The Theme for Risky Shorts Youth Short Film Festival 2014 is…

What do you Crave? What are your thoughts, ideas, dreams about what you really, really… like really want?

So now you know, go get your creative-ness flowing and start story boarding your ideas, scribbling your scripts and getting your short film ready for the biggest and best-est youth short film festival in Albany and the Great Southern (ok so, as far as we know, it’s the only one…but just so you know, this youth short film festival is the biggest and best-est!). For more info email riskyshorts@gsfi.org.au or go to facebook/riskyshorts.com

Risky Shorts youth film festival is a SCOPE youth film + media workshop program initiative and is back in 2014… bigger, better and even more exciting than the first time!

In 2013, Risky Shorts Youth Film Festival showcased 14 films on the big screen at the Albany Town Hall all centred around the theme of ‘Home’. The night was a huge success with performances from Marksman Lloyd – Slam Poet throughout the evening as well as a mix of films all made entirely by young people from the Great Southern Region.

Risky Shorts Youth Film Festival has undergone some changes in 2014, there is a new theme, the small grants of $200.00 that were available to help young film makers get started have now been re-directed into the prize pool.

GSFI SCOPE youth film + media workshops will now be offering support in the way of equipment use to help young people make a short film, equipment will be available to all young filmmakers so you will need to get in touch to book t out! A list of available equipment will be released very soon.

We have introduced a non-refundable $10 submission and processing fee, due at the time of film submissions. This fee is to ensure we can process and select films in a more streamlined way. The submission fee will also be covered if you attend one of the many workshops that will carry the ‘Risky Shorts’ logo throughout the year.

Keep a look out for workshops at the Act Belong Commit Open Access Youth Art Studio and through SCOPE youth film + media workshop program. We will provide details of these workshops and how you can get involved closer to the dates.

There is a new and fresh theme in 2014 which will be announced in March and there is currently a competition running over at our facebook page facebook.com/riskyshorts. Simply log onto facebook, like our page then comment on our status where we ask the question ‘can you guess the theme for this years Risky Shorts Youth Film Festival?’ The first correct guess all win 2x tickets to the event which will be held 9th August, we’ll give you a clue…it’s a one word answer!

For more information contact Film Festival Co-ordinator Kerry Shaw riskyshorts@gsfi.org.au or 0405 909 439 make sure you go to facebook and like our page too – facebook.com/riskyshorts


Sunset at the Mini Animation Festival

My World in 3D has ended. To relive the magic you can go to our facebook and see photographs of all the cool things that were happening. Also you can head over to the GSFI youtube and see all the animations. It would have been nice to see a few more people at the Outdoor Mini Animation Festival, but that’s why the GSFI is changing things up this year with our exciting new format Random Access Cinema. Over the next few weeks all will be revealed.


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Explore the lo-fi and hi-fi technologies in the world of animation,

through a week of workshops,

classic animation screenings, interactive digital installation,

and a drop in artspace for under 5′s.

 

My World in 3D finishes off on Friday with an outdoor

Mini Animation Film Festival

on the back lawn of the

Vancouver Arts Centre to kick off the Australia Day weekend!

 

20 – 24 January 2014


Vancouver Arts Centre

Artspace

Monday – Friday 9am to 4pm

Drop in with your under 5′s anytime and create some cool worlds with them. Explore modelling, collage, story building though play.

EITHER FREE OR LOW FEE PER ACTIVITY

 

Digital Installation

Monday – Friday 9am to 4pm

An interactive environment that tracks the motion of your in real time.

Jump, dance, and wriggle, and see the impact of your movements in different colours and shapes projected on the wall.

Suitable for any age or ability. FREE

 

Classic Animation Screenings

Monday – Friday 9am to 4pm

Blinky Bill | The Dreaming | Classic Aardman | The Adventures of Prince Achmed | Lotte Reinger Shorts:

Music and Magic Courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. FREE


Workshops

Micador Modelmaking

Join artist Sandy O’Doherty in creating characters out of Micador SuperModelling Clay and found Objects

Monday January 20

10am to 1pm Ages 8-13

2pm to 4pm Ages 4-7

 

Mini Set Design and Construction

Join artist Sandy O’Doherty in sculpting  a mini environment for your characters using paper, pens and simple craft materials.

Wednesday January 22

10am to 1pm Ages 8-13

2pm to 4pm Ages 4-7

 

Stop Motion Animation Workshops

Join SCOPE animator John Carberry in storyboarding and animating a short stop motion animation movie

using the characters and environments you have created.

Thursday January 23

10am to 1pm Ages 8-13

2pm to 4pm Ages 4-7

Full Day Combined modelmaking, set construction and animation workshop for ages 13-17

 

Friday January 24

10:30am to 3:30pm

Entry to My World in 3D is by donation.

Except for paid workshops which must be booked and paid for in advance at the VAC reception or by phone on (08) 9841 9260\

 

Prices

4-7 years VAC members $20/Non Members $25

8-13 years VAC Members $30/Non Members $35

13-17 years (Full Day Workshop) VAC Members $60/Non Members $70

Workshops are limited to 12 places. Children 4-5 must be accompanied by a parent of guardian.

Children 6-7 yo may need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian [particularly for the animation workshops].

 

Download the full My World in 3D program at Vancouver Arts Centre

 

 

My World in 3D is sponsored by

 

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Vancouver Arts Centre

 

Micador Logo

 

Paperbark Merchants Logo

 

Country Arts Logo

 

Department of Cultre and Arts

 

Donna Cameron Design

 

In our recent Sense – Place – Stories workshop

participants created animations to a dreamtime story told by local Elder Larry Blight.

Here is a little teaser of part of the story animated by Willem and Carl.

The full story is still being edited.

Stay Tuned!

 

 

The next workshop will be with the students from Spencer Park Primary in December.

We look forward to sharing their fantastic animations with you.

 

Sense – Place – Stories is a collaborative project.

Proudly sponsored by

and supported by


 


Green Skills has been offering a range of free community art workshops

in October and November 2013

as part of a Community Art Network

and Shire of Denmark supported eco-art program.

 

The  Gondwana Panorama project includes

Landscape Photography & Video Workshops & Excursions

The program has allow participants to develop their landscape photography or

video making skills in support of the Gondwana Link landscape conservation vision.

The tutors will be Ian Bradshaw and Graham Bishop. The  workshops will be held as follows:

·         Denmark – Workshops & Excursion – 9.15am – 4.30pm Sunday 10 November 2013

·         Porongurups – Workshops & Excursion -9.15 am – 4.30pm Sunday 24 November 2013

 

Selected photos and short video interview clips from these excursions will form part of exhibitions in Albany and Denmark in early 2014.

Designed for photographers and digital artists wanting to extend their skills into landscape formats.

 

These will be free but registration is essential.

People ring Basil Schur at Green Skills Denmark on 98483310 | 0429481019 or

email bschur@greenskills.org.au to register and for more details.

The south coast eco- art program has been made possible through financial support by Community Arts Network (WA), the Green Skills sustainability fund, and the Shire of Denmark. Community Arts Network WA manages the Catalyst Community Arts fund on behalf of the State of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts and is supported by the Mental Health Commission WA.: This project is also supported through the City of Albany’s Vancouver Art Centre, Shire of Denmark’s Cultural Development Fund, the WA Museum- Albany, Gondwana Link Ltd, and Green Skills Sustainability Fund.




Sense – Place – Stories


Be apart of the creation of animations of Local Noongar Dreamtime Stories

shared by Local Elder Larry Blight.

Learn how to story board your ideas, collaborate with others and

create animations to the stories shared.

Sessions mentored by  Peter Pritchard and Dempsey Augustson.

 

When: 12-3pm over 2 days

This Saturday and Sunday Nov 2nd and 3rd

Where: Co-op room WA Museum Albany

Ages ; 9-13yrs

Cost: $20

Booking Essential.

Places Limited.

Want to get some ideas early? Click here

 

Sense – Place – Stores is a collaborative project.


Proudly sponsored by

 

and supported by


 



The Team at GSFI are very excitied to announce the Winners of the inaugural

 

Risky Shorts

 

Youth Film Festival Competition


Congratulations to everyone who entered!

 

What an fantastic array of talent, creativity and ideas exploring the theme of ‘home’!

 

 

…And now for the winners…

 


1st Prize


The Unexpected

By Dempsey Auguston

 

 

2nd Place


Homeboy

By Finn Williamson


 

3rd Place


Home Sick

Keegan Smart

 

Congratulations!

 

 

Many thanks to our Panel of Judges who were given that hard task of deciding the winners! Scores were extremely close!

 

Marksman Lloyd  | Andrew Collins  |  Kerry Shaw

 

And, of course, many thanks to Mark for his Poetry performances throughout the evening…simply awesome!

 


 

What a great night?

Enormous thanks to all who took part in what we hope to be the first of many more Risky Shorts into the future.

To the participants, organisers, audience, friends and families of… thank you.

Without your support for such events and projects, quite simply…they would not happen.

We look forward to your continued support for Risky Shorts 2014!

 

 

Special thanks to….


Our sincere and overwhelming heartfelt thanks to the amazing Kerry Shaw for her incredible efforts in putting this event together.

An enormous task with a little budget…what a success! Thanks Kerry!!!

 

 

GSFI would also like to thank the team at AYSA for the opportunity to collaborate with us to deliver this great event to the young people in of Albany.

It has proven a fantastic starting point and conversations are already under way on how we can make Risky Shorts bigger and better!

 

We would also like to thank Stan Shaw from Open Access Youth Arts studio

in providing the mentoring and technical support for many participants for their entries …Thanks Stan!

 

And finally, we would like to again thank Verve Energy for their sponsorship support for the

inaugural Risky Shorts.

 

If you would like to provide any feedback, suggestions or get involved, please email sarah@gsfi.org.au

Risky Shorts


Youth Film Festival


Homeless Person’s Week

Saturday 10th August

7pm

Albany Town Hall

There has been such a fantastic response from young people in the region with an amazing 14 entries eligible for screening.

Check out the line up of films to be screened!

 

Tickets  only available till 5pm today at Paperbark Merchants

U18’s- Seniors $7 | over 18’s $10

Door sales will be available on the night at full price

U18’s – Seniors $10 | over 18’s $15


Doors open 6.30pm


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Risky Shorts


Youth Film Festival

 

There is a buzz in the Great Southern Region of WA as young people prepare for what is set to be the biggest youth event this year.

The buzz is all about the Risky Shorts youth film festival, an Albany Youth Support Association and SCOPE youth film + media collaboration.

 

Already, five young people in the Great Southern have been successful in securing small grants from SCOPE to help make their short films.

These grants are now closed, however we are now calling on all creative young people in the Great Southern to submit a short film.

 

Submissions are open now!


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