South Australia’s Media Resource Centre is has been a valued member of the Screen Development Australia Network, since its founding in 1974. It is an institution of which this state can be rightly proud.
Never content to rest on its laurels, the centre this year sees some exciting new developments, while it continues with its vital work of supporting South Australian filmmakers through grants and assistance.
A new partnership with specialist television production company Screentime, will give screenmakers the opportunity and resources to develop factual TV ideas across all unscripted genres.
The Screenmakers Conference will return for its fifth year, expanding to three days in 2019, and cementing its position as one of the most dynamic and exciting screen conferences in the country.
The Centre will expand its small screen initiatives to incorporate the video game industry. In 2019 it will host a series of networking events and case studies specifically for the South Australian video game industry, individually themed around development and design, interactive storytelling, and showcasing pathways into the video gaming industry more broadly.
The South Australian Screen Awards will return with a $40,000 prize pool and introduce two new awards: best costume, and best hair & makeup.
The Centre will continue to support local productions which have done exceedingly well over the past few years with Clem Newchurch and Albert Jamae’s short doco The Butterfish Mob screening at this year’s Adelaide Film Festival, Sean Lahiff’s and Michael Clarkin’s short Smashed invited to screen at Berlin in 2017 and Indianna Bell and Josiah Allen’s Small Town P.D screening at festivals worldwide and winning Best Director at the Mississippi Southern Comedy Showcase in the US.
Check out the wealth of screenings, workshops and support here.
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