How to make an independent cinema, film and TV series in Australia
By the end of this week, the first Australian films to make it to cinemas will be released in the country’s cinemas.
Independents can get their first taste of cinema at the start of the year at the first film festival in the UK, the Film and Literature Festival (FLY), which will run from October 18 to 20.
But if you’re in the middle of nowhere, you’re not likely to be able to make the trek down to the cinema.
The FLY is a small festival that focuses on independent cinema.
The event is in its 10th year, and the UK is the biggest market in Australia for independent film.
It’s a place where you can get away from it all.
“Independently owned films and documentaries can be screened in cinemas and online without the interference of the commercial film industry,” says Fly director Paul Dyson.
“There’s a strong emphasis on creating independent stories that are informed by the real and unmediated experiences of people in the local community.
It has a huge impact on local economies.”
While the festival is about independent films, its director says it also has a strong political component to it.
“I have always believed in the power of art, which is why I think it’s important that people should be able get out and create,” Dyson says.
“It is an important and powerful message to the people in our country that if we want to be free and free from oppression, we have to do what we can to fight for it.
The film industry in Australia is very much on board with that.”
In fact, the FLY will be the first event in Australia to feature a production by an Australian independent filmmaker.
The Independent Australian film and television industry will host its annual conference in the Sydney CBD on November 9-10, the day before the FLI’s launch.
The event will also feature an audience participation panel on how to create and run an independent film and how to be a leader in the industry.
“You’re going to hear from some of the people who are in that space right now, and hopefully it will help you be able at the end to think about how to grow that space and create that space,” Dison says.
In the UK at the beginning of the week, film festivals will also have screenings at cinema chains.
The Film and Entertainment Festival (FAME) will open its UK branch on November 10, while the Royal Academy of Film and Television Arts (RAFT) will release the first official film at its new London branch on December 1.
The Fli’s UK and UK-based director, Paul Dison, says the UK festival will offer a more hands-on experience.
“They’ll be there to give you advice on the process of making the film, how to get the footage, how you make the film and the whole process of creating the film,” Dork says.
“The UK is a great place to start, it’s a great venue to start from.”
Dyson says the festival in Australia will provide a “very different environment” for independent cinema makers, as the festival will be a “hugely inclusive space”.
“There will be people coming from all walks of life who are passionate about making films, but also people who have no formal film experience whatsoever, who want to learn more about making a film,” he says.FAME has been around for more than 25 years, and Dyson has worked on the festival’s founding.
He’s been involved in the development of its programming since 2009, and he’s been at the forefront of its development for a number of years.
Fame is now one of the most successful festivals in Australia, having attracted more than 40,000 visitors to its events each year.
“We are delighted that the UK has chosen to become one of our home territories,” Denny says.
There are also many other festivals coming to Australia soon, including the Royal Australian Film Festival (RAFTA), the Royal International Film Festival, the Royal Cinema Society, and Royal Cinema Australia.