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Accelerator Lab: Behind the Scenes 2019
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
The craft of cinematography is explored by Director of Photography Bryan Mason, whose diverse credits include the Sundance-selected titles 52 Tuesdays, Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure, and this year’s Animals.
Thu 08 Aug 2pm–3pm; NGVA Ground Floor Theatrette, Federation Square (entry via atrium)
Screen Diversity: Breaking Barriers & Building Bridges
Join filmmaker guests of the festival and practitioners as they discuss some of the core issues integral to building an inclusive screen industry that reflects, and is enriched by, Australia’s diversity. This year’s panel includes three MIFF Accelerator Lab alumni making their feature debuts at MIFF: John Sheedy (with the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported H is for Happiness, following his multi-awarded short Mrs. McCutcheon); Maziar Lahooti (MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Below); and Hamish Bennett (Bellbird); alongside actor Chris Bunton (Little Monsters and Kairos), producer Lisa Wang (ABC-TV’s Please Like Me and MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Monsieur Mayonnaise), indigenous screen practitioner John Harvey (Spear), and sales agents Jean-Felix Dealberto (Charades) and Debra Liang (Level-K).
Fri 09 Aug 4pm–5:20pm; NGVA Ground Floor Theatrette, Federation Square (entry via atrium)
$18 (Ticket price includes a short networking event with the panel following the session)
Editing: Johanna Scott
Presented by MIFF Accelerator Lab with Australian Screen Editors, the art and secrets of film editing are explored in this session with Johanna Scott, who edited John Sheedy’s MIFF Premiere Fund-supported H is for Happiness, which world premieres at MIFF 2019’s Family Gala. Scott’s previous credits include I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story and the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Have You Seen the Listers?
Sat 10 Aug 10:30am-11:45am; NGVA Ground Floor Theatrette, Federation Square (entry via atrium)
Acting: Emma Booth & Daisy Axon
Fresh from their roles in MIFF Premiere Fund-supported H is for Happiness, which world premieres at MIFF 2019, Emma Booth and Daisy Axon explore the unique relationship and dynamic between actors and directors. Axon also appears in Judy and Punchat MIFF 2019, while Booth’s extensive screen credits include Extinction, Glitch and an AACTA-winning turn in the Venice-selected Hounds of Love.
Sun 11 Aug 9am-10:20am; NGVA Ground Floor Theatrette, Federation Square (entry via atrium)
Production & Costume Design: Bethany Ryan & Zohie Castellano
Fresh from working on MIFF Premiere Fund-supported films Buoyancy and Measure for Measure, production designer Bethany Ryan and costume designer Zohie Castellano explore how the two crafts come together in collaboration with the director to bring the world of the film to life.
Sunday 11 August, 1:00pm-2:00pm; NGVA Ground Floor Theatrette, Federation Square (entry via atrium)