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.
Nel Minchin and Celeste Barber explore Australia’s fashion history in ‘The Way We Wore’
Directed and produced by WA filmmaker Nel Minchin, the ABC documentary series is set to premiere on Tuesday 21 November and explores the cultural and historical significance of fashion in Australia.
Western Australia scoops five out of six First Facts: First Nations Factual Showcase commissions
Five WA First Nations filmmaking teams out of six nationwide have been selected to receive production funding for short documentaries through Screen Australia and Network 10’s factual initiative, following a development workshop earlier this year.
Every Family Has a Secret Season Four premiering on SBS this Thursday 19 October
Noni Hazlehurst returns to investigate jaw-dropping new family mysteries in a new season of Artemis Media’s documentary series.
15 WA soundies score ASSG nominations
15 Western Australian sound recordists, boom operators, sound editors, and sound mixers have been nominated for the 2023 Australian Screen Sound Guild (ASSG) Awards, for their work on documentary series Ningaloo Nyinggulu, New Leash on Life and Shipwreck Hunters Australia. Congratulations to all nominees!
Updated Scripted Development Investment guidelines announced
In response to industry feedback and the changing needs of the local sector, Screenwest is pleased to announce it has revised its Scripted Development guidelines and is rolling out two updated scripted development funds. Practitioners are invited to a Q&A session on 6 November to hear a summary of both funds, unpack the updated guidelines and ask questions.
Art Department Attachment opportunity on upcoming feature film
A paid Art Department Attachment is available through the Screenwest Crew Attachment Program on an upcoming feature film, based in Perth and the Wheatbelt. Applications close Wednesday, 4 October 2023 at 5:00pm AWST.
WA crew EOI – upcoming feature film
An upcoming feature filming in Perth and the Wheatbelt is calling for expressions of interest from WA crew to work on the production.
Maggie Beer cooks up inspiring new WA series for ABC
ABC, Screen Australia and Screenwest are delighted to announce that Australia’s food icon, Maggie Beer AO is looking to improve the lives of older Australians in her new series for the ABC, Maggie Beer’s Big Mission. Produced by Artemis Media, the documentary series is currently filming in Western Australia.
Applications open for WA practitioners to attend the AWG’s Narrative Design Writing for Games Workshop
The AWG and Screenwest are offering up to 20 practitioners the opportunity to participate in a one-day workshop on 24 September, designed to develop practical skills in creating industry-ready narrative content in a collaborative way. Applications close Thursday, 14 September at 5:00pm AWST.
Screen Australia’s Head of Online and Games, Lee Naimo, heading to Perth this month
Screen Australia’s Lee Naimo will be heading to Perth on Wednesday, 20 September to meet Western Australian practitioners at a roundtable event.
Applications open for travel funding to attend CONTENT LONDON 2023
Screenwest has announced a competitive travel round to provide a limited number of WA screen producers with funding support to attend Content London 2023, taking place in the UK from 27 – 30 November. Applications close Monday, 25 September at 5:00pm AWST.
Applications open for travel funding to attend the AUSTRALIAN FEATURE FILM FORUM
Screenwest has opened a competitive travel round to provide a limited number of WA screen practitioners with funding support to attend the 2023 Australian Feature Film Forum, taking place on the Gold Coast from 31 October – 2 November 2023. Applications close Monday 25 September 2023 at 5.00pm AWST.
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Image credit: Cast and crew of Blueback on location in Bremer Bay, Western Australia © David Dare Parker