FlickerLab gives you the chance to 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 and wisdom with a range of panels designed to enhance and develop your creative ideas and get your film noticed in the marketplace. The entire scope of the film making experience is covered, from initial concept through to script, producing, marketing, distribution and the latest cross platform and alternative distribution methods.
Listen, share, network and engage as our panellists guide you through the joys and challenges of filmmaking. Absorb essential tips and knowledge and be inspired on your own creative journey.
Our panellists on the day will include: Mirrah Foulkes (Writer/Director: Judy and Punch), Heath Davis (Writer/Director: Book Week), Joe Weatherstone (Producer: Book Week), Jamie Hilton (Producer: Breath, Swinging Safari), Tristan Roache-Turner (Producer: Nekrotronic, Wyrmwood), Annmarie Bell (Producer: Teenage Kicks), John Collee (Writer/Producer: Hotel Mumbai), Partho Sen-Gupta (Writer/Director: Slam, Let The Wind Blow & Sunrise), Lisa Garner (Rialto Distribution), Danny Lechevre (FanForce), Jonathan Page (Bonsai Films), Andrea Ulbrick (Create NSW), Louise Gough (Arena Media), Richard Harris (ex-Screen Australia and SAFC), 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 entire 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 audiences possible. 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 Love Bites 2 at 6:30pm and Short Laughs Comedy at 8:45pm.
(download: the full FlickerLab programme here)