• Australian web series at a glance

    Australian web series at a glance

    Australian web series punch above their weight in international festivals. The market is growing exponentially. And funding opportunities are growing too. Here are the key facts: 5 of the top 20 series... in the 2017 Web Series World Cup are Australian: 1st place: High Life A comic drama about an unexpected teenage crisis. 3rd place: Bruce A gritty black comedy, set in an ordinary Aussie share-house that just happens to be a prison tent in...

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  • Interview: Web series come of age

    Interview: Web series come of age

    Melbourne WebFest kicked off in 2013 as a one day festival dedicated to web series. This year it will be a 4 day event with 1500 or more attendees. So what is a web series? The answer lurks somewhere between YouTube channels full of cat videos and Netflix original series like House of Cards or Stranger Things. We caught up with Melbourne WebFest Director Steinar Ellingsen to find out more. Pictured above L-R: Steinar Ellingsen,...

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  • 5 high profile stories of lost content that will make you shudder

    5 high profile stories of lost content that will make you shudder

    It’s easier than ever to save and store huge amounts of content. But ironically, it’s also easier than ever to lose your precious content. One click can delete so much! Of course it couldn’t happen to you. Or could it? It won’t happen to me syndrome has a scientific name: ‘Optimism Bias’. Research suggests that it is incredibly common, affecting about 80% of people. (ScienceDirect) Here are some stories that will make you re-think your...

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