Established in 2008 in memory of Australian actor Heath Ledger, who served as an ambassador for the organization, the Scholarship is open to all young and emerging Australian actors 18-35 years old.
Applications are now CLOSED.
GatewayLA is a script development program for film and television writers. It aims to develop audience-driven, Australian-created content for US and international audiences, with the aim to spotlight and promote a select list of screenplays.
Applications for the current program are now CLOSED. The winning script and the Aussie List info can be found here.
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Australians in Film is the industry association for Australian entertainment professionals in Los Angeles.
We hold over 40 programs and events a year, ranging from scholarships, labs, seminars and industry screenings. AiF welcomes both Australian and American film and television industry professionals and companies to become members.
AiF Announces 1st round of honorees for 2017 AiF Award & Benefit Dinner
Australians in Film to Honor Emmy nominated Director Kate Dennis, Oscar nominated Screenwriter Luke Davies and Disney Executives Mary Ann Hughes and Paul Steinke at the 2017 Australians in Film Awards and Benefit Dinner in Los Angeles
Patrick Brammall will host the annual awards and fundraiser at NeueHouse Hollywood on Wednesday, October 18, 2017
LISTEN TO VILLAGE ROADSHOW ENTERTAINMENT GROUP & ANIMAL LOGIC ENTERTAINMENT INTERNSHIP RECIPIENT TALK ABOUT HER EXPERIENCE
‘Simplify the screenplay’ says first-time director of Patti Cake$ and ‘Give Yourself Time’ says Aussie star ‘Life in LA takes time!’
New Membership Details
Australians In Film is launching new memberships, education and career development programs which will connect you with the US, Australian and international industry, and introducing more flexible guest passes giving you access to the best US and Australian tentpole and independent films and television for as low as $10.
Read all about it here
COURTNEY GIBSON JOINS AUSTRALIANS IN FILM BOARD & NEW INTERNATIONAL MEMBERSHIP ANNOUNCED
Read more about Courtney and the new membership level here
Screen Australia's Talent LA at Charlie's
Last week, AiF’s Creative Collective at Raleigh Studios played home away from home to a large group of Aussie creatives. A delegation of 11 directors and 6 screenwriters were funded by Screen Australia to travel to LA to attend the program dubbed ‘Talent LA’. The screenwriter’s delegation was co-sponsored by the Australian Writers Guild (AWG) and Scripted Ink, and supported through Screen Australia’s Enterprise program.
Starting From Now Creators Share their Recipe for Web Series Success
For writer/director/producer Julie Kalceff and actor/producer Rosie Lourde, their hit web series Starting From Now was a passion project that surprised even them with the extent of its success and resonance with audiences globally. The five series of Starting From Now have amassed over 33 million views to date and been watched in more than 230 countries. In March 2016, seasons 4 and 5 were acquired for broadcast and screened on Australia’s SBS2 television network.
Watch Mojean Aria's moving speech after receiving Heath Ledger Scholarship
The 9th Annual Heath Ledger Scholarship Recipient, Mojean Aria.
Read more about Mojean and the Heath Ledger Scholarship dinner here
Visit California Presents Profiles of Heath Ledger Scholarship 2017 Finalists
Read more about Mojean Aria here
Read more about Shalom Brune-Franklin here
Read more about Tilda Cobham-Hervey here
CINDERELLA MUST DIE ANNOUNCED AS GATEWAY LA SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM WINNER & 2017 'AUSSIE LIST' REVEALED
Read about the winner and see the full list here.
Australians in Film catches up with two Australian producers post-SxSW 2017 at Charlie's, AiF's creative workspace in Hollywood.
Read about their experience at SxSw and about their time at Charlie's here.
QUEENSLAND PRODUCER LAUREN BROWN NAMED THE 2017 VILLAGE ROADSHOW ANIMAL LOGIC INTERN
Read more about Lauren here
Australians in Film presents Aura, an annual journal of new Australian screen talent, edited by Kylie Speer.
Pick up a copy of the publication at Longshot Coffee, Bronzed Aussie or the Australian Consulate-General, Los Angeles.
AiF opens dedicated work & networking space, "Charlie's" in Hollywood for Australian filmmakers
Australians in Film is proud to open ‘Charlie’s’, a bespoke hub for the Australian film-making community in Los Angeles, offering a unique creative workspace for AiF industry members to conduct business, collaborate and network. Named after Charlie Chaplin and located at the historic Raleigh Studios, in the heart of Hollywood where Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks made films and frequently played cards, ‘Charlie’s’ has been co-funded by Screen Queensland, Screen NSW, AFTRS and Film Victoria as an invaluable home base for Australian film-makers while they are in Los Angeles.
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