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Avid Australia Fast Flicks - A Very Fast Film Competition
« on: August 14, 2007, 09:26:05 AM »
Avid Australia Fast Flicks - A Very Fast Film Competition
Calling Writers, Producers, Directors/DOPs and Editors
Be Empowered

SPAA Fringe in partnership with Avid Australia is pleased to announce a brand new scheme, which will allow five teams the opportunity to produce, edit and live stream a short film at SPAA Fringe in October in Sydney.

Avid Australia Fast Flicks is a competition that will showcase how technology and ideas can be created in real time, on professional equipment and distributed immediately. The competition offers anyone who is passionate about filmmaking the opportunity to win fantastic prizes, develop working relationships with like-minded people and showcase their work to thousands of people.

The competition is open to all aspiring filmmakers who are registered delegates of SPAA Fringe. Five scripts will be selected to participate and either individuals or full compliment teams can apply by submitting their scripts for consideration.

Garrick Simeon, Marketing Manager at Avid Australia, says "Avid Australia is really pleased to be holding workshops at SPAA Fringe. We want to pull back the covers to show why Avid is the industry-standard on Mac and PC. At the same time, we want to help filmmakers get their work in front of an audience and have fun in the process."

Geoff Brown, Executive Director at SPAA, said "SPAA Fringe is the place where out-there film projects and their filmmakers can come in from the cold and learn about the mainstream industry. Fast Flicks provides the benefit of accessing unparalleled professional development through our partnership with Avid Australia which will take their projects to the next level."

A synopsis of each of the selected scripts will be launched onto the SPAA Fringe website where delegates will register their interest online to make up part of the team. The person who submits the script will "hire" their team from the registered interest. Teams will be made up of Writer, Producer, Director/DOP and Editor.

On the first day of SPAA Fringe each production team will be given a camera. Each team will have a dedicated SPAA Member "EP" who will be on-hand to give practical advice. An Avid Australia representative will be available to assist with the editing process.

Each team will have the two days of the conference to complete their film, to be screened at the closing session in front of 500 delegates and live streamed. The films will also be emailed to a database in excess of 20,000 contacts. Prizes totaling in excess of $10,000 and including Avid Media Composer Software for MAC or PC valued at $7430 and a return airfare to QLD plus SPAA conference registration valued at $1800 will be presented to the winning team immediately after the screenings of the film. The winning film will be awarded to the team that most successfully utilises the technology and expertise at hand, while also telling a great story!

Deadline for applicants is 5th October

Woman Director OR Woman Producer AND Scriptwriter or Editor or Cinematographer, ANY genre up to 55 mins.
Details and entry form
Presented by WIFT NSW

Closing date 16th August 2007

SPAA FRINGE, now in Sydney thanks to the support of the NSW FTO, Avid Australia and local partners, is a forum for emerging Producers to gain knowledge, be inspired and evoke innovation within the film industry.

Early Bird - before Sept 28
SPAA member - $100
Full Rego - $180
Day Rego -$ 100
Student - $100

General Prices - after Sept 28
SPAA Member - $120
Full Rego - $200
Day Rego -$ 120
STUDENT - $120

SPAA Fringe is brought to you by the Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) an industry body that represents Australian independent film and television producers on all issues affecting the business and creative aspects of screen production.