Art & Culture

The Orchard Acquires Pablo Larrain’s Neruda From Participant Media


Rediscovering Jewish Music and Theatre

Manuscript of ‘Chad Gadja’

Canada-Australia co-productions receive more than $700,000 in funding

Screen Australia and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced a financing incentive of more than $700,000 for three interactive digital media co-productions on 24 March. The Canada-Australia Interactive Digital Media Incentive supports projects that go beyond traditional screens, with content available across different media platforms.

UN appoints Red from the ‘Angry Birds’ as Honorary Ambassador for International Day of Happiness

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with Red from the ‘Angry Birds’ who was appointed Honorary Ambassador for International Day of Happiness.

UNESCO and the European Commission join hands in promoting cultural routes for ‎sustainable development

UNESCO and the European Commission are launching a project to develop cultural routes that would benefit from the power of World Heritage sites to attract tourists to promote other cultural assets such as museums and festivals, for example, along selected European itineraries.

Australian YouTube hit Starting From … Now! makes jump to TV

Almost two years to the day after writer/director Julie Kalceff published the first seven-minute, self-funded episode of her drama Starting From … Now! on YouTube, the show is now moving to TV. It will screen on SBS 2 after its world premiere at the Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film Festival in March.

Participant Media and Malala Fund’s Students Stand #withMalala Offering 20,000 Copies of ‘He Named Me Malala’ Film Free to Teachers Throughout U.S.

Students Stand #withMalala campaign, a collaboration between Participant Media and Malala Fund, announced on February 10 that it is making 20,000 DVDs of He Named Me Malala available for free to teachers across the U.S. to use in their classroom.

A new kind of TV: Cleverman

Already generating local anticipation and international buzz, with a second series already committed to by the Sundance Channel in the US, Cleverman represents a new chapter in Indigenous storytelling on screen.

Screen Australia launches the next steps for Gender Matters: Brilliant Careers and Brilliant Stories

Screen Australia has announced the next step in Gender Matters, the five point, $5 million plan over three years to address the gender imbalance within the Australian screen industry. Working closely with the Gender Matters Taskforce, Screen Australia will on 28 January launch two new funding programs as part of this initiative: Brilliant Careers and Brilliant Stories.

UNESCO Strategy Reinforces Protection of Culture and Heritage in Armed Conflict

In November 2015, the 38th General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted a Strategy for the reinforcement of the organization’s actions for the protection of culture and the promotion of cultural pluralism in the event of armed conflict.