Tasmania in South Hobart, Australia

    Budgeting 101

    With a focus on budgeting for short films, this practical short course will take participants through the Screen Australia A-Z budget, introducing the language of budgets and providing tips on how to cost line items.  A very useful session for producers, directors and production managers and all those who would like to understand how film budgets are constructed.  These essential skills are transferable to all A-Z budgets.  

    As well as fronting Wide Angle Tasmania, Abi Binning is an independent producer and director of the production company Move Media.  Abi has a number of credits in both broadcast documentary and short drama. Before entering the film industry, Abi worked extensively across the education sector as a teacher, researcher and curriculum writer.

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 02:00 PM

    Charlie's Country - Silver Screen

    Silver Screen is a curated program of iconic and important Australian films screening every month in the comfortable theatre at 6 Washington Street in South Hobart. With support from the City of Hobart, Wide Angle Tasmania presents these films for free to those aged 50 and over.

    On July 25 Silver Screen will feature Charlie’s Country:

    Written by Rolf de Heer and David Gulpilil as a collaborative project, Charlie’s Country stars Gulpilil as blackfella Charlie, who is getting older, and is out of sorts.

    Gulpilil appears in every scene in a film that starts on a light note when Charlie helps police capture two drug dealers.

    But the government’s Northern Territory intervention is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws that don’t generally make much sense, and Charlie’s kin seeming more interested in going along with things than doing anything about it.

    So Charlie takes off, to live the old way, but in doing so sets off a chain of events in his life that has him return to his community chastened, and somewhat the wiser.  Source:

    Director: Rolf de Heer
    Starring: David Gulpilil
    Writers: David Gulpilil, Rolf de Heer
    Stars: David Gulpilil, Peter Djigirr, Luke Ford

    Best Film - 2015 Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards, Sydney
    Best Director - 2015 Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards, Sydney

    Check out the trailer here:

    Year: 2013
    Classification: R18+ - Restricted
    Runtime: 1 hour 48 mins


  • Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 06:30 PM · $10.00 AUD
    Wide Angle Tasmania

    Doco of the Dead Premiere screening

    In 2017, Wide Angle Tasmania supported Erin Graham & Rogan Brown to produce the short film ‘Doco of the Dead’ through the THRIVE initiative.  
    'When the members of a documentary film crew meet the zombie apocalypse, will they be torn apart?
    Grab a ticket to the premiere screening of Tassie’s newest zombie film, screening alongside three Tasmanian short films:
    Cupcake: A Zombie Lesbian Musical (directed by Rebecca Thomson & produced by Rogan Brown)
    Bloodgurgl3r (written by Adam Ransley, Directed by Daniel James & produced by Rogan Brown). Produced with Wide Angle support – Step-Up Film Initiative 2015/16
    Showing the Ropes (written by Simon Gary, directed by David Pyefinch & produced by Rogan brown).  Produced with Wide Angle support – Raw Nerve 2011    
    When: 6.30pm, Sat July 28
    Where: Wide Angle Tasmania @ 6 Washington Street, south Hobart
    Cost: $10