People love to be swept off their feet, to go into an environment where they've never been, to experience things they only ever dream about. And filmmaking offers that potential.
Stella Dimadis, Chair, Public Filmmaking Forum
Greek Australian Short Film Festival
As an audience we are thrown into incredible journey as perceived by the filmmakers in the creation of their films. This is such a buzz for us all. This year the Greek Community as part of the Greek Film Festival and the Greek Australian Short Film Festival is hosting a Free Public Forum at Palace Cinemas, Como, South Yarra, the 25th of October at 2 pm with a group of eclectic individual who are all involved in the process of filmmaking from start to finish.
The free tickets can be booked through Event Brite.
Funding will be covered by Alan Crabbe, Co Founder and Director of Pozible. Crowd Funding has become an important point of financial reference for filmmakers and Alan will cover the philosophy behind crowd funding, it's ability to help filmmakers get projects off the ground and the appropriate marketing needed to make this happen.
-Alan Crabbe, Co Founder and Director, Pozible
Tony Ianiro, Founding Director Backlot Studios
Jason Raftopoulos is a writer, director, producer and IF Award winner for his film From Dope to Dalai Lama; this won the 2010 IF Award for Best Short Documentary and is currently being developed into a narrative feature. Jason will cover income sources for filmmaking, festivals and inspiration for stories.
-Jason Raftopoulos, Director/writer/producer.
Blake Borcich, director/Producer, Laroda Films, Write-Me Australia
In creating films the support of the community is imperative. I am proud to be associated with the Greek Community of Melbourne and Sydney who have been true visionaries in supporting established and emerging filmmakers. The Greek Australian Short Film Festival, and the public forum on filmmaking are all an attestation to this. Join me on Saturday the 25th of October at Palace Cinema, Como, South Yarra at 2pm. A very big thank you to Katerina Kotsonis and Jim Koutsoukos whose co curatorship kudos has been well embraced.