events and screenings

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, May 28, 2019 at 02:00 PM · 18 rsvps
    WAT @ 6 WASHINGTON ST

    Silver Screen - The Dressmaker

    May’s Silver Screen features The Dressmaker on May 28.

    ‘A glamorous woman (Kate Winslet) returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.’

    Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse, and based on the novel by Rosalie Ham, The Dressmaker won critical acclaim when released in 2015.

    Run time: 119 mins

    Rating: M

    Watch the trailer here

    SilverScreen is a free monthly screening programme of iconic and important Australian films.  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. The films screen monthly in the comfortable theatre at Wide Angle, with plenty of opportunity for refreshments. This programme is possible through support from the Hobart City Council.

  • Thursday, June 06, 2019 at 10:30 AM
    WAT @ 6 WASHINGTON ST

    iGen Cinema - Dot and the Kangaroo

    Dot and the Kangaroo

    Lost in the bush, Dot is a young girl trying to find her way home until she is befriended by a big Red Kangaroo searching for her lost Joey. Nestled in the kangaroo's soft pouch, Dot has the trip of a lifetime, bounding from one adventure to the next – along the way meeting a koala, platypus, and kookaburra - and even a mob of angry dingoes!

    A classic Australian children’s film from 1977, Dot and the Kangaroo captures an era of innocence and discovery, where the bush is home to a variety of wide-eyed creatures ready to make friends. A nostalgia trip for anyone who was a child in the 80’s, with true blue songs from native wildlife. 

    Watch the trailer here.

    Rating: G
    Runtime:  70min
    Released 1977

    iGEN Cinema is a specially curated programme of films for kids and their carers. With support from City of Hobart, Wide Angle Tasmania presents each screening for free to introduce little ones to the big screen in a kid-friendly space.

    Cost:  Free - donations are encouraged

    BYO cushion, toys and snacks.

     

    Directed by Yoram Gross

    Based on the book by Ethel Pedley

    Screenplay by John Palmer

    Cast Barbara Frawley, Joan Bruce and Spike Milligan

     

  • Friday, June 07, 2019 at 05:00 PM
    Wide Angle Tasmania

    Friday Freelancer knock-off drinks June

    Celebrate the end of the working week the way those who work 9-5 do!  

    Widey's retro bar will be serving up a delightful selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks ($2 non-alcoholic, $7 wine/beer/bubbles/cider). We'll provide some cheese and comfy couches.

    You get to hang out with old friends, meet some new peeps, and catch up on what’s happening in the Tasmanian screen community.

    Kids and friendly fur-babies welcome.

  • Friday, June 14, 2019 at 08:00 PM
    WAT @ 6 WASHINGTON ST

    Wide Angle Cinema - Arctic Blast

    When a solar eclipse sends a colossal blast of super chilled air towards the earth, it sets off a catastrophic chain of events that threatens to engulf the world in a new Ice Age. Hobart is first in the path of the cold front with temperatures of below −70 °C, causing people to die almost instantaneously. 

    Meteorologist Jack Tate is witness as the wave of super-cold freezes two friends of his teenage daughter while they are surfing.  As the cold wave moves inland and other rifts open around the world, Jack races against time to complete a risky solution.

    Set firmly in the disaster film genre, Arctic Blast drew on the skills of the local film industry and features many Tasmanian faces. 

    Check out the trailer here.

    M | 1h 32min | Action drama

    Release date: 30 May 2010

    "Arctic Blast" ©MMX Arctic Productions Pty. Ltd. & Polar Productions Inc. "Arctic Blast" was written by Jason Bourque, produced by Gina Black & Stefan Wodoslawsky, directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith
    CAST - Michael Shanks, Alexandra Davies and Indiana Evans

     

    Wide Angle Cinema is a curated programme of important Australian films screening every month at the Wide Angle Screen Centre in South Hobart.  With support from the City of Hobart, Wide Angle Tasmania presents a feature length programme for free to audiences.  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.  

    All donations made at the door will support Wide Angle to continue our work developing, supporting and encouraging Tasmanian filmmakers in 2019. 

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 02:00 PM
    WAT @ 6 WASHINGTON ST

    Silver Screen - The Last Days of Chez Nous

    The Last Days of Chez Nous

    Nominated for 10 AFI Awards and written by acclaimed Australian writer Helen Garner, The Last Days of Chez Nous is Gillian Armstrong's acclaimed 1992 exploration of love, trust, betrayal and lust. 

    Beth is a modern matriarch doing her best to raise her teenage daughter Annie whilst enjoying the best of an easy-going marriage to Frenchman JP. When younger sister Vicki returns from abroad and moves into the household she is instantly drawn to the ideal family structure and develops a longing for what is missing in her own life.

    As Beth takes a trip with her dad she leaves JP and sister Vicki behind unaware of the smouldering love triangle that has developed between them and the turbulence that lies ahead. 

    Visually resplendent and in a style that emphasises naturalism over melodrama, this potent drama is set around the life of a family facing change.

    Watch the Trailer here.

    Runtime: 93min
    Released October 1992

    Director Gillian Armstrong

    Screenplay Helen Garner

    Cast: Lisa Harrow, Kerry Fox, Miranda Otto, Bruno Ganz and Bill Hunter

     

    SilverScreen is a free monthly screening programme of iconic and important Australian films.  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. The films screen monthly in the comfortable theatre at Wide Angle, with plenty of opportunity for refreshments. This programme is possible through support from the Hobart City Council.

     

  • Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 10:00 AM through July 01, 2019
    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 the Tasmanian Government.

    This is the second workshop of the series

    Money is NOT a Dirty Word - June 29 & 30 

    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 coves 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 June 29, 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 June 29, 1.45pm - 4.30pm Making Money
    • What Should I Charge? Finally, the answer…
    • Ten Ways to Find Money for your Work
    • Income Streams – Creating a “product/service” mix
    • PRACTICAL – Brainstorm the Stream
    • Invoicing – The Basics
    Sun June 30, 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 June 30, 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 

    Tickets: Tickets are for the 3 x 2-day workshops, include lunch each day and are GST inclusive
    $264 WAT members Early bird discount until March 31
    $330 WAT members after April 1
    $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 info@wideangle.org.au

    Venue: Wide Angle Tasmania @ 6 Washington Street, South Hobart
    To assist those living outside Southern Tasmania to attend, applications for travel support are open through Screen Tasmania. Contact Jane Stapleton directly at Jane.Stapleton@screen.tas.gov.au or on (03) 6165 5075.

    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 - May 18 & 19 

    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 - July 27 & 28 

    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, July 19, 2019 at 08:00 PM
    WAT @ 6 WASHINGTON ST

    Wide Angle Cinema - The Hunter

    The Hunter is a powerful psychological drama that tells the story of Martin (Willem Dafoe), a mercenary sent from Europe by a mysterious biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a dramatic hunt for the last Tasmanian Tiger. 

    Under the wing of Jack Mindy (Sam Neill), Martin lodges at the home of Lucy (Frances O'Connor) who is grief-stricken after the disappearance of her husband, Jarrah and struggling to care for her two children, Sass and Bike. As Martin goes about his clandestine mountain search, he finds himself unexpectedly drawn to the troubled family and the treacherous landscape.  Based on the acclaimed novel by Julia Leigh. 

    Filmed entirely in Tasmania, locations include Mount Wellington/ kunanyi, Mount Field National Park, Battery Point and Moonah Primary School and Westerway. 

    Check out the trailer here.

    Release Date 6 October 2011

    Running time 102min

    Starring - Willem Dafoe, Frances O’Connor, Sam Neill

    Directed By Daniel Nettheim

    Written By Julia Leigh

    Screenplay By Alice Addison

    Produced by Vincent Sheehan, Anita Sheehan Liz Watts and Paul Wiegard

     

    Wide Angle Cinema is a curated programme of important Australian films screening every month at the Wide Angle Screen Centre in South Hobart.  With support from the City of Hobart, Wide Angle Tasmania presents a feature length programme for free to audiences.  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.  

    All donations made at the door will support Wide Angle to continue our work developing, supporting and encouraging Tasmanian filmmakers in 2019. 

  • Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM through July 29, 2019
    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 the Tasmanian Government.

    This is the second workshop of the series

    The Business of Marketing - July 27 & 28

    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 July 27, 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 July 27, 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 July 28, 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 July 28, 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)

    Tickets: Tickets are for the 3 x 2-day workshops, include lunch each day and are GST inclusive
    $264 WAT members Early bird discount until March 31
    $330 WAT members after April 1
    $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 info@wideangle.org.au

    Venue: Wide Angle Tasmania @ 6 Washington Street, South Hobart
    To assist those living outside Southern Tasmania to attend, applications for travel support are open through Screen Tasmania. Contact Jane Stapleton directly at Jane.Stapleton@screen.tas.gov.au or on (03) 6165 5075.

    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 - May 18 & 19 

    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 - June 29 & 30 

    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

  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 02:00 PM
    WAT @ 6 WASHINGTON ST

    Silver Screen - Careful He Might Hear You

    Careful He Might Hear You

    In the turbulent years of the Great Depression an orphaned boy becomes a pawn in a bitter family feud as two aunts - snooty Anglophile Vanessa (Wendy Hughes), and working-class Lila (Robyn Nevin) - battle for his custody. 

    Wealthy socialite Vanessa lavishes the boy with gifts, limousine rides, and affection but the dowdy Lila is determined to fight her sister's custody claims in court. The case is complicated by the arrival of the boy's long-absent father, Logan (John Hargreaves), an alcoholic who loves his son but is incapable of caring for him.

    Winner of eight awards at the 1983 AFI - including Best Picture, Best Actress (Hughes), and Best Supporting Actor (Hargreaves) - and adapted from the best-selling Sumner Locke Elliot novel, this lush, poetic period film classic is the essential story of an Australian boy's coming-of-age in the tough Depression years. 

    Watch the trailer

    Runtime: 110min
    Theater date 1983

    Director Carl Schultz; Screenplay Michael Jenkins; Based on the Novel by Sumner Locke Elliot

    Cast: Wendy Hughes, Robyn Nevin, John Hargreaves and Nicholas Gledhill

    SilverScreen is a free monthly screening programme of iconic and important Australian films.  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. The films screen monthly in the comfortable theatre at Wide Angle, with plenty of opportunity for refreshments. This programme is possible through support from the Hobart City Council.

     

  • Thursday, August 01, 2019 at 10:30 AM
    WAT @ 6 WASHINGTON ST

    iGen Cinema - Blinky Bill

    Blinky Bill: The Mischievous Koala

    An Australian classic from 1992, Blinky Bill tells the colourful tale of a koala and life on the land with his animal friends. The peace and charm of their existence is shattered by the destruction of their homes and habitat by humans. Challenged to rescue his mother from captivity, Blinky Bill rallies his friends for high adventure. 

    Adapted from Dorothy Wall’s beloved and iconic literary works by Aussie animation trailblazer Yoram Gross and featuring lively songs, Blinky Bill is delightfully animated on live-action bush backgrounds.

    Watch the trailer

    Rating: G

    Runtime: 1:32

    Director - Yoram Gross

    Cast – Robyn More, Ross Higgins, Keith Scott

    iGEN Cinema is a specially curated programme of films for kids and their carers. With support from City of Hobart, Wide Angle Tasmania presents each screening for free to introduce little ones to the big screen in a kid-friendly space.

    Cost:  Free - donations are encouraged

    BYO cushion, toys and snacks.

     

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