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Please note our calendar of programs' submissions has been reworked to align with our new events' dates.

Sunday 27 September:

Spark 2020: Film Development Workshop

a DIFF event hosted by Gareth Benson.

Screen Territory and Darwin International Film Festival are proud to launch the SPARK Film Initiative with a complimentary Screen Development Workshop for Filmmakers and Content Creators!

We invite you to learn crucial Production skills to:

1. Understand the role of Copyright in Content (including excerpts of Australian and Hollywood films)
2. Understand Contracts and Chain of Title to license your film for commercial success.
3. Secure releases and clearances of all those who participate in your project and particularly for cultural and broadcast approval.

We will explore how you can use these skills to protect your project and participants and take your project from script to success on the screen at the VIBE Hotel nearby to Darwin's Iconic Deckchair Cinema before DIFF Closing Night.



About the presenter

Gareth Benson is a media lawyer who specialises in Intellectual Property and Commercial Law. He has worked in business affairs for some of Australia's peak cultural broadcasters SBS Commissioned Content and Online and the Australian Centre of the Moving Image. For ten years he has run his own legal practice IP ASSIST.: www.ipassist.com.au
Gareth is passionate about the role of storytelling as a documentary and short film maker with broadcast credits with Foxtel's History Channel. He has produced digital content for international brands and local business alike including Mercedes Bends, Victorian Spring Racing Carnival, World Trade Centre, Toshiba and TEDx: www.trueblue.tv


Schedule

• 1:00pm - 1:30pm Introduction to Spark Program
• 1:30pm – 2:30pm Copyright in Film - Film Development Workshop
• 2:30pm – 3:00pm Afternoon tea
• 3:00pm - 4:00pm Contracts and Chain of Title - Film Development Workshop
• 4:00pm - 5:00pm Cultural Considerations & Clearances (indigeneous content) - Film Development Workshop

Spark 2020: Film Development Workshop

a DIFF event hosted by Gareth Benson.

Screen Territory and Darwin International Film Festival are proud to launch the SPARK Film Initiative with a complimentary Screen Development Workshop for Filmmakers and Content Creators!

We invite you to learn crucial Production skills to:

1. Understand the role of Copyright in Content (including excerpts of Australian and Hollywood films)
2. Understand Contracts and Chain of Title to license your film for commercial success.
3. Secure releases and clearances of all those who participate in your project and particularly for cultural and broadcast approval.

We will explore how you can use these skills to protect your project and participants and take your project from script to success on the screen at the VIBE Hotel nearby to Darwin's Iconic Deckchair Cinema before DIFF Closing Night.



About the presenter

Gareth Benson is a media lawyer who specialises in Intellectual Property and Commercial Law. He has worked in business affairs for some of Australia's peak cultural broadcasters SBS Commissioned Content and Online and the Australian Centre of the Moving Image. For ten years he has run his own legal practice IP ASSIST.: www.ipassist.com.au
Gareth is passionate about the role of storytelling as a documentary and short film maker with broadcast credits with Foxtel's History Channel. He has produced digital content for international brands and local business alike including Mercedes Bends, Victorian Spring Racing Carnival, World Trade Centre, Toshiba and TEDx: www.trueblue.tv


Schedule

• 1:00pm - 1:30pm Introduction to Spark Program
• 1:30pm – 2:30pm Copyright in Film - Film Development Workshop
• 2:30pm – 3:00pm Afternoon tea
• 3:00pm - 4:00pm Contracts and Chain of Title - Film Development Workshop
• 4:00pm - 5:00pm Cultural Considerations & Clearances (indigeneous content) - Film Development Workshop
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Spark Film Initiative

Spark is an annual short film initiative supporting local film productions by Northern Territory screen practitioners.

Event Dates:
Premiering at DIFF 2020: Take Two, May 2021

Who can submit
: 
To be eligible to apply, you must:
• Be a Northern Territory resident; and,
• Own the right(s) to produce The Production (either because you’re the writer or you obtained this right); and,
• Be willing to sign a grant agreement and successfully complete the production of the project within the agreed schedule
• Have both a director and producer attached to the project.
• Be over 18 years of age
• Not be a currently enrolled student.
What you can submit
Spark film projects must:
   a. be in factual (documentary) form;
   b. be a maximum of 10 minutes in run-time including credits;
   c. relate to the Spark 2020 theme, "Intergenerational relationships";
   d. feature the work of a Northern Territory composer or musician for its score.
StatusOpen. 
Submissions closing on 8 October 2020.


The Capricornia Film Awards

Every second year, the Darwin International Film Festival hosts a celebration of the best talent and achievements of the Northern Territory screen industry. 

Event Dates:
TBC (April/May 2021)

Who can submit
: 
Members of the Northern Territory Screen Industry.
What you can submit
Productions completed between July 2018 and July 2020, across 10 categories.
Status: Closed.

"DIFF2020: Take Two" Official Selection

"DIFF 2020: take 2" will feature a fresh program of some of the most exciting international and local cinema. 

Event Dates:
TBC (April/May 2021)

Who can submit
: 
Anyone.
What you can submit:
Feature films, Short films, Narrative, Documentary, Animation. Full description and T's and C's on Filmfreeway.
StatusOpening soon.


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