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Applications open for Screenworks 2019 Directing Intensive

Applications are now open for screen directors to attend a two-day intensive workshop in Byron Bay on Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 August 2019 to further develop their screen directing skills.

Guest speakers include Kriv Stenders (DANGER CLOSE: THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN, RED DOG) and Kingston Anderson (CEO Australian Directors Guild). The Documentary guest Director is yet to be announced.

Applications close Monday, 22 July 2019 at 7:00am AWST.


About the Screenworks 2019 Directing Intensive

Twelve early career screen directors will be selected by Screenworks to develop their skills under the tutelage of two of Australia’s most respected screen directors.

The guest tutors will advise selected early career regional screen directors on technique, skills and project development for drama and documentary film and television.

This is a supportive environment where the participants can develop their skills and test ideas under the guidance of highly experienced industry professionals

This two-day program is delivered in partnership with the Australian Directors’ Guild (ADG), Linnaeus Estate Education Fund and with support from Create NSW, as well as support for individual participants from Screen Queensland and Screenwest.

“We are looking forward to connecting Kriv Stenders with our 2019 participants,” explained Screenworks CEO, Ken Crouch.

“His talent is legendary; with the success of his feature film Red Dog putting him the top 10 all time box office hits for Australian feature films and the release of his highly anticipated new feature DANGER CLOSE: THE BATTLE FOR LONG TAN we believe he will bring extraordinary advice to the twelve regional screen directors.  We are very grateful to the ADG for sourcing him for this workshop.”


How to Apply

To be eligible for Screenworks Directing Intensive, applicants must demonstrate some experience directing content for screen and must be living in regional NSW, regional Queensland or Western Australia. Please note: preference will be given to regional Western Australian applicants.

Two regional Western Australian participants will be supported by Screenwest.

For more information about the workshop or how to apply, visit the Directing Intensive page of the Screenworks website.

Applications close Monday, 22 July 2019 at 7:00am AWST.


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Posted 04 July 2019

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