Artstate Bathurst Highlights | Screen & Film

29 Oct 2018 /

Love all things screen and film? We’ve got you covered at Artstate Bathurst with panels, presentations and screenings! Check out the activities below and don’t forget to head to our Arts Program and Speakers Program for more information.
Image: Still from the 2017 Best Film winner, Perdu, directed by Tallulah Remond Stephen.

Nextwave Screening

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Friday 2 November | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Young people across Regional NSW are telling stories through film, thanks to the Screenwave International Film Festival’s Nextwave program (previously REC Ya Shorts Youth Film Festival), co-presented by Headspace Coffs Harbour.
Artstate 2018 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. SWIFF’s Nextwave program includes workshop in 65 high schools across Northern NSW, expanding to reach new young people around Regional NSW each year.

Get Ready to Pitch

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Friday 2 November | 2:00pm – 3:15pm
So you have a great idea for a film, TV or online project – what’s next?
In this fast-paced, practical session Lisa O’Meara & Ken Crouch from Screenworks will explain how to prepare yourself and the key elements that you need to think about before you start pitching your project.
You will learn how to develop successful pitch documents to attract interest from broadcasters, producers and funding bodies and you will leave with strategies and tools to apply to your own production ideas.

Image: Dave Horlsey from Screenwave International Film Festival (SWIFF) and Film Outreach Australia.

Connecting Communities Through Film

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Friday 2 November | 3:45pm – 5:00pm
Ever wanted to develop audiences for film and art in your regional town? Dave Horsley, the Festival Director of the Screenwave International Film Festival (SWIFF) and Founder of Film Outreach Australia, breaks it down for you.

The Economic Impacts of Regional Film & Television Production

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Saturday 3 November | 2:00pm – 3:15pm
Regional film and TV production in NSW can provide significant economic benefits to regional areas, as well as provide positive social and community impacts.
Join Matt Carrol (Create NSW) and Ken Crouch (Screenworks) as they explore how our magnificent natural environments in regional NSW can be used as a tool to support robust regional communities and economies.
Matt and Ken will draw upon previous regional productions such as GODS OF WHEAT STREET and other recent productions to demonstrate the what, why and how a region or local government area could be better positioned to attract and support more film and TV production.
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