By February 7, 2013 Blog

It’s time to leave the house and get in the same room as like-minded creative people. February is jam-packed with events for the digitally inclined, music video makers, musicians, Interactive Designers, Queer filmmakers and people who don’t know where to start. Word-Of-Mouth is still BOSS for getting people to know about your project. Collaborations and industry networks are more important than ever to cut through the clutter and get noticed.

Here are 5 events you don’t want to miss.

DIGI QUICK PITCH | A Digital Content Networking Event

This February Metro Screen is partnering with Digital Sydney to bring the Sydney creative digital community together for a practical night of collaborating and networking at the Cake Wines Tropfest Pop-Up Bar.

If you are an interactive storyteller, apps developer, coder, a designer, digital producer, tech start up, a writer with an eye on small screens, or anyone else aiming to develop a project across the digital spectrum, then this event is for you.

Come along and pitch your project or your skillset to a pool of like-minded practitioners and maybe find the collaborator of your dreams who can help you realise your vision.

Info & Book >

MUSIC VIDEO SHOW+TELL | music and film come together

Metro Screen presents the second installment of Music Video Show+Tell, a chance for filmmakers and music makers to get together and talk about the process of making music videos.  It’s happening Thursday 28th February from 7.00pm – 8.00pm at the Cake Wines Tropfest Pop-Up Bar at the Rocks.

Join us at to hear from a panel of five music video makers including recent FBi Radio Sydney Music Arts and Culture Award finalist Melvin J Montalban who has clocked up over half a million views on Youtube for the clip ‘I Met You’. Each director will screen their clips and talk about their trials and challenges that they over come to get the job done.

This is a night to bring the local music and filmmaking communities together to network and inspire collaboration. So if you have made a music vid or two, load it up on your smart phone and bring along some headphones so you can show your stuff in the bar after the panel.

‘I Met You’ by Melvin J Montalban


Every month Metro Screen opens its doors to new people to learn more about what we do and the opportunities for film, TV and Digital Content makers. If you’re looking at training, funding, meeting people or getting advice, come along to the next Open House Information Session.

Thursday 13 December, 6pm

These sessions will focus on:

funding opportunities
production facilities demonstration
industry training options
networking events
More Info & RSVP >

SIGGRAPH | The Role of the VFx Supervisor in Feature Films

Wednesday, 06 March 2013

Ron Roberts, VFX Supervisor at Cutting Edge will talk about his career which started in production design and led to his being one of Australia’s most highly respected VFX Supervisors working on major international feature films including Dark City, Babe, The Matrix, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, Scooby Doo, Visitors, Ghost Ship, Accidents Happen, Beneath Hill 60 and as an animation director for Bioshock and director of Justice League Heroes games. Ron will showcase Cutting Edge’s VFX work and leading the creative team.

The Sydney chapter of SIGGRAPH is a Professional Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques.

More Info & Book >


Metro Screen is proud to partner with Queer Screen for this year’s My Queer Career – the annual Mardi Gras Film Festival film competition for short films from Australia. My Queer Career is Australia’s longest running short films competition screening dedicated to Australian Queer filmmakers. Screening over two nights, the caliber of entries for this year’s competition is so dazzling, you won’t want to miss the rising stars of screen take their place firmly in the MGFF spotlight.

Don’t miss the Awards night, and get along to the My Queer Career sessions to meet like-minded filmmakers:

My Queer Career – Session 1, 21 February 2013 7:00pm at Hoyts EQ
My Queer Career – Session 2 and Awards presentation 22 February 7:00pm at Hoyts EQ

For tickets and more information head over here.

Watch the 20 Year Anniversary documentary about the history of Queer Screen and The Mardi Gras Film Festival, proudly produced by Metro Screen.