See the latest news from Screenwest and the Western Australian Screen Industry, including new initiatives from Screenwest, projects filming in Western Australia and achievements by WA creatives.
New Industry Enhancement Program launching in 2022
This program will support a small number of bold, innovative and industry enhancing proposals designed to elevate the local industry.
Briege Whitehead shoots for the stars with new VR film ‘Beyond the Milky Way’
‘Beyond the Milky Way’ is now screening at WA Museum Boola Bardip in Perth.
‘Nekograms’ drops on iOS and Android today
The adorable mobile puzzle game about helping cats get to sleep was developed by WA interactive design studio, Hungry Sky, with support from Screenwest’s 2019 Interactive Pilot Fund.
Governor Kim Beazley announced as Screenwest patron
The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia has accepted the invitation to become a patron of Screenwest.
‘Black Cockatoo Crisis’ social impact documentary by Jane Hammond receives Brian Beaton Award 2021
Western Australian filmmaker, journalist and life-long environmental activist, Jane Hammond, is the successful recipient of the 2021 Brian Beaton Award.
Screenwest holiday office closure and payment schedule
The Screenwest office will close from 5:00pm AWST on Friday, 24 December 2021 and reopen at 9:00am AWST on Tuesday, 4 January 2022.
‘Jaimen Hudson: From Sky to Sea’ set to premiere on ABC Wednesday, 24 November
Sea Dog TV International’s documentary feature follows Esperance-based Jaimen Hudson’s quest to enter the ocean again for the first time in 12 years and swim with some of the world’s largest ocean marine life despite being a quadriplegic.
Editing Attachment on ‘Our Law’ Documentary Series
A Professional Attachment opportunity is available through the Screenwest Crew Attachment Program on observational documentary series ‘Our Law’. Applications close Monday, 15 November at 5:00pm AWST.
WA productions scoop major award nominations
Feature films The Furnace and RAMS, and animated series 100% Wolf: Legend of the Moonstone are among the Western Australian productions nominated for several 2021 industry awards.
‘Invisible Boys’ selected as successful recipient of Stan and Screenwest Development Initiative
The series, based on the award-winning novel by Holden Sheppard, has received $20,000 in development funding.
‘Girl Like You’ set to premiere on ABC this Sunday 7 November
A debut feature documentary that follows the extraordinary love story of a couple faced with the question ‘Could your love transcend gender?’
*SOLD OUT* WA Screen Industry End of Year Celebration 2021
Screenwest invites you to come along and celebrate the last 12 months of the Western Australian screen industry and be the first to hear exciting announcements including the recipient of the 2021 Brian Beaton Award.
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Image credit: Cast and crew of Blueback on location in Bremer Bay, Western Australia © David Dare Parker