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Accelerator Lab: Behind the Scenes 2022
Peek behind the curtain in MIFF Accelerator Lab’s Behind the Scenes and uncover the secrets of film production with key creative talents from this year’s MIFF Premiere Fund-supported films.
Editing: Katie Flaxman
The art and secrets of film editing are explored in this session with Katie Flaxman, who edited Accelerator Lab alumna director Jub Clerc’s Premiere Fund-supported Sweet As which world premieres at MIFF 70 in the prestigious Headliners strand. Flaxman’s previous credits include the Sundance-selected Killing Ground, documentary Freeman, and ABC-TV comedy series Fisk.
Friday 12 August, 9:15 – 10:30; ACMI Gandal Lab
Acting: Mark Coles Smith & Tasma Walton
Fresh from their roles in the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported SWEET AS, which world-premieres at MIFF-70 in the prestigious Headliners strand, Mark Coles Smith and Tasma Walton explore the unique relationship and dynamic between actors, directors and cameras. Coles Smith has worked across film, TV and theatre, with credits including the films Pawno (MIFF 2015), Beneath Hill 60 and the Toronto-selected Last Cab to Darwin; TV series Mystery Road: Origin and The Circuit; and a Helpmann Award–winning turn in the stage-play of The Drover’s Wife, whilst Walton’s key roles include the films How to Please a Woman and Blessed (MIFF Premiere Fund, 2009) and TV series Rake, Mystery Road and Cleverman.
Sat 13 Aug 9am – 10:15am; ACMI Cinema 2
Cinematography: Katie Milwright
The craft of cinematography is explored by Director of Photography Katie Milwright, whose diverse credits include Ben Elton’s Three Summers, Venice-selected Looking for Grace, feature documentary Gurrumul, Sky/Foxtel series Upright, and Accelerator Lab alumna director Jub Clerc’s Premiere Fund-supported Sweet As which world premieres at MIFF 70 in the prestigious Headliners strand.
Sat 13 August, 2pm–3pm; ACMI Gandal Lab