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Final Pitches judged at The
Friday September 1, 2000
Balmain Town Hall, Sydney.
For more information on Sunrise pitching event or dates for
NSW ChatFest evenings, contact
Tel: 02 9990 5969
A completed entry must include the
* completed Application Form
* synopsis or outline of your idea (up to a maximum of 500 words)
* $25 submission fee
* stamped self addressed envelope (if you wish your submission to be returned)
WHAT IS SUNRISE?
SUNRISE bridges the gap between the established film industry
and the exciting possibilities that exist outside it.
SUNRISE is about new opportunities in the Australian film
industry. It is a two-way door providing new talent access to the
film industry while giving the industry a chance to see ideas and
meet people that usually would not get in.
SUNRISE is an independent, impartial organisation established
in 1997 by its Director, Shani Dowling. Our close links to all
sectors of the film industry allow us to provide incentives,
direction and encouragement for fledgling and established
producers, directors, writers, distributors and studios.
SUNRISE's signature event is an annual pitching night for new
Australian film concepts. The 2000 event will be our third.
This event is the culmination of our nationwide search for the
key ingredient of the filmmaking process - great ideas. It is
open to anyone with a brilliant story, whether they have
connections with the film business or not.
SUNRISE puts these outstanding new concepts in front of an
audience of producers, directors, writers and distributors. These
are the people with the means to turn great ideas into great new
In 1999 the immense interest of enthusiastic newcomers and
passionate members of the filmmaking community led to the
creation of the SUNRISE Chat’Fest evenings. These weekly,
open forums, bring people at all levels of achievement in the
industry together to work through current, relevant film issues.
SUNRISE invites key industry figures to talk at these nights
and to answer questions about getting a film made, the nature of
the industry, specific roles, the international and local
markets, funding bodies, scripting etc. The informal structure of
the discussions and relaxed environment of the Exchange Hotel in
Balmain Sydney have contributed to their huge success. Everyone
is welcome at the SUNRISE Chat’Fest evenings.
In 2000, SUNRISE will continue to find new ways to ignite and
fuel the passions of the Australian Film Industry. Whether we are
discovering that great new feature film idea or forging powerful
new creative relationships, SUNRISE will continue to provide
support and encouragement along the path to production.