Diff Film School

2016 Screencraft workshop program

Dates: Saturday the 17th & Sunday the 18th of September
Venue: Charles Darwin University Waterfront Campus

SYNOPSIS

As part of DIFF’s commitment to fostering the local film industry, our hands-on workshops will include guest filmmaker talks, masterclasses, skillsharing and networking events to stimulate cross-collaboration.

Come and learn all about the many areas of screencraft during our creative weekend intensive at the DIFF FILM SCHOOL. Covering all the major elements of filmmaking from script to screen, this is a unique opportunity to take your ideas and passion for making films and turn them into a reality.

The DIFF FILM SCHOOL will continue into the second week as part of the NT SCREEN INDUSTRY SUMMIT featuring talks by broadcasters and funding bodies, panels with industry professionals and screenings showcasing recent productions by NT Producers.

FEES & REGISTRATION

Attendees can register for INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOPS or enrol in the entire two weekend film course by buying an  ALL CLASS PASS with tailored development for your projects, discounts to DIFF FILM SCREENINGS and opportunities to meet and network with film industry professionals.

Screenwriting Masterclass

10:00am Saturday
17th September

17th, 18th and 25th of September. A three part masterclass with local screenwriter Philip Tarl Denson exploring the fundamentals of writing for screen. Over five hours, this workshop will help aspiring screenwriters build skills and understanding of screenwriting & story structure to help transform a story concept into a fully fledged narrative, or to develop […]

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Directing Actors for Screen

1:00pm Saturday
17th September

1pm Sat 17th September. Actor/Director Damian Walshe-Howling (Messiah, Underbelly, He Died with A Felafel In His Hand) will talk through his experience and approach as an actor, and how it has informed his work as an emerging diector. Damian will break down his process and discuss ways to work with actors on screen for film and […]

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Virtual Reality Masterclass

3:00pm Saturday
17th September

3pm Sat 17th Sept. Roger Essig (Virtual Reality Ventures, Melbourne) will explain  the variety of ways the technology is being utilised, from Immersive Gaming, 360° video productions and commercial applications. The workshop will explore different techniques used to bring content into VR from photogrammetry, 3D scanning, 3D modelling, and the importance of audio spatialisation and explain the difference between […]

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Augmented Reality

5:00pm Saturday
17th September

5pm Sat 17th Sept. Mikaela Jade (INDIGITAL) will talk about her work using cutting edge augmented reality technology to translate cultural knowledge within remote communities; showcasing cultural heritage to visitors and create jobs from the digital economy. For more information on the innovative work of the INDIGITAL go to http://www.indigital.net.au/

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Cinematography Showcase

1:00pm Sunday
18th September

1pm Sunday 18th Sept. Andrew Hyde (Australian Cinematographers Society – NT) will host a show and tell of latest camera technologies, comparing 4k, DSLR cameras and other cutting edge equipment. Also Lukas Bendl (iBallDomes)  will showcase the current 360 degree cameras that are being used for VR videography.

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VFX Masterclass

2:00pm Sunday
18th September

2pm Sunday 18th Sept. Learn how to achieve the impossible in this crash course in low budget visual effects from director and VFX artist Mike Holligan (Pott Street Pictures, QLD). Mike offers lessons from his 10+ years experience in indie moviemaking on how to make Hollywood-worthy VFX on a low budget! From the film set to the […]

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Soundtrack Masterclass

4:00pm Sunday
18th September

4pm Sunday 18th Sept. Acclaimed musician Ben Walsh (The Bird, Orchestra of the Underground) will discuss his experience and approach composing music for film soundtrack, and the importance that original music plays in the cinematic experience.

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Impact Producing

5:00pm Sunday
18th September

5pm Sunday 18th September. The film world is starting to buzz about “impact” – but what exactly does it mean? And what is a social impact strategy for a documentary film? For most filmmakers, the bulk of their energy and resources go into making the film itself, and the idea of putting years into the […]

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Intro To Screen Territory

10:00am Saturday
24th September

10am Sat 24th Sept.  Learn how to engage with Screen Territory, the peak funding body for film, television and screen industry initiatives in the N.T. with Bridget May, Acting Manager of Screen Territory.  This event is specifically focused on early career and emerging producers to understand how they can apply for development, production funding and […]

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Meet The Broadcaster: NITV

11:00am Saturday
24th September

11am Sat 24th Sept. Broadcasting as part of SBS since 2012, NITV holds an important and unique place in the media landscape. It provides an essential voice for Indigenous Australians and offers all Australians a window to Indigenous  cultural heritage, stories, ideas and aspirations. This is an opportunity to learn about recent productions and future […]

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Multi-Platform Storytelling

1:00pm Saturday
24th September

1pm Sat 24th Sept. Producers of recent web based series will discuss what makes a multi-platform production different to regular broadcast television and the flexibility it affords. With guest speakers David Batty (Black As), Timothy Parish (The Word – Rise of the Slam Poets), Elizabeth Povinelli (Karrabing Project), Dan Falsone (Earth Sanctuary) hosted by Phil […]

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SCREEN AUSTRALIA DOCUMENTARY

2:00pm Saturday
24th September

2pm Sat 24th Sept. Showing excerpts from recent productions, Screen Australia’s documentary team will speak about current commissioning strategies and the changing landscape of documentary. With Screen Australia’s Senior Manager (Documentary) Liz Stevens and Investment Development Manager (Documentary) Miranda Cullye. ENTRY IS FREE with registration at the NT Screen Industry Summit NT SCREEN INDUSTRY SUMMIT […]

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PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE TERRITORY

3:00pm Saturday
24th September

3pm Sat 24th Sept. From international documentaries, top rating TV series and  upcoming feature films, the Northern Territory screen industry has never been more active with productions taking place across the sector. This one hour panel will showcase recent productions that have been shot in and around the Northern Territory or are about to go […]

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NT SCREEN INDUSTRY FORUM

4:00pm Saturday
24th September

4pm Sat 24th Sept. Over the past decade the NT screen industry has transformed considerably, evolving into a thriving industry. In 2015 a  group of highly qualified and experienced screen industry members was appointed to the MAC which was established for a limited term to consider the current state of play of the screen industry in […]

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CAPRICORNIA FILM AWARDS PRE-DRINKS

6:00pm Saturday
24th September

6pm Sat 24th Sept. An informal networking event hosted by the Darwin Film Society before the official Capricornia Film Awards events begin. This will be a chance to meet and talk with other filmmakers at the beautiful location of the Festival Club at Deckchair Cinema as the sun sets. ENTRY IS FREE with registration at […]

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PITCHING & FILM MARKETING 101

11:00am Sunday
25th September

11am Sunday 25th Sept. What are the options for an emerging producer? How do filmmakers pitch their projects to raise funding and move their projects into production? What are the national and international film markets that are available to sell ideas, scripts and projects? This session will explore all of these questions, and the importance […]

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PITCH PERFECT NT

1:30pm Sunday
25th September

1:30pm Sunday 25th Sept. A one hour session in which six Territory documentary production teams will have an opportunity to pitch their latest projects to representatives from Screen Territory, Screen Australia,  NITV and the Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS). Only a limited number of pitches can be accepted in this session, and the […]

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INDUSTRY ONE-ON-ONES

3:00pm Sunday
25th September

3pm Sunday 25th Sept.  In a series of private one-on0one meetings, Territory Producers will have the opportunity to meet with commissioning editors and representatives from Screen Australia, NITV, AFTRS and Screen Territory to discuss their upcoming projects. Thisis a unique opportunity to discuss your ideas with key representatives from funding bodies and commissioning editors from […]

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THAT’S A WRAP

5:00pm Sunday
25th September

5pm Sunday 25th September. An informal final drinks at the Darwin Waterfront presented in association with Screen Territory. Screen Summit participants can continue to enjoy the final free screenings of DIFF at the REELOZIND! FESTIVAL or the Darwin Underground Film Festival. ENTRY IS FREE with registration at the NT Screen Industry Summit

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