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Screenwest Travel Fund to reopen
The Screenwest Travel Fund is reopening on 17 May 2022 with brand new guidelines.
13 film, TV & online Western Australian projects receive scripted development funding
The successful projects include a coming of age musical-comedy feature, an Indigenous TV series about two sisters working as paranormal investigators, and a queer Pirate TikTok series.
Elevate 2022 launching soon
Screenwest is committed to supporting short filmmaking in Western Australia, and will be announcing new guidelines for Elevate 2022 in the coming weeks.
Unreal Engine Short Film Challenge is back for 2022
Screenwest has teamed up with Epic Games for the second Unreal Engine Short Film Challenge. Applications close Monday, 9 May at 5:00pm AWST.
Screenwest welcomes Alison Hayles as Diversity Program Manager
Screenwest is pleased to welcome Alison Hayles as Diversity Program Manager, starting Wednesday, 6 April.
Production and Diversity & Inclusion funding rounds now open
Applications are open for Scripted, Documentary and Footloose Production Funding, along with Diversity & Inclusion Funding.
‘Filming our Future’ trailer drops today
The 15-part disability-led short documentary series will make its world premiere on YouTube next Wednesday, 23 February.
PRODUCTION COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: Pink Pepper and Banshee Hills
WA production companies PiNK PEPPER and Banshee Hills are cooking up three deadly Western Australian Indigenous-led projects.
‘A Friend in Death’ documentary greenlit for production
The documentary will follow a group of passionate volunteers who record the biographies of palliative care patients, opening up an unexpected pathway of healing and acceptance through the uncovering of wonderful life stories.
Applications open for virtual pass support to attend AIDC 2022 online
Screenwest has opened a competitive one-off round to provide a limited number of WA documentary filmmakers and WA Indigenous documentary filmmakers with a Virtual All Access pass to attend AIDC 2022 online.
Screenwest welcomes Martha Coleman and Chris Veerhuis
Screenwest is pleased to welcome Martha Coleman and Chris Veerhuis as Head of Creative: Content & Industry Development and Head of Production.
Cassandra Nguyen announced as new Chair of Diversity Leadership Group
The Diversity Leadership Group is also calling out for expressions of interest to join the group in 2022.
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Image credit: Cast and crew of Blueback on location in Bremer Bay, Western Australia © David Dare Parker