Metro Screen in partnership with ABC Open are coming to the Central Coast to help you present your region on screen.

Applications Now Closed

Central Coast On Screen

We’re looking for local residents to make short two-minute doco’s to be seen online, on the big screen and maybe even TV!

What’s your story?  We will be looking for stories across a broad spectrum – local characters, culture, history and indigenous stories.

Special workshops have been designed to help you develop your doco idea and to make it – and we will provide all the equipment and support that you will need.

We’re focusing on a quality broadcast outcome. The final docos will be seen online through ABC Open, at a community screening, and possibly on TV.

Although this will is a FREE fun course you will be working towards a professional outcome in your finished project.

ABC Open is an initiative launched by the ABC in 2010 which invites regional Australians to tell their stories in photo, video, and writing, and then publishes them across the ABC. ABC Open runs free workshops across regional Australia, teaching and developing digital media skills.

Metro Screen is the leading independent screen learning and development hub in NSW, providing support for emerging and professional talent in the Australian screen industry for over 30 years.

Lead Tutor – Devris Hasan

Dev holds a Masters in Cinematography from AFTRS and an Advanced Diploma in Film & TV. Dev has worked on numerous projects across film, television and online content. He has worked in a variety of roles, including DOP, camera operator, editor, producer, gaffer on many varied drama and documentary projects.  Dev has also lectured in screen at NIDA and TAFE.

Guest Speakers, Tutors & Mentors

Anthony Scully, Producer, ABC Open, Hunter Region
Annette Hubber, Director, Screen Hunter Central Coast
Bob Fitzgerald, Documentary Maker
Anika Valenti, Solicitor, Arts Law Centre


Saturday 24th August
Sunday 25th August
Saturday 31st August
Sunday 1st September
Saturday 7th September
Saturday 14th September
Sunday 15th September
Saturday 21st September
Sunday 22nd September

NOTE: Applicants must be available to attend all sessions.

Deadline for applications: 5pm Monday 5 August 2013


Youth Arts Warehouse
Parkside Building
123 Donnison Street
NSW 2250


Twelve Central Coast residents will be selected to participate in the program. Two places will be reserved for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants.  Two places will be reserved for under 25 year old participants.

Applications Now Closed

Want to know more? Contact us by email – and we will get back to you.

This project has been designed by Metro Screen and fully funded by Screen NSW and was developed in consultation with key cultural stakeholders in the Central Coast area.