Guess What?

We’ve got new gear!


GSFI wants to say an enormous THANK YOU to Lotterywest for the grant that has enabled us to purchase a fantastic brand spanky new Projector (wahoo!), PA and a seriously versatile 16×9 Screen!

We are seriously excited (and you should be too) because this means we can continue to deliver even bigger and better film events to the local community, without breaking our virtually non-existent budget (yay!).

Big thanks are also due to Brad and his team at Brooks Garden Chemmart for making GSFI the June recipient of their Brooks Garden Chemmart Pharmacy Community Fund, as the funds raised have also been put towards the new gear.

Thank you also to Mark Pemberton of All Events for some great deals on the gear and a special mention to our old friend Tom Stevens (and beloved past board member) for doing all the ground work in getting this grant.

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8 places available. Ages 12+. Payment required at time of booking. To book contact the Vancouver Arts Centre on 98419 260 or

To get everyone excited about Risky Shorts 2014 Great Southern Factor Inc and Act Belong Commit Open Access Youth Arts Studio are holding free workshops on ‘Introduction to green screen technology’ on Tuesday 8th, and Wednesday 9th of April. Then a second round on the 29th and 28th first week of term 2.

Workshops will be held at Open Access 3:30pm to 6pm 19 Prior St (off Lockyer Ave) for more info contact Jason at Open Access 9841 3677 or 0431 060 729. Also John from the GSFI can give you information

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 or go to facebook/

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 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 or 0405 909 439 make sure you go to facebook and like our page too –

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.


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


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.



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


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\



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


City of Albany Logo

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 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