If you’ve attended film festivals in the past and thought it should be your documentary up there on the big screen, start salivating at this development opportunity. Simon Chinn, the Academy Award-winning producer of critically acclaimed docs Man on Wire, Project Nim and Searching for Sugarman is leading a three-day residential workshop on feature docs.
The Think Big Documentary Lab, hosted by Screen Australia, will be held in rural NSW for individuals or teams with a feature doc idea at any stage of development. Local mentors also in attendance include filmmakers Gillian Armstrong (Love, Lust and Lies), Matthew Bate (Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure) and Tony Krawitz (The Tall Man).
The aim is to get Aussie documentary makers thinking about what makes a commercial and critical success at the box office and on the festival circuit, and participants should leave with “an improved proposal and treatment, as well as a defined pathway for the continued development of their documentary project.” Applications close 28th September, more info here.
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