Just announced! WA Screen Fund expanded to include post-production, digital and visual effects incentive

During an Industry Panel at CinefestOZ, Screenwest announced the State Government Supported Western Australian Screen Fund guidelines are now live on the Screenwest website and will include a rebate incentive of up to twenty percent for post-production, digital and visual effects (PDV) work completed for screen projects within Western Australia.  The WA PDV Rebate is…

Ready, Set, Go Karts!

by Matthew Eeles It’s always exciting to hear See Pictures is making a new film. Screenwest and Screen Australia have announced production investment for Go Karts – A new family adventure film from See Pictures. Go Karts is said to be an uplifting family film telling the story of a boy who must overcome tremendous…

Screenwest announces Seph McKenna as new Chief Executive Officer

Screenwest announces Seph McKenna as new Chief Executive Officer Screenwest Chair Janelle Marr has announced the appointment of Seph McKenna as the new Chief Executive Officer of Screenwest. “I am delighted to announce that Seph McKenna has accepted our offer of appointment for a five-year term,” Mrs Marr said. Mr McKenna, the current Head of…

$750,000 funding boost for Maziar Lahooti’s Below

Written a family-friendly comedy full of laughs, sunshine and a jolly good time? Going by a recent trend over the last few years, you’ve got no chance of winning Screenwest’s funding initiative, West Coast Visions. Written something as dark as the devil’s heart itself? Something about an apocalypse, a violent bikie gang or a serial…

Welcome to Hotel Coolgardie

Raw and Cooked Media have dropped a revealing new trailer for Hotel Coolgardie ahead of its Australian theatrical release next month. Following a packed out screening at last years’ Sydney Film Festival, Hotel Coolgardie garnered national headlines for its depiction of the disturbing experience of two Finnish backpackers who found themselves the latest batch of “fresh…

Revelation Perth International Film Festival announces Call for Entries

Filmmakers from across the globe are being invited to enter their work for the Revelation Perth International Film Festival in 2017. Revelation is regarded as one of Australia’s most exciting independent film festivals and will run from 6 – 19 July 2017 in Perth. Revelation Director Richard Sowada said the search was now on for unique, signature-driven works from…

Screenwest announce West Coast Visions funding recipients

Screenwest, via the State government, have announced the recipients who will receive the $750,000 in West Coast Visions funding for 2016-17. One of Screenwest’s largest funds, the program aims to uncover, inspire and develop local talent and skills. The project in receipt of the funding is the feature film, 1%, with Western Australian director, Stephen McCallum, writer Matt Nable and…

Introducing the WA Screen Awards Young Filmmaker of the Year nominees

FTI have announced the 2016 nominees for the 28th Annual West Australian Screen Awards (WASAs) Young Filmmaker of the Year award. Briege Whitehead, Jess Black, Hayden Fortescue and Jordon Prince-Wright are all up for the gong. Briege Whitehead Briege is an experienced director and producer, specialising in interactive. She directed two episodes of the Your Call interactive series, is currently directing the interactive design for TV…

ScreenWest unveils “Get Your Shorts On!” at Revelation Perth International Film Festival

ScreenWest has announced this year’s Get Your Shorts On! program, which will delight and inspire as it showcases the talents of Western Australia’s emerging filmmakers. Screening as part of the Revelation Perth International Film Festival, this year’s Get Your Shorts On! features short films that explore the ways we look at light, hear sound, express our grief and accept diversity. Get Your…