Join our latest collaboration

Dubbo Filmmakers are launching a new collaborative project, To the End of the Earth, and we are inviting anyone who would be interested in collaborating.

To the End of the Earth is planned as a 6-part (initially) web series and is our most ambitious project to date. We are inviting people of all ages (16 and over) and experience levels who have an interest in filmmaking. Below is our invitational trailer.

You could be interested in:

  • writing
  • acting
  • directing
  • sound/camera
  • editing
  • not sure but I want to have a go/find out more

Our first collaboration workshop was held on Sunday March 24, 2019 with a great group of new and experienced filmmakers. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

First collaborative workshop for To the End of the Earth, March 24, 2019

We are still looking for people wanting to be part of the project, including actors of all ages.

If you would like to be part of the project, complete the form below so we can keep you posted. You will be required to sign a release form as part of your participation (if you are under 18, it will need to be signed by a parent/guardian/carer).

You are not obligated to participate in the project going forward if you choose not to be.

Click here to email us if you would like additional information.

Young filmmakers – enter Bilched Film Festival!

Young filmmakers from Dubbo and surrounds are invited to enter the Bilched Film Festival for a chance to share in $800 in prizes. The Bilched Film Festival is part of the regional screenings of the Aussie teen comedy, Bilched. To enter you need to:

  • be 15 to 25 years
  • submit your film by 04-03-2019

For details and to enter, visit:

http://www.bilched.com/festival.php

Bilched the feature film is a wild ride through the last days of year 12 with anti-hero Hal alongside his slacker/jock mates. Amongst the hilarious universal teenage stupidity and chaos of the penultimate end of school house party it becomes glaringly obvious Hal needs to stop cruising through life to face his fears and follow his heart.

Bilched screens in Dubbo 11/3/2019 at 1st Dubbo Scout Hall, 28 Welchman St, Dubbo. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased from:

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/bilched/229346

This short video is a behind the scenes peak at the young filmmaker behind the film:

Dubbo Filmmakers roaring into 2019

After a busy and successful 2018, members of Dubbo Filmmakers have already made a mark in 2019.

Are you interested in filmmaking? Join our Facebook group to stay up-to-date with what’s going on. No experience necessary:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/336929136407969/ 

Oorjjam receives special jury award at international festival

Jose Sunny’s short film, Oorjjam, which premiered at the 2018 All Sorts program, was selected for the Don Bosco International Short Film Festival in Kollam, India. The Malayalam language film received the Special Jury Award, which was accepted by Mr Wilson Myloth, on behalf of Jose, from the Mayor of Kollam. Oorjjam was screened as part of the film festival in January, 2019. Congratulations to Jose and all the cast and crew.

Oorjjam is an interpretation of an Einstein theory that states energy can not be created or destroyed. It can only be transformed from one form to another. The film is a journey through energy, using the characters to describe the journey.

Follow more of Jose’s projects here:

https://monsantojoe.wixsite.com/weekend-fun-prod

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Connection selected for Short and Sweet Festival in Utah

Another member of Dubbo Filmmakers, Erifili Davis, had her short film Connection selected for the Short and Sweet film festival in Utah, USA. This is the second year in a row that one of Erifili’s films has been selected by the film festival, with her short film Space, directed by Margaret Anderson and co-produced with Kellie Jennar, selected and screened at the 2018 film festival.

Connection is a romantic comedy about a socially awkward young man who decides to confess his feelings to the free spirited object of his affections after just a few dates with things not going quite as planned. It was screened at the Short and Sweet Film Festival in January, 2019.

Follow more of Erifili’s projects here:

https://www.facebook.com/QuickSmartPublishing

Writers selected for performance writing  residency

Multi-talented members of Dubbo Filmmakers, Kellie Jennar and Lee Robinson, are two of eight participants selected for the 2019 Live Words Residency Program.

Live Words is a performance writing collective which aims to improve the performance writing skills of writers, and the development of performance-ready scripts in regional NSW. Participants will be mentored over 12 months by dramaturges Johanna Williams and Kay Nankervis, to write a performance ready full-length play.

Fiona Green and Maryanne Jaques will coordinate the program.

Live Words has been made possible by grants through Writing NSW and Create NSW.

Congratulations to Kellie and Lee.

Follow more of Kellie’s projects here:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelliejennar/

 

Script to Screen – subsidised filmmaking workshops

Thanks to a grant from Create NSW, and sponsorship from the Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo Filmmakers is able to offer a series of subsidised film production workshops in Dubbo. These workshops will be facilitated by industry professionals and will give participants the opportunity to build hands-on experience. You can choose to participate in as many of the workshops as you want.

The workshops are ideal for beginner to intermediate skill levels.

The workshops are listed below with links to further details. Similar workshops in Sydney would typically cost $500 to $800 PER DAY.

Click here to send an email if you would like more information.

Screen Producing Workshop

December 8 @ 9:00 am – December 9 @ 5:00 pm

Screen Producing Workshop

Directing Workshop

December 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Directing Workshop

Filming Workshop

January 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am – January 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Filming Workshop

Film Editing Workshop

January 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am – January 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Film Editing Workshop

2018 One Eye Film Festival, November 16 & 17, 2018

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Dubbo Filmmakers hosted the 6th Annual One Eye Film Festival at the Black Box Theatre in November, 2019. There is no competition and there are no prizes – just a chance to see local stories created by local people. As with previous years, attendance at the OEFF was free  with close to capacity crowds for both nights of the festival.

One of the major projects of the Dubbo Filmmakers Group was the launch in 2013 of the One Eye Film Festival, hosted by the Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo. Now in its sixth year, the 2018 One Eye Film Festival will show over 15 films from Dubbo filmmakers or filmmakers with a connection to Dubbo.

The audience at the 2019 One Eye Film Festival was treated to many different film styles – documentary, music videos, dance, comedy, drama and much more.

Entry was free for local filmmakers.

Congratulations to all the selected films:

  • Pointe Shoes by Spencer Bloomfield
  • Conflict by Angela Canalese
  • A dam good time by Maree Barnes
  • Stare at the Clouds by Clinton Hoy
  • Aphantasia -the Absence of Fantasy by Milena Sallustio
  • Ladies my mother knew by Peter Aland
  • Secret Secrets Of Video by Peter Aland
  • Far too late by Peter Aland
  • Native Tongue by Peter Aland
  • Ghosts of CA by Peter Aland
  • The Studio Walkthrough by Jack Randell
  • Connection by Erifili Davis
  • A Community of Caring by Tess Barnes
  • Players by Kellie Jennar
  • The Skirt by Erifili Davis
  • The Old Black Dog by Nathan Shooter

Film Allsorts October 20, 2018 @ DRTCC

A picture of licorice all-sorts

Supported by David Payne Constructions.

Join the Dubbo Filmmakers for a day of magnificent movies during the Macquarie Credit Union Dream Festival.

For paid screenings, you can pay in cash on the day or click on the link for each film to pre-pay online with your debit or credit card.

Program

10:00 AM:  Best of Screenwave short films – $5

Young people across Regional NSW are telling stories through film, thanks to the Screenwave International Film Festival’s Nextwave program. Dubbo audiences will have the opportunity to see a showcase of 15 of the best short films made by young regional Australians from the past three years. Details:

http://dubbofilmmakers.com/event/best-of-screenwave-short-films/

11:45 AM: Premiere of Oorjjam locally made short (FREE event)

Dubbo Filmmakers, in conjunction with Weekend FUN Production and filmmaker Jose Sunny, is proud to host the premiere of the locally made short, Oorjjam (The Energy). Details:

http://dubbofilmmakers.com/event/premiere-of-oorjjam-locally-made-short-free-event/

12:45 PM: West of Sunshine – $5

A father has less than a day to pay back a debt to a violent loan shark, while looking after his young son. Details:

http://dubbofilmmakers.com/event/west-of-sunshine-2017/

2:45 PM: Backtrack Boys special screening (FREE event)

This special screening of Backtrack Boys will be followed by and open Q&A session with the filmmakers. Although this is a free event and everybody is welcome, we expect that it will be popular and seating is limited and it is recommended you RSVP. Details:

http://dubbofilmmakers.com/event/backtrack-boys-special-screening-free-event/

5:00 PM: Cargo – $5

A unique opportunity to see this acclaimed Australian film along with the Tropfest short film where it all started. Details:

http://dubbofilmmakers.com/event/cargo-2017/

General Ticket Purchase




Dubbo’s own short film festival enters sixth year

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Dubbo’s One Eye Film Festival (OEFF) goes from strength to strength, with November 2018 marking the sixth year of the film festival showcasing local films. The OEFF was launched by the Dubbo Filmmakers in 2013 to give local filmmakers an opportunity to have an audience for their films, thanks to the Western Plains Cultural Centre and a group of energetic volunteers. Entries are now open for short films (up to 7 minutes) to be considered for inclusion in the 2018 film festival with entries closing in October. For the first time, Dubbo Filmmakers is using the Filmfreeway online film submission platform to accept entries.

“Entry is free and it’s not a competition,” said Erifili Davis, a member of Dubbo Filmmakers. “The great thing about using Filmfreeway is that filmmakers can upload their projects once and submit not just to the One Eye Film Festival but hundreds of international festivals all from the same place.”

The aim of Dubbo Filmmakers and the OEFF is to encourage local filmmakers of all genres and experience levels to create films and tell the stories they care about.

“It doesn’t matter if it’s a documentary, horror, comedy, animation or whether it’s your first or fiftieth film,”  Ms Davis said, “we just encourage you to tell your story and enter.”

“Projects can be very small and personal or can be bigger with multiple cast and crew. There is no theme, you just need some sort of connection to Dubbo.”

Dubbo Filmmakers is hoping to encourage young filmmakers with a junior section called the JOEYS, entering its second year in 2018.

“There’s a primary and a secondary school aged section,” said Ms Davis, “but you don’t need to be a school group to do it. We’re just hoping to encourage young people to tell their stories through film.”

If there are people with ideas for film projects but not sure where to start, the Dubbo Filmmakers group can provide support and guidance.

“The group meets once a month but we have a very active Facebook group and the members are all very positive and supportive, no matter what your experience level,” Ms Davis said.

A number of local filmmakers have already completed or are in post-production with short film projects. Kellie Jennar wrote and produced the short film Players,  about a football mad small country town with a dark secret. Ms Jennar also produced the short documentary Pride Out West which screened on the ABC earlier this year, funded by Screen NSW.

Ms Davis is in post production with a short comedy, Connection, about a an awkward young man whose plans for a romantic breakfast don’t quite go as planned. She is also collaborating with another local filmmaker, Melina Sallustio, on a short documentary.

Other members of Dubbo Filmmakers have projects in various stages of production, including a short documentary on influential Australian musician Dave Mason of The Reels, who was named the 2018 DREAM Festival Artist of the Year.

“You don’t have to be a member of Dubbo Filmmakers to enter your film in the One Eye Film Festival,” Ms Davis said, “you just need to have a connection to the area and a film you’d like to share. And if you need help or can’t make sense of the technical requirements, the Dubbo Filmmakers group is happy to help.”

To help beginner filmmakers, a film finishing SOS workshop will be held on October 16, 2018, at 7 pm at the Community Arts Rooms at the Western Plains Cultural Centre.

If you would like to find out more about the group or the 2018 Dubbo One Eye Film Festival, visit the website at http://dubbofilmmakers.com/one-eye-film-festival/2018-oeff-joeys/.

Sponsorship opportunities available

Click here to contact us about sponsoring the 2018 One Eye Film Festival.

DoP Jude Morrell (left) with Robert Zavadszky & ‎Tyran Tuckey in the short film “Players”. Photo: Kellie Jennar

AFTRS scholarship for Dubbo filmmaker – applications close 29/8/2018

Applications close  Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 5pm.

AFTRS (The Australian, Film, Television and Radio School) is offering a scholarship to a filmmaker in the Dubbo/Wellington LGA.

The successful recipient can choose a 2-day weekend course to attend, either from the introductory or industry stream, valued up to $800.

Introductory Courses: www.aftrs.edu.au/course-types/industry-short-courses
Advanced Courses: www.aftrs.edu.au/course-types/industry-short-courses

The successful recipient will need to cover their own travel and accommodation costs to attend their selected course.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Actively making film and/or contributing to the filmmaking community in the Dubbo/Wellington LGA.
  • Commit to sharing the skills and knowledge learnt in their chosen course at a Dubbo Filmmaker’s Meeting in March 2019.

HOW TO APPLY

In 500 words or less

  • Outline which short course you would like to attend at AFTRS and why.
  • How your nominated course will help your filmmaking project and/or career
  • How you plan to share the skills learned with the Dubbo/Wellington filmmakers’ community.
  • One paragraph on why you are passionate about filmmaking.

Email your application to contact@westernplainsculturalcentre.org by 5pm, August 29, 2018.

All applications will be reviewed by an independent panel and judged against the selection criteria. The successful recipient announced by September 14.

The successful recipient will need to complete the course by March 2019.

The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

2017 One Eye Film Festival a sell out!

Some of the local filmmakers whose work was shown at the 2017 One Eye Film Festival in Dubbo
Some of the local filmmakers whose work was shown at the 2017 One Eye Film Festival in Dubbo

The 2017 One Eye Film Festival was a great success with both nights fully booked. Congratulations to all the filmmakers whose work was shown on the nights of November 3 and 4, 2017.

2017 One Eye Film Festival official selection

The Race: Kellie Jennar, producer; Milena Sallustio, video editor. Kellie Jennar©2017

Dubbo Original Music: A Documentary: Daniel Rutter, director. Daniel Rutter Films©2017

Rising Sun- Civil Hands: Jack Randell, director; Civil Hands, audio. Jack Randell©2017, Fred Randell©2017

Tutus and ties: Maree Barnes, director. Maree Barnes©2017

Patient: Dave Stein, director. David Stein©2017

Cage: Jose Sunny, writer/camera/editor/director. Weekend Fun Productions©2017

Still Life: Jack Randell, director; Bobby Cole, soundtrack. JackRandell©2017

Bloody Mary: Kellie Jennar©2017

Zit: Erifili Davis, writer/director/producer. Erifili Davis©2017

The Encounter: Kellie Jennar, producer; Milena Sallustio, writer/editor. Kellie Jennar©2017

Lazy Days: Kellie Jennar, producer. Milena Sallustio, video editor. Kellie Jennar©2017

Eulomogo: Jack Randell, director; Lewis Burns, soundtrack; Jedd Manning, drone pilot videography. JackRandell©2017, LewisBurns©2012

Maintain the Wonder: Nathan Shooter, director. Nathan Shooter©2017

A day of hope: Paul Roe, writer/producer. Paul Roe © 2017

Waltz Time: Peter Aland, writer/director. PeterAland©2017

Civil Hands – Run: Paul Andrews, director. Civil Hands/Paul Andrews©2017

Lost: John Porter, director. John Porter © 2017

Space: Erifili Davis, writer/editor; Margaret Anderson, director; Kellie Jennar producer. Kellie Jennar©2017

Chair Guy: Sam Paine, writer/co-director. Mudgee Picture Co©2017

JOEYS (junior) selected films:

Mr Stickbot and the end of life: Noah Cusack

Squirrel: Rory Stein, animator. Rory Stein ©2017

Mr Stickbot Rise and Shine: created and filmed by Noah Cusack

Mr Stickbot and the scary intruder: created and filmed by Noah Cusack

Holi Powder Tumbling: Chloe Harrison, gymnast/producer/director. Chloe Harrison©2017

Halloween night and the naughty dog: created and filmed by Noah Cusack

Stickbots and the dangerous skeleton: created and filmed by Noah Cusack

2017 One Eye Film Festival, November 3 & 4

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One of the major projects of the Dubbo Filmmakers Group was the launch in 2013 of the One Eye Film Festival, hosted by the Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo. Now in its fifth year, the 2017 One Eye Film Festival will show over 20 films from Dubbo filmmakers or filmmakers with a connection to Dubbo.

You’ll be treated to all sorts of different film styles – documentary, animation, art, comedy, horror and much more. After the films, you will have the opportunity to take part in a Q&A with people involved in the making of the shown films.

Entry is free however, due to limited seating, bookings are essential. Food and drink will be available to purchase.

Select your tickets for either the Friday or Saturday night session.

Please arrive at 6.30 pm for a 7 pm start.

Tickets can be booked at:

https://www.123tix.com.au/events/1046/2017-dubbo-one-eye-film-festival