Location: Bondi Pavilion Theatre on Level 1
FRIDAY 27 JAN 10am-5.15pm
FlickerLab gives you the chance to immerse yourself in the latest Film and TV trends as you spend the day with some of the industry’s leading experts, offering up their expertise and wisdom with a range of panels designed to enhance and develop your creative ideas and get your content creation 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 content creation. Absorb essential tips and knowledge and be inspired on your own creative journey.
Our panellists on the day will include:
George Miller (Mad Max, Happy Feet, Three Thousand Years of Longing), Hannah Barlow (Sissy), Kane Senes (Sissy), Tsu Shan Chambers (Unsound), Dean Francis (Lonesome), Rachel Gardner (Curio Pictures, The Stranger), Megan Riakos (Crushed), Dov Kornits (Screen Inc.), Huna Amweero (Blaze), Del Kathryn Barton (Blaze), Fiona Williams (Managing Editor SBS Movies), Dean Francis (Lonesome), Paul Struthers (Lonesome), Kristen Hodges (Screen Australia), Garry Maddox (SMH Senior Writer/Film Writer).
4x 1.5HR SESSIONS
FROM IDEA TO PAGE: 10.00am – 11.30am
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.
THE DIRECTOR’S JOURNEY: 11.45am – 1.15pm
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.
MAKING IT HAPPEN: 2.00pm – 3.30pm
The Producer oversees the entire film from the initial idea, right through to production and distribution. They are key in making it happen. Our panellists 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 your content made.
MARKET TO MARKET – CONQUER THE WORLD ON ALL PLATFORMS: DISTRIBUTION, FESTIVALS AND MULTI-PLATFORM DISTRIBUTION: 3.45pm – 5.15pm
Now your short film is finished. What next? How do you 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.