SA eNews Late March 2017 - Free Tickets to Lion or Silence plus more


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Free Movie Double Passes

The SA branch has some movie double passes to Lion or Silence.

Financial Members of our branch should email me soon to get one of these passes. Limit, 1 Double pass per member, on first come, first served basis!

To register for the double passes please email me soon:

I will let members who have been successful know via return email and arrange how to get the passes to them.

The Virtual Reality night was incredibly interesting and very enlightening, many thanks to Piers Mussared and our host Picture Hire.

I hear the Cine equipment Garage Sale at Picture Hire on the weekend was quite successful. Hopefully you picked up some bargains.

Advance notice:

Put this one in your diaries - April 19 Screening & Q&A of Elmo the Musical with Ellery Ryan ACS & Sky Davies. More info will be in the April eNews.

Flickerfest 2017 in Adelaide

Flickerfest is sneaking up on us as it makes its way from the shores of Bondi to the Mercury Cinema in Adelaide on Saturday April 1st.

Highly regarded as Australia’s leading Academy Accredited short film festival – Flickerfest has handpicked 18 of the Best of International and Best of Australian short films from over 2,400 entries!

The 2017 program will feature two SA films, My Best Friend Is Stuck On The Ceiling (Director: Matt Vesely) and Walter (Director: Dave Wade).

Perfect for all film enthusiasts and those looking to network within the industry.
The two session event kicks off at 6.00pm with the Best of International and at 8.30pm for the Best of Australian.
Complimentary drinks and nibbles included in the ticket price between sessions.

Click here for the Flickerfest 2017 Facebook event. »

CLIPPED Music Video Festival 2017 Submissions Open

Australia’s premiere music video festival CLIPPED has opened submission for its annual film clip competition.

CLIPPED Music Video Festival is dedicated to promoting and celebrating the best of Australia and New Zealand’s artists in the field, and provides a platform for bands and filmmakers to showcase their work.

CLIPPED invites filmmakers and bands to submit their clips, which will be judged in categories such as Animation, Cinematography, Directing, and Editing. Judges include industry leaders and innovators from Australia and overseas, and will be announced in the coming weeks.

In 2016, CLIPPED received over 1,000 entries. Competition judges included music video directors Nigel Dick (Tears for Fears, Oasis, Britney Spears) and David Wilson (Tame Impala, Metronomy, Arcade Fire), and prizes included equipment, software packages and trophies.

As well as the competition, this one day event includes an interactive music video exhibition, allowing more work to be showcased outside the category finalists. CLIPPED will also be hosting discussion panels with key speakers and invited guests, VJ sets, premieres, award screening sessions, and a new feature to the 2017 event - industry workshops.

CLIPPED is quickly establishing itself as Australia’s only uniquely dedicated inaugural Music Video Festival, which is solely focused on showcasing the best in the industry and celebrating the art form.

Only music videos released or to be released after January 2016 are eligible for consideration. CLIPPED is also looking for submissions or applications to premiere new music videos live at the event. Entries from Australia and overseas are welcome as there are plenty of showcase opportunities. Submissions are open now until May 1st 2017.

Submissions can be made via the CLIPPED website or Film Freeway.

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Cine Gear Expo 2017 is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the film and entertainment technology industry. The show lasts four days in Los Angeles this June 1-4 at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California.

Cine Gear features 300 exhibits, new product and service introductions, 30+ complimentary seminars led by industry leaders, master classes, film competition, awards ceremony, special screenings in state of the art theaters and ample opportunity to network with peers within a studio environment.

June 1 — Film Series Competition Screenings, Conference: The State of Virtual Reality, How Drones are Shooting Movies
June 2-3 — Exhibits, Premier Seminars, Exclusive Screenings, Awards Presentations, Special Events
June 4 — Master Classes
Updates to the exhibitor list, event map, schedule, presentation topics, speakers and screenings engagements will be posted to the website regularly.

Questions? Please contact the Cine Gear Office at (310) 472-0809 or

Attendee Registration is open.
All attendees must complete the Cine Gear Badge online registration process.

Registration is free until midnight, May 27th 2017 Midnight PDT.

Explore and compare the latest tools and services in entertainment technology. Get educated and inspired while gaining insight from old friends, new friends and everything in between.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017

The seventh Aesthetica Short Film Festival is open for entries. ASFF provides a platform for emerging and established filmmakers to showcase their work to a wider audience, and is looking for practitioners who are pushing the boundaries of short film forward.

Jury members for 2017 include Jane Roscoe (Director, The London Film School), Matimba Kabalika (Talent Development Manager, BFI NET.WORK), Philip Ilson (Director, London Short Film Festival), Robbie Gibbon (Editor, The Trip, The Casual Vacancy and Doctor Who) amongst many others (

ASFF Prizes include:
· Screenings at ASFF 2017 (8-12 November in York)

· Awards for Festival Winner (£1,000), Best Film in each category, and People’s Choice

· The Northern Film School Award for Best Screenplay (£1,000)

· Opportunities for further exposure through Aesthetica and its online channels

ASFF accepts all genres: advertising, animation, artists’ film, comedy, dance, documentary, drama, experimental, fashion, music video and thriller. Running times up to 30 minutes.

To enter:
Deadline 31 May 2017.

Upcoming dates

April 3 Committee Meeting

April 19 Screening & Q&A of Elmo the Musical with Ellery Ryan ACS & Sky Davies

May 1 Committee Meeting

Reminder to get your Accreditation submission together.

May 6 National ACS Awards for Cinematography - Strangers Dining Room NSW Parliament House

May 7 National AGM @ ACS HQ

May 30 Send out membership renewals

June 5 Committee Meeting

June 30 membership renewals due

July 1 Accreditation Applications window opens

July 3 Committee Meeting

July 30 Accreditation Applications window closes

August 7 Awards Entry Open

August 14 SA AGM

September 4 Committee Meeting

September 8 Award Entry Closes & Sponsor Assets Deadline

September 15, 16 & 17 SA & WA Awards Judging in SA

October 2 Committee Meeting

October 28th 37th Annual SA & WA Awards for Cinematography in Adelaide

November 6 Committee Meeting

December 4 Committee Meeting

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