23rd Oct 2017

Saturday 28 October at 11am (NFSA Theatrette): Steve Jodrell, director of SHAME – discussing his 30 year career directing drama for television in Australia. Steve Jodrell will be in conversation with NFSA staff member, writer and film historian, Cris Kennedy.

Saturday 28 October at 1.30pm (NFSA Front Room): Michael Brindley, co-screenwriter of SHAME – discussing his career as a writer in the film industry and his advice for aspiring screenwriters. Michael Brindley will be in conversation with Sarah Mason, film producer, writer and Director of the ACT Writers Centre.

Saturday 28 October at 1.30 (NFSA Theatrette): Panel discussion on “Women In leadership: Women in the Film Industry” with film director, Gaylene Preston (MY YEAR WITH HELEN), producer-director Pat Fiske (OYSTER and ROCKING THE FOUNDATIONS), and actor, Simone Buchanan (SHAME). Facilitator for the discussion will be Virginia Haussegger, AM.

Sunday 29 October at 11am (NFSA Theatrette): Jan Muller, the new Director of the NFSA, just arrived from the Netherlands – discussing new directions in archiving and what filmmakers need to know. Jan Muller will be in conversation with producer, publisher and film enthusiast, Glenys Rowe.

Saturday 4 November at 11am (NFSA Theatrette): Chris Fujiwara, internationally renowned film historian and film programmer, author of a seminal study of the work of Jacques Tourneur, and more recently of a study of the films of Jerry Lewis. Chris Fujiwara will be in conversation with CIFF Director, Andrew Pike.

Sunday 5 November at 11am (Arc Cinema): an illustrated presentation about the life, career and work of Len Lye, the New Zealand animator and kinetic sculptor. With film historian and Len Lye biographer, Prof Roger Horrocks, and film historian and archivist, Sarah Davy. Facilitator for the program will be Dr Ray Edmondson, President of the Friends of the NFSA.


Acknowledgements: CIFF wishes to acknowledge the kind support of the New Zealand High Commission and the Friends of the NFSA for the session on Len Lye. We also thank the Friends of the NFSA for their support in presenting the conversation with Jan Muller.

The Panel Discussion on Women in the Film Industry is co-presented with The Orchard, a new Canberra-based incubator established by local producers Georgina Jenkins and Shannon Wilson-McClinton with the aim of growing women’s screen careers, projects and businesses by strengthening their networks, opportunities and skills. For further information, please contact: