Filmmakers from Bega Valley, Snowy Monaro and Eurobodalla Shire Council areas are invted to submit an expression of interest to attend Artstate in Lismore from 30 Nov to 3 Dec with South East Arts.

We will provide two filmmakers or people working within the screen industry within our region, flights and transfers, accommodation and conference registration to attend this celebration of all things regional arts.

We require the ‘winners’ to attend at least two of the Masterclasses provided by Screenworks Northern Rivers in the Artstate conference program. There are loads of other sessions of interest in the conference program and many free festival events as well.

This is a great opportunity to find out what is going on in regional filmmaking across Australia and to network with your fellow regional filmmakers and other artists from around Australia. We just ask that you attend at least two of the Masterclasses listed below.

Please send us a couple of paras on why you would like to go to Artstate with South East Arts and let us know what you are working on at present. Email Applicants must be over 18 years by 30 Nov 2017.

EMAIL EOI IN BY WEDNESDAY  11 October 2017 5pm

Screen Masterclass – Living Regionally Working Nationally

Lisa O’Meara, Programs & Communications Manager, Screenworks
Cate McQuillen, Creative Producer, Director & Writer, mememe productions
Will Gammon, Cumulus Visual Effects, Syclone Technology
Dustin Clare, Actor

A panel of highly experienced regional filmmakers and practitioners will disclose their key success factors and work practices and provide advice on how to be prosperous working in the creative industries and living in a regional area.

Screen Masterclass – Putting Virtual Reality into Arts Practice

J’aimee Skippon-Volke, GreenhouseFX|3D|VR, Byron Bay International Film Festival (BBFF), Collective Reality
Ossie Alfaro, GreenhouseFX|3D|VR

For the first time this year, Create NSW offered funding to artists and cultural practitioners to develop virtual reality (VR) work. At this session, regional NSW based VR practitioners, J’aimee Skippon-Volke and Ossie Alfaro will reveal how they use VR technology to create an immersive experience. They will explore a range of examples of how it can be put in to practice across different art forms to create unique experiences.

Screen Masterclass – Creatability: Profiling Regional Artists to the World

Louise Hodgson, Project and Event Coordinator, Screenworks
Catherine Marciniak, Executive Producer, ABC Multiplatform
Karenza Ebejer, independent filmmaker

In 2015, Screenworks partnered with Screen NSW and the ABC to deliver three short films profiling artists with disability. Three years later, this project has now funded 20 short films showcasing artists with disability. The films are screened on ABC iview and have been shown at film festivals around the world. Go behind the scenes to find out how this project came about, how it is supporting both artists and filmmakers with disability, and the partnerships that have led to this project’s success.

Screen Masterclass – A Future of Less Government Funding

Ken Crouch, General Manager, Screenworks
Peter Bowen, Director, Screenworks Board
Lois Randall, Director, Screenworks Board

When Screenworks lost its Commonwealth funding in 2015, it faced an uncertain future and was forced to change its ‘business as usual’ approach. Two years on, it has now tripled its revenue and membership base thanks predominantly to new strategic partnerships and the support of a business mentor. In this session, we will look at how partnerships and practical business approaches to arts, screen and cultural projects and arts organisations can lead to success, strengthen long-term potential and provide some freedom from funding applications and acquittals.