Learn from the best with the VFest masterclass series

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VFest will celebrate Queensland and international stories by screening home-made feature films, international and Australian-made experimental short films, as well as a series of discussions and masterclasses with Queensland industry professionals including actors, filmmakers and distributors, hosted by Cinema Australia’s Matthew Eeles. 

VFest will only be available online via Capricorn Film Festival’s official website. The online event starts on Friday 13th August at 7:00am and concludes Sunday August 15th at 11:59am. 

To learn more, and to purchase your pass, visit: www.capricornfilmfestival.com

THE PRODUCERS JOURNEY

Nathan Mayfield 

Join the Emmy® and BAFTA Award-winning COO and co-founder of Hoodlum Entertainment, Nathan Mayfield for an intimate conversation on his life and career.  Learn what it takes to be one the countries leading television and feature film Producers, with credits including Five Bedrooms, Harrow, Tidelands and Australia Day. An important discussion for those looking to understand how and what it takes to become a producer in the ever changing media industry. 

AN ACTORS LIFE

Tim Ross

Accomplished feature film and television actor Tim Ross takes you behind the scenes of his acting experience within the Australian arts industry. With a vast career including Neighbours, Rush, Underbelly, Wonderland, Home and Away and Harrow, Tim will talk about his experience from an emerging actor to that of a professional in one of the hardest media industries in the world. Not to be missed for those looking to become actors or what it takes to get to the top.

THE DISTRIBUTORS

Dov Kornits & Gil Scrine

Join Dov Kornits of Pivot Pictures and Gil Scrine of Antidote Films for an honest conversation on the state of the Australian feature film and documentary marketplace. Learn what they look for in content and when is the right time to approach them with your project.  Pivot Pictures distribution credits include The Killing of Two Lovers, The Swallows of Kabul, and The Legend of Five. Antidote Films credits include Love Opera, The Snowman, Utopia and Death of a Gentleman. 

FILM SCHOOL 101

Dean Chircop & Bobbi-lea Dionysius

I’ve finished high school and I want to be a filmmaker, what next? or should I study before pursuing this career? These and many more questions will be answered in this discussion about high learning in film arts with Dean Chricop and Bobbi-lea Dionysius of Griffith Film School, based in Brisbane. Dean a seasoned academic at one of Queensland’s high regarded institutions will provide an open conversation about education in the arts.

THE EMERGING PRODUCERS

Philip Tarl Denson, Ljudan Michaelis-Thorpe and Kym Melzer

Meet three emerging producers from regional and metro Queensland. Learn their individual journeys and what it takes to become a filmmaker in the ever changing global media industry. Philip Tarl Denson is a screenwriter and producer living in Darwin, Northern Territory, Ljudan Michaelis-Thorpe a Bidjara and Dhunghutti woman who creates synergistic projects of Indigenous stories and Kym Melzer PhD, the creator of Ptsd Love Stories which broadcast on ABC Compass in May.

Purchase your pass here.

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