Screen education events

Screen education events

Amber Lorych

Throughout the year there are many opportunities for screen enthusiasts, media educators and students to increase their knowledge of film, multimedia and photography. This column is designed to give teachers around Australia an idea of what is happening in the realm of media/ education. This is not an exhaustive list, just the events and competitions that are deemed to be most useful to screen educators, enthusiasts and students.

If you think an event or competition should be added to this list, send details to Only events considered to be of interest will be published.


Cinematheque is held weekly and shows great local and international film that is not easy to find. Catering to serious addicts and occasional viewers of great cinema, you can choose from a yearly membership or four consecutive sessions, as a reasonably priced avenue to seeing thoughtfully selected film with an intellectual introduction.

Cinematheque–Melbourne [VIC]

When Every Wednesday, 7 pm

Where ACMI, Federation Square, Melbourne

Cinematheque–Sydney [NSW]

When Every Monday, 7pm & Saturday, 1 pm

Where Chauvel Cinema, Oxford St, Paddington

Cinematheque–Hobart [TAS]

When Every Monday, 6.30pm

Where State Cinema, Elizabeth St, Nth Hobart

Cinematheque–Adelaide [SA]

When Every Monday, 7pm

Where Mercury Cinema, Morphett St, Adelaide

Cinematheque–Perth [WA]

When Every second Thursday, 7pm

Where FTI, Adelaide St, Fremantle



NovaDose is a regular film event, celebrating the diversity of local filmmaking. NovaDose will give Melbourne audiences a dose and taste of what our local industry has to offer.

When Fortnightly

Where Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon

T: 03 9349 5201



Popcorn Taxi

Popcorn Taxi is a regular, independent film and video screening event which showcases great films plus the inside story from the filmmakers who made them.


When Fortnightly

Where Valhalla Cinema, Glebe

T: 02 8353 2403



When Fortnightly

Where ACMI, Federation Square,

T: 03 8663 2417



Atari Diegesis Festival

April-August 2004

The Atari Diegesis Festival is a nonprofit event run by an advisory committee dedicated to giving secondary students a forum through which to present their notable achievements in media art. Our mission is to offer Australian youth the opportunity to exhibit their work to a broad public audience and to liaise with industry practitioners in a world class centre devoted to the celebration of the moving image.

Registrations due 25 June

Entries due 14 July

Event 3-8 September


Top Screen at ACMI


See the best of Victorian Year 12 students’ short film, animation, experimental video and music video clips.

When 27 & 28 April and 6, 7, 10 & 11 May 2004

Times 10am-5pm daily

Where Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square

Cost $7 metro, $5 regional, educational programs $10 and $8 concession

Bookings T: (03) 8663 2583




Entry deadline 4 June

During National Science Week 2004, the CSIRO in partnership with the National Museum of Australia will present SCINEMA’04. A week long program of science film from around the globe, SCINEMA’04 will screen in capital cities around Australia and New Zealand, and will tour regionally during National Science Week. You can see our 2003 program online at

What is a ‘science short film’? Any film with a scientific skew. It could be a documentary, an animation, a drama. It could be totally about science, or it could take any element of science and includes it in its subject matter, dialogue or themes.


Young Filmmakers Silent Movie Production Camp

Dorrigo, 11-14 June 2004

Calling all Young Filmmakers–camera operators, directors, editors, crew and would-be film stars. The Dorrigo Film & Documentary Festival is offering the opportunity for young people 16-25, to participate in the ‘Young Filmmakers Silent Movie Production Camp’ over the June Long Weekend (Fri. June 11-Mon. June 14) in Dorrigo as part of their bi-annual festival.

It is a four-day journey of discovery. It’s about practical skills development in film and video production, including; Script Development, Acting, Costume Design, Make-Up, Storyboarding, Sound Recording, Directing, Special Effects, Set Design, Post-Production, Editing and Subtitles while using digital cameras, audio and editing systems.



St Kilda Film Festival

Opening night The Palais Theatre Tuesday 25 May

Festival seasons The George Cinemas May 26-30


ST Kilda FF On the road

Following six days of national short film competition in Melbourne, the St Kilda Film Festival takes off for a six-week national tour of capital cities featuring program highlights from the 2004 national competition, including award winning short films and music videos. It’s a gourmet sampler–the tastiest and juiciest cuts from the 2004 festival program.

Sydney 6 June 6 Chauvel Cinema

Canberra 13 June Electric Shadows

Adelaide 19 June Mercury Cinema

Perth 27 & 28 June Luna Cinema

Hobart 4 July State Cinema

Brisbane 10 July Dendy Cinema


Art Play–Scratch

Upper primary workshops

Art Play is a new art space for Primary and Pre-Primary aged Children. The complex offers children the opportunity to take part in workshops with practising artists in a variety of interesting media. Located at Birrarung Marr, it is easily accessible from the Federation Square Car park.

Scratch is for upper primary aged children. Young artists can create an animation piece by scratching into celluloid. The workshop will be held across 2 venues, Art Play and ACMI.

When Schools 19, 24, 26 May 10am-12am and 12.30-2.30pm–booking essential

Public FREE viewing of animation on Sat 29 May–booking not required

Where Art Play and ACMI

Cost $7 metro, $5 regional, educational programs $10 and $8 concession

Bookings T: 9664 7900/F: 9663 3440


AEAF Festival

1-2 June 04

Where Melbourne Convention Centre Corner Spencer & Flinders Streets

Learn the creative and technical secrets behind some of the most exciting VFX and animation work in film and television today. A unique opportunity to gain insights into these exciting international and local projects.


Future World web design competition

Here is your chance to have your say and be heard by a world-wide audience. Design a web site that raises awareness about a global, social or community issue. Use words, images, videos or photographs to build a site that is: clever, innovative, content rich and engaging.

There are fabulous technology prizes to be won for your school including desktop computers, laptop computers, software, data projectors and much more.

Form a team, research your issue and create your own FUTURE WORLD!

Please note that registrations close at 3pm on Friday 18 June 2004. Completed sites must be uploaded by Friday 2 July 2004. index.php


Loddon Campaspe Mallee Region Web design Comp

Campaspe Mallee region (shires of Macedon Ranges, Mount Alexander, Central Goldfields, Loddon, City of Greater Bendigo, Campaspe, Gannawarra, Buloke, Swan Hill and Mildura). Entry deadline for round 5 is 30 June 2004.


ATOM National Conference

2-4 July

Taking the themes of ‘Story: Image: Technology and Education’, the 2004 Conference will be held in Melbourne over three days from 2-4 July.

The Conference will be comprised of:

* Six keynote sessions, including international speakers

* Thirty break-out and hands-on workshop sessions

* Three parties

* Trade displays

* An exhibition of sets, props and costumes from the last twenty years of children’s television

Held in Victoria


ATOM Awards

The ATOM Film, Television and Multimedia Awards recognize the achievements of Australian and New Zealand professionals, educators and students in thirty-one categories.

The Awards are open to students, production companies, independent filmmakers, educational bodies and producers, and celebrate the very best of Australian and New Zealand product.

Entries have closed for this year. The Awards Ceremony will be held on 2 July 2004. For booking information go



Australian International Animation Festival

The best independent animated film from all over the world with the best computer animation, a Friday night comedy screening to lighten the mood, a collection of the classic Monty Python animated sequences, a Kids screening and a closing night Best of the Festival screening. Most sessions are 18+

When 21-27 June at ACMI:

When 1 & 4-7 July Adelaide at the

Mercury Cinema


Sydney Film Festival

When June

Where Sydney

Sydney Film Festival also travels to Wollongong, Bowral, Wagga Wagga, Cairns, Darwin and Katherine.



Melbourne International Film Festival

Always a great selection of local and international film. Most sessions are 18+, but there are some suitable for students.

When July/August 2004

For more info


Compiled by Amber Lorych, Education Officer, ATOM.

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