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ISA's Third Thursdays - Sydney LAUNCH


Join us for our first EVER ISA's Third Thursdays - Sydney on August 15th!  REGISTER NOW!

Come meet other local filmmakers and have a chance to win a door prize! Join us for this fun evening of socializing, and let's build a community of screenwriters!  This event is free and open to all. Producers, directors, actors and all other members of the film and television community are encouraged to attend. 
WHEN: August 15th, 2019, 19:00
WHERE: Shakespeare Hotel - 200 Devonshire St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
HOW MUCH: Free and open to all!  

DOOR PRIZES for the night include:

  • 1 free entry to Vancouver International Women in Film Screenplay Competition

PLUS:  All attendees receive $5 off entry fee from Cinequest. 

SPECIAL GUEST Bryan Fisher (KINO Sydney) and Kenny Foo (Writer/Director)  

Bryan Fisher

Coming from a background of visual arts, education and now filmmaking, Bryan Fisher works as a freelance video content producer and editor at ABC news. He also co-directs Kino Sydney, the local chapter of a global movement aimed at facilitating creative filmmaking from amateurs to professionals. 



Kenny Foo

Software consultant by day and guerrilla filmmaker by night, Kenny has spent too many years writing and directing short films. He also has an unhealthy preference for horror.


YOUR HOST: Rod Fernandez

 Rod has been writing creatively and technically  for nearly a decade. He was a corporate high flyer which only recently decided on an about-turn, away from the corporate world, to truly pursue his first love: Writing.

Rod wants to support a thriving community of writers in Australia and lift the film industry in Australia as a whole.




Cinequest Voted Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers, the 2019 edition of Cinequest will do as much with Film & Technology as ever while expanding to include additional creative experiences such as virtual and augmented realities, fashion, writing, television, dance, art & design, a creativity summit, and more! Cinequest presents over 130 World and U.S. premiere films, groundbreaking innovations, virtual and augmented reality experiences--plus fashion, writing, dance, art, and design integrations. Picture The Possibilities by Cinequest holds its annual Creativity Summit during the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival as well. Over 1,100 artists, innovators, and youth present from over 50 countries each year.

The Vancouver International Women in Film Festival Screenplay Competition accepts English-language feature screenplays written by women. The festival is a forum for collaboration and networking with other screenwriters and filmmakers who contribute to the visibility of women through the ongoing practice of their craft. Women In Film and Television Vancouver (WIFTV) is a member-driven, not-for-profit society, which addresses systemic barriers to women’s equal participation in the production and dissemination of screen-based media. We approach our goals by working with a range of partners to increase funding, employment, and promotional opportunities for those identifying as women. We offer professional skill-based training and create opportunities to further women-led projects. We present and publicly celebrate the achievement of women in screen-based media, primarily, but not exclusively, through The Vancouver International Women in Film Festival.

Nickelodeon Our global Writing Program is one of the best in the biz. Consider the facts: alum have gone on to create their own Nickelodeon shows and write for all sorts of TV series and films. While in the Program, writers meet our series creators, work in writers’ rooms, and receive hands-on experience writing spec scripts and pitching story ideas in both live action and animated television. Basically, they write a lot and do cool things, all while being provided a salary!  There are two creative avenues to pursue: the General Track (12-months) and the Preschool Track (6-months). The Preschool Track was created to develop writers specifically interested in writing and/or creating shows for the preschool demographic. You bring the smart, funny, engaging stories and characters, and we’ll help you bring the preschool.


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