Short Documentaries: What opportunities exist in Australia? – May 10th, 2017

What opportunities exist for short documentary story-telling in Australia?
Where can you get funding?
What are the options for different formats, distribution, festivals and online streaming?
Short documentaries exist in a variety of formats, and a variety of platforms – from online to the big screen.
Short documentaries are a discrete form of story-telling.
They are self-contained, have a unique subject and say something about the world.
They give emerging filmmakers a chance to develop their storytelling skills, and work with strong creative teams.
They are often a stepping stone to make longer films –television, feature documentary or drama.

Screening of Close Ties (18 mins), the winner of the 2017 Flickerfest Best Short Documentary Film.

Recorded interview with Charlie Phillips, Head of Documentaries, The Guardian.

Panel discussion:

Bronwyn Kidd, director of Flickerfest International Short Film Festival
David Rokach, director of Antenna Documentary Festival
Jo Chichester, Executive Producer. Executive Producer. ABC TV Arts
Jessica Douglas-Henry, Series Producer, Compass ABC Arts
Bethany Bruce, story producer & recipient of Screen NSW Emerging Filmmakers Fund

Chair: Tom Zubrycki, award-winning Documentary Filmmaker

Entry by donation – suggested: $10 ($7 concessions)

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