I met some film-makers tonight at the St Kilda Film Festival that both asked the same question – what opportunities are there for film-makers to network in Melbourne? In response to this, I’m going to compile a list of short-film-nights and networking events that I know of. I would be very grateful if readers would let me know if they know of any other events that can be added to this list. I would ideally like to build a country-wide list.

Few more updated entries – one for Sydney and the Stage32 event this Saturday in Melbourne.

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Short Cuts

Contact: Ivan Malekin (https://www.facebook.com/ivan.malekin)
Website: http://www.mim.org.au/short_cut.html
Next Date: 31 May 2012 (Monthly?)
Venue: The Order of Melbourne 2/401 Swanston Street, Melbourne.

Comfortable Shorts

Contact: Cory Corbett (https://www.facebook.com/cory.corbett)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Comfortableshorts?ref=ts
Website: http://www.comfortableshorts.com/
Next Date:  3rd Tuesday of a Month? Check the Website. from 7pm.
Venue: Loop Bar 23 Meyers Place Melbourne

West Side Shorts

Contact: Tom Vogel
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/wsshorts
Next Date: June 12th 2012 (2nd Tuesday of the month) (Monthly) from 8:30pm
Venue: Customs House Hotel, Williamstown.

Guerilla Film Night

Contact:Gregory Pakis
Website: http://www.guerillafilmnite.com/
Next Date: June 3rd 2012 from 6pm
Location: The Birmingham Hotel, 333 Smith Street, (cnr Johnston Street) Fitzroy

VCA School of Film and TV – Crewing Night

Held yearly at the school of Film and TV to find crew for VCA School of Film and TV productions.
Gone for 2012 – watch this space for 2013.

Stage32 – Networking

Venue: Loop Bar – 23 Meyers Place Melbourne
Date: Saturday June 2nd 4pm – 6pm.
Contact: Peter Greenfield – http://www.stage32.com/profile/28391/peter-greenfield


Speed Networking for Screen and Content Makers – Presented by Metro Screen

Date: 30th May 2012 6pm-8:30pm
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art – Vivid Ideas Exchange – The Lounge