FRESHFLIX Emerging Filmmakers' Conference

Freshflix short film festival started in a backyard overlooking the ocean and has since toured through warehouses, cafes, breweries and courtyards showcasing the best in international and Aussie independent film.


For the first time ever, Freshflix is teaming up with Vivid Ideas to bring you two jam-packed days of workshops, filmmaker talks and industry speed-dating to set the emerging Aussie filmmaker up with everything they need to get into the industry.

In typical Freshflix style, we're rounding up some incredible local musicians and artists to bring you two solid days and nights of live music and art, good food, great company and quality films. See your favourite musicians go head to head to create the best live soundtrack with our live music film score battle and then settle in on a wintery Sunday evening for a brand new season of Freshflix Short Film Festival.

Program details: 


Session 1: Filmmaker Pecha Kucha & Q&A

Hear from a range of Aussie filmmakers who’ve just cracked the industry with practical examples and advice on how they did it, including Director Claudia Pickering who has just had her $5K feature film Frisky distributed in the US; Hannah Barlow & Kane Senes, the team behind the $25K feature For Now; talking about her latest feature Drama; Danielle Redford & Cameron March whose $8K short film Neon King featured at Cannes Film Festival.

Time: 1pm Saturday June 3rd 2017

Tickets: $15 / $12 students

Session 2: Wizards of Aus: Insight & advice from people behind the system

An industry panel and Q&A giving practical steps and advice from the people behind Screen Australia, Screen NSW, commissioners and distributors on how to get into the system and make film funders your allies.

Time: 3pm Saturday June 3rd 2017

Tickets: $15 / $12 students

Session 3: Industry Speed Dating

The ultimate networking session for hungry filmmakers. Get up and personal with leaders in the film industry including filmmakers, screening bodies, distributors and others who are making things tick.

Time: 4.30pm Saturday June 3rd 2017

Tickets: $20 / $17 students

Session 4: Live Film Scoring Battle

Can a horror film be turned into a rom-com? See your favourite local musicians go head to head as they battle it out to bring films to life with an interactive, live soundtrack.

Time: 6pm Saturday June 3rd 2017

Tickets: $25 / $20 students


Session 5: Fake it til you make it workshop

Practical steps for the emerging filmmaker to go from amateur to professional in a day. Participants will walk away with new headshots, a bio, website, business cards, an industry-style resume, a tax & accounting for newbies rundown, and practical steps to take to make themselves known in the industry.

Time: 2pm Sunday June 3rd 2017

Tickets: $40 / $35 students

Session 6: Freshflix Short Film Festival: Winter 2017

With a usual dose of live music & art, good food and good films, the new season of Freshflix Film Festival is set to be our biggest and best yet. Committed to screening the best of Aussie and international talent (including 70% local Aussie films), Freshflix appeals to everyone from diehard film buffs to your best mate who’s never even heard the term short film.

Time: 6pm Sunday June 3rd 2017

Tickets: $25/$20 students

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Vivid Sydney is big — it’s now the largest event of its kind in Australia and in 2017 it’s growing again with a world-class line-up of concert and music performances, public ideas programs, creative industry workshops and conferences. Find exciting new locations to explore this year as Vivid Sydney grows its footprint. See what else is happening in City and Surrounds.

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