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Script Live

Buoyancy

Miranda Harcourt

No Time for Quiet

Below

A Family

H is for Happiness

Iron Fists

Bobette Buster

Measure for Measure

Accelerator Behind the Scenes

 

2019 Ticketed Sessions


ACCELERATOR LAB: BEHIND THE SCENES

Peek behind the curtain and uncover the secrets of film production with key creative talents from this year's MIFF Premiere Fund-supported films. 

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Bryan Mason

SCREEN DIVERSITY: Breaking Barriers & Building Bridges

EDITING: Johanna Scott

ACTING: Emma Booth & Daisy Axon

PRODUCTION & COSTUME DESIGN: Bethany Ryan & Zohie Castellano


BOBETTE BUSTER’S WHAT’S THE STORY?

MIFF 37ºSouth Market & Accelerator Lab presents Hollywood-based story and script consultant Bobette Buster’s What’s the Story?, a five-part seminar series revealing the factors, in scriptwriting, screen craft and our own senses, that help Take Your Storytelling to the Next Level and Learn What Makes a Great Story Well Told.

Tell Your Story So the World Listens: 10 Proven Concepts

Deconstructing Master Filmmakers Telling Great Story: Jordan Peele's Get Out

Cinema’s Invisible Partners: How Sound and the Senses Tell Your Story

The Uses of Wonder: Ask the Right Questions of Your Story

Listen-Up: How Really Listening Enhances Story


MIRANDA HARCOURT: ACTING-UP

Praised by actor Nicole Kidman as “intuitive, unique, amazing” and by director Peter Jackson as “at the top of her field”, acclaimed acting coach Miranda Harcourt has coached many Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA award-nominated-and-winning screen performances, including actors Juliette Binoche and Dev Patel, while also working with such directors as Jane Campion, Morten Tyldum, Gaylene Preston and Garth Davis. Recent Australia/NZ films Harcourt has worked on include Judy & Punch, Dirt Music, Vai and the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Buoyancy; recent international titles include films The Aftermath and Leave No Trace, and TV series This CountryBig Little Lies and The Undoing. 

In the workshops, Harcourt introduces simple but innovative ways of achieving great performances with tools and exercises for use in rehearsal and on set that get actors to where they need to be – fast – along with the concepts Connection, White Space, Internal Landscape, Vista and Objects. Harcourt’s coaching is enriched by her work at the international forefront of Verbatim theatre with real voices and real texts. 

Session 1: Directors Working with Actors

Session 2: Actors Working with Directors


ADRIAN WOOTTON TALKS MUSICAL MOVIE LEGENDS

Presented by MIFF 37ºSouth Market & Accelerator Lab, Adrian Wootton OBE returns exclusively to Melbourne for another series of his acclaimed Illustrated Film Talks this year focusing on Musical Movie Legends Sammy Davis Jr, Barbra Streisand, David Bowie and Marilyn Monroe recounting these unique stars’ enthralling life stories and career highs, accompanied by swathes of film clips and images from their personal and professional histories. 

SAMMY DAVIS JR: Breaking Barriers

BARBRA STREISAND: Diva & Activist 

DAVID BOWIE: Iconoclastic Genius

MARILYN MONROE: Enduring Pop-Icon