Antenna Documentary Film Festival is back for its 8th edition across six intensive days between 9-14 October 2018. Once again we will celebrate the very best in non-fiction cinema from around the world.

We will continue our partnerships with the Museum of Contemporary Art and Palace Cinemas screening at the MCA, the Chauvel and Verona cinemas. We are also very pleased to be returning to the inner-west, with screenings at Dendy Newtown.

The 2018 program will be announced on 5 September.

ANTENNA LAUNCHES NEW FILM MAKING ROUGH CUT LAB AND CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Antenna Documentary Film Festival is excited to launch the Antenna Rough Cut Lab, a one-day intensive workshop designed to assist filmmakers with finishing their films to the best of their creative potential and in finding new pathways to reach global audiences.

Three feature length documentaries currently at rough cut stage will be selected and the creative teams behind them will receive coaching and privileged access to local and international decision makers, who will provide advice in storytelling, editing, marketing, sales representation and festival strategies.

“We are super excited to be able to offer Australian filmmakers, this rare opportunity to work with, and be mentored by, the high-calibre and prominent industry figures who attend our festival each year,” says Festival Director David Rokach.

This year, award-winning US producer, Gini Reticker (Academy Award®-nominated films The Square, Sun Come Up and The Invisible War) will lead the Lab giving expert creative and strategic advice alongside technical and craft input from editor Rochelle Oshlack (Gayby Baby, Mabo, Miss Nikki, Tiger Girls). Additionally, the well respected producer and distributor Heino Deckert, and Senior Programmer of CPH:DOX, Mads Mikkelsen will be on hand as expert tutors to give advice about the opportunities and demands of the international non-fiction market.

Shark Island Institute will host the Lab in their exciting new creative hub. “We are proud to support the Rough Cut Lab as part of our strategic investment in nurturing and elevating talented Australian documentary filmmakers,” said Shark Island Institute CEO Malinda Wink.

Rough Cut Lab will be held on Thursday 11th October at Shark Island Institute

Applications are now open and close Monday September 10th.

For more information and to apply go to our website

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