Our Industry Program Workshop in Albany on Friday April 29, will offer for the first time interviews and Q & A sessions with local and visiting filmmakers. This will put a spotlight on the opportunities to share Australian stories, through film in the Great Southern and state-wide.  

After a morning tea and networking session at 10:00am, this exciting event will start off with a welcome and introduction from Minister Alannah MacTiernan MLC.   

Participants will be captivated by the Indigenous Stories on Screen segment from 10:30-11:15am. Here, Producer Jodie Bell from Goolarri Media Broome will be joined by filmmakers Karla Hart (CinefestOZ Albany Ambassador) and Douglas Watkin for an in depth discussion about the significance of telling Indigenous stories. 

Next up will be Creating Local and Going Global from 11:30-12:15pm. This session will explore how filmmakers can learn from locally made, self funded Edward and Isabella. Join the minds behind the movie as they dive into the obstacles faced in addition to the possibilities of theatrical release and distribution around the globe. 

After thought provoking discussion, lunch will be served and there will be further chance to network. 

Return ready for more inspirational words with a Meet the Producers panel from 1:30-2:30pm . Be motivated by these amazing females in film. Judi Levine and Tania Chambers from How To Please A Woman along with Melissa Kelly from I Met A Girl and Joe (Joanne) Weatherstone from Northern Pictures, New South Wales will have you fascinated as they talk you through their industry successes, what it takes to develop an idea for the screen and what work we can expect from them next. 

As the afternoon wraps up, join the Great Southern Development Commission, Screenwest and Regional Development Australia for a tea or coffee. 

We thank Major Partner City of Albany, Partners Screenwest, Lotterywest, The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund and Rio Tinto.

CinefestOZ Albany respectfully acknowledges the Menang Noongar people as the traditional custodians of this land we live and work on and pays respect to Elders past, present and future.