Aug 11 2017
The Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest attracted over 800 people to watch 25 short films made by local filmmakers.The popular Film Fest featured footage from Roebuck Bay and the Kimberley coast, and was put on by the Roebuck Bay Working Group with support from Cygnet Bay Pearls, Royalties for Regions, Inspiring Australia and Rangelands NRM through the Federal Government Landcare Program.
Australian actor Steve Bastoni provided filmmaking / acting workshops with Film Fest Co-Director Shayne Thomson which paid off, with lots of entries from emerging filmmakers. Co-Director Kandy Curran said “Steve helped us to see the potential for the Mud and Saltwater Film Fest to appeal to audiences from around the world, with the Kimberley’s dramatic coastal scenery and quirky troppo lifestyle.
MC Greg Quicke, aka #spacegandalf after appearances on Stargazing Live was another drawcard, along with Sobrane Simcock who painted a dancing brolga which she donated for silent auction, raising $1800 for the 2019 Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest.
Check out the Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest website for details on the 2019 Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest.
A big thank you to the Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest sponsors
Jun 27 2017
Read about the innovative work of the Roebuck Bay Working Group in the latest RBWG eNewsletter June 2017.
As you will read, we have plenty going on that you can get involved in – a Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest on August 5, 2017. If you are a filmmaker and wish to get involved, please do, but remember, the short films are due in on July 15, 2017. You can submit your film through Film Freeway on http://mudandsaltwater.org.au/entering-films/
The Roebuck Bay Working Group also runs a Science on the Broome Coast series. Check out the presentations coming up and come along, they are all free events and you will discover a lot about Roebuck Bay and the Kimberley coast.
Enjoy reading our eNewsletter and let us know if you want any further information about any of the events we put on.
Jun 16 2017
Celebrate the Dinosaur Coast is organised by the Dinosaur Coast Management Group (DCMG) in partnership with the Roebuck Bay Working Group (RBWG). Micklo Corpus, DCMG Chairperson said, ‘This is a great opportunity for the whole community to learn more about the dinosaurs who used to call Broome and beyond home.’ RBWG Project Manager Kandy Curran said, ‘this is a stand out for 2017, with lots of hands on dinosaurian activities led by two of Australia’s leading paleontologists.’
Research published in Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir 16 (Mar 2017) has captured international and national attention. Led by Dr Steve Salisbury (University of Queensland), the work established the rich diversity of well-preserved tracks on the Yanijarri-Lurrajarri section of the Dampier Peninsula coastline as unparalleled.
May 25 2017
Marine Biologist Dr Malcolm Lindsay and Julia Rau, project coordinator of the Broome Community Seagrass Monitoring Project, will present findings and launch an easily understood 10-Year Report Card that will assist with the management and protection of the seagrass meadows in Roebuck Bay.
May 19 2017
Arguably one of the world’s rarest bird species, the Night Parrot was last confirmed in WA in 1912 when an individual was shot in the Gascoyne region. Bruce Greatwich and Nigel Jackett, with George Swann and Adrian Boyle embarked on a trip to the remote desert in the hope of finding the species. Many years of hard work and refinement of detection methods paid off, when the team was able to capture photographs and call recordings of the Night Parrot in WA for the first time in history.
May 8 2017
The focus the 2017 Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest is Roebuck Bay and the Kimberley coast – with this wild seascape providing enough drama and visuals for an outstanding screening on August 5, 2017, under the stars at The Mangrove Hotel in Broome. Filmmakers of any level are encouraged to submit a short film up to five minutes in length.
Mud and Saltwater Film Fest is OPEN NOW FOR ENTRIES…Entry details and film submissions to FILM FREEWAY
Television Filmmaker Shayne Thomson is providing a hands on Filmmaking Workshop – includes aerial technology on May 11 from 6-8pm at Lotteries House -Room 2 – don’t miss out – email: firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Check out the new Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest website for further details on the 2017 Filmmaking Workshops, Film Fest and Short Film Categories!
May 4 2017
Saturday 15th July 2017
Submissions MUST be received by Mud and Saltwater Film Fest via Film Freeway »
May 3 2017
Arguably one of the world’s rarest bird species, the Night Parrot was last confirmed in WA, when in 1912 an individual was shot in the Gascoyne region. Bruce Greatwich and Nigel Jackett, along with George Swann and Adrian Boyle embarked on a trip to the remote desert in the hope of finding the species. Many years of hard work and refinement of detection methods paid off, when the team was able to capture photographs and call recordings of the Night Parrot in WA for the first time in history.
Where Graduation Square, University of Notre Dame, 88 Guy St Broome
When Wednesday May 24 from 6 – 7.30pm
Apr 10 2017
WE MAY SOON have a warning system to predict up to a week in advance when there’s a high risk of being stung by the tiny and almost invisible irukandji jellyfish.
One of the world’s most venomous family of creatures, irukandji jellyfish are a concern across northern Australia where they periodically appear off beaches during summer.
The stings of these tropical visitors have been known to cause fatal brain haemorrhagesm typically sending between 50-100 people into hospital each year.
Until now the movements of irukandji have been difficult to predict, other than a general time of year – summer – when they’re more prevalent.
The family of jellies sport bells upto three centimetres long, but it’s stings from their sometimes metre-long wispy tentacles (typically used to incapacitate prey) that can cause serious reactions and sometimes fatalities.
Apr 10 2017
Amelia Formby started today in a microlight! This awesome zoologist come artist has a dream to follow Broome’s Red Necked Stints from Australia to Siberia in a microlight. With Broome’s migratory shorebirds declining, Amelia wants to draw attention to their predicament and promote urgent action. What an amazing young woman. You can hear Amelia speak about her ambitious project this year in the Science on the Broome Coast series – the date and poster coming soon. Read about it here »
Roebuck Bay Working Group is comprised of Traditional Owners and government, local community, conservation groups and business. We work collaboratively to solve issues, raise awareness and encourage research and monitoring which supports responsible management and protection of Roebuck Bay.