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Direct from Melbourne Festival, this fiery London-based
group perform a turbo charged concert featuring gypsy
music of the Balkans and Eastern Europe.
Internationally acclaimed Belgian chanteuse MICHELINE
Van Hautem brings vigorous life to Brel's starkly literate,
complexly passionate, and vibrantly theatrical songs.
Aria award-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist
Jeff Lang launches his latest CD Chimeradour on
this national tour. Genre-blending -- Folk, Rock,
Blues, Experimental and World -- music styles.
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A sophisticated evening of
Competition for his gentle romantic
comedy Saturday night Newtown, Sunday
morning Enmore, is now a directing
student at the Australian Film, Television
and Radio School and working on a
feature film in association with the
National Institute of Dramatic Art.
When it comes to cost, while having
a generous budget attached to your film
might help, making a short film doesn't
have to be expensive and, like many,
Johnson's advice is to "just get out there
and make them."
There are some great resources available
in the community, including professional
networks for filmmakers in Canberra
that can provide them with learning and
networking opportunities, or advice on
filming in Canberra and the region.
Filmmaker Marisa Martin, who was a
co-director and director for the CSFF for
the five years prior to SilverSun Pictures,
organised post-festival workshops and
seminars. One of her most memorable
workshops gave participants, including
actors, the opportunity to work with Cate
Shortland, who grew up in Canberra
and released the successful 2004 feature,
Marisa said the Canberra community is
very supportive of local filmmakers with
industries such as hospitality sometimes
offering catering for shoots, or even
allowing scenes to be shot on restaurant
premises --- you just need to take a
chance and ask.
ScreenACT's location database
allows users to look at online photos of
areas that could be used for shooting
scenes and offers advice on filming in
the ACT and region. Additionally, the
ACT Filmmakers Network provides
networking events, support and also has
equipment available to hire.
"Canberra has a really diverse set of
filming locations," Marisa said.
"The Swordsman, which won (the
CSFF) regional category in 2007 was
set in ancient China, but filmed entirely
in Canberra. In terms of shooting in
Canberra itself, you have the advantage
of not having to deal with big city traffic
where you might get people walking
through your shots, like in Sydney or
Melbourne, but by choosing to shoot the
right buildings, at the right time of day,
areas can look like a big city."
CSFF is open to submissions Australia-
wide and last year had about 300 entries,
of which about 50 were submitted by
So this spring, do something creative,
make a film that showcases Canberra,
tells your story and develops your talent.
Keep in mind that the most effective
films are not necessarily those who've had
a big budget attached to them, but one in
which a simple idea is told well.
Entries for the 14th CSFF close on
September 30. The festival is held mid-
October and is sure to entertain.
By Bron Vickers
14th Canberra Short Film
Where: Dendy Cinemas
When: October 15-17
Phone: 02 6247 9999
community is very
supportive of local
CHOICES: Entries to Canberra Short Film Festival cover a varety of genres, with local filmmakers
having great resources available to aid their creative vision.
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