AEAF  Animation Effects Awards Festival is an international competition and screening and speaker program, now in its 20th year with entries from around the world.  The awards are given for creative and technical excellence in the use of visual effects and animation in the creation of screened work. The judging criteria include the technical skill, artistry and quality of the visual effects and animation, their appropriateness within the project as a whole, and their contribution to storytelling.






AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTION DESIGN GUILD AWARDS  The APDG Awards is an annual event for professionals from the Australian film, television, stage and interactive multimedia industries, to celebrate the art of visually captivating audiences the world over.

CGSociety  and  CG Forum CGSociety would like to congratulate all of the artists that participated in the AMD Challenge.Wacom and CGSociety would like to congratulate all of the artists that participated in the Wacom Challenge.

The EXPOSÉ 11: Awards



2017  Entries are now closed. Voting is open until November 10th.  Hot on the heels of its success in 2016, motion graphics and animation festival Node has sold out in the first week

PIXEL LAB Steampunk Modelling Contest


Unleash your creativity and join our 3D Artist of the Month Contest! Each month we are looking for your best 3D image or video! If you want to be our next 3D Artist of the Month, just send us one of your self-made 3D images/videos. The winner will receive great prizes including 250 RenderPoints worth AUD 393.38 and promotion during the whole month.

THE ROOKIES – sponsored by Autodesk – is an annual awards and mentor platform open to young creatives in film, animation, games, VR, motion graphics and architecture visualisation.

The Rookies Excellence Awards – Each week the Editors selects the most interesting projects submitted by people. Make sure to check these out as they are well worth the time.
THE 21 FILM PROJECT It is with great gratitude that we thank our filmmakers, viewers, fans, staff and volunteers for all their time and efforts during the last nine years of the 21 Film Project.  While each year became better than the last, and while we were able to witness firsthand the talents of thousands of creative individuals, we have decided to not continue with the 21 Film Project festival for 2017 and beyond.  Filmmakers, please continue to express your creativity and keep making those remarkable videos. We wish you the best of luck in all of your endeavors. Again, thank you for making our festival successful since 2007. – 21 Film Project staff

VES STUDENT AWARDS  Every year, the Visual Effects Society acknowledges the outstanding work of students worldwide and Autodesk is a proud sponsor of this Award. The 2018 Student Winning Project, Hybrids is particularly impressive.





Kino Sydney hosts their monthly short film screenings at SUNSTUDIOS, Alexandria.
This is your opportunity to be inspired my the local short filmmaking community, screen your short film and network over some drinks and snacks.

Kino #127 will include Industry Speakers, Q&As, Snacks, Networking and Trivia.
You are welcome If your not involved in making films and want to support some local film talent, try your hand at film trivia and meet loads of like minded creatives.
We encourage filmmakers to start with what they’ve got and give it a go!
Filmmakers screening on the night get free entry please head to

COVID19: The classic LA Screenings 2020 will be held virtually this May

In the face of the COVID19 health crisis, the major international audiovisual markets are canceled, change their calendar or become virtual editions. This is the case of the LA Screenings, which is transformed this year into Virtual Screenings , keeping the same scheduled dates: from May 12 to 21.

Virtual Screenings is the result of the agreement between the prestigious publication  Prensario , NATPE  and  Events TM , it will allow viewing 250 hours of exclusive content from various providers in the USA (from the best in Hollywood to independent producers), Europe, Latin America, Asia and Turkey. The 50 already registered production companies will offer their titles to international buyers, including free-to-air channels, pay TV, OTTs, mobile phone and Internet service providers (IPTV), as well as international distributors.

The contents to be marketed include very diverse typologies: series, miniseries, films, documentaries; as well as formats and programs of dramatic genre, comedy, thriller, action / suspense, children and youth, factual, family, sports, etc.


ANTENNA  documentary film festival

Antenna, Australia’s Documentary Film Festival, takes place every October in Sydney, screening the very best in non-fiction films from Australia and around the world. The festival also includes Antenna DocTalk – our one-day industry seminar series, retrospective programs, international guests and gala events.

Interview with Antenna International Film Festival Co-Director, Rich Welch

This is the 7th Antenna festival. You’ve built a reputation for screening challenging films that don’t shy away from controversial topics. With that in mind how do you go about putting together the program?

AUSTRALIAN EFFECTS & ANIMATION FESTIVAL  (AEAF) Australian Effects & Animation Festival is a celebration of VFX and Animation Games and Immersive media. AEAF includes a Speaker Program, Awards evening and technology showcase.

AUSTRALIAN VIRTUAL REALITY FILM FESTIVAL  (AVRFF) is the first event of its kind in Australia, dedicated to emerging virtual reality technology.  Having partnered with Screen Queensland and Brisbane Powerhouse, the inaugural event will showcase the best of Virtual Reality film.  A selection of short films, music videos and documentaries that integrate the use of virtual reality technology have been chosen by an curatorial panel to showcase the work of the next generation of filmmakers.  AVRFF is a platform for innovative filmmakers to present their art form in a space that promotes creative development and industry discussion.

AUSTRALIAN FILM FESTIVAL   is a collaborative, not-for-profit initiative, representing over 50 specialist film festivals based in Sydney and supported by the City Of Sydney. The project aims to build audiences for niche and specialist film festivals, and provide support to film festival organisers. Our activities include building cross-promotional alliances between like-minded festivals, a website portal and festival calendar, umbrella marketing to new and existing audiences, workshops, networking and guidance on social media strategies, resource-sharing and development for film festival organisers.


Now in its 42nd year, BANFF is an international conference and marketplace where new business partnerships are forged and new TV, film and digital media projects are ignited. With delegates from 50+ countries, the Festival attracts the world’s top creators, producers, showrunners, talent, networks, studios, streamers, press and media companies.

We believe our industry must recognize and act on its role in the movements for social, political, and environmental progress. BANFF continues to drive conversation and action, highlighting the power that the entertainment industry has to change minds, change policy, and create opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented.

BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  is one of the world’s leading film festivals, being held every February.  There are several sections during the days of this festival including Competition, Panorama, and Forum. In Competition section, around twenty films compete for the awards called the Golden Bear and Silver Bear.

BLUE MOUNTAINS FILM FESTIVAL  The annual Blue Mountains Film Festival showcases the best short films from the around the world – set against the dramatic landscape of the Blue Mountains. Scenic World have seen the potential of this event for the Blue Mountains from the outset.

BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE BFI FILM FESTIVAL  held in the United Kingdom, running in the second half of October with cooperation from the British Film Institute. It screens more than 300 films, documentaries and shorts from approximately 50 countries.

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL  was stared in 1946 with the special purpose placing emphasis on artistic value, which is inherent characteristic of films. That is, this festival generally forster the notion that Europiean cinema is “art” cinema.  The main event of this festival is the official selection. In competition, the twenty films compete each other for the Palme d’ Or, which is a kind of grand prize. In addition, there is Parallel Selection in this festival. In this section, there is Tous les Cinémas du Monde.

COLONY SHROT FILM FESTIVAL  is a showcase for independent films from all over the United States and across the globe, with a focus on featuring local and regional talent from the Ohio Valley. The Colony Short Film Festival features selections from emerging and established short filmmakers that have ranged from innovative to off-the-wall and quirky to provocative.

DARE TO STRUGGLE   Not just a celebration of independent filmmaking, the Dare to Struggle Film Festival embraces the diversity of radical struggle and creates a platform that amplifies the voice of activism.

DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  (DIFF), founded in 2004 and held in December, is the leading film festival in the region. Since its inception in 2004, the festival has served as an influential platform for Arab filmmakers and talent at an international level, by spearheading the cinema movement in the region.  The DIFF is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. It is a not-for-profit cultural event, presented and organised by Dubai Entertainment & Media Organization.

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is an annual fortnight of cinema screenings and related events taking place each June. Established in 1947, it is the world’s oldest continually running film festival.

FLICKERFEST  began as a small local festival at the Balmain High School in 1991. Since then it has grown to become Australia’s leading Academy® accredited & BAFTA recognised competitive Australian & International Short Film Festival with 1000’s of entries coming from filmmakers across the globe.

GOLD COAST FILM FESTIVAL, Queensland, Australia.  Our location is one with a heritage of filmmaking, with international filmmaking introduced on the Gold Coast in the late 1980’s. Fast-forward to 2017 and major international films Unbroken, Pirates of the Caribbean, Thor: Rangarok and Aquaman have chosen the Gold Coast’s incredible locations and highly competent crew to shoot their multi-million dollar films.

HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  new virtual initiative HIFF@HOME launched this month with a curated selection of short films you can watch online for free. All have screened at HIFF festivals and there are award-winning shorts produced here in Hawaii.

HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  founded in 1976, is Asia’s oldest international film festival and a pioneer in introducing Hong Kong, Chinese language and Asian cinema and filmmakers to the world.  Screening over 250 titles from more than 55 countries in over 11 major cultural venues across the territory, the Festival is Hong Kong’s largest cultural event. Taking place in March/April


Free entry. Cash prizes for 28 films, is a short film festival in Sydney over late April that is seeking films that give us hope for a world in crisis.  Any genre is welcome, including: documentary, drama, animation, music videos, video art and more as long as it is under 15 minutes and fits within the festivals theme of Love, Art and Revolution.  Imagine films about First Nations communities resisting resource extraction, climate change activists inspiring hope in the face of the climate crisis, campaigns for rent freezes and public housing to combat cost of living crisis, activists building bridges with revolutionary movements in the Global South and more.

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  is an annual film festival held over three weeks in July, in Melbourne, Australia. It was founded in 1952 and is one of the oldest film festivals in the world.  MIFF is one of Melbourne’s four major film festivals, in addition to the Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF), Melbourne Queer Film Festival(MQFF) and Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF).  Melbourne is a significant city in the history of film: The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906), the world’s first full-length feature film, was filmed in the city.

ONE EARTH FILM FESTIVAL One Earth Film Festival is the Midwest’s premier environmental film festival, creating opportunities for understanding climate change, sustainability and the power of human involvement. We showcase top-issue, thought-provoking environmental films and lead audiences in interactive post-film discussions focused on solutions. One Earth Film Festival is a production of Green Community Connections.

RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL is an independent film festival and film school that operates throughout major cities including: London, Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Budapest, Berlin and Brussels.  The festival itself was established in 1992 by Elliot Grove to be the voice of British filmmaking.  Takes place in September/October.

REAL FILM FESTIVAL  An initiative of Screen Hunter, The Real Film Festival (RFF) was first held in Newcastle in 2012, to foster and develop the art of telling true stories through film.  As the festival enters its sixth year, join us from 27 – 29 October 2017 for our most jam-packed program yet, featuring film screenings, short film competitions, open air cinema, development workshops and networking events.

Watch – Be among the first to view a variety of independent Australian feature and short films and documentaries, as they are premiered during the 2017 Real Film Festival.  We encourage filmmakers across all ages and skill levels to submit their films for their chance to tell their story and be a part of this year’s program.

Learn – The program includes an impressive line-up of industry development workshops. Run by key industry figures, this year’s workshops cover topics like ‘Comedy Writing’, ‘Special FX Makeup’, ‘10 advances in iPhones that will change filmmaking’, Filming from a Drone’, ‘Attracting distributors and audiences to your films’ and ‘Storytelling Science’. These workshops will provide participants with the tools and knowledge to help them create their next film project and stay on top of current trends.

Create – Our short film competitions provides a launch pad for filmmakers of all ages and experience levels to tell their ‘real’ stories and showcase their talents. The competitions are divided into three categories: Primary School (5 to 12yrs), High School (13 to 18yrs) and an Open category (19yrs+).

Connect – The festival provides attendees with a unique opportunity to meet and connect with like-minded film lovers in a friendly and social environment. Share experiences and meet fellow filmmakers from all walks of life at our official social events, including the opening-night screening and gala.

REFUGEE FILM FESTIVAL   the festival involved several activities including film screenings in Melbourne at Cinema Nova, Carlton and film Screenings in Sydney at the State Library of NSW.  The festival was a great success, with a turnout of over 1000 people across Melbourne and Sydney. In addition, the many independent screenings across Australia raised money, awareness and discussion of the themes and content of the films.

REVELATION PERTH FILM FESTIVAL Revelation maintains its focus on signature driven works and embraces audiences of all ages, tastes and backgrounds. Like the films it presents, the event maintains a vitality and enthusiasm for the industry quite unlike any other film festival in the country.

SCREEN WAVE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Coffs Coast, NSW, Australia.  Starting with our love of film, and its ability to connect us as a community, we curate a program of new films and events that challenge us and provoke discussion. We endeavour to create something beautiful that inspires the community to support its growth into the future as a major festival for the Coffs Coast region.  Films have the power to bring together communities when viewed in a cinema, as they were meant to be screened. We believe that a cinema doesn’t necessarily need to have four walls. Screenwave Pop-up Cinema provides indoor and outdoor pop-up cinema services, working with Councils, business leaders, and the community to provide interesting cinema experiences all over the NSW North Coast.

SONY FILM FESTIVAL   Starting in 2018, we scoured the world of Alpha photographers across Australia and New Zealand to find Advocates that are ready to help other photographers take the next steps in their own photographic journeys.  Every year we will take new submissions to discover the next generation of Advocates.  If you have a passion for photography and you would like to share it with a wider audience, consider applying in the coming year.

SUNDERANCE FILM FESTIVAL  an American film festival that takes place annually in Utah. With 46,732 attendees in 2012, it is the largest independent film festival in the United States.

ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL  St Kilda Film Festival provides the most comprehensive overview of the national short film industry, screening a diverse selection of short films from around the country alongside a rich program of international showcases, special screenings and events, plus Australia’s largest free Filmmaker Development Program.

SXSW FILM FESTIVAL for nine days in Austin, Texas in March, creatives of all stripes gather for the acclaimed SXSW Film Program to celebrate raw innovation and emerging talent both behind and in front of the camera.

SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL  the world’s best new films come to Sydney every June for 12 days and nights of inspiring and entertaining premieres, talks and parties. Sydney Film Festival takes place at our flagship venue the State Theatre, as well as cinemas in the CBD, Newtown, Cremorne, Western Sydney and more, screening more than 200 films you won’t usually find in the multiplex. Twelve films are selected for the Official Competition, which celebrates “courageous, audacious and cutting-edge” cinema with a $60,000 cash prize. Sydney Film Festival also presents seven other cash awards over the course of the festival – you can read about them all here.   We also run the Travelling Film Festival year-round, taking the best of international and Australian cinema to 17 regional centres around the country, as well as the Travelling Film Festival at Sea

TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL is a film festival in Telluride, Colorado, U.S., over Labor Day Weekend in September of each year.  It was started in 1974 by Bill and Stella Pence, Tom Luddy, and James Card and the Telluride Council for the Arts and Humanities.  Founded in 1974 and takes place in September.


The Topaz Film Festival is an extension of the Women in Film Dallas Scholastic Grant Fund, a 501c3 that provides financial support through grants and scholarships to women in the pursuit of media arts degrees and those in the productions of film, television and screen-based media. Proceeds from the festival will serve to fund the scholastic grant.

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is one of the largest publicly attended film festivals in the world, attracting over 480,000 people annually.  Over the last 40 years, TIFF has grown to become a year-round destination for film culture operating out of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, a dynamic centre for film culture that offers film lovers a world-class cinema experience including new releases, live one-of-a-kind film events and an interactive gallery.

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL  was founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff, reportedly in response to the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the consequent loss of vitality in the Tribeca neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, although there are reports that its founding was underway prior to the events of 9/11.  The mission of the festival is “to enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience.” The Tribeca Film Festival was founded to celebrate New York City as a major filmmaking center and to contribute to the long-term recovery of lower Manhattan.

UNIVERSE MULTICULTURAL FILM FESTIVAL  The film has the power to bring history to life, open windows into other cultures and engage in a way that no other medium can duplicate. Universe multicultural film festival provides an equal stage for every culture to show and shine.
For film lovers, it is a place for unique movies that can open their minds and fresh their eyes. For filmmakers, it is a fantastic place to meet with the others to create cross-cultural film projects; For distributers, it is a market that has the most diversify films to choose from; For locals, it is a wonderful festival that full of fun and cultural education.

VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL   was started in 1932, has the longest history among the top 3 film festivals and is held late August.  It was stared as part of the 18th Venice Biennale and has grown since 1950s by introducing many unknown but remarkable Japanese films such as Rashomon directed by Kurosawa Akira. Nowadays, it consists of main competition for world premiere, upstream that is competition for alternative filmmaking with innovation and creativity, new territories for films using new technology, and International Critics’ Week. The principal awards in this film festival are the Leone d’Oro (Golden Lion), which is for the best film screened in main competition, the Leone d’Argento (Silver Lion) for the Best Director, the Jury Grand Prix, which is as renowned as Silver Lion, and the Coppa Volpi (Volpi Cup), which is awarded to the best actor and actress.

VERY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL    Welcome to the inaugural Very Short Film Festival. Get creative in a short 2–5 minute film relating to our 2021 signature ‘Tasmania’ for your chance to win from a range of cash prizes. Join us on the red carpet to announce the winning films on Friday 21 May 2021 at Spring Bay Mill, Triabunna, Tasmania.

WINDA FILM FESTIVAL  Winda now in it’s second year in 2017, the inaugural Festival last year, curated works by Australian and international Indigenous filmmakers focusing on the theme ‘From the Four Directions’. This year’s Festival will be ‘Celebrating Indigenous Films Under the Milkyway’.   The Wurhu Darhuy Foundation, meaning Our Voices in Yaegl, is a collective of Indigenous filmmakers who strive to create, foster and support opportunities for Indigenous voices to empower, unify, inspire and entertain, through social, economic, innovation and self-sufficiency programs for the advancement of Aborigional cultures, and stories in digital landscapes.

WINTER FILM AWARDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  Winter Film Awards 9th annual International Film Festival has a jam-packed schedule of 79 films of All Genres — FREE Discussion Panels/Workshops — $10 Matinees — Daily Screenings of fantastic films and lots of Free Parties. Come see a diverse mixture of 11 Animated films, 6 Documentaries, 10 Feature narratives, 11 Horror films, 11 Music Videos, 22 Narrative shorts and 7 Web series! Filmmakers come from 27 countries; 45% of the films were created by women, 53% were created by or about people of color.


ACM SIGGRAPH is a nonprofit international membership organization made up of thousands of people who share a passion for computer graphics and interactive techniques. Members are involved in a wide variety of fields, including computer graphics research, software development, digital art, scientific visualization, interactive technology, game design, visual effects, computer science, education, engineering, graphic design, film and television production, scientific research and more.

AEAF:  is an international competition and screening, now in its 18th year with entries from around the world.  The awards are given for creative a technical excellence in the use of visual effects and animation in the creation of screened work.



AR Experiments is a site that features work by coders who are experimenting with augmented reality in exciting ways. These experiments use various tools like ARCore, an SDK that lets Android developers create awesome AR experiences. We’re featuring some of our favorite projects here to help inspire more coders to imagine what could be made with AR.


AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY of CINEMA and TELEVISION ARTS (AACTA) formerly Australian Film Institute

The primary role is to recognise, encourage, promote and celebrate film and television excellence in Australia through the nation’s highest screen accolades, the AACTA Awards – the Australian equivalent of the Oscars® and the BAFTAs.  Launched by AFI in 2011 following an extensive review and consultation, AACTA is Australia’s peak screen body and continues to reflect a standard of film and television excellence that mirrors that of AMPAS and BAFTA, whilst maintaining a unique Australian perspective.  Australia has produced some of the best screen performers, practitioners and productions in the world, and AFI | AACTA remains committed to promoting, within Australia and internationally, Australia’s best and brightest screen professionals and the great Australian stories which they tell on the big and small screens.


AUSTRALIAN CINEMATOGRAPHERS SOCIETY   The Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) is a not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee, that was formed in 1958 for the purpose of providing a forum for cinematographers to further develop their skills through mutual co-operation.

A cinematographer is a person with technical expertise who manipulates light to transfer visual information by the use of a camera into aesthetic moving images, onto motion picture film or electronic recording systems.



AUSTRALIAN DOCUMENTARY FORUM  OzDox – The Australian Documentary Forum is a joint initiative from documentary filmmakers, academics and industry bodies to discuss and foster documentary culture and community through monthly forums and events. We stream and podcast many of our events, which are available on the YouTube Ozdox Forum and on this site under ‘Videos’.

AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS’ GUILD  (ADG) is a registered industry association representing the interests of film, television and digital media directors, documentary makers and animators throughout Australia.


Australians in Film:  The Industry Association for Australian Filmmakers and Performers in the U.S.


Is your idea, invention or brand available?  Before applying for your intellectual property right, you should do a comprehensive search to make sure that it isn’t already registered.

AUSTRALIAN CINEMA PIONEERS,  The Society of Australian Cinema Pioneers  The Society provides members with a means to stay in touch with industry colleagues, and connected via newsletters and social gatherings. It also entitles members (and a guest) to complimentary cinema admissions* at selected cinemas throughout Australia.


Australian Production Design Guild  established in 2009 as a non profit organisation committed to:

  • raising the profile of stage and screen design.
  • highlighting the creative contribution made by the mise en scène.
  • drawing attention to professional standards.
  • encouraging young designers and associated professionals in the industry.
  • recognising excellence and outstanding achievements through annual awards.
  • granting APDG accreditation to outstanding Australian designers.

AUSTRALIAN  SCREEN  EDITORS  (ASE) is a cultural, professional and educational organisation, dedicated to the pursuit and recognition of excellence in the arts, sciences and technology of motion picture film and televisual post production.


The Australian Screen Sound Guild (ASSG) represents the profession of screen sound in film, television, multimedia and other related audio industries. It was formed in 1988 in response to a desire for more communication between practitioners of the various craft areas of screen sound.



CARTOON  is an international non-profit association based in Brussels. CARTOON’s remit is to support the animation industry by organising several types of events through the year dedicated to animation professionals.

CG Society


CreativeFuture is a nonprofit coalition of more than 560 companies and organizations and more than 275,000 individuals – from film, television, music, book publishing, photography, and other creative industries. We’re mobilizing our members to speak up about creativity’s cultural and economic value, the importance of copyright in protecting creativity, and the massive harm caused by the global theft of our creative works. Millions of creatives and thousands of businesses around the world depend on copyright to bring all of us countless moments of inspiration, learning, and joy. Our mission is to advocate for strong but appropriate copyright protections and to empower creatives to speak out against piracy and how it affects their ability to create and to make a living.


We spark investment in the arts by fostering giving and partnerships between the cultural sector, supporters and investors; and by equipping artists and arts organisations with the fundraising and development skills to succeed.

DAME CHANGER is an Australian screen professional women’s collective for mid-career women that provides opportunities for networking, training and personal development for women in the screen industry.


Digital Labourers Federation  is a non-profit social group which acts as a contact point for people in the digital arts industry.  Most members work in the television or film industries. However anyone involved in the creation of digital media is welcome.

EUROPEAN FILM AGENCIES  DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION   EFAD (European Film Agency Directors association) is the voice of national European Film Agencies, bringing together the Directors of national film funds from European countries. EFAD membership covers the European Union countries as well as Iceland, Norway, the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

EUROPEAN PRODUCERS CLUB   EPC  is an association of 130 influential independent film and TV drama producers from all over Europe.


Want to make film and TV in Australia? Let IF be your guide

INTERNATIONAL CONFEDERATION of SOCIETIES of AUTHORS and COMPOSERS    CISAC works to protect the rights and promote the interests of creators across all regions of the world and artistic fields; music, audiovisual, drama, literature and visual arts. We aim to secure fair remuneration for creators for the use of theirs works anywhere in the world.

INTERNATIONAL UNION of CINEMAS  UNIC  We are an international trade association representing cinema operators and their national associations across 38 European territories.

MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT & ARTS ALLIANCE (MEAA)  was formed in 1992 as the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance from the merger of three organisations: the Australian Journalists Association, Actors Equity of Australia, and the Australian Theatrical & Amusement Employees Association.  Our members include people working in TV, radio, theatre & film, entertainment venues, recreation grounds, journalists, actors, dancers, sportspeople, cartoonists, photographers, orchestral and opera performers as well as people working in public relations, advertising, book publishing and website production… in fact everyone who works in the industries that inform or entertain.

METRO  SCREEN 1981 – 1015

METRO Media NSW  On December 23, when Metro Screen closes, their mailing list will become permanently inaccessible, and their Facebook group will shut down.  For privacy reasons, Metro Screen can’t give these contacts to anyone else, but they support our creating a new list in order to maintain, involve, and inform the Metro community.  The email list you can join here will be used exclusively for that purpose – it will never be sold or distributed.  Metro Screen brought together a strong, diverse, and vibrant group of artists; if we lose the ability to stay in contact with each other, any conversations about where to go from here will be much more difficult.  So please sign up the list, join our Facebook group (METRO Media NSW), and invite your friends to do the same!


MPDAA Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia

The MPDAA is a non-profit organisation which undertakes the collection of film exhibition information relating to box-office, admissions and admission prices, theatres, release details, censorship classifications, and so forth, in order to provide meaningful statistics on the film industry in Australia to the Members and associated persons, the media and trade publications.

NATIONAL  FILM  and  SOUND  ARCHIVEThe National Film and Sound Archive of Australia is the nation’s living archive – collecting, preserving and sharing our rich audiovisual heritage.

THE  PRODUCTION  BOOK  on film, on tv, on set, on location, online


SCREEN AUSTRALIA is the Federal Government’s primary agency for supporting Australian screen production. In partnership with filmmakers, Screen Australia aims to create an Australian industry that is innovative, culturally important and commercially sustainabl

SCREEN NSW  Established to foster and facilitate excellence and growth in the film and television industry in New South Wales. Newsletters.

SCREEN  PRODUCERS AUSTRALIA  we strengthen partnerships that create and take great Australian stories to the world. We unite screen businesses to campaign for a healthy commercial environment, supported by a representative council and a full-time secretariat.

SOUTH COAST WRITERS CENTRE  aims to support writers of all stages via its program of creative events and professional development, and to promote the South Coast’s emerging and established writers through the development of audiences. The Centre supports these aims through its literary events and workshop program.

SYNDEY ANIMATION PRODUCTION GROUP Most animators have, in some part, a dream of creating their own production. Sitting down with a bunch of like minded creatives and coming up with an idea for an animated series or feature. The cherry on top would be that it can generate enough income to allow the production of more. Maybe you’re inspired by children’s TV like Pepper Pig or Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom? Or potentially you’d like to create something more along the lines of Rick and Morty, Bojack Horseman or South Park? Or, are animated feature films your thing?

VFX Forum Everyone that works in the UK VFX industry is welcome to join us, regardless of company, or job, or nationality. Whether you’re a runner, an artist, a producer or a TD, we’d love to have you with us! If you want to see positive change in how the VFX industry treats its people, then that’s all that matters.

WOMEN in FILM and TELEVISION Australia is committed to improving the status of women, both on and off the screen, by supporting and advancing women working in the film, television and related screen industries. We are a membership based non-profit organisation.

WIFT Australia YouTube Channel

WRITERS GUILD of AMERICA WEST  A writer’s position in the entertainment industry is determined largely by his or her credits. Their professional status depends on the quality and number of screenplays, teleplays, or stories which bear their names. The administration of an accurate and equitable system of determining credits is, therefore, one of the most important services the Guild performs for writers.


Information on the Photography Post



IF Magazine is an Australian print and online trade publication for screen-content professionals in Australia and New Zealand. First published in 1997.




GRINDWORKS Broadcast Media, a global independent digital television network based in the U.S., has a PPV/VOD & live streaming model that offers you an option to sell both single Videos (E.g. Movies) or a set of multiple part video (e.g. TV Shows, Seasons and it’s Episodes) to your audience.

Marketing/Distribution With No Upfront Costs For Films, Shows and Documentaries If You Share Your Links. Thousands of great independent films are made each year and never find an audience. They play at film festivals all over the world and are never discovered. Film Markets like Sundance and Cannes are too costly and complex for most independent filmmakers to attend. At GrindWorks Broadcast Media we believe the need for a new type of digital distribution for truly independent films & tv shows is evident.

Look into submitting to GrindWorks Broadcast Media & joining the GrindWorks Film Community. If you would be interested in your project being mentioned, marketed and MONETIZED GLOBALLY throughout our network and on our website. You can visit and submit there or simply add your files or (YouTube or Vimeo) links to a Dropbox, Google Drive or cloud service and send the links via email at with the name of the film or series as well as the producers/directors name in the subject line.  It’s nothing binding or no obligation to the network. We just like what you have so far and want some people to see it


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