From the Editor
Meanwhile, the Canberra Short Film Festival had its tenth annual screening. Congratulations to the winners of the Canberra Region category, Serge Ou and Michael Tear, for Gimmie Shelter and finalists Rohan Taylor and Jacinta Britton for Prejudice and Duane Fogwell and Gaz Benson for The Milkman. ScreenACT hopes these films will achieve further success in festivals outside the ACT and demonstrate the capabilities of our local filmmakers to a wider audience.
Demonstrating our capabilities and highlighting the spectacular locations available in the ACT and Capital Region was the purpose of last week’s welcome function (hosted by ScreenACT) for the visiting NSW Film Tour. Attracting production to the ACT and region is one of ScreenACT’s key strategic goals, offering opportunities for our local screen industry to attract work from outside the region, and benefits for our support industries, like tourism and hospitality.
November also promises to be busy for our screen industries. The Home Brewed International Film Festival is visiting Canberra for the first time this year, with a screening at the Holy Grail Civic this Thursday, 3 November, including a short film by local filmmaker Tim Lear. The Art of Documentary competition will screen its eight finalists on Friday, 25 November.
Later this month, seven local businesses will attend On Screen In Singapore, with the support of ScreenACT and Austrade. ScreenACT commends the commitment of the members of the ACT delegation, as they use this opportunity to grow their businesses and work with ScreenACT and Austrade to develop the profile of the ACT film and television industry in the Asia market.
Also later this month, ScreenACT is pleased to be supporting the Schools and Computer Games Summit. The summit is taking place on 30 November in Melbourne and it is hoped the initiative will open up opportunities for schools to engage with computer games and ultimately lead to more students looking at career opportunities in the games sector after graduation.