call for entries

BBC seeks childrens program

BBC Worldwide is seeking submissions from Australian producers for a new children’s program for the CBeebies channel.

“Whatever project wins gets a massive CBeebies international shop-window, it’s almost a prize that money can’t buy, the international exposure that the winner of this pitch will get” Brendan Dahill, Director of Television, BBC Worldwide Channels Australasia, told Encore.

CBeebies is looking for an upbeat, humorous television series that will bridge the gap between four and six year olds, an age group that “actively seeks out exaggeration and physical comedy, and loves the unexpected”. The successful pitch would appeal to both boys and girls, and should feel physically rooted in the real world.

The production budget for this program is estimated at $150 000 - $250 000 per hour of programming, and it will be broadcast across the international Cbeebies channels, reaching screens in India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Poland, Africa, Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market. The deadline for submissions is Friday June 5, 2009.

CBeebies is the UK’s free-to-air BBC pre-school channel, and it was launched in Australia on

Foxtel late last year. The channel is self-commissioning, self-scheduling and focussed on “learning through play” programming for children 6 and under.


portable film competition

The Call for Entries for the fourth annual Portable Film Festival is now

PFF is currently taking entries across all festival categories: Short Film,
Music Video, Look at Me (online video including serials and webisodes),
Get Animated (a dedicated animation category), First Hand Capture (for
content shot on mobile devices like cell phones), and full Feature
Films. The PFF will award prizes over 6 categories, as voted by users plus
a grand prize across the entire festival as voted by PFF.

Entry is free.


Portable Film Festival screens August 2009

Visit http://www.portablefilmfestival.com for more information on how to
enter or email info@portablefilmfestival.com

grit media competition

Grit Media currently offers the disabled and creative media communities
the opportunity to reach beyond the parameters of their own imaginations
and hybridize together in evolutionary style. For the next six months Grit
Media are offering mentored placements in all types of creative media
environments and for varying lengths of times for people with
disabilities. These placements can range from anywhere between four hours
to up to a week depending on the individual's needs and the company's or
person's idiosyncrasies.

Organizations renowned or becoming so, for their cutting edge supremacy,
are now being asked to open their own doors of perception and allow anyone
from the "allability" (Grit's preferred term) community to sample their
cerebral smorgasbord of creatively inventive delights. If you have ever
desired to give an "allabled" soul the opportunity to examine the realms
of film, television, stills photography, print media, event management,
video installation and beyond, or have ever wanted them to see a director,
producer or sound engineer (to name a few) at work, then please start
earning those karmic brownie points and having a whole lot of fun.

All participants in this program are over eighteen years of age, it costs
neither the organization or working professional anything at all and every
person being mentored is completely covered by our public liability
insurance. The only real stipulation for eligibility is that both parties
have the courage to dare to dream big and way outside of the square.

Contact: Media Mentorship Program Officer at vanessa@gritmedia.org.au

save the males competition

You could win $5000!
As part of their ‘Save the Males’ campaign Barons Brewing Co. have launched a competition for young filmmakers to create a viral video. The winning viral will get $5000 cash and their viral will be released and seeded on youtube, the Barons website, social networks and online forums. The competition runs until March 31st 2009 and Barons need your creative talent.
Entry to the competition is via the Barons website http://www.baronsbrewing.com

Barons Brewing Co. recently launched their ‘Save the Males’ campaign and with the help of Jungleboys, together they created five cutting edge viral videos, the first of which was released on November 14. Barons are now looking for the sixth.

Barons Brewing is an Australian independent brewing company and up against the big conglomerates, so they have to do things a little differently to be heard in the trade. Barons are looking for great ideas and are prepared to take a risk with the right one!

The competition flyer is attached and you can view Barons existing virals at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yksWTOEqsUc

get your stuff seen on television

Get your stuff seen on television, complete and uncut! We want your Short
Films, Music Clips, Animations and Festival Rejects for the third series of "ANTHOLOGY OF
INTEREST!" on free-to-air TVS Sydney (UHF 31), and the second series of "DARK CARNIVAL" on
Aurora Community TV Digital 183. Compiled by Graham Garfield Barnard & Tim Newsom. Please
contact us at:
Post Office Box 570, Newtown, NSW, 2042
or (02) 9564 1196