Film, Audio, Media, RMIT

A place for production staff and students in Media, Media and Communication @ RMIT – by Paul Ritchard

Month: May 2011

The Canberra Short Film Festival

The 16th annual Canberra Short Film Festival is one of Australia’s premier film competitions and the meeting place for our hottest short filmmakers. 2 years ago, one of our Official Selection, Miracle Fish ,has netted several international awards and an Academy Award nomination.
This year’s Festival will run at Dendy Cinemas over three glittering nights during Floriade from Friday 16th September through Sunday 18th September. Cash prizes (up to $1,500) will be awarded in four categories –National Schools, Grass – Roots, Emerging and Practising. There is also a People’s Choice award in each category.

3. Emerging Competition
This category is intended to showcase the works of emerging film-makers – primarily film-makers with more than 4 years experience but who have not yet made the industry their main profession. The prize of $1500 cash is given to the Producer of the Best Film (Emerging Competition)

• Director or Producer have more than 4 years experience in the production industry (including related tertiary studies)
• Director and Producer have not drawn a significant part of their wage from the production industry during the previous 12 months

CALL FOR ENTRIES runs from 1 April to 25th June 2011.
Early bird deadline is 20th April 2011!

Enter on
See also our very brand new, funky website on

Put yourself in the picture – enter the 2011 ATOM Awards!


Entries Close Monday 13 June.

Time is running out… the entries for the 2011 ATOM Awards Close on Monday 13 June. So, don’t delay. Get your entry in now, after all – you’ve got to be in it to win it!

Any student or professional who has completed a media production in the past 12 months is encouraged to enter.

Entries for the 2011 ATOM Awards will close at 5pm (AEST) on Monday 13 June, 2011.

Awards will be presented to the most outstanding entrants at the 2011 ATOM Awards Night, held at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank Melbourne on Friday 21 October, 2011.

For more information or to enter the 2011 ATOM Awards please visit


Best Tertiary Short Fiction
Best Tertiary Animation
Best Tertiary Documentary
Best Tertiary Multimedia/Games
Best Tertiary Experimental
Best Tertiary Instructional/Corporate Documentary

Up and coming street magazine written by students

My name’s Ella and I’m currently collaborating with a few RMIT students in a variety of disciplines to create and eventually publish a street magazine that will go by the name of “Stalker”. The magazine will be written by people aged 18-24 and is focussed on Melbourne’s youth art and culture scene. Think art, photography, fashion, music reviews (a combination of the magazine “Frankie” and “Russh”) I send this to you all as an opportunity to be involved in something really creative and potentially really successful. I have done street zine’s in the past and they have all been extremely well received. (MOKO magazine 2009, If anyone is interested in being a part of the magazine as a contributor (art, articles etc.) then I’d love to be contacted at either

Sattya Media Arts Collective

Sattya Media Arts Collective is a resource network for artists, writers, filmmakers, photographers, and other creative types of people in Nepal. It aspires to be a hub for DIY culture, collaboration, inspiration, and learning for emerging media artists.
But more than providing resources, Sattya also aims to inspire social and personal change though the sharing of stories in Nepal. Our vision is two fold:
By supporting emerging media makers, we hope that they will be able to tell the stories that matter to them in whichever medium they work in.
By promoting media arts, we hope to bring about new perspectives, creativity, and dialogue among people.
We aim to create a future where media creation is accessible to people from different backgrounds, a community in which we can learn from and support each other, and an environment where independent media artists can thrive.


Details for interns and volunteers can be found here:

Environmental Film Festival Call for Submissions!

biodiversity : coasts : forests : water : soil : atmosphere : population energy : transport : waste : consumption choices : climate change : natural resource management : natural disasters : urban sustainability : resilience/vulnerability : adaptation : human health : behaviour change : science communication : citizen science


EFFM is looking for films highlighting the impacts of society on the above,

or impacts of the above on society. Go to for full details.

8th Harmony International Short Film Festival

HIFF 2011- Call for Films

8thHarmony International Short Film Festival Sydney,Australia

Harmony International Film Festival is accepting films for its EIGHTH annual festival to be held in Sydney Australia on Saturday December 3rd 2011. It’ll be followed by screenings in other cities inAustraliaand overseas. The festival’s theme “friendship” which was announced late last year, aims to explore the notion of relationship and association in contemporary society. Submissions of all genres are now being accepted for jury selection.

Duration: 2 to 10 minutes
Format: DVD or video file
Submission deadline: Friday 28th October 2011
Screening: December 3rd 2011
For further information and all conditions of entry

Intellectual Property Video Competition

Hi Paul, I thought I would send you a quick email to see how you and your students were going with the Hard Sell video competition, and to pass on some inspiration and hints and tips for your students. Mick in the Marketing team has had a go at creating his own video commercial to prove that you don’t need a lot of money, equipment or time to shoot an effective 60 second commercial about Intellectual Property (IP). Mick shot his video in a weekend using only a digital camera and a tripod. His mates did the acting and his dad did the voice over. To view Mick’s video and his hints and tips on creating a quality video, check out the Hard Sell webpage.

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