27/10/2006 - 12:31

Alcoa, ScreenWest win Business/Arts partnership awards

27/10/2006 - 12:31

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Two Western Australian groups have had wins at the Australia Business Arts Foundation Awards, with Alcoa, ScreenWest and the Film & Television Institute being named at an awards ceremony held in Melbourne last night.

Alcoa, ScreenWest win Business/Arts partnership awards

Two Western Australian groups have had wins at the Australia Business Arts Foundation Awards, with Alcoa, ScreenWest and the Film & Television Institute being named at an awards ceremony held in Melbourne last night.

The Australia Business Arts Foundation Awards recognise and showcase best practice and most strategic partnerships between the business and arts sectors across Australia.

Alcoa's "in the community" alliance with the Fremantle Arts Centre was named best community arts partnership, for their work together in the south west of Western Australia over the past 12 years.

In the past nine years the program has produced 57 separate artworks, with participation coming from all corners of the community including local organisations, schools, seniors, indigenous groups and artists.

Also, the Film & Television Institute, ScreenWest and the ABC won the national Australia Council for the Arts' Media Arts Award for their Deadly Yarns 2 partnership project.

Deadly Yarns 2 is the second series of an exciting three-way Indigenous film production partnership that develops real industry opportunities for Indigenous filmmakers in Western Australia and provides a national television audience for local West Australian Indigenous stories.

In 2005, Indigenous filmmakers from Western Australia were invited to explore 'their best, most personal, funniest or deadliest story' as a short documentary or drama. A major focus of the DEADLY YARNS initiative is mentoring the filmmakers through the production process and developing skills to an industry broadcast standard.

Five Indigenous films were produced and packaged into three half hour ABC Message Stick programs, with behinds-the-scenes footage and interviews with key Indigenous crew members, and broadcast nationally on ABC Television in March andApril 2006.

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