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Videoland wins Best Comedy at Series Mania

FILM INK - "Videoland, from newcomer Pikelet Pictures, has taken out the top prize of ‘Best Series’ for the Comedy Competition at this year’s Series Mania – the world’s most highly regarded television festival, which was attended by a record breaking 98,000 guests in France last week."

Wins for ‘House of Gods’, ‘Apples Never Fall’ at Series Mania

25 March 2024

INSIDE FILM MAGAZINE - "House of Gods‘ Kamel El Basha and Apples Never Fall‘s Annette Bening have topped the actor categories in the international competition of the Series Mania Festival in France while Videoland was awarded Best Series for the Comedy Competition."

Aussies win big at Series Mania

24 March 2024

TV TONIGHT - "Australian-based titles have won multiple awards at the prestigious Series Mania Festival in Lille, France (...) Melbourne-based production company, Pikelet Pictures won the Comedy series award for their debut series Videoland."

'House of Gods', 'Videoland', 'After the Party', 'Apples Never Fall' selected for Series Mania

8 February 2024

INSIDE FILM MAGAZINE - "Videoland, from Melbourne production company Pikelet Pictures; the Lingo Pictures-produced NZ series After the Party, and the Queensland-shot Apples Never Fall have been selected for this year’s Series Mania in France."

Aussie shows selected for Series Mania

8 February 2024

TV TONIGHT - "House of Gods, Apples Never Fall in main competition plus newcomer Videoland into the Comedy competition in France."

Videoland in competition at Series Mania

8 February 2024

FILM INK - "Videoland has been selected for this year’s Series Mania in France and will screen as part of the Comedy Competition. It is the first series from Melbourne-based production company, Pikelet Pictures, and will be Videoland’s world premiere."

Completion Fund recipients announced

29 January 2024

QUEERSCREEN MEDIA RELEASE - "Filmmaker Jessica Smith said, 'We are thrilled to have been awarded completion funding from Queer Screen, an institution that is not only dedicated to celebrating queer storytelling, but one that actually puts their money where their mouth is and year after year provides financial assistance to the filmmakers trying to tell those stories.'"

One Person Protest and Videoland receive Queer Screen's Completion Funding

29 January 2024

CINEMA AUSTRALIA - “In our tenth round of the Queer Screen Completion Fund, we experienced arguably our most competitive selection process yet. The jury faced a challenging deliberation as numerous projects were considered. Ultimately, they awarded two world-class projects that couldn’t be more different but are of equal relevance and importance" - Lisa Rose, Queer Screen Festival Director.

SPA reveals Pitch on Demand shortlist

4 December 2023

INSIDE FILM MAGAZINE - "SPA CEO Matthew Deaner said this year’s response demonstrated the 'exceptional talent and storytelling capabilities within the Australian screen production community'."

Screen Australia announces $2.2 million for 11 online projects

3 February 2023

INSIDE FILM MAGAZINE - “It’s great to see so many newer voices and talents represented in these teams, demonstrating the opportunities for emerging Australian talent that Screen Australia is providing.”

Screen Australia announces $2.2 million for 11 online projects

3 February 2023

SCREEN AUSTRALIA MEDIA RELEASE - "Screen Australia has announced 11 projects that will share in $2.2 million of online production funding."