Wednesday, 4 May 2011
APRA is a proud to support the 2011 Dungog Film Festival, 26 -29 May 2011.
The festival looks to nurture the new generation of screen creators, whilst increasing the appreciation of Australian screen culture and heritage.
APRA will be on the ground hosting numerous master classes and seminars as well as being on hand to answer all your membership queries.
On festival opening night, Thursday 26 May, APRA Ambassador Michael Yezerski will be conducting a feature live performance of his score The Lost Thing.
Based on the book of the same name by multi award winning author and illustrator Shaun Tan; the film was co-directed by Tan and Andrew Ruhemann, and produced by Sophie Byrne. The Lost Thing won the award in the category of Short Film (animated) at the 83rd Academy Awards.
In an interview with Andrew Urban, Yezerski said, “Building the score had a lot in common with the architecture of the film. Particularly in the case of The Lost Thing where I was working very closely with directors Shaun and Andrew, and producer Sophie Byrne to fashion a world that was as unique as the world of the film. Shaun had brought this world to life, visually, and it was my responsibility to live up to his extraordinary vision”.
To view the full interview online Click Here>>
This is a rare opportunity to learn from some of Australia’s leading screen composers. The master classes will provide invaluable information for emerging screen composers, providing insight into the creative and business process of composing music for the screen.
With guidance of industry professionals, 3 NSW Secondary schools have spent months working and perfecting their major films. The schools, Ascham School, Callaghan College and St. Phillips Christian College, will have their final works premiered at this year’s Dungog Film Festival.
With the full support of APRA, 3 Screen Composers APRA Ambassador Michael Yezerski, APRA Professional Development Awards winner Caitlin Yeo and APRA Member Roger Mason kindly assisted the students in creating the final element to their films – the music!
The program provided an invaluable opportunity for the students to learn from Australia’s best screen composers, as well as educating them about the value of music and the role APRA plays in the careers of local composers and songwriters.
We look forward to seeing the final productions on the big screen!
For more information about the OOvie Student Film Project Click Here>>
The Dungog Film Festival is something wholly unique to this country - a festival that celebrates Australian films exclusively in a non-competitive environment. Our principle objective is to increase the appreciation of Australian screen culture and heritage.
We showcase new Australian screen content, honour leading Australian filmmakers, and create a context for contemporary Australian works by getting the classics out of the vaults and back into the cinemas.
For more information about DFF, please visit their website www.dff.org.au
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