I’m on a Panel at Open Channel

April 23, 2008

Yes, I’m making an appearance at an Open Channel panel Thursday 24 April (Tomorrow) at 12.30pm. Come down if your free.

Press Release about the event:

FRAMED #03 – IT’S IN THE CAN(NES): FESTIVALS, FUNDING & DISTRIBUTION!

Newly appointed Theatrical Distribution Manager of Madman, and former Artistic Director of MIFF James Hewison joins Tait Brady, Feature Film Evaluation Manager, FFC Australia, and Megan Gardiner of Film Victoria at the free FRAMED seminar on April 24. Completing the panel will be Richard Wolstencroft, Artistic Director of Melbourne’s alternative Underground Film Festival, and new kid on the festival block, Andrew Apostola from Portable Film Festival. With the Cannes, St Kilda and Melbourne Film Festivals just around the corner, FRAMED #03 will examine the following topics: • Funding agencies, initiatives and film festivals • What festivals look for when selecting a film as opposed to what funders look for • How best to market your film at a festival [ie putting together a press kit] • Preparation for attending a major festival • What type of travel assistance is available from government film agencies • First hand festival experiences from around the world • Distribution & exhibition FRAMED is an innovative series of free lunchtime seminars held on the last Thursday of every month, presented by OPEN CHANNEL and generously supported by Film Victoria. The FRAMED seminar series showcases current issues and trends in developing screen based content, presented by leading practitioners in film, television and digital media. FRAMED is a great opportunity for anyone pursuing a career in the screen industry to network, make new contacts, and get up to speed with industry issues. FRAMED #03 takes place on Thursday 24 April, 12.30 – 2.00pm at the NAB Theatrette, 800 Bourke St, Docklands, and will be facilitated by producer Peter George. Bookings: marketing@openchannel.org.au / 8610 9300.

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