WEDNESDAY 23 MAY 6PM – 7.30PM
Presented by Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University
A moderated panel of film industry experts provide advice about making the perfect pitch for funding a screen project.
FROM SHORTS TO LONGS!
THE LEAP TO DIRECTING FEATURES
WEDNESDAY 23 MAY 8PM – 9.30PM
Presented by the Australian Directors Guild
Join Melbourne’s best young directors for a discussion on the transition from making award winning short films to creating groundbreaking feature films and television.
MAKING A MUSIC VIDEO — EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
THURSDAY 24 MAY 6.30PM – 8PM
Presented by Music Managers Forum Australia
If you’re a filmmaker wanting to ‘attach’ yourself to a band or a band needing to know how to get a filmmaker involved in putting the visual to your vocals, this is the
forum for you. You’ll hear tips and tricks to make your music video stand out from the rest.
GET ANIMATED — ANNECY AND BEYOND
FRIDAY 25 MAY 6PM – 7.30PM
Join animators Adam Elliot, Anthony Lucas and Glen Hunwick to find out why Annecy is the biggest, most important animation festival and market in the world.
Get the lowdown on how Annecy can ‘launch’ your film into other festivals, touring programs and in some cases, Oscar® nominations and statuettes.
TEN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU SHOOT!
FRIDAY 25 MAY 8PM – 9.30PM
Presented by Digital Pictures
Join a panel of assistant editors, data wranglers, colourists and post gurus for a session that will provide pearls of wisdom and golden rules on the science of modern filmmaking. Receive advice about managing a digital shoot from pre-production through to final delivery for multiple viewing portals!
CAMERA TALK WITH LEMAC
SATURDAY 26 MAY 10AM – 11.30AM
Presented by Lemac
Hear first hand how you can make the most of the large sensor camera revolution and choose the best camera origination format for your project.
DISTRIBUTING AND MARKETING SHORT FILMS
SATURDAY 26 MAY 12.30PM – 2PM
Presented by Open Channel and Shaun Miller Lawyers
This session will examine the expanded horizons for distributing and marketing short films in light of new technologies. New media platforms have combined with traditional distribution methods to create an array of opportunities for makers of short films to have their films seen by growing audiences.
FOCUS ON EDITING
SATURDAY 26 MAY 2.15PM – 3.15PM
Presented by Australian Screen Editors Guild
Australia’s peak representational body for screen editing brings together some of the country’s finest editing talent to share their own techniques, knowledge and experiences.
ACT. WRITE. DIRECT. THOSE WHO DO IT ALL
SATURDAY 26 MAY 3.30PM – 4.30PM
Actors who turn to directing quickly discover how to utilise the creative skills and challenges that lie beneath the camera. Learn valuable tips on communicating and working with actors, the scripting, casting and rehearsal processes.