This year’s Summit will cover a range of topics that matter most to screen practitioners from Central Australia to the Top End. Hosted by a number of major industry key holders, from the NT and beyond, this program focuses on career development, distribution opportunities and much more. Whether you’re interested in networking with other filmmakers or simply curious about the behind-the-scene, join us for a whole weekend of free events.
8.30am – 9am
Get into the motion and meet with some of the speakers for a complimentary networking morning tea.
ALEX KELLY, CHARMAINE INGRAM, SALLY INGLETON, DR AURORA SCHEELINGS, RACHEL CLEMENTS
Training, mentoring, and networking opportunities all come into consideration when you aim at sustaining yourself in the film industry. The panel will share their tips and insight around the building blocks of a screen career in an NT context.
SPA Director Matthew Deaner will talk about SPA’s advocacy work for Australian screen practitioners.
SHANNON SWAN, EMMA MASTERS, MAGGIE MILES, TIFFANY MANZIE, moderated by BRIDGET MAY
From employment opportunities to economic stimulation, there’s plenty to embrace about inbound productions. We explore the many opportunities before an open discussion on strategies to optimise the benefits for our local screen workforce.
DANNY LACHEVRE (FANFORCE)
Join Danny Lachevre from FanForce Films + The Solid State in this intensive Q&A session showing you how to pitch, market and distribute your film to reach audiences all around the world.
Watch new episodes of Black As with David Batty and learn about this incredible success story from the creator of the show himself! David shares his insights into the online video space - in particular with Facebook, Youtube, Iview and crowdfunding.
MODERATED BY BRIDGET MAY OPEN TO ALL
Let’s have an open conversation about how everyone is doing in their fiefdoms, and discuss our shared experiences within the context of a sparse industry and national remoteness. Includes short intro to Women in Film and Television NT.
NAINA SEN, PENNY SMALLACOMBE, ROB COLLINS, STEVEN MCGREGOR MODERATED BY DR AURORA SCHEELINGS
Join us for a conversation between award winning filmmakers as DIFF reflects on our Territorian screen culture. From iconic landscapes to rugged outback heroes, a diverse range of stories, cultures and characters has represented our region. Considering our history and politics, we raise the questions of what impact the NT identity has on films made here, and how does film culture contribute to defining the Territory abroad?
A special selection of moving, surprising, engaging footage screened in your very own NT Library, ending with an free exploration of the library’s extensive media collection.