Australian funding bodies are radically changing the way they operate, with some of the biggest changes shifting from investment to grants. Is this good news in hard times? With so many new ways to finance films, such as crowd funding and the rise of the co-production, which pathway will be the best for your production?
A panel of industry players and rogues will take their gloves off and debate and discuss who will be the winners in these changing times. Savvy filmmakers will be able to roll into production after gaining some “off the record” advice.
Please book early this session will sell out
Dates & Times:
Saturday 13th September 10am
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Hosted by Festival Director John L. Simpson
Enzo co-founded Distracted Media with their first major project being the multiple award-winning crowd funded feature film The Tunnel. The film highlighted an innovative and controversial model of funding and distribution with it being released in an Australian-first simultaneously in cinemas, and via TV, DVD, in-flight, VOD and BitTorrent reaching an estimated global audience of more than 12 million. Enzo has since produced the award-winning epic online series Event Zero (which was an Official Selection at MWF 2013), for Movie Extra, and the feature documentary The Crossing, directed by Julian Harvey, which won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at Sydney Film Festival in 2013.
Ester is an award winning producer of documentary projects, screen credits include Bush Slam (for the ABC), Goa Hippy Tribe, After Six-Four (for SBS Online) and Storm Surfers 3D. In 2012 she joined Media Stockade to line-produce The Surgery Ship (for SBS) and co-produce I Am A Girl (nominated for 4 AACTA Awards, including Best Feature Documentary). Ester is currently the NSW Chapter Head for SPA, is undertaking her Masters in Screen Arts and Business at AFTRS and teaches regularly at Metro Screen, AFTRS and the Information & Cultural Exchange.
Kiah & Tristan Roache-Turner
Aussie Sydney-based filmmaking duo Kiah & Tristan Roache-Turner have just produced their first feature film Wyrmwood – which was shot on a micro-budget on weekends and funded completely independently using online crowd-source platforms, indie investors and mostly money from their own back pocket. Wyrmwood will have its world premiere at Fantastic Fest (the biggest genre film festival in the US) in Austin, Texas this year.
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