Film, Audio, Media, RMIT

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

Month: September 2011


‘The Asian Australian Film Forum (AAFF)’ presented by the AASRN
DATES: 12 -13 November 2011
TIME: 10am – 5.30pm
VENUE: CAE, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Australia.

The AAFF 2011 will screen Asian Australian films
which will appeal to film fans, industry people, Asian Australian
community groups and scholars. More than a film festival, this event
also brings a national network of creative practitioners, educators
and cultural community workers together for various panel sessions.
Discussions and Q and A sessions will focus on timely issues such as
emerging Asian Australian experiences, representations and
transformations on the screen, how storytelling via film and video
provide education about challenging racism and how such creative work
can also assist individuals and communities to express multiple forms
of belonging, and cross-cultural understanding. The event will result
in exposure for independent and emerging Asian Australian film and
video makers, television presenters and actors, and creators of
youtube and new media content, as well as the strengthening of
creative, community and academic networks.


Full program to be released soon. Short films include Red Water Red,
Lion Dancers, Bullies, Operation Reunite, Forget Me Not, Wonder Boy,
The Probationer, Returning Home and Finding Faith, Charity, Hope,
and more including the official closing feature film, Mother Fish by
Khao Do


Special Guest: Annette Shun Wah

Plus Speakers: Jiao Chen, Sky Crompton, Dominic Golding, Sofie Kim,
Somchay Phakonkhamp, Pearl Tan, Heng Tang, Maria Tran, Andy Trieu,
Kieran Tully and more.

Merit Equity Film Comp

Merit Equity is running a competition which may be of interest to your advertising and film students. We are looking for students to create short films to promote our program and the issues we are hoping to address. There are some great prizes to be won: $3,000 for first place, $1,000 for second and an iPad 2 for third.

Merit Equity is an initiative which aims to soon provide private sector funding to university students who are struggling to make ends meet. So the film could promote our business directly or indirectly by, for example, emphasising the need for more student funding.

This is great opportunity for students to develop their skills in an industry context and get their work noticed. If you think this is something your students would be interested in, please let us know and we’ll be happy to send you some flyers or posters to hand out (also see PDF attached). Alternatively, you can direct them to our website for more details (

Bright Young Things

Bright Young Things is all about recognising and celebrating our young undiscovered Australian film making talent. It is a showcase and networking opportunity that will include the screening of 10 short films by the best new talent, followed by drinks and introductions of showcased talent to industry attendees.

I would also be incredibly grateful if you could inform your students of the festival and encourage them to enter.

For more information you can visit:

Colour After Dark

Colour After Dark
Colour After Dark Digital Pictures’ expert colourists are passionate about delivering the best impact on screen.

Colour After Dark is a special initiative from Digital Pictures, that invites emerging filmmakers to best realise their project’s creative potential through the use of our colour services.

The offer is subject to terms and conditions, including:
Maximum project length: 15 minutes Colour Me Happy times: 6pm-9pm Attitude: Passion
Call the Digital Pictures’ team to learn more about our competitive Colour Me Happy rates! Limited Offer: July to November 2011! +61 3 9251 1600
Melbourne 180 Bank Street South Melbourne VIC 3205
T: +61 3 9251 1600 E: W:

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