Mentor opportunities for Gladstone region filmmakers

Jonathan Page and Tim Ross.

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Three leading Australian film industry professionals will provide mentorship to regional filmmakers via a new Capricorn Film Festival initiative.

Proudly supported by Gladstone Regional Council, Meet your Mentors is an online initiative presented through Zoom, where Gladstone region residents will get to have one on one time with Australian film, tv, and arts industry professionals who will provide inspiration, direction and education.

The mentees will have dedicated one on one time for up to 30 minutes, where they can ask the questions needed to progress into the Australian film and tv industries.

Mentors include Executive Producer Jonathan Page (Bonsai Films), distributor Dov Kornits (Filmink Presents) and actor Tim Ross (cinema, TV and tutor).

Jonathan Page is a Sales Agent and Executive Producer with titles including The Babadook, Broke, Mary & Max and Animals, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Tim Ross is an Australian actor best known for having played Steve Beaumont in Wonderland. He has also appeared in the television series Neighbours, Home and Away and the recent Netflix movie, Romance on the Menu.

Dov Kornits is the founder of Australian movie magazine, Film Ink and Australian distributor Pivot Pictures (formally Filmink Presents). Pivot Pictures has distributed over 20 feature films and documentaries over the past three years and has emerged as one of Australia’s leading theatrical distributors.

The initiative is subsidised by the Gladstone Regional Council and is free, though is for Gladstone region residents only.

To apply, complete the form available via the organisation’s website. Three spaces per mentor will be available. Applications are due by 15th April.

“We are very excited to provide this opportunity to emerging and practising filmmakers from the region. We have three mentors who at not only successful in their own rights, but are great leaders. This should be an experience not to miss,” said festival director, Luke Graham.

To learn more and see the program: www.capricornfilmfestival.com

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