Film, Audio, Media, RMIT

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

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I am a composer/multi-instrumentalist currently based in Melbourne. I have previously composed music for a handful of live theatrical productions in the UK, and I am now making the move into film so I am looking for a number of short student films to score in order to build up my showreel.
My influences include Alexandre Desplat, Alberto Iglesias, Mica Levi, Brian Eno, Jonny Greenwood, Yann Tiersen, Olafur Arnaulds, Johan Johanssen, Nils Frahm, Max Richter, Lisa Gerrard, Erik Satie and Bernard Herrmann, as well as a galaxy of diverse of bands, musicians and artists.
Some samples of my work, both old and new, can be heard in the links below. I can tackle most genres, but broadly my work falls into the following categories:
If you are interested in collaborating, please contact me at

AACTA Awards

Entries for the 7th AACTA Awards are now open across feature film, documentary, short film, television and the new Online Video or Series categories. Head to for more information on eligibility criteria for each category and how to enter.

early career filmmaker mentorship program

The application deadline for our ACCESS@AIDC early career filmmaker mentorship program is coming up earlier this year, on 20 December.

ACCESS@AIDC participants have the chance to be mentored by international industry professionals at AIDC 2017, plus win a paid internship with Beach House Films (Singapore) including flights and accom.

Mentors include:
John Battsek (US, Producer, One Day in September)
Ezra Edelman (US, Director, O.J.: Made in America)
Amy Hobby (US, Head of Artist Programs at Tribeca Film Institute and Producer of What Happened, Miss Simone?)
Donovan Chan (Singapore, Head of Beach House Pictures)
Kelrick Martin (Australia, Head of Indigenous, ABC TV)

Apply here

Apps close 20 December 2016.

Film Composer

My name is Yanni Mougos and I am a graduate composer and sound designer currently working as a freelance film scorer. I am seeking new films to work on and was hoping you could put me in touch with some of the current Masters students involved in film production or provide me with information regarding a crewing night (I was unsure who to email exactly and was provided your details).

Thank for your time and I look forward to hearing from you. Some of my work can be accessed

manage your entire festival career

The FFL Agency is back on the hunt!

It would be great if you could help us spread the word and give your students the opportunity to learn more about one of the most exclusive film festival distribution agency for top-notch shorts such as our Oscar winner FFL agency film, STUTTERER.

The FFL Agency is there to help young and established filmmakers manage their entire festival career – from strategy to cross-platform submissions, waivers and print logistics.
For more information and to submit films for consideration, here’s the link:

$550 Feature film DCP-Mastering including free Theatre Screeneing

The Finishing Room has established an amazing deal for those wishing to master to DCP.
The service includes conversion to a DCP master using the Dolby mastering toolset, tested against a Dolby/Doremi cinema playback ​server.    PLUS, a screening of the master in the Finishing Room grading theatre.
All for $550
PLUS, check out a new educational videos from our chief Geek:
James Gardiner
The Finishing Room.


Radar is the world’s leading music video director community,

Want to get going in music videos once you’re graduated? Calling all final year students! Let Radar’s Playlist help­ it’s FREE!

Radar is the world’s leading music video director community,

We work with up and coming directors and help them get paid work, get videos promoted and help connect with world ­leading reps and production companies.

To encourage brand new directors, we’re setting up a playlist on our Radar YouTube channel to promote recently graduated students.The best videos on the playlist win a FREE tryout membership on Radar ­ where you can read briefs and pitch to make budgeted music videos with artists and labels worldwide.

Most budgets on Radar range from $800 and $15k,. Commissioners range from major record labels to independent labels and artists worldwide. Subscriptions to Radar are between $9 to $15, entirely optional and can be easily cancelled at any time.

If you’d like us to feature your work and take a shot at winning a free membership, please send a link to and he’ll sort it out. Send a link to your best music video, if you don’t have music videos, send us a link to the best video you’ve directed.

We’re looking forward to seeing your work!

Meanwhile, learn more about how to build a career directing music videos on our blog.

Podcast about the production and post-production process for films

Audio Chemistry is audio post-production house here in Melbourne that works on short films, documentaries, and advertisements.
I’m just sending you through a quick email about a podcast we’ve recently started producing about the production and post-production process for films. It’s called The Audio Lab, and is aimed at young or independent filmmakers who are looking for more information about the post-production process for audio.
For each episode there is both an audio and visual element, the audio being the podcast and the visual being a tutorial on ProTools. I think it’s a great resource that you may be able to pass on to your students for helpful hints that may help them in their future film projects.
You can listen to the podcasts at:
There’s more resources available at :

TRAILER MUSIC is a collaborative film and music project

TRAILER MUSIC is a collaborative film and music project by creative classical music ensemble anon., based on Melbourne composer Nicholas Buc’s work ‘Trailer Music’ for piano, violin and cello. Visit for full project information and to listen to sample excerpts.
Highlights of the film maker experience:
  • Involvement in premiere screenings, marketing & PR activities by anon.
  • Potential external screening opportunities (festivals, pop-up events)
  • Networking opportunities with film and music industry professionals including composer Nicholas Buc
  • Reward to the value of $500
  • Key dates:
30 April 2015 – EOIs close
May – Selections
June – Production
End July/early August- Screening
Key links:
Mages Ruiz Diaz
Project Manager 
Look forward to hearing from your students. They can use code ‘COUNTMEIN’ for $15 submission fee and more than happy for any enquiries to be directed


Tamara’s appetite for music has becoming a passionate hunger to compose for film and with a Bachelor Degree in Music Composition, as well as specialised training in Film Scoring, Tamara commits herself to write, record and produce at the Industry Standards for every project she takes on.
Working with directors and producers from Deakin University, Swinburne University aswell as collaborating with artists on a national platform,has granted her the means and the momentum to explore originality and professionalism in her works.
With a strong background in music performance, being apart of the MYM community as a child and having the exposure to an expansive variety of styles, artists, technologies and creative approaches has allowed Tamara to have a vast network of some of the highest calibre of musicians and producers in Melbourne.
Currently seeking collaborations with dedicated and famished film makers, game developers and animators.
Tamara is contactable via links below.

Environmental Film Festival Melbourne

I am the Program Coordinator for the Environmental Film Festival Melbourne. We are currently considering content for inclusion in our 2014 festival program, and are inviting distributors, production companies and film schools to submit material completed since January 2012.The Environmental Film Festival Melbourne entertains with groundbreaking films, traversing the relationship between humans and their environments, challenging the way people think about the natural world and inspiring them to discuss, explore and act on important environmental issues.

We are the premier environmental film festival in Australia. With a marketing reach of over 2 million, and a diverse audience, EFFM provides great exposure for new and established filmmakers. And with plans to go national, we expect our reach to increase significantly over the next year.

If any of your students are interested in submitting work, we would appreciate access to the full film (ideally either a DVD screener or a password protected link). This will help us in our decision making process. The deadline for entries is May 31. 

Martin Schoo

Program Coordinator
Environmental Film Festival Melbourne


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C4C’s goal is to create a participatory, open knowledge platform that engages youth in a global climate change conversation to drive local action.

C4C has just launched Action4Climate: a new global competition for the best environmental documentary on climate change.

ACTION4CLIMATE invites young aspiring filmmakers to produce and submit a 1-12 minute video
documentary telling a story about climate change.

How is climate change impacting your community?
What are you doing about it?
What needs to be done to solve the climate challenge?

The competition is open to young filmmakers from all over the world (individuals and
teams of 5 or less) in two age groups:14–17 and 18–35.

Award-winning film directors and producers, and international organization representatives will select the winning entries:

· Bernardo Bertolucci – President of the Jury· Atom Egoyan

· Marc Forster

· Mika Kaurismaki

· Rose Kuo

· Rachel Kyte

· Cynthia López

· Fernando Meirelles

· Mira Nair

· Bob Rafelson

· Walter Salles

· Pablo Trapero

· Wim Wenders

The winners will be awarded with cash prizes up to US$15000 or video equipment.
Winning films will go to major film festivals and will be featured on the new MTV Voices platform.

The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2014.

If you believe the Action4Climate competition would be of interest to your students, we would be thrilled if you encouraged them to participate in this effort to amplify youth voices on climate change.

For more information about the competition, please see the attached one pager and links.

2014 documentary study abroad

Actuality Media coordinates summer programs for current students and recent graduates interested in video, journalism, new media, social entrepreneurship or telling stories that matter. In each program students travel to a developing international community and learn how to produce a short documentary film about a social entrepreneur, nonprofit organization or other changemaker working there. We are now accepting applications for our 2014 documentary outreaches, heading to Ecuador, Kenya and Cambodia.

You can check out our production schedule at or read more about our documentary outreaches at There are also past films, behind-the-scenes photos and student testimonials on our website. For questions, contact Robin Canfield, the Outreach Program Director at

IBM: People for Smarter Cities. is offering $22,000 in prizes.

My name is Nikki, a Campaign Manager at Zooppa, a social network of user-generated advertising talent working with big name brands including Google, Reebok, and Warner Bros.

I am writing because I have heard of the talent at your school and would like to invite you and your students to participate in our latest campaign, IBM: People for Smarter Cities.

IBM is looking for 120 second videos about how you would make your city smarter and more efficient, and is offering $22,000 in prizes. The talent of your students would be a great addition to this campaign and a great experience for your students to build their portfolios.

You can get started here<>

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have! I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Xanadu Wines is holding a film competition

Xanadu Wines is holding a film competition where they are asking people to create a new wine film advertisement to be shown at St Kilda Film Festival. There are some great prizes up for grabs, I thought some of your students may be interested.  If you could pass the details on, that would be great! The link is here:

Calling Aspiring Filmmakers!

Sony Electronics and Sony Pictures have partnered in 12 international territories to launch the ‘DJANGO UNCHAINED Aspiring Filmmaker Competition’.  Aspiring filmmakers are invited to submit their resume and previous work in order to be the chosen winner for their country. That winner will be given amazing Sony camera equipment, including the new Sony NEX-VG900 Camera, and an excerpt from the DJANGO UNCHAINED script to film. Their video will then be submitted for review by Quentin Tarantino himself!

Attached is an e-flyer with full details and an image you can post on your Facebook page, or feel free to share the following Sony Pictures Releasing post:

Please share this with any film students or others that may be interested in entering.

To enter, go to:

Be quick, as entries close on November 7.

Django Unchained opens in Australia 24 January 2013.

Melbourne International Film Festival

Is there possibly a way of alerting RMIT’s aspiring filmmaker students to let them know that submissions of short films/documentaries/feature films for 2013 MIFF will be opening on Monday 29 October?

We would love to encourage young Melbourne filmmakers to submit their films for consideration to be a part of the official selection for MIFF 2013.
I can send you a short blurb and links to the MIFF website submissions page. Is there an internal message board or something like that?
Hope you can help, and look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards,

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