• Month: October 2018

Gold Coast Film Festival – Call for Entries!

Have you put blood, sweat, tears and money into a feature film, short or web series? Submissions are now open for the 2019 Gold Coast Film Festival and SIPFest with $20,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs for filmmakers! The Gold Coast Film Festival is an AACTA-Award qualifying film festival for features, bringing diverse Australian and […]

Honey, I hid the kids! WIFT NSW

The Raising Films Australia Screen Industry Survey report Honey, I Hid the Kids!: Experiences of parents and carers in the Australian Screen Industry, has been released. The survey was coordinated by WIFT NSW to explore the experience and needs of parents and carers working in the Australian screen industry. The online survey was constructed by […]

Ladies in Black screening report

The APDG in partnership with AIT and ADG screened Ladies in Black at a special viewing last Saturday afternoon at Event Cinemas in Sydney. Bruce Beresford, Australian directorial legend, Production Designer Felicity Abbott and Costume Designer Wendy Cork shared their experiences in making the film with a large enthusiastic audience at the screening. Congratulations to […]

Congratulations to APDG member Deborah Riley

  Production Designer Deborah Riley recently received a British Academy Television Craft Award for her work on ‘Game of Thrones’. Congratulations, Deb! Together with Set Decorator Robert Cameron, she discusses her design process on the hugely successful and ambitious series on this BAFTA GURU video.

Thelma Afford Award: An interview with Charlotte Lane

APDG member, Charlotte Lane, outlines her experiences since winning the Thelma Afford Award in 2016. We extend our thanks to Perpetual Trustees for their generous contribution. Charlotte writes: The Thelma Afford Award has given me a wonderful opportunity to develop my craft as a designer. After receiving this award, I spent time undertaking short courses […]

APDG 2018 Think Tank for Emerging Designers Wrap-Up

Following a successful Think Tank for emerging designers in 2014 which saw the development of the Mentor APDG program and the Fresh Blood Facebook group, we thought it was high time for another one. On August 21, 21 emerging designers gathered at NIDA in Sydney for a night of open discussions and robust questioning. Attendees […]

An interview with Jonathan Yeoman, from Yeo Creative Solutions

Yeo Creative Solutions are APDG’s newest Awards sponsor, joining us in 2017. Managing Director Jonathan Yeoman attended and presented at the Awards in Melbourne.  Many of our APDG members and practitioner friends are familiar with the design, services and products supplied by Yeo Creative Solutions. We caught up with Jonathan recently to learn more about […]

Dame Changer

Dame Changer is an Australian professional women’s collective, providing opportunities in training and networking for women in the screen industry. They are actively building awareness of gender bias and aim to break down the barriers to career growth being experienced by mid-career screen industry women. Dame Changer represents key screen business, creative and technical practitioners […]

Shabby Behaviour

Article by APDG Live Performance Committee Chair Stephen Curtis. Over the last month or so I have had 3 emails/phone calls from distraught young and emerging designers over the way they have been treated by producers, companies and directors on various productions. The issues range from directors not settling on a concept and constantly changing […]

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