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February 2022

continuum: Independent animation from Japan and Australia

February 18 @ 8:00 am - June 2 @ 5:00 pm
The Japan Foundation, Sydney, Level 4, Central Park, 28 Broadway
Chippendale, NSW 2008 Australia
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The Japan Foundation, Sydney’s upcoming exhibition continuum: Independent animation from Japan and Australia will feature 14 works of contemporary animation from independent filmmakers in Japan and Australia. This exhibition diverges from mainstream animation, offering viewers an insight into the unique forms of storytelling from each country. Curated by Deborah Szapiro (University of Technology Sydney) and Honami Yano (Nagoya University), continuum features recent video works from award-winning filmmakers including Kōji Yamamura and Jilli Rose, as well as animation studio PAW Media and social enterprise Tjanpi Desert Weavers. Presented…

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Screenworks’ Screen Composing Bootcamp – Submissions

February 21

Screenworks is inviting applications for its annual Screen Composing Bootcamp, which is designed to support the professional development of two regionally-based composers. Delivered with support from APRA AMCOS and the Australian Guild of Screen Composers, the program is open to composers from anywhere in regional Australia. Award-winning professional Screen Composer Leah Curtis (Killing Ground, Exitus Roma) and an additional mentor, to be announced, will provide one-on-one mentoring to the two selected participants. The mentors will assist with skills development, as…

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Screen Music Awards

February 22
Online

APRA AMCOS and the Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC) are set to honour Australia’s creators of film, television, documentary and advertising music at the Screen Music Awards in early 2022. The awards will feature the presentation of thirteen awards as well as interpretations of the four Feature Film Score of the Year nominations performed by the Screen Awards orchestra, led by Musical Director, Jessica Wells whose compositions cross many genres in the classical, commercial and film music worlds.

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Sydney Film Festival – Submissions

February 25

Entries are open for the next Sydney Film Festival, which will return to cinemas from June 8-19, 2022 for its 69th edition. Submissions for the festival are being accepted through Film Freeway and will close on February 25, 2022 for international productions, as well as Australian productions, Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films, Sustainable Future Award, and Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Australian Documentary. The 2022 season will also mark the 53rd year of the Festival’s Australian short film competition,…

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Jewish International Film Festival

February 25 - April 3

Each year, the Jewish International Film Festival presents a fresh and diverse selection of Jewish cinema from Australia and around the world. In 2022, the Festival will screen 55 feature films and a shorts package from 19 countries, including two world premiere screenings of Australian films. SYDNEY: March 3 – April 4 Ritz Cinema, Randwick; March 3 – 23 Roseville Cinemas, Roseville MELBOURNE: March 2 – April 3 Classic Cinemas, Elsternwick; March 3 – April 3 Lido Cinemas, Hawthorn BRISBANE: March 10 – 20, New Farm Cinemas, New Farm GOLD COAST: March 26 – April 3 Dendy Cinemas, Southport (Queen Street Village) CANBERRA: March 10 – 20 Dendy Cinemas, Canberra PERTH: February 25 – 16 March Luna Palace,…

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‘Got a Minute?’ pitching competition – Submissions

February 25

Screen Producers Australia (SPA) and TikTok's ‘Got a Minute?’ pitching competition will return to Screen Forever this year, offering $25,000 of production investment to help with the development of the series. The winner will also be granted one-on-one development meetings with Screen Australia to help bolster their network and industry knowledge. To enter, applicants need to upload the pilot for their 10 x 1minute series to TikTok using #screenforever and #gotaminute2022, and fill out the accompanying submission form. Three finalists…

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SmartFone Flick Fest (SF3)

February 26 - March 13
Online

SmartFone Flick Fest is Australia’s international smartphone film festival for filmmakers of all ages. A worldwide festival open to anyone with a smartphone or tablet and a great idea for a film. The festival’s 7th year will be live on screen in-cinema in two venues in Sydney over the weekend of Feb 26-27, plus online until March 13. This year has seen more than 300 entries for shorts and 18 feature films, of which 70 will feature online with curated…

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Screenwest Industry Enhancement Program – Submissions

February 28 @ 5:00 pm

Screenwest is inviting pitches for Stream One of its Industry Enhancement Program. Developed in line with agency's 2021-24 Strategic Plan, the program aims to leverage international and national funding into Western Australia and ultimately increase production levels in the state. A small number of "bold, innovative, and industry-enhancing proposals" will be funded to elevate the local industry and help achieve growth targets. Stream One has a multi-stage application process, with the first submission deadline closing on Monday, February 28 at…

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March 2022

Alliance Française French Film Festival

March 1 - April 26

The world’s largest French film festival outside of France returns to Australia, presenting Contemporary French cinema from March 1 to April 26. The upcoming cinematic showcase will celebrate the next generation of filmmakers creating a new blueprint for French cinema. Set to delight Francophiles and cinephiles alike, the annual festival returns with a touring programme of 42 feature films. The line-up of 2022 ambassadors includes director Phillip Noyce, actor David Wenham, screen and theatre director Shannon Murphy and filmmaker Samantha…

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AIDC

March 6 - March 9
ACMI, Melbourne, Flinders St
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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The Australian International Documentary Conference will return to the renewed ACMI at Federation Square for a live, in-person event in the heart of Melbourne. Responding to the challenges of COVID-19, next year’s event will also feature a hybrid program for international delegates and an online international marketplace, March 10-11 2022, ensuring that Australian documentary and factual filmmakers continue to have access to the widest range of commissioners, funders, co-producers and development opportunities.

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