OFFiCIAL PROGRAM

FOR THE

4TH AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL SCREEN FORUM, SEPTEMBER 6-8, 2022 AT LINCOLN CENTER

SCREENINGS september 6-8, 2022

September 6 at 7pm: Opening Night Film 

‘SERIOUSLY RED’ + Q&A with KREW BOYLAN and ROSE BYRNE

Francesca Beale Theater, Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 West 65th Street, followed by an invitation-only after party.

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September 7 at 7pm

TV DRAMA SHOWCASE: ‘TRUE COLORS’ X 2 EPISODES + Q&A with STEVE MCGREGOR, RARRIWUY HICK and PENNY SMALLACOMBE

Francesca Beale Theater, Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 West 65th Street, followed by an invitation-only after party

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September 8 at 7pm: Closing Night Film 

20TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING of ‘RABBIT-PROOF FENCE’ + Q&A with DIRECTOR PHILLIP NOYCE

Francesca Beale Theater, Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 West 65th Street, followed by an invitation-only after party

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daytime INDUSTRY EVENTS september 6-8, 2022 

All at the Amphitheater, Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 West 65th Street

3 DAY PASSES FOR ACCREDITED  INDUSTRY ARE ON SALE NOW. 

PROVIDES ACCESS TO ALL INDUSTRY EVENTS

September 6, 2022

2:00pm -3:00pm
Screen Talks: Mollye Asher 
Mollye Asher is the Academy Award winning producer of NOMADLAND. Mollye discusses her career and projects, especially with a view to independent cinema and character-driven storytelling. She is a frequent collaborator with writer/director Chloé Zhao and will talk about the director’s style and how this has impacted their success as film collaborators. 
Moderator: Michael Kelleher (Executive Director, Australian Screen Foundation Inc) 

 

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) 2022 Student Shorts Showcase
AFTRS and AISF will present a selection of award-winning shorts from current and recent students. The program will include narrative and documentary films as well as titles from First Nations directors. 
Titles: The End, The Beginning (15’29) Dir. Archie Chew – Lost Boy (12’00) Dir. Peter Skinner – Sunnies (11’15) Dir. Ismail Khan – Acts for the Invisible (18’49) Dir. Kate Vinen

 

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Screen Talks: Rose Byrne in Conversation with Jenny Cooney
Rose Byrne burst onto the scene in 1999 with her breakthrough role in TWO HANDS alongside fellow Aussie Heath Ledger. Since then the actor and producer has forged a multi-faceted career, with major roles in film (INSIDIOUS, BRIDESMAIDS) and TV (DAMAGES, PHYSICAL) as well as on Broadway, She discusses working in the US, her recent experience executive producing for Apple TV+ and navigating a successful career between the two countries.
Moderator: Jenny Cooney (Executive, Bunya Entertainment)

 

September 7, 2022 

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Excellence in First Nations Storytelling 
First Nation filmmakers discuss their role within the industry and the importance of authentic voices as means to better tell stories, not just for today but for generations to come.  The panelists share how they've paved the way and offer insight into how inclusion and having access and finding talent and bringing them into the fold of screen and television filmmaking is vitally important.
Moderator: Angela Bates (Head of First Nations, Screen Australia)
Speakers : Penny Smallacombe (Netflix),  Beck Cole (WE ARE STILL HERE); more speakers to be announced. 

 

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Screen Talks: MTV Co-Founder Fred Seibert 
Fred Seibert shares his know-how from a 40+ plus year career in television, from the genesis of MTV to his leading role in the children’s television industry today. In addition to co-founding MTV, Fred was responsible for setting up Nickelodeon and Nick-at-Nite and oversaw paradigm shifts in the TV business, including being one of the pioneers of TV branding to better target distinct audiences.
Moderator: Nick Borenstein (Head of Global Development, Más Gallo Media)


5:00pm - 5:45pm 
AACTA Pitch: Regional Landscape in partnership with Screenworks ‘Land’s End’ Presentation and Workshop
Lou Sanz and John Kachoyan will present their AACTA Pitch: Regional Landscapes-winning project. The pair were selected from a group of five finalists at the Screenworks Regional to Global Screen Forum for their concept Land’s End, a drama about an emergency room doctor who flees to a remote property ‘prepping’ for an imagined apocalypse, only for a global catastrophe to strikes, forcing her to choose between isolation or life amongst the survivors.
Introduced by Ken Crouch (Screenworks CEO)

Speakers: Lou Sanz, John Kachoyan 

 

 

September 8, 2022

2:00pm - 3:00pm
New Australian Directors Showcase
Meet a select group of new Australian directors who are part of the 2022 Talent USA delegation. The group feature their new works as well as discuss their style and approach. Several have experimented with omnibus/ collective style work and will discuss this narrative approach.
Moderator: Louise Gough (Head of Development, Screen Australia)
Speakers: Vonne Patiag (SIGNIFICANT OTHERS), Renee Webster (HOW TO PLEASE A WOMAN), Rachele Wiggins (DEADHOUSE DARK), Beck Cole  (WE ARE STILL HERE) 

 

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Darwin, Kids and the Future of Animation
The children’s creative industry may not appear to be the strongest or most sophisticated genre (and ‘appear’ is the operative word), but it certainly is the most adaptable, and has a unique evolutionary story that can inform all creators. Two of the leading champions of the genre talk about rapidly changing audience behaviour, working globally with content partners and driving animated storytelling for younger fans-to-be.   
Moderator: Deirdre Brennan (Chief Operating Officer, WildBrain)
Speakers: Jules Borkent (Managing Director, EVP International Kids and Family Brands – Paramount Global), Fred Siebert  (Founder, Executive Producer Fred Films)

 

5:00pm - 6:00pm 
Screen Talks: Phil Noyce, Directing Masterclass
He is a giant of the film industry, both literally and figuratively: more than 1.90 meters of height and talent with 19 films as director, about twenty as producer, launching several major international careers such as Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke, and with numerous prestigious collaborations: Harrison Ford, Angelina Jolie, Michael Caine, Denzel Washington, Sharon Stone, Val Kilmer, David Gulpilil, Kenneth Branagh, Naomi Watts. Phillip will take us through his career as well as his unique style as a filmmaker.