Free (online) members’ workshop – Generating Story Ideas

Due the the COVID-19 situation, and with the decision to the close the WPCC Community Arts Rooms, Dubbo Filmmakers is continuing its series of workshops online as we want to continue to encourage and develop our local filmmaking community.

This month’s workshop:

Generating story ideas for short films

Thursday, March 26, 2020 @ 7 pm on Google Hangouts Meet

Free for full/financial members, $5 (plus processing fee) for non-members.

Want to make a short film but not sure where to start with a story? Or maybe you’re an experienced writer or filmmaker and are interested in techniques in helping you generate story ideas. Erifili Davis, who has written and produced several short films screened at the One Eye Film Festival as well as film festivals around the world, will facilitate this short workshop to spark ideas for short films of any genre.

This workshop will be delivered ONLINE using Google Hangouts Meet. You can join on your computer (Google Chrome browser recommended) or on your iOS or Android device using the free app. We are unable to assist with tech support so please make sure you test your setup before the workshop. There will be a dial-in option for audio.

Register using the link below and we will send you a link to the online meeting room and additional resources to support the workshop. Details will be sent by 25/03/2020 (or before the workshop for those who register 25 to 26/03/2020).

https://forms.gle/eahobfjzyA9y52V88

2019 AFTRS Scholarship for Dubbo LGA Filmmakers

The 2nd annual AFTRS scholarship for filmmakers in the Dubbo LGA is now open for applications. AFTRS (Australian, Film, Television and Radio School), and the Dubbo Filmmakers have joined forces to help overcome the barriers of finance and geography faced by regional filmmakers.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to attend a 2-day course of their choice at the AFTRS Sydney campus, valued up to $720 between July 1 and December 31, 2019.

REX has come on board as travel sponsor and will provide a return flight from Dubbo to Sydney. The successful applicant will be responsible for their own accommodation.

Kellie Jennar, member of Dubbo Filmmakers, said, “Dubbo Filmmakers are thrilled to partner with AFTRS to offer this scholarship for the second year in a row.

“Dubbo is now a recognised regional screen production location, and this scholarship is helping to build screen capacity and talent within the region. We are looking for a local sponsor to come on board to assist the successful applicant with travel and accommodation expenses.”

To apply for the AFTRS scholarship, applicants are required to outline in 500 words or less:

  • The town of the Dubbo LGA they live in
  • Which 2-day AFTRS course they would attend and why (see https://www.aftrs.edu.au/course-types/short-courses)
  • How this course would help their screen career
  • How they would share the skills and knowledge learnt with the local filmmaking community.

Applications should be emailed to herron.robyn@abc.net.au
before 11.59pm, 16 June, 2019.

An independent panel of media professionals will review the applications.

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

Free workshop: get help to finish your short film

Short Film SOS Workshop

Need some help finishing off one or more short film projects for the 2017 One Eye Film Festival?

Come along to Dubbo Filmmakers’ FREE “Short Film SOS” workshop. Tuesday, October 10, 2017. At the Community Arts Rooms, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Wingewarra Street, Dubbo.

Bring your films that are giving you problems- edits, tech requirements etc. We’ll try to sort ‘em out. Either bring ALL files on a HD or USB, or on your laptop.

You can also get some help on the process of submitting your film to the 2017 One Eye Film Festival.

To RSVP your free place, visit the event page using the link below:

[FREE] Dubbo Filmmakers’ “Short Film SOS” workshop