Accelerator Lab: Behind the Scenes 2017

Cinematography: Anna Howard

The craft of cinematography is explored by Director of Photography Anna Howard ACS, whose credits include Eron Sheean’s Errors of the Human Body, Tony Ayres’ Saved, Gillian Armstrong’s Women He’s Undressed) and

MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Rabbit which world premieres at MIFF 2017.

Thu 10 Aug, 2.00 – 3.00pm; ACMI Studio 1

$16 (MIFF passes not valid)


Composing: Caitlin Yeo

The intricacies of film score composing are explored with award-winning composer Caitlin Yeo, whose diverse credits include the award-winning film The Rocket, Gayby Baby, David Stratton: A Cinematic Life, and MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Butterfly Tree which world premieres at MIFF 2017.

Sat 12 Aug, 9.00 – 10.00am; ACMI Studio 1

$16 (MIFF passes not valid)


Editing: Sean Lahiff

Presented by MIFF Accelerator Lab in association with the Australian Screen Editors, the art and secrets of film editing are explored in this session with editor Sean Lahiff who edited Greg McLean’s MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Jungle, which world premieres at MIFF 2017’s Opening Night. Lahiff’s other editing credits include Paul Currie’s 2:22 and Craig Lahiff’s MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Swerve.

Fri 11 Aug, 2.30 – 4.00pm; ACMI Studio 1

$25 (MIFF passes not valid)


Production Design: Matt Putland

Fresh from working on the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported 2017 MIFF Opening Night world premiere film Jungle, production designer Matt Putland (Kriv Stenders’ Australia Day, Ivan Sen’s Mystery Road, and The Spierig Brothers’ Undead, Predestination and upcoming Winchester) explores how production designers collaborate with directors to bring the world of the film to life.

Sun 13 Aug, 9.00 – 10.00am; ACMI Studio 1

$18 (MIFF passes not valid)


Acting: Melissa George & Ed Oxenbould

Fresh from their roles in the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported The Butterfly Tree, which world premieres at MIFF 2017, Melissa George and Ed Oxenbould explore the unique relationship and dynamics between actors and directors in this Accelerator Lab session. A former champion roller-skater and model, George’s Australian film credits include Felony and Triangle, while her extensive TV work includes The Slap – both in Australia and the USA, where she has also starred in Alias, Grey’s Anatomy and The Good Wife. Known across Australia for his roles in Puberty Blues and Paper Planes, Oxenbould’s US work includes M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit and the upcoming Wildlife with Jake Gyllenhaal.

Sunday 13 August; 11:00-12:20pm; ACMI Studio 1.

$25 full (MIFF passes not valid)