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Tuesday, 17 October 2023

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.

Tuesday, 17 October 2023

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!

Tuesday, 17 October 2023

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.

Thursday, 7 September 2023

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.

Thursday, 7 September 2023

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.

Thursday, 7 September 2023

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.

Thursday, 7 September 2023

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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