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Looking back on why we needed a film institute in Perth

Friday 30th June / presented by Graeme Watson

After a journey that began in 1971, today is the final day of the Film and Television Institute. It is one of the oldest screen resource and development centres in Australia, beginning life as the Perth Institute of Film and Television, in 1982 it merged with Free Video...and ever since then it’s been known as FTI.

Thanks to modern technology, and accessibility to equipment and facilities being arguably now at everyone’s fingertips, the world certainly has changed in the past four decades. 

From tomorrow the landscape for film making, film funding and support in this state will experience some dramatic changes. State funding body ScreenWest becomes a stand-alone non-profit, standing outside the realms of government, while the non-profit community organisation that has been there for over 40 years, stops being funded and closes its doors.

To look back on the organization’s 40 plus years, Artbeat was joined by a very special guest; one of the founders of FTI, a man who was there on the day the doors opened, Mr. Jo O’Sullivan.

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