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Ghibli Movie Day!!

January 14, 2016, by , posted in Events


Holidays are long and i’m sure alot of us just sit at home watching anime all day, so why don’t we have fun and watch anime together?!

We will be setting up a double movie screening in the UTS concourse *place subject to change*. The first movie will be Kiki’s Delivery Service followed by Princess Mononoke. We all like to be comfortable so bring your pillows to sit on (and your dakimakura if you wish), wear comfy clothes, bring snacks to share and prepare to relax. *Daiso has cheap pillows if you need* We will also have space for people to play boardgames, puzzles etc. when waiting for the movies to begin.

We look forward to seeing you there!

When: 11am-5pm, Sunday 24th Jan
Where: UTS Concourse
Why: Because holidays are boring and Ghibli is awesome
Bring: snacks, pillows, games
Contact: 0413502454 (Madeline)
Facebook: Link


JFF 2015

October 17, 2015, by , posted in Events

The screenings fun never ends!
[email protected] is proud to present to you a further 4 movie outings as part of our Japanese Film Festival screenings series.

We’ll be going for:
Library Wars: The Last Mission –
Assassination Classroom –
Bakuman –
As the Gods Will –

Each ticket is $15 for concession or $18 for adult.
Please reserve by filling out the forms in the event pages.
Tickets will be purchased on the 23rd of October

Next Screenings Director – Part 4 (Final)

September 20, 2015, by , posted in Blog

I mean, I know I said this’d be out on Wednesday – but then my laptop died… BUT ANYWAY. The final part of the ramblings of a soon-to-be ex-screenings-director. For a quick recap, here’s this:
Part 1 – Screenings doesn’t have to be a big burden on your schedule, there are people there to help!
Part 2 – Getting people to come to screenings and how to (not) satisfy your audience~
Part 3 – How to be a screenings director without knowing (m)any anime, and why that’s okay!

For this final part, I’m going to be making it a little more personal. What do I hope for in a screenings director?

Let me start off with what you need:
– You’ll need anime to screen. That’s probably the easiest part though – hard drives are cheap and I can give you a whole bunch of stuff that I have to help you start off.
– You’ll need a VGA enabled laptop – 90% of the rooms that you’ll for weekly events will be VGA only. You CAN bring screenings on a USB and use the uni computers each week, but for special events a uni computer may not be available.
– You’ll need to be free twice a week. I know I said people can help, and they can; but if you’re full time uni, and working, and you only have 2 hours free a week – reconsider. People will help you if you need a week off or something, but you can’t abandon your position halfway through.
– You’ll need to be punctual. Arrive to your screenings on time, I’ve been late once or twice – but don’t make it a habit. Also, book your rooms as soon as possible. Early bookings = better rooms.
– English Subs, not Dubs. The majority of people in the club prefer and expect subs at screening. It’s just the way it is. I try and balance it out by having a semesterly “English Dub Special Screening”, which is generally a pretty fun time.

Now what do I want our next screenings director to be?

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Next Screenings Director – Part 3

September 9, 2015, by , posted in Blog

Hi Again!~ Good to see that no one… has posted… on the website again… hmm. Well, on to part 3 of trying to convince you to become screenings director!

Let’s start out with something that lots of people have said to me when I ask them if they want to run: “I haven’t watched enough anime”. I’ll tell you now – you don’t need to! While a decent grounding in anime would definitely be useful, having watched a hundred series is definitely not necessary to be a screenings director. Out of the 120 anime I’ve screened this year, I have watched 58 of them – most of which are 12 episodes or less. NOW I know that sounds like a lot, but here’s the thing: Less than 20 of those I had seen before I became screenings director; and less than half of that I saw before joining the club (back in 2013).

Oh yes, I’ll admit it now! Before becoming screenings director, I was a scrub! My anime street-cred was through the floor! I hadn’t watched any anime made before 1995 (I know, hold back the urge to throw up, I’m disgusted as well). So what changed? Well, first I went to screenings! Not my own, mind you, but the ones by the screenings director before me! There I was introduced to a plethora of new shows that I had never seen or heard of  before. The ones I liked, I noted down their titles to look them up later. Those that looked promising, I watched!

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Next Screenings Director – Part 2

August 24, 2015, by , posted in Blog

For those who didn’t read the last post – here’s the brief: Blah blah last semester as directer, blah blah seeming lack of people applying to role blah. Blah Encouragement blah tips blah blah change your mind! — Great! Just scroll down the page to read all of part 1 (Seeing that no one seems to post here </3 ) And let’s get into it! Part 2 – more bad stuff (But why that’s okay!).

University students and anime watchers are fickle creatures, so anime-watching university students are hard to please! So let’s talk about two things: Getting these mystical creatures to come to screenings, and how you can never please them!

So, first off, you can never really get a hold of how many people will come to screenings – and it will never be a constant amount for the entire semester. In my first semester I had several screenings that were empty for the first 40 or so minutes, and many more where there was seldom more than 2 people showing up! Meanwhile, the first screening of the semester had the room literally overflowing! Then the first semester of this year (2015) had a first Monday screenings of over 49 people showing up (I counted) – and then the rest of the screenings had a constant amount of around 10-15 people. What changed? Well – First semester last year was in building 5, and first semester this year was in building 11! Even though the walk is just an extra 5-10 minutes or something (I’m a fast walker), that distance was deemed too far! So tip no.1 – try and get a screening room within the main cluster of buildings.

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