Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Rolf de Heer Seminar in Dunedin

Rolf de Heer in the South

Seminar in Dunedin for screenwriters, directors, and producers with internationally acclaimed Aussie low budget film-maker Rolf de Heer on June 4th.

Venue: Room G106
Otago Polytechnic
cnr Union St & Harbour Terrace
Friday June 4th, 2010 1pm - 5pm

There will be a Christchurch seminar on June 3rd at NZ Broadcasting School.

Rolf is known for his avowedly independent approach to film-making, especially with Australian aboriginal communities, and he has a string of international awards. (Bad Boy Bubby, The Tracker, Dance Me to My Song, Ten Canoes)

Rolf has shown it's possible to regularly write, direct, and co-produce feature films outside the industry norms  on a modest budget (from $500,000 to 2.5 million), while defining his own cinematic voice.
Using his own work as case studies Rolf will share his filmmaking philosophy, from the writing process to delivery to an audience, with particular focus on the relationship between budget and story ideas and the crafting of low budget cinema for the international marketplace.

There will be a question and answer session.

You need to register by email:

Open to students and anybody interested.
Koha at the door to cover afternoon tea.

The Dunedin session is being hosted by Screen Dunedin
Otago Polytech Design School,
in association with
Script to Screen.
Funding support from the NZ Film Commission.

For those unfamiliar with Rolf's work, Bad Boy Bubby won the Grand Special Jury prize and the International Film Critics Prize at Venice in 1993, and four Australian Film Institute awards in Australia. The Quiet Room (1996) and Dance Me To My Song (1998) were invited into Competition at Cannes. The Tracker premiered to critical acclaim at Venice in 2002. Alexandra's Project was invited into competition at Berlin, 2003, while Ten Canoes won the Special Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes.

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