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Keynote: Shaun Gladwell

PICA 51 James St, Perth WA 6000, Australia, WA

A talk with artist Shaun Gladwell on his works, hosted by Dr Greg Ferris

Music and Storytelling

Centrestage Recording Studios 9 Baker Avenue, Perth, WA

A lecture that will explore both the creative process of film scoring and its rich history, hosted by Kenneth Lampl

Q&A: Slaughterhouse-Five

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Join us for a Q&A about Slaughterhouse-Five with the Book-To-Film At The Backlot team. 

Q&A: Flux Gourmet

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

An after-film talk with Peter Strickland (via zoom), hosted by Simon Miraudo and Tristan Fidler of the RTRFM Movie Squad

Breaking Into The Screen Industry

The Backlot 21 Simpson St, West Perth, WA

Join our experienced panel as they each share their journeys from the start of their careers up until that first big break. They'll provide tips to inspire emerging filmmakers today on their journey toward getting their projects made, as well as their views on the changing landscape of development, finance, and production today.

Q&A: When The Camera Stopped Rolling

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Join Erika Addis, the National President of ACS, as she speaks with filmmaker Jane Castle!

You’ll Never Work In This Town Again

The Backlot 21 Simpson St, West Perth, WA

Join Kelli McCluskey from tactical media art group, pvi collective, as she discusses their approach to developing a code of ethics to help safeguard against getting into bed with the wrong corporate bedfellows.

Erin Coates: Props, Prosthetics and Practical Effects

The Backlot 21 Simpson St, West Perth, WA

As a professional artist and independent filmmaker, Erin will share behind the scenes stories of how she and her collaborators have created props and practical effects for screen works.

John Bradburn: Writing An Interactive Story

The Backlot 21 Simpson St, West Perth, WA

This workshop will explore the basics of how to write an interactive choose your own adventure style story. We will explore Twine as a tool to make and export these playable stories.

It’s Time For Change

The Backlot 21 Simpson St, West Perth, WA

A panel of cinematography, sound and composition practitioners discuss diversity, industry culture and mental health issues affecting the screen industry sector - and what we need to do to change it. 

Short Film Panel

Robert’s on Oxford 173 Oxford St, Leederville, WA

Producer Kate Separovich (Evie, Good Night), writer/director David Vincent Smith (Good Night), and director Chris Elena (Refused Classification) share insights about making short films, storytelling in short films, and the importance of short films as their own entity plus more in this panel discussion.

Indie Filmmaker Panel

Robert’s on Oxford 173 Oxford St, Leederville, WA

Writer/Director Adam Morris (Edward & Isabella), writer/director Platon Theodoris (The Lonely Spirits Variety Hour), and writer/director Matthew Victor Pastor (A Pencil to the Jugular), explore what goes into making an indie film in Australia: from the writing, to the directing, to the difficulty of shooting during a pandemic.

Q&A: A Life On The Farm

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

An after-film talk with Producer Dominik Platen