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Phil Breslin Wikipedia, Wife, Partner, Wiki, Instagram, Married -: The full session schedule and speaker lineup for the second REGIONALITY CAIRNS documentary and factual industry event, which takes place at Cairns Performing Arts Centre on Friday, July 28, have been released by AIDC, Screen Queensland, and Screenworks in association with Screenworks.
A masterclass on wildlife filmmaking, a focus on First Nations factual series, sector networking, and specially arranged 1:1 meetings with industry representatives are all included in this year’s one-day program. It also offers exclusive insights into co-creation and impact campaigns, how to access film funds and get projects ready for pitching, and how to access film funding.
Co-creation and Impact with the Team from The Territory, a special session with director Alex Pritz and impact producer José Neto from the National Geographic documentary that won Peabody and Sundance Film Festival awards in 2022, is the program’s main focus.
The Territory, a first-person narrative of the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people’s ceaseless battle against deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, has emerged as a game-changer in terms of real collaborative filmmaking, the creation of noticeable, widespread impact, and legislative change. Alex and Jose will explain how one of the most impactful films of the year was made by a dynamic team of both local indigenous and worldwide key creatives who came together to bring a local tale to a global audience.
Natural Talent: A Masterclass in Wildlife Filmmaking brings together the production companies and cinematographers using new filming technologies to capture the lands, seas, and skies of Far North Queensland for those looking for inside knowledge of the most recent advancements in the natural history space. Along with Phil Breslin, host of First Weapons and creator of Built to Survive, and Dr. Teresa Carrette of science communicators Scientific Synergy, Richard Fitzpatrick of renowned aquatic and natural history production company Biopixel discusses new techniques for capturing the distinctive natural landscapes of the area.
The special panel Focus On: First Nations Factual Series, which honors the First Nations storytellers who are working across numerous media, genres, and audiences to produce some of this year’s most eagerly awaited series, also includes Phil Breslin. The event will offer an important in-depth look at First Nations storytelling and craft, with Dean Gibson of Bacon Factory Films (Incarceration Nation, First Weapons), and Dena Curtis of Inkey Media (Back to Nature, Rebel With a Cause).
REGIONALITY CAIRNS offers two very beneficial sessions for practitioners seeking industry insights and crucial practical information to assist them in positioning initiatives for market readiness and ultimately funding: Toolbox for Pitch: The Must-Haves to get you Market-Ready, which provides insights into market trends, what they support, and how to pitch to them from broadcasters ABC and SBS, streaming provider DocPlay, and screen agency Screen Queensland; both Industry
Roundtable: Meet the Film Funds Making a Difference, including participants from the International Documentary Association (IDA) and the Doc Society, reveals regional and global prospects for funding and mentoring.
All delegates are entitled to apply for face-to-face time with decision-makers and distinguished guests of the event as part of REGIONALITY’s Doc Chat 1:1 Meetings program, which is for filmmakers pitching projects, seeking direct knowledge, or hoping to form new contacts. The day will conclude with a networking event where all attendees are invited to catch up with colleagues in the industry, form new relationships, and honor the great local and FNQ community of documentary and factual creators.
Dr. Belinda Burns, acting CEO of Screen Queensland, stated that Screen Queensland is thrilled to collaborate on REGIONALITY CAIRNS for a second consecutive year.
“We are thrilled to return to Cairns for another year with this priceless event and its outstanding program.” Local practitioners get a rare chance to network with national and worldwide thought leaders in the factual sector at REGIONALITY CAIRNS. The thriving North and Far North Queensland screen sector, as well as its brilliant and diverse practitioners, may be shown on this excellent platform.
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