Washington Residency

Washington Residency... the keys to Washington Street for up to three months to work on your screen venture.

The Washington Residency provides Tasmanian screen practitioners with the opportunity to concentrate on their screen project or screen business for a period of between one and three months. This “gift of time” allows filmmakers to work without distraction to break new ground and progress their screen venture.  The Washington Residency provides a home base, resources and facilities for individuals or teams of screen practitioners.  

What’s on offer:

  • Free office space at 6 Washington Street (includes electricity, water and wifi).
  • Free access to the studio/cinema, meeting room, common areas and WAT Film Kit (negotiated at application)
  • Free enrolment in End Game

The inaugural recipients of the Washington Residency were Lisa Gormley and Aeshlie Wheeler.  After a successful three months establishing their business, TAS CASTING have now taken on a permanent office at Wide Angle.

TAS CASTING are so incredibly thankful for the support of Wide Angle Tasmania and the Washington Residency for giving us a productive and positive office space to establish our business. As part of the Washington Residency we received invaluable guidance in regard to our industry and direct contact with film makers and industry professionals. The space was positive, quiet and productive with all the resources we needed to get our business functioning professionally. We were also lucky enough to be enrolled in the End Game initiative which greatly supported us in achieving our goals over the 3 months. Lisa and Aeshlie, TAS CASTING

Congratulations to Mark Thomson who has been awarded the Washington Residency from October - December 2018 to progress his project that involves creating a studio-based discussion forum that will be livecast through YouTube and involve participation from online viewers in the discussion and Q+A.

Applications are now open for Washington Residency for next year. Each round is available for up to three months. Rounds will run from January 1.



Washington Residency Guidelines 2019
Washington Residency application 2019 (doc)
Washington Residency application 2019 (pdf)


Applications Open

October 5, 2018

Applications due

November 28


December 5

Available Residency dates

January 1 – March 31

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