Tassie Films in Deloraine

Tassie Films in Deloraine

MAY 2015ABI BINNING

WIDE ANGLE Tasmania will hit the road to bring TASshorts on SCREEN to regional venues, including Deloraine (Sat 23rd May at 7.30pm), supported by Studio Be and the Meander Valley Council.

The state wide tour of fourteen homegrown short films will help Wide Angle Tasmania to celebrate its 10th year of supporting screen culture in Tasmania.

Showcasing the exceptional talent of local filmmakers, all profits from ticket-sales will be split with filmmakers in this unique initiative that mentors local filmmakers in independent distribution.

The program will screen at 7.30pm at the Little Theatre in Deloraine on Saturday 23rd May, followed by a Q&A session with the tour organizer and General Manager of Wide Angle Tasmania, Abi Binning.

38 short films were submitted to Wide Angle Tasmania’s TASshorts on SCREEN initiative.

An industry panel watched nearly 6 hours of films to choose the final 14 short films included in the tour – a mix of entertaining documentaries, dramas and comedies.

The filmmakers selected for the tour were acknowledged at a reception at Government House on 15th April.

In a first for Tasmania, the producers of each short film will partner with Wide Angle Tasmania in a profit share-venture.

General Manager of Wide Angle Tasmania, Abi Binning explains, “we’re committed to providing opportunities for local filmmakers to develop strong careers in screen – and part of being a successful filmmaker is understanding distribution.

We’re setting up the tour and working with filmmakers to engage local audiences.

All profit from ticket sales will be split with the participating filmmakers.

It’s a way for filmmakers to earn revenue to make more films and is part of our efforts to fill the shortfall our organisation faces when Screen Australia ceases funding Wide Angle Tasmania at the end of the year.”

A full line-up of films can be found online www.wideangle.org.au/tasshorts-screen-0 (o=digit not letter).

Tickets can be purchased online http://tasshortsdeloraine.eventbrite.com.au or at the door for

$15.00 or $10.00 concession