Accelerator Lab: Behind the Scenes 2018

Editing: Julie-Anne De Ruvo & Nick Meyers

Presented by MIFF Accelerator Lab with Australian Screen Editors, the art and secrets of film editing are explored in this session with Nick Meyers ASE and Julie-Anne De Ruvo who co-edited MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Undertow, which world premieres at MIFF 2018. De Ruvo’s other credits include The Beautiful Lie and Please Like Me, while Meyers’ credits include Sweet Country, The Boys and MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Balibo.

Sat 11 Aug 9:00am-10:10am; ACMI Studio 1

$25 (MIFF passes not valid)


Cinematography: Bonnie Elliott

The craft of cinematography is explored by Director of Photography Bonnie Elliott ACS, whose diverse credits include the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported These Final Hours, Spear, TV series Romper Stomper, and this year’s MIFF Premiere Fund supported Undertow.

Sun 12 Aug 9:00am-10:0am; ACMI Studio 1

*$16 (MIFF passes not valid)


Composing: Evelyn Morris

The intricacies of composing are explored with Music Victoria 2014 Best Experimental/Avant-Garde Act award winner Evelyn Morris, who co-founded advocacy group LISTEN, which seeks to increase awareness around gender politics in the music industry, and composed the score for MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Acute Misfortune.

Thu 9 Aug 2:00pm-3:00pm; ACMI Studio 1

*$16 (MIFF passes not valid)


Production & Costume Design: Penelope Southgate & Stacey O’Connor

Fresh from working together on the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Undertow, production designer Southgate and costume designer O’Connor explore how the two crafts come together in collaboration with the director to bring the world of the film to life.

Sun 12 Aug 2:30pm-3:30pm; ACMI Studio 1

$18 (MIFF passes not valid)


Acting: Rob Collins

Fresh from his role in MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Undertow, which world premieres at MIFF 2018, Rob Collins explores the unique relationship and dynamic between actors and directors. Collins has worked across film, TV and theatre with credits including Cleverman, Glitch and stage musical The Lion King.

Sun 12 Aug 10:15am-11:20am; ACMI Studio 1

*$25 (MIFF passes not valid)


Screen Diversity: Breaking Barriers & Building Bridges

Join filmmaker guests of the festival and local 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.
Panellists include directors Sari Braithwaite ([CENSORED]); Isabella Eklöf (Sundance-selected Holiday); Composer Evelyn Morris (Acute Misfortune); The Dressmaker producer Sue Maslin; and Accelerator alumni Nora Niasari, Corrie Chen, John Sheedy (Mrs McCutcheon), and Finke: There and Back’s Dylan River & Isaac Elliott.

Sat 11 Aug 12:30pm-2:00pm; ACMI Studio 1

*$15 (MIFF passes not valid)