FlickerLab gives you the chance immerse yourself in the latest filmmaking trends as you spend the day with some of the industry’s leading film experts offering up their expertise, wisdom and talking intimately about their own filmmaking careers. Across the day panels will cover the gamut of the filmmaking experience including concept, script, producing, marketing, distribution and the latest cross platform and alternative distribution methods.
Listen, share, ask questions, network and engage in this exploration of all things filmmaking. Absorb essential tips and knowledge, as our panelists guide you through, the joys and challenges of filmmaking and inspire you on your own creative journey.
Our panellists on the day will include: Kristina Ceyton (Producer: The Nightingale, The Babadook), Polly Staniford (Producer: Berlin Syndrome), Bridget Callow (Producer: The Butterfly Tree), Gregory Erdstein (Director/Writer: That’s Not Me), Alice Foulcher (Writer: That’s Not Me), Priscilla Cameron (Director/Writer: The Butterfly Tree), Marc Fumie (Writer: In Like Flynn), Danny Lechevre (FanForce), Dov Kornits (Umbrella), Lucy Hill (eOne), Andrea Ulbrick (Create NSW), Niki Aken (Create NSW) and Garry Maddox (Fairfax Media).
Everyone will tell you a good script is an essential ingredient for any good film. Our panel of experienced screenwriters will discuss turning a good idea into a good script, looking in detail at development, collaboration and script editing. They will share their insights about their own transitions from independent shorts to lauded feature films. Discussions will also include observations about writing for some of television’s most successful and acclaimed dramas. This valuable session is a must for all budding screenwriters and filmmakers looking to develop and write scripts.
Intimately follow the career path of an esteemed Australian director from independent short filmmaker to feature film director. Areas of discussion will include script development, working collaboratively, casting, directing actors, where ideas come from and how to make the leap from shorts to features.
The Producer oversees the whole film from the initial idea, right through to production and distribution. They are key in making it happen. Our panelists discuss the role of the producer, from budgeting and financing to marketing and distribution and everything in between. All producers are different and this diverse and hard-working panel will share their differing approaches to the very important task of getting the film made.
Now your short film is finished. What next? How do your launch your next project? This informative session puts the spotlight on current marketing and distribution trends to get your feature, web or TV series seen by the largest possible audience. The panel will dissect traditional distribution models and offer up innovative cross platform alternatives. In the age of digital distribution find out how these new models can enhance the viewing potential of your film and build your filmmaking reputation.
Please join the panelists and participating filmmakers for drinks, mingling and collaborative opportunities after the final session.
Why not follow that up by attending one of the evening Flickerfest sessions at 6.30pm or 8.45pm.