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Gold Coast Film Festival Focuses on Industry with REELLIFE

24th March, 2014

Gold Coast Film Festival focuses on Industry with REELLIFE

GOLD COAST Monday 24 March 2014: The Gold Coast Film Festival (GCFF) is excited to present the inaugural REELLIFE program featuring seminars, panels and workshops for industry professionals as well as the emerging sector over the course of two weekends on April 5 - 6 plus April 12 - 13 at The Style Lounge, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre in Broadbeach.

The REELLIFE program provides a forum for emerging and existing filmmakers to hear from some of the Industry’s most experienced and successful practitioners and representatives.

The GCFF is committed to encouraging, promoting and assisting Australian film making talent.  The REELLIFE program is designed to educate and inspire filmmakers with an impressive lineup of domestic and international film industry leaders,” said GCFF Director, Kylie Pascoe.

The Gold Coast boasts some of the best film crews and talent in the world and we want to see our region hold onto our great filmmaking reputation, both now and into the future.”

Through the REELLIFE workshops, seminars and networking events, the GCFF presents various one hour seminars on topics such as film distribution, funding, building online content and more.  Registration is essential and can be completed online at gcfilmfestival.com.  The 2014 REELLIFE program includes:

SATURDAY 5 APRIL 2014

MEET THE PRODUCER
Time:               10.00am
Location:         The Style Lounge, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Join special guest Ian Collie (Saving Mr Banks and ABC TV’s Rake) as he discusses the ever-changing role of the producer in the shifting climate of Australian film and television.

MEET THE DIRECTOR
Time:               11.15am
Location:         The Style Lounge, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Director Brad Peyton (San Andreas, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) will discuss his career and share some industry survival techniques!

SUNDAY 6 APRIL 2014

FILM DISTRIBUTION
Time:               10.00am
Location:         The Style Lounge, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
With special guests Richard Becker (Becker Film Group) and Alan Finney OAM (Chair of the AFI/AACTA), the distributors will talk about the evolving world of film distribution, and what value of traditional models still hold.

FUNDING: CO-PROS AND THE PRODUCER OFFSET
Time:               11.15am
Location:         The Style Lounge, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
With special guests Tracey Vieira (CEO - Screen Queensland) and Colleen Champ (Certifications Manager - Screen Australia), learn about the opportunities that Screen Queensland and Screen Australia are currently offering Australian filmmakers.

SATURDAY 12 APRIL 2014

THE ART OF THE SCORE
Time:               10.00am
Location:         The Style Lounge, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Join regarded Queensland composer Loic Valmy, as he talks about the importance of music in film production, and how it can make all the difference.

FUNDING: CROWDFUNDING
Time:               11.15am
Location:         The Style Lounge, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Pozible co-founder Alan Crabbe and director Aaron Wilson (Canopy) will discuss the limitless possibilities of crowdfunding before the Australian premiere of Aaron’s film Canopy.

SUNDAY 13 APRIL 2014

TRANSMEDIA SEMINAR WITH ESTER HARDING
Time:               10.00am
Location:         The Style Lounge, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
All-media producer Ester Harding (Stormsurfers 3D, I Am A Girl) will discuss the ways transmedia can help expand awareness of your film in ways you never dreamt.

CREATIVE CASTING
Time:               11.15am
Location:         The Style Lounge, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
SASS Management's Ryan Verbruggen will take us inside the world of casting to offer trade secrets on how actors can nail their next audition!
 

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