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Screenworks Directing Intensive 2017

Screenworks 2017 DIRECTING INTENSIVE with Cate Shortland and Tony Krawitz

A 2-day intensive on the craft of directing film and television.

July 22 & 23
Linnaeus Estate, Broken Head NSW

Applications are now open for two screen directors living in regional Queensland to apply to attend Screenworks’ two-day directing intensive to further develop their screen directing skills

Screenworks, in partnership with the Australian Directors Guild and Linnaeus Estate Education Fund, is offering two regional Queensland based directors an opportunity to connect with and learn from two of Australia’s most accomplished screen directors, Cate Shortland (Berlin Syndrome) and Tony Krawitz (The Kettering Incident). Cate and Tony will be joined by Australia Director’s Guild CEO, Kingston Anderson.

Two directors will be selected by an assessment panel to participate in this 2 day workshop (along with up to 10 regional NSW directors). This is a rare opportunity to connect with and receive advice from prominent Australian screen directors and the Australian Directors Guild.

Both directors selected for this opportunity will receive:

  1. access to the 2-day directing intensive to further develop their directing skills. The workshop will include some catering;
  2. access to a special screening event to be held on Friday 21 July 2017; and
  3. accommodation, reimbursement for fuel/travel costs and per diems for 2 days (up to $850 total each incl.GST).

This is the second year Screenworks has run this valuable program. Last year was a resounding success with guest directors Jennifer Peedom (Sherpa) and Glendyn Ivin (The Beautiful Lie) passing on exclusive highly sought after advice.

Some of the feedback from participants last year:

“A brilliant opportunity getting access to such incredible directors and asking the questions I’ve always wanted to ask.”

“I really valued the open and honestly told directing stories from Glendyn and Jen that covered many subjects from specific productions to advice on approaching producers and production companies.”

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply you must be a director with one of the following:
– 2 short fiction drama films publicly screened OR
– One short fiction drama film which has screened at an accredited film festival (Sundance, Busan, Rotterdam, SXSW, Telluride, Berlin, Venice, Cannes and Clermont-Ferrand) OR
– Experience directing television series drama or serial drama

You must also be:
– Living in regional Queensland (you must be a resident outside of South East Queensland, being defined as a 100 kilometre radius of the Brisbane or Gold Coast central business districts)
– Available to attend a screening and 2 day workshop in the Byron region July 21 – 23, 2017
– Have a current project that you are developing or working on
– Have accurately and completely filled in this online application form

Click here to apply: http://qlddirectors.questionpro.com/