It’s been a busy few weeks at the school with our major productions wrapping their shoots and thesis films under way. We head now into post and the countdown to our 25th Film Festival on 13th to 15th December. Our biggest news however is that SFS has found a new home. In January we shall be moving in with International Screen Academy at their purpose built film and acting studios in Young Street at the other end of Waterloo. We are extremely excited by this move, not only because of the world class facilities but also the opportunity to have actors and filmmakers under the same roof. There will be opportunities to come and see our new home and will let you know about these in the coming weeks.
The first round applications for both the Diploma and Advanced Diploma also close this month. And we are also taking applications for January’s Digital Filmmaking Distinction Course, our week long holiday program for High School Students.
CREATIVE ALLIANCE JUST ANNOUNCED
In what is an exciting development for creative screen arts education, International Screen Academy (ISA) and Sydney Film School (SFS) have come together to form a new alliance.
The partnership will see Sydney Film School relocate to ISA’s Studios in Young Street, Waterloo to create a new hub of acting and filmmaking excellence.
The agreement will allow actors and filmmakers to work alongside one another to produce the high quality of screen productions that both schools are known for.
CLOSING DATES FOR ENTRIES
It’s approaching closing date for our Diploma of Screen and Media (27th November) and our Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (20th November). If you are interested in a career in screen and media you can apply online here. If you have any queries we would be happy to talk you through the process.
LISA CAMILLO TALKS ABOUT DOCUMENTARY MAKING
It is almost three years since Lisa Camillo graduated with a Diploma from Sydney Film School. Since then she has wasted no time building a profile as a content maker.
Though specialising as a director, Camillo has earned credits as a producer, writer and cinematographer across a diverse spread of projects, including music video and non-fiction. Lisa spoke to Pater Galvin about her journey and about some recent projects that she has been working on.
JOSH SAMBONO’S LATEST PROJECT
Starring recent diploma graduate Holly Fraser, Amy Danzig is inspired by the classic action/sci-fi and Ozploitation films of the 1980’s. It’s the story of a government experiment gone wrong, completely changing the course of history; turning civilised society into savage gender-biased street gangs and making up for past wrongs.
The film is the brainchild of AD Graduate Josh Sambono, whose thesis film ‘Leroy’s Dream’, has had some modest success on the festival circuit picking up awards in Canada and Sydney. Josh will be launching a kickstarter campaign on 7 November to fund this new project. You can watch the teaser here. Details of Josh’s kickstarter campaign will be shared on the SFS Facebook page once available.
Sydney Film Festival is one of the world’s longest-running film festivals, and is a major event on the NSW cultural calendar. The 12-day Festival screens feature films, documentaries, short films and animation from around the world in venues around the city. The Sydney Festival Hub at Town Hall features exhibitions, talks, parties, entertainment, a discount ticket booth and more. If you are interested in submitting an entry for the 2017 Sydney Film Festival please note that submissions are now open. Submit your entries before Feb 24, 2017 for the chance to be part of one of the highlights of Sydney’s cultural calendar.
LEXUS AUSTRALIA SHORT FILM FELLOWSHIP
Submissions are now open for the Sydney Film Festival and Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowshop – the largest cash fellowship (AUD $200,000) for short film in Australia. Submit your entries for FREE before 1 December 2016 deadline.
WIN A DOUBLE PASS TO THE JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL
Thanks to our friends at the Japanese Film Festival we have 3 double passes to the Sydney Opening night on 17th November and for each of the special guest events. The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is presented by the Japan Foundation, Sydney. The JFF is now in its 20th year and is the largest Japanese film festival in the world.
We endeavour to share all job opportunities that we are advised of among our student and alumni community. These roles are now posted to our website as they arise and can be found here. Keep an eye on these updates if you are actively looking for work and if you hear of any suitable roles please let us know so that we can share with our community.