NT Screen Summit, The Darwin International Film Festival
NT Screen Summit
How to Attend
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Creative Producing Masterclass
1:00 pm | 120 min | Masterclass
Presented by multi-awarding winning producer Sue Maslin AO
Producer Sue Maslin will present an inspiring two-hour Producing Masterclass that will focus upon the role and importance of the producer in the filmmaking process.
The aim of the masterclass is to encourage participants to consider producing as a career prospect as the producer is essential to getting ideas developed, into production and connecting them with audiences on screen. Sue will draw upon her extensive experience in drama and factual, producing high-grossing feature films as well as highly impactful documentaries.
Sue’s company, Film Art Media is also a distributor so she connects producing with marketing at all stages of the production cycle. This workshop is for any aspiring or emerging producer or any screen creative wanting to understand how best to work with producers.
Intellectual Property: Copyright and Clearances
3:15 pm | 60 min | Workshop
Presented by Intellectual Property Lawyer, Gareth Benson
Intellectual property and a clear chain of title is a key consideration in all of your screen projects. Making sure that the Producer holds all required rights for their screen project is key to being able to a project into the market place.
Join Gareth Benson of IP Assist in this hour-long crash course into making sure that you got your rights covered for your next screen production.
Case Study: Bringing High Ground to Our Screens
4:15 pm | 60 min | Panel Discussion
Presented by Producer Maggie Miles, Producer/Actor Witiyana Marika, Director Stephen Maxwell Johnson and Actor Jacob Junior Nayinggul
After premiering at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2020, recently released feature film High Ground has now broken the $3 million mark at the Australian box office.
Set mostly at a fledgling mission in Arnhem Land in the 1930s, the production was a strong both-ways collaboration between Indigenous Nations from the Top End. Join us as we discuss the development process for High Ground, the challenges and joys faced by the production during their filming in and around Gunbalanya, Cannon Hill and Gunlom and the considerations of working with the important yet confronting subject matter of the film.
9:30 am | 30 min | Networking
From the intimate to the legendary: a slice of Australian Cinema history
10:00 am | 105 min | Q&A
Panel with special guests Molly Reynolds, Rolf de Heer and Peter Djigirr.
Since 2004 with the ground-breaking films “Ten Canoes” and Twelve Canoes’ to this year’s moving tribute with “My Name is Gulpilil”, Molly Reynolds, Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr and David Gulpilil have together created a defining part of Australian Cinema’s history.
In this inspiring and intimate session, we’ll chart their individual journeys, connect their relationships with one another and discuss how their respect and affection for each other have led to some of the best cinematic story-telling this country has seen, including Cannes-awarded film “Charlie’s Country”.
Reynolds, Djigirr and de Heer will reveal the journeys that led them respectively from Canberra, Ramingining, and the Netherlands to this common creative path.
We will also explore how their unforgettable films were affected and shaped by big and small picture parameters, from this land’s history, their cultural differences, down to personal affinities and life experiences.
11:45 am | 45 min | Networking