GCFF - Bringing Films To Life - April 20 - May 1 2022 GCFF - Bringing Films To Life - April 20 - May 1 2022

UPSkill: Friday 12 April – HOTA, Home of the Arts
9 panels & events designed to boost your knowledge, skills and networks

10am-11am: Screen Queensland Coffee on the Road

This is an open invitation for industry practitioners to meet the Screen Queensland team and discuss your projects, or simply to find out what we do and get yourselves on our radar.
Free, bookings required. Read more

11.15am-12.15pm: REELLife Industry Panel: Working in North America

Are you thinking about working in LA or Vancouver? Australians in Film’s Ian Sutherland, Californian Joey Vieira and writer/actor Cleo Massey discuss their experiences and the practical side of representation, visas and support networks. Speakers include Ian Sutherland (Australians In Film), Joey Vieira (actor/casting), and Cleo Massey (actor), moderated by Screen Queensland’s Tracey Vieira
Free, bookings required. Read more

12.30pm-1.30pm: REELLife Industry Panel: Money, Money, Money

This funding 101 panel interrogates what potential funding and support options are available to filmmakers from the City of Gold Coast and Screen Queensland and how to access these. Speakers include Emma Calverley (City of Gold Coast Arts & Culture), Jo Dillon (Screen Queensland) and Heath Davis (director)
Free, bookings required. Read more

12.30pm-4.30pm: Strategies for Success: Upping Your Pitch

With more platforms than ever in the storytelling space, comes more players and audiences. Content creators need to be more specific than ever in how they pitch their projects, targeting the specific needs and requirements for each platform via research and prepare for to make the pitch count.
This GCFF workshop is a unique opportunity to hear from broadcasters about the challenges and opportunities that exist with the development and pitching processes, where you will learn the new parts of the equation necessary for a winning pitch.
$20, bookings essential. Open to female filmmakers only. Read more.

1.45pm-2.45pm: REELLife Industry Panel: First Time Feature Directing

A panel of feature film directors come together to discuss the process, experience and differences directing their first feature films. Learn from them as they walk through the enormity of getting their feature from pitch to screen and their insights into the process. Speakers include: Mairi Cameron (The Second), Priscilla Cameron (The Butterfly Tree), Storm Ashwood (Escape and Evasion) and Grant Sputore (I Am Mother), moderated by ADG’s Evan Clarry. 
Free, bookings required. Read more

3pm-4pm: REELLife Industry Panel: Getting to Grips with Crew Roles

Hear from some of the crew that work tirelessly in the background to ensure that film productions go as smoothly as possible. A must-hear panel for aspiring directors and anyone interested in working as crew on set. Speakers include: Storm Ashwood (gaffer/director), Todd Carmody (grip), Christine Luby (Assistant Director), Jason Williams (Safe Knight Security).
Free, bookings required. Read more.

4.15pm-5.15pm: REELLife Industry Panel: Film Music – To Create or Curate?

What music would be better for your screen content? Should you curate an already available range of material or compose a new score? Join composers as they explore what the pros and cons of each are. Speakers include: Caitlin Yeo (Danger Close, The Butterfly Tree, The House), Mikey Lira (Wyrmwood, Escape and Evasion, Rake), Kenneth Lampl (The Furies, Saints & Sinners), moderated by ASSG’s Thom Kellar
Free, bookings required. Read more

5.30pm-7.30pm: EMERGE! Short Films

EMERGE! is a showcase of short films from some of Queensland’s most recent graduating film students. The event is designed to showcase the best and brightest film talent from Queensland’s next generation of filmmakers from film schools, universities and TAFE. The Best Student Short Film Award with a $250 cash prize will be awarded on the night to the best film, as judged by Gold Coast Film Festival Program Director Rich Haridy and a Screen Queensland representative.
Tickets $17 adults, $15 concession, including a complimentary Burleigh Brewing Co Beer. Read more

6pm-8pm: ASE Guild Event – Bluey case study

Meet the producer (Sam Moor) and some of the key creative team behind the most viewed ABC iView show of all time – Bluey, as they discuss the post production mechanics involved in getting a 52-part animated series out each week. Panelists will the scope of work, how it is facilitated, what it takes and their individual approach to post-production for this amazing hit show. 
ASE members free, non-members $10. Read more


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