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Tony Ayres

Tony Ayres

The Filmmakers Lounge Byron Community Centre

Filmmakers share their individual insights into familiar and unfamiliar worlds, tell local and global stories and expand and challenge perceptions through this array of stimulating workshops, panels and networking events. Visit our website for full details. 

 

Saturday, March 7

– 11am Free Panel

The Outsider on the Inside: Adventures In Cross-Cultural Filmmaking

It can be a steep learning curve when filming in Afghanistan, India, Malawi, Samoa, Haiti and Australia’s Indigenous communities.

 

– 2pm Free Panel

Magic Happens in the Dark: A Filmmaker’s View of Festivals

What’s in it for them? The festival experience from the filmmaker’s perspective.

 

Sunday, March 8

– 11am Free Panel

At Your Own Risk: How Far Will a Director Go to Make a Film?

Filming can throw up ethical dilemmas: when should you turn the camera off? Panel includes Frackman’s Richard Todd & Dayne Pratzky

 

– 2pm Free Panel

The Best of Both Worlds? Developing a Creative Relationship With Your Partner

There are significant advantages and serious challenges for couples who live and create together. What are they?

 

5:30pm Networking Event $15

The Meeting Place: An Hour of Pure Potential

If you’re a creative type looking to connect with others, make sure this is in your diary.

 

Saturday, March 14

– 11am $15

Australian Directors’ Guild Masterclass: Tony Ayres Cut Snake 

The award-winning writer and director was the show runner of The Slap. His latest film, Cut Snake, is masterful and his experience invaluable.

 

– 2pm Free Panel

Screenworks Presents: Adaptations

Celebrated storytellers from around the region talk about the intricate process of screen adaptation.

 

Sunday, March 15

– 11am Free Workshop

ABC Open: Makers & Creators Project

Learn how to storyboard, shoot and edit a short video, then publish it on the ABC with the new ABC Open Makers & Creators Project.

 

– 2pm Panel $15

Getting It On (Screen): Sexuality In Cinema.
What do women want to see and what are the best examples? Join four feisty women for a controversial conversation that will go where no panel has gone before.

 


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