WA Screen Academy

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The Western Australian Screen Academy (also known as WA Screen Academy) is situated within the School of Communications and Arts at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia. The WA Screen Academy (WASA) offers one of Australia’s advanced-level training programs in screen production. Operating in a partnership with the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). The WA Screen Academy has a record of preparing graduates for employment in the industry. Graduates have become writers, production staff and crew on a number of Australian drama series and documentary productions, have secured feature film funding and more.[citation needed] The program is delivered on the Mount Lawley campus of Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia. The WA Screen Academy year runs over 40 teaching weeks from mid-February to the end of November, with a two-week mid-year break. This intensive year of study is equivalent to three university semesters or 1.5 years. Mid-year entry (late July) is available in special circumstances.[citation needed]

Achievements[edit]

  • 2011: Graduate Sam Barrett directs feature film Sororal[1]
  • 2010: Graduate Sam Barrett directs feature film Esoterica[2]
  • 2010: The doco Painful Bliss is selected for the Bondi Short Film Festival[3]
  • 2010: Short film Stuffed wins ATOM Award for Best Tertiary Short Fiction[4]
  • 2010: Ten films and docos selected for the Dungog Film Festival[5]
  • 2010: Academy Director John Rapsey wins WA Screen Award for Outstanding Contribution to Industry[6]
  • 2010: Graduate Mike Hoath wins WA Young Filmmaker of the Year[7]
  • 2010: Graduate Magda Wozniak wins WA Screen Award for Best Screenplay[8]
  • 2009: The short The Bucks' Party and the documentary The Bubbleologist selected for the Bondi Short Film Festival
  • 2008: Graduate Sam Barrett directs feature film No Through Road[9]
  • 2008: Graduate Paul Komadina directs feature film Director's Cut[10]
  • 2007: The short Postcard Vernosti receives Honours at California's ActionCut Festival[11]
  • 2007: The short Postcard Vernosti receives Merit Award at Australian Shorts Festival[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sororal No Slasher Fest". 
  2. ^ "Esoterica Preview". 
  3. ^ "Film and Television Institute : News and Articles". Fti.asn.au. 2010-11-16. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  4. ^ "ATOM Award winners". ScreenWest. 2010-10-27. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  5. ^ "Big Dugong show for WA - The West Australian". Au.news.yahoo.com. 2010-05-28. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  6. ^ "News". WA Screen Awards. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  7. ^ "News". WA Screen Awards. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  8. ^ "News". WA Screen Awards. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  9. ^ "No Through Road". 
  10. ^ "WA Screen Academy graduates win major grants - Inside Film: Film and Television Industry News and Issues for Australian Content Creators". If.com.au. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  11. ^ "Action/Cut Short Film Competition - 2007 Finalists & Semi-Finalists". Actioncut.com. 2007-08-15. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  12. ^ "Past Winners". Shorts Film Festival. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 

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