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.

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. 

  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 07:30 PM · $10.00 AUD
    Wide Angle Tasmania

    WAT Directors Meet-up April 24


    Do you have an idea for a film, a script that you are hoping to produce – or a desire to connect with other filmmakers?  Are you hoping to apply for production support from WAT for your film in 2018?

    Make it happen by joining the WAT Directors Meet-up. Every Tuesday evening the group will meet to watch a locally produced film, meet the director and work on their own film project.

    7.30 – 8.15pm:  Tasmanian director Rebecca Thomson will present a short work titled Slashed and discuss her top tips for project selection, collaboration, producing and distributing their works. 

    8.15 – 9pm:  Spend a sustained block of time progressing your project

    9 – 9.30pm:  Informal discussion about your project with other filmmakers (cake included!)

    Online participation is available via skype for limited numbers. 

    Our guest mentors in April include Shaun Wilson, Rebecca Thomson, Adam Ransley and Letitia Lamb.

    Cost: Available only to current WAT members - $25 for the 4 April sessions or $10 for casual attendance.

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 05:30 PM · 11 rsvps
    6 Washington Street, South Hobart

    Info session - NERVE, Washington Residency & End Game

    Are you interested in applying for NERVE, End Game or a Washington Residency in 2018? Join us from 5.30pm to get the lowdown on the opportunities on offer. Find out what the programmes are, why you need to get involved and how to apply.

    Come along for a brief information session and Q&A with Wide Angle’s Executive Director Abi Binning.

    Cost: Free, but RSVP required thanks!

  • Tuesday, May 01, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Webinar - online

    Webinar info session - NERVE, Washington Residency & End Game

    Are you interested in applying for NERVE, End Game or a Washington Residency in 2018? Join us online from 6pm to get the lowdown on the opportunities on offer. Find out what the programmes are, why you need to get involved and how to apply with Wide Angle’s Executive Director Abi Binning.

    Cost Free
    Register directly online here

  • Friday, May 04, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    Wide Angle Tasmania

    Friday Freelancer Knock-off Drinks May 4th


    Gather for a knock-off drink with Tassie’s screen community from 5pm and at 6.30pm TaFA will provide an update on how they've been representing Tas filmmakers in recent months.

    The bar will be open from 5pm and open til you head for home… or onto your next adventure.

    TaFA, the Tasmanian Filmmakers Alliance, has been representing Tasmanian filmmakers for the last two years, working with government, political parties, the media, and others to ensure a strong local industry. Whether you’re a member already or interested in joining, come along for a drink, hear from the TaFA council about what they've been up to over the past few months on your behalf, and let them know what’s important to you.

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

    When: From 5pm, Friday May 4th

    Where: Wide Angle @ 6 Washington Street, South Hobart

    Cost: Free to all

  • Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Webinar - online

    Goal setting workshop

    If you are interested in enrolling in End Game, but are new to goal-setting, or would like a recap, join this online webinar.  We’ll introduce and discuss a workbook (download here from lululemon) that guides you through a process to articulate a 10 year, 5 year and 1 year goal to advance your screen aspirations.

    Cost: free - for current WAT members only
    Register for the webinar here

    Download the workbook here

    Workbook source lululemon:

  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 06:00 PM · $20.00 AUD
    WAT @ 6 Washington Street

    Speed networking – team-up for NERVE 2018

    Are you a writer with a great script (or concept) for a 5-10 minute short film and want to team up with a director and producer? Are you an early career director looking for a great script or a producer?  Are you a producer looking to team up with a writer/director and drive a project that (if selected) will be produced in 2018 with support from Wide Angle Tasmania?

    Join us for a networking event where Abi Binning (Director of WAT) will provide a brief overview of NERVE 2018 - the purpose, the initiative, the application process and answer any questions you have and all attendees will have a chance to speed-network - be ready to pitch your project and yourself!

    Cost:  Free for current WAT members, $20 non-members
    Sign up for membership and attend for free

    Registrations essential - phone 6223 8344 or email
    or non-members can book tickets below.

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 06:00 PM · $20.00 AUD
    WAT @ 6 Washington St

    Tips for Writing Funding Applications

    If you’re keen to seek finance for your films, then you’ll need to know how to put together a tight pitch document.  Short documents can help you gather support for your screen project - Producers will want to read them, funding agencies ask for them and you’ll need them to apply for NERVE in 2018.  Short documents are also used to approach sponsors or investors and when you construct a crowdfunding page for your project. 

    In partnership with Screen Tasmania and Wide Angle, participants in this two-hour workshop will:

    • Discover what makes a winning application – and understand some of the common mistakes applicants make
    • Focus on writer, director and producer statements – what should you include?
    • learn about writing a compelling synopsis
    • have their questions answered by Screen Tasmania and Wide Angle staff

    This workshop is suitable for those who are seeking finance for their film projects and will be of particular interest to those applying to Screen Tasmania and/or those applying for NERVE 2018 through Wide Angle Tasmania.

    Cost: Free for current WAT members, $20 non-members.  
    Sign up for membership now and attend for free

    Registrations essential - phone 6223 8344 or email
    or non-members can book tickets below.

  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 06:00 PM · $20.00 AUD
    WAT @ 6 washington Street

    Prepare a 3 minute pitch workshop

    Pitching is an essential skill for filmmakers. It’s how you build your team and support for your project. This hands-on workshop will provide participants with some tips about the kind of information to include in a 3-minute pitch, discuss pitching styles and provide participants with an opportunity to practice a pitch.   Presented in partnership with Screen Tasmania, the workshop will include support from Alex Sangston (Executive Manager, Screen Tasmania) and Abi Binning (Wide Angle Tasmania)

    Cost: Free for current WAT members, $20 non-members
    Sign up for membership and attend for free

    Registrations essential - phone 6223 8344 or email
    or non-members can book tickets below.

  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 02:00 PM · 9 rsvps



    Join us for Silver Screen; a program of Australian films screened monthly for FREE at Wide Angle Tasmania. Come for FREE if you are a WAT member or if you are over 50. Tell your friends or come along and bring a friend...your Mum... or your neighbour! Refreshments available and comfy chairs.

    Tasmanian Short Films will screen on May 30:

    The Love Train
    One first date is never enough.
    DIRECTOR/WRITER: Mike Wedderburn
    PRODUCER: Emma Wilson
    DURATION: 6mins 55secs
    YEAR: 2015

    Knit One
    Sadie's at her knits' end.
    DIRECTOR: Clare Gray
    PRODUCER: Shaun Wilson and Clare Gray
    WRITER: Claire d’Este
    DURATION: 9min 44 sec
    YEAR: 2012

    Little Lamb
    A young convict woman desperate for freedom rashly chooses a new master, but alone on his isolated farm her hopes for a new life are undermined by the grim truths she discovers.
    DIRECTOR & WRITER: Heidi Lee Douglas
    PRODUCERS: Heidi Lee Douglas & Roger Scholes
    DURATION: 10 min
    YEAR: 2012

    Hormones the Musical
    When it’s that time of the month and Mum is possessed by monstrous hormones, Dad must deploy every strategic maneuver to save his family from destruction.
    WRITER/DIRECTOR: Meg Bignell
    PRODUCER: Dominique Hurley
    DURATION: 6.57 mnutes
    YEAR: 2013

    Piercing Silence
    Three women overcome self-judgment and a subtle, pervasive stigma to share their profound personal stories of abortion.
    DURATION: 10 min
    YEAR: 2011

    Waiting for Angel
    A teenage girl is pushed to the brink and must ask herself whether she is still safe living at home.
    DIRECTOR & WRITER: Elli Iliades
    PRODUCER: Andrew Del Vecchio
    DURATION: 6 mins 38 secs
    YEAR: 2015

    The Lala Road
    Young Chinese lesbians make their way along a difficult path, rejecting traditional ideas about marriage and family to be with the women they love.
    DURATION: 10 mins
    YEAR: 2012

    Water: A Poem
    The story of man’s inner struggle to overcome the toxic forces that destroy our innocence and suppress the immense creative potential that slumbers within us all.
    DIRECTORS: Justus Neumann & Andrew Del Vecchio
    WRITER: Justus Neumann
    PRODUCER: Dominique Hurley
    DURATION: 9.56 minutes
    YEAR: 2009

    The Conquest of Emmie
    Pregnant and determined, Emmie puts the return of an ex-lover to good use.
    ADAPTED FOR SCREEN: Pauline Marsh, Danielle Wood & Rachael Treasure based on a story by Joan Wise
    DIRECTED: Pauline Marsh
    PRODUCER: Paul Moran
    DURATION:11 min, 34 seconds
    YEAR: 2016

    Duration: 110 minutes