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Framed at Port Fairy: Independent Filmmaking Forum

Friday October 28, 7.00pm
Reardon Theatre, Bank St. Port Fairy
Admission: Free

Supported by Film Vic

To coincide with the Port Fairy Film Society's Short Film Showcase, Open Channel in collaboration with ABC Open presents Framed at Port Fairy: Independent Filmmaking Forum.

A night of independent short films and discussion, with films by local filmmakers and ABC Open contributors plus a panel discussion and feedback session with documentary writer/director William Head (Night Fare, We Are Illuminated) film/TV producer Angela Lee (Hard Rubbish, With Tim Ferguson) and ABC Open Producer Colleen Hughson in conversation with Open Channel's Alex Castro.

The night offers fantastic networking opportunities for local filmmakers and opportunities to ask the panelists questions about creating and marketing their own films.

Presenters: William Head, Angela Lee, Colleen Hughson

Portland-raised William Head graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2009 where his graduate film, Night Fare received a number of awards and was selected for the prestigious Australian International Documentary Conference in 2010. His most recent film, We Are Illuminated received production support through the Screen Australia/Open Channel Raw Nerve program and has been selected for festivals in Russia, Mexico and the inaugural Antenna Documentary Film Festival in Sydney. In 2011 he co-founded the monthly non-fiction screening program and online Mubi channel, 'Don't You Have Docs?'. He was selected for the Film Victoria supported Crossover program which brought together teams of filmmakers and computer developers, and this has led to his involvement in an international co-production project with Renegade Films (Rockwiz, Wilfred), BBC Scotland and RTE.

Angela Lee undertook an Open Channel short course in Production and Production Management in 2009 before taking on the role of Line Producer for the Raw Nerve program overseeing four overlapping short film productions. In 2010 she was a script assessor for the Short & Sharp Pitching Competition, Producer of Raw Nerve short film Hard Rubbish, which was selected in the top 10% of TropFest entries from an international pool of more than 700. In that same year she was the Producer of the hit television show With Tim Ferguson, which aired on C31 to a weekly audience of more than 40,000. She has recently completed production on a new Raw Nerve film Phone Call, written and directed by Daniel and Jared Draperis, starring Lewis Fitz-Gerald (Crownies, The Flying Doctors, Breaker Morant) and Mark Leonard Winter (Winners & Losers, Balibo, Blame).

ABC Open Producer Colleen Hughson was born and bred in Warrnambool. A documentary maker, she has extensive experience in filmmaking and digital storytelling both as a practitioner and as a co-coordinator and facilitator for community groups and schools. Some of her award winning work includes All The Ladies, a documentary on women in Hip Hop, Chicks with Decks Skateboard Documentary and A.K.A.Girl Skater, covering the first all-girl/women skateboarding tour.



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