Faith-based films need more ambiguity, writes Jesse Carey in this article for Relevant Magazine.
In the piece entitled “Can we ever fix Christian movies?” he says the way to improve the quality of faith-based films is to follow Jesus’ lead in story telling – and that means asking difficult questions rather than trying to provide easy answers.
However, the star of ‘Last Days in the Desert‘ and the film’s Writer and Director Rodrigo Garcia both say the movie is not a biblical epic.
Micah Australia’s Voices for Justice National Gathering will take place in Canberra this June 18-20.
An audio spot promoting the event is available in Wav and MP3 formats.
Micah Australia is asking Christian radio stations to air the CSA until May 22nd.
“It’s time to bring your radio station’s contests into the 21st century.” writes Seth Resler of Jacobs Media.
“The longing for purpose and belonging is among our most fundamental human characteristics. So, how do we create a society that channels that longing toward love rather than violence? How do we harness these impulses to connect rather than to exclude, to create rather than to destroy?” writes Adam Horowitz in this article on www.good.is
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18-20 May 2016
Hawthorn Arts Centre, Melbourne
from Jon Bisset, Connecting Up Board Member & CBAA CEO
The Connecting Up Conference is a three-day interactive event aimed at not-for-profit organisations, interested in technology innovation and finding new solutions to further engage the community.
- Be part of a dynamic and growing organization
- Wollongong location with free parking
- The Illawarra and Shoalhaven’s only Christian Radio Station
Pulse 94.1 FM is the only Christian Radio Station in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions on the South Coast of NSW. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Sales Executive to join our team. This rare opportunity is ideal for self-starter with experience in sales, and or marketing related areas.
Last years CONNECT MEDIA CONFERENCE had many great moments. We’ve made the keynote sessions available on SoundCloud to give you a way to refresh before coming to CONNECT16.
Enjoy – and register for CONNECT16
What are the ingredients for a successful family film?
Filmmakers are invited to hear from a panel of experts this Saturday March 19th, on what makes much-loved movies like Babe and Oddball so popular.
Screen Australia’s Family Film Forum aims to stimulate the development of great films and mainstream market hits.
- Be part of a fun and dynamic environment
- Western Sydney location with free parking
- Sydney’s largest Christian Radio Station
We’re looking for an outstanding individual to join our team in a Sales Executive role. This rare opportunity is ideal for a self-starter with experience in sales, and or marketing related areas.
The Community Broadcasting Foundation is seeking nominations for several volunteer roles under the funding body’s new structure.
This is the sixth year CMA has taken a delegation to the event, which is hosted by the USA’s National Religious Broadcasters.
Organisations who attended the convention under the Australia Presents banner this year were:
Olive Tree Media
Wealth With Purpose
The Catholic Guy
Sydney Breakfast Gig Up for Grabs!
A breakfast gig in Sydney!
Sure, Sydney is home to some pretty big breakfast shows, but our Hope 103.2 breakfast guy is about to leave a free seat for you! (We’ll have it
reupholstered before you get here)
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In this month’s edition of Christian Media Law Notes: ACNC to stay; transitional reporting arrangements extended for incorporated associations; and changes to the Fair Work Act regarding extended unpaid parental leave.
from Nick Ingram Consulting
Have you ever put off a piece of work because every time you think about it you just get more stressed?
The newly announced Short Cuts Film Festival is calling for entries.
Run by the City of Greater Dandenong, the new festival is seeking films between two and 15 minutes long in three categories determined by the film-maker’s level of experience:
from Nick Ingram Consulting
On the 30th anniversary of The Challenger space shuttle disaster recently, Nick Ingram took a look at what went wrong in the thinking and conversations leading up to the failed launch, and what we can learn from it.
Entries for this year’s Australian Christian Book of the Year awards close on March 31.
Are you a skilled all-rounder who can pretty much do everything? Then this could be the job for you!
If you’re passionate about radio and about connecting with an audience; expert in what makes radio work behind the scenes; have an appetite for challenges and changes, and ‘get’ Christian radio, then we want to hear from you.
FOCUS ON COMMUNITY BROADCASTING PHOTO COMPETITION
Win $1,000 cash!
The Community Broadcasting Foundation’s Focus on Community Broadcasting photo competition is awarding $3,000 in cash prizes to photographers, amateur and professional, to capture the essence of community broadcasting.
Birgit’s script ‘The Hand of a Woman’ won the 2016 Kairos Prize 2nd Runner Up award.
The Kairos Prizes for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays aims to encourage screenwriting newcomers by awarding a total of $50,000 to the top three entries.
Birgit was presented with the award at the annual MovieGuide Awards in LA on February 5th.
The movie stars Joseph Fiennes as Roman soldier Clavius who is ordered to find out what happened to Jesus after he was crucified, to disprove rumours that the Messiah had risen from death, and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.
Hollywood’s interest in faith-based content continues with a number of biblical blockbusters due for release this year in a variety of formats.
Along with several box office films, a TV drama about King David, and a televised Passion play musical, are all planned to hit screens in 2016.
Three 12-year old boys host a weekly comedy segment called “Kidding Around” at the Wollongong station. Their three-minute show, produced by Katie Staples, has been chosen in round 2 of the CBAA program, to be content supplied to community radio stations around Australia via the Community Radio Network.
CMA will this month launch the inaugural benchmarking survey for member radio stations.
To be launched in the next two weeks, this survey will be the first annual benchmarking survey for the sector, assisting Christian Media Australia plan how to serve members in greater ways into the future. It will also help develop annual benchmarks for the sector that will be valuable in the years to come.
Got an amazing tech volunteer? Has your not-for-profit run an awesome social media campaign recently? Acknowledge your team by nominating them for an Australian Not-For-Profit Technology Award.
Applications for a new grant opportunity are now open to assist community broadcasting organisations to plan for the future.
Depending on the requirements of your organisation, this might include developing strategic, operational, business and/or marketing plans.
Grants of up to $8,000 can be used towards facilitators, resources, meeting venues, software – whatever you need to help put your plan together.
Radio spots are available on Mediapoint for Australia Day and the National Christian Heritage Sunday Celebrations taking place on the 7th February 2016.
CMA has actively participated in the consultation process for CBF’s Structure & Governance Review, providing formal feedback on the proposed new governance model and changes to some grants. Read CMA’s submission to the CBF below.
We have five full registrations to CONNECT16 including the gala dinner plus the Link Symposium and one nights accommodation to give away to new-to-attend board Chairs of CMA Member Radio Stations.
This special grant is available to the first five stations to apply.
We also have a further five free registrations to the LINK Symposium plus overnight accommodation to any Chairman of CMA member radio stations.
The CBF will launch the new Planning Assistance Grants in early February.
Thanks to the CBF consulting CMA, the grant has been extended to stations with up to $300,000 annual turnover. The grant provides up to $8,000 to assist stations develop and implement a new 2016 strategic plan. Funds have been increased from the initial offer enabling stations to hire professional help and coaching for plan development and implementation.
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If you have a role at a Christian Radio Station – be it CEO, Program Director, Announcer, Volunteer, Director or in Sales or Fundraising – then the LINK Symposium is a not to be missed event looking at Radio in 2025. The day will focus on investigating disruption and technology implications for future radio business models.
Thanks to a grant from the CBF, CMA is offering 12 regional and rural radio station members new fully mobile and donation optimised websites.
The Hope Prize is a new national short story competition launched by The Brotherhood of St Laurence to encourage writing that transcends stereotypes of ‘the poor’.
“We want to encourage Australian writers to tackle a subject that is all too often hidden from public view or reduced to cliches,” say organisers. “We want to see perceptive prose and nuanced storytelling that reflects the resilience we know that people show in the face of poverty and testing times.”
Winner of this year’s Graham Wade Pilgrim Media Prize and CMA Award for Best Film/TV/Documentary, Everytown Downunder, is being promoted on radio stations across the country in the lead-up to Christmas.
More from Pineapple Media:
Tasmania’s Christian radio stations have welcomed a new CEO. Peter Krause has been appointed to the newly created role of CEO overseeing both ultra106five in Hobart and Launceston’s WayFM, and began in the job last week.
After nearly 10 years as ultra106five General Manager Nathaniel Garvin stepped down from the job this month to launch his own ventures. He remains involved in the Christian media sector as CMA’s Policy & Compliance Officer and on the Board of ultra106five.
The Community Broadcasting Foundation has developed a new grant to help stations and sector bodies plan for the future.
The new Planning Assistance Grants will open on Feb 10th, with $10,000 available in the first round. Organisations can apply for up to $8000 to pay for consultants and facilitators, meeting venues, software, references and resources, project management.
A program for public engagement has been established so far: The Hub at ADM for Christian women leading for-profit, not-for-profit and arts initiatives seeking to bring about gospel-centred renewal. The Founding Cohort of The Hub began in November 2015, with a Class of 2016 envisaged for the coming year. The Board and CEO would like two further programs established: a fellowship program, and a Strong Girls program.
ADM has committed to one program coordinating a 1 parish 1 refugee family response to welcome additional Syrian refugees who could be settled in Sydney.
The Board and CEO would like to see the establishment of a further international or community development program, in close partnership with local churches. One possible program theme would be Mother and Child Health.
In partnership with Arrow Leadership, CMA launched the Executive Media Leader Scholarship last month.
Philippa will be sponsored to participate in Arrow Leadership’s Not-For-Profit Executive Leaders Program next year.
You will get three amazing days, including the all new Digital Media Summit and Gala Dinner for $530 when you register today.
We have secured a some amazing speakers for CONNECT16, including:
Eric Metaxas: author, radio host and involved in the success of VeggieTales.
Lorna Dueck: executive producer, host and journalist with her own current affairs show.
Tracy Johnson: experienced broadcast executive, specializing in programming, marketing, talent coaching and management.
Register before December 31 and receive the Digital Media Summit absolutely free!
CMA is now accepting applications for three exciting awards:
- Connect Radio Awards: Most Engaging Radio Prize
- Screen Media Scholarship
- The Pilgrim Graham Wade Media Prize 2016
Entries for the Screen Media Scholarship and the Pilgrim Graham Wade Media Prize close on 22nd January 2016.
Entries for the Connect Radio Awards: Most Engaging Radio Prize close on 1st Feb 2016.
Not everyone can conduct 8 listener surveys a year, along with perceptual and habitual research along with an OMT or two as well as ongoing monthly music tests to stay in touch with the target and have confidence that we are growing or heading in the right direction.
Many radio stations, especially in the community sector use a wide range of INDICATORS OF GROWTH.