Over 500 filmmakers, celebrities, media and screen industry representatives turned out to celebrate the very best in Western Australian screen production at the 27th Annual WA Screen Awards at the Heath Ledger Theatre in Perth last night, Monday 29 June 2015, hosted by comedian Joel Creasey.
FTI announced the successful 2015 nominees for the 27th annual WA Screen Awards (WASAs) at an event held on Monday 8 June 2015 at Lot 20 Bar in the Perth Cultural Centre.
The WA Screen Awards (WASAs) is the premier celebration of West Australian screen culture, celebrating excellence and achievements in feature film, short film, web series, music videos, television production, documentary, games and interactive productions.
FTI is proud to announce that nominations are now open for the “ScreenWest Outstanding Contribution to the Industry” Award to be presented at the 27th WA Screen Awards (WASA) on June 29 at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia.
The recipient of this award will be a West Australian who has enhanced the vibrancy of the screen sector through bringing acclaim and/or profile to the sector via their own remarkable career and achievements, or by working behind the scenes to the benefit of other screen practitioners.
It is with a sense of sadness that FTI announces that, on Friday October 31st, we had to let four of our staff go.
The former staff affected are Jos Gibson – Business Manager; Michael Ellis – Marketing Manager; Lynda Doulas – Production Support Manager; and Matt de Byl – Customised Training Program Manager. Between them, they logged over 20 years of experience at FTI and all made significant contributions to FTI and the broader screen sector in their time with us. We wish them well in their future endeavours.
Art Gallery of WA and FTI team up to preserve WA’s Indigenous Art
Two projects designed to assist Indigenous West Australians preserve and maintain ownership of their culture have joined together to film interviews with leading Indigenous artists from the Kimberley.
The Art Gallery of WA’s (AGWA) Desert River Sea: Kimberley Art Then & Now is a six-year research program to map current and emerging Kimberley Aboriginal art practices. The program is supported by principal corporate partner Rio Tinto.
FTI has announced it will provide the only funding in Australia available to WA games makers as part of the organisation’s new games program that was launched today.
The funding will come through access to FTI’s One Off Member’s Production Fund (OOMPF) that offers two $5,000 grants and one $10,000 grant to encourage and develop emerging creative teams. Both game and film makers, who are members of FTI, will be eligible to apply for the next round of OOMPF funding, which is expected to open in late 2014.
FTI is a member of the Screen Network and gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of Screen Australia, ScreenWest & Lotterywest. FTI is also pleased to receive the support of organisational partner; Coopers Brewery.