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, March 26, 2019 at 02:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    WAT @ 6 WASHINGTON STREET

    Rabbit Proof Fence - Silver Screen

    Silver Screen
    ‘In 1931, three half-white, half-Aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their houses to be trained as domestic staff, and set off on a journey across the Outback.’

    Directed by Phillip Noyce, Rabbit Proof Fence was the AFI winner of Best Australian Film in 2002. After the screening, Join us for a Q&A with Mike Gissing who worked closely with the creators on the behind the scenes documentary.   

    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.

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

    Friday Freelancer knock-off drinks April

    Join our excellent screen community for Friday Freelancer knock-off drinks. Rock up from 5pm and grab a drink from the bar – connect with old friends and meet some new players.

    All welcome – come and talk about your projects, find out what’s happening this year and enjoy the company of your work colleagues… IRL.  Drop in for a quick one, or settle in for the evening.

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

    Kids and friendly fur-babies welcome.

  • Friday, April 12, 2019 at 08:00 PM
    WAT @ 6 WASHINGTON ST

    Wide Angle Cinema - Charlie's Country

    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. 

    This month Wide Angle Cinema will 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.  

    Check out the trailer here

    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

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

     

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    WAT @ 6 WASHINGTON ST

    iGen Cinema - Peter Rabbit

    Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own cute, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter's feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne).  James Corden, with playful spirit and wild charm, voices the character of Peter, alongside Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki and Daisy Ridley voicing the roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail.

    An Australian- American production, this film is rated PG (as it contains mild themes and violence).

    Watch the trailer here 

    RELEASE DATE: 22/03/2018

    RUNNING TIME: 95 mins

    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.

    DIRECTOR

    Will Gluck

    CAST:

    Margot Robbie, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki

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

    Silver Screen - Lion

    April’s Silver Screen features Lion on April 30.

    A five year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometres from home.  He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Tasmania.  25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

    Directed by Garth Davis, and adapted from the book ‘A Long Way Home’ by Tasmanian Saroo Brierley, Lion was nominated for 6 Oscars and winner of the 2017 BAFTA Film Award.

    Run time: 118mins

    Rating: PG

    Watch the trailer here

    Silver Screen 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, May 02, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Peacock Theatre in Hobart, Australia

    Flickerfest Short Laughs Comedy – 2019 Tour

    Flickerfest, celebrating 28 years bringing you the Best of Australian ‘Kapowerful Short Films’!

    Flickerfest, Australia’s leading Academy® Award accredited and BAFTA-recognised Short Film Festival returns to Tasmania with the Short Laughs Comedy programme.

    Chortle your way through a hilarious off-kilter selection of funny shorts from across the world.

    This programme is a specially curated selection of highlights from Flickerfest’s comedy programmes in Bondi 2018.

    Total Runtime: 118min

    Click here for the full programme.

    This event is 15+ (children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult)

  • Friday, May 03, 2019 at 08:00 PM
    Peacock Theatre in Hobart, Australia

    Flickerfest Best of Australian Shorts - 2019 Tour

    Flickerfest, celebrating 28 years bringing you the Best of Australian ‘Kapowerful Short Films’!

    Flickerfest, Australia’s leading Academy® Award accredited and BAFTA-recognised Short Film Festival returns to Tasmania with the Best Of Australian Shorts programmes. This is a one-off chance to see these amazing short films before they continue their journey around the world; expect to experience the best in short filmmaking Australia & the world has on offer. 

    Friday May 3rd, 8pm-10:30pm – Best of Australian Shorts – 2019 Tour

    Highlights include: the Australian Premieres of Ghostbear, following the journey of a Polar Bear cub who wanders through the arctic wasteland in search of his place in the world; Callinga modern comedy chronicling the dysfunctional relationship between a mother and daughter through their phone conversations; and Della Mortika: Carousel of Shame, set in a fantastical world where steam is king, where life is hard, but where adventure is always adventure.

    This programme is a specially curated selection of highlights from Flickerfest’s Australian Academy® Accredited competition programmes in Bondi 2018.

    Click here for the full programme.

    This event is 15+ (children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult)

  • Friday, May 10, 2019 at 05:00 PM
    Wide Angle Tasmania

    Friday Freelancer knock-off drinks May

    Gather for a knock-off drink with Tassie’s screen community from 5pm. 

    This month we’ll also be celebrating the achievements of our End Game participants. Over the past three months members of our community have been working incredibly hard on their screen dream - with support from Wide Angle Tasmania. Several of the End Game participants will share their work with you, starting at 8pm.

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

    Kids and friendly fur-babies welcome.

  • Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM through May 24, 2019 · $50.00 AUD · 3 rsvps
    Wide Angle Tasmania

    Screen Entrepreneurs

    'Screen Entrepreneurs' is a workshop series for screen freelancers and business operators that focuses 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.

    The workshop series includes:

    • Film Business Fundamentals - May 18 & 19 (10am - 4.30pm)
    • Money is NOT a Dirty Word - June 29 & 30 (10am - 4.30pm)
    • The Business of Marketing - July 27 & 28 (10am - 4.30pm)

    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

    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.

    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 via this page or contact the Wide Angle Office.

    To register for the workshops, please complete the Screen Entrepreneurs Registration Form, read the course fee refund policy and pay in full (or place a $50 deposit if it would help to arrange payments over a few months).

    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.

        

    WHAT WILL BE COVERED

    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

    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

  • Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM through May 24, 2019
    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 the Tasmanian Government.

    This is the first workshop of 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.

     

    Session Topic What will be covered?
    Sat May 18, 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 May 18, 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 May 19, 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 May 19, 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
    $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

    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

    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

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