This weekend, Wide Angle Tasmania celebrates the opening of Tasmania’s centre for screen. Since opening in 2005, Wide Angle Tasmania has been the first point of contact for the Tasmanian screen industry - providing production opportunities, training, mentorship and filmmaking equipment to thousands of Tasmanian filmmakers.
The move to Washington Street in South Hobart has increased the range of facilities and services available to filmmakers and the broader community. The new premises includes a cinema and film production studio, a micro cinema and gallery, edit suites and office space.
Wide Angle Tasmania invites the community to an open day at 6 Washington Street from 11.30am - 1.30pm on Sunday Dec 3. Hobart Lord Mayor Sue Hickey will officially open the building at 1.30pm.
Budding filmmakers and audiences can participate in a range of events during the opening weekend.
On Friday December 1 at 5.30pm Wide Angle Tasmania launches WAT Shares - a new time bank for the screen community. On Saturday Dec 2 at 4pm filmmakers are invited to the launch of ‘Screen Access’, a series of plain language film contracts developed with the support of 26TEN.
After the official opening, Tom Zubrycki, one of Australia's most celebrated filmmakers presents a documentary masterclass, followed by a screening at 6pm of his latest acclaimed feature film Hope Road.
Bookings can be made via the Wide Angle Tasmania website at www.wideangle.org.au or by contacting the offices.