Aspiring film makers will be spoilt for choice this Sunday as the Blue Mountains Film Festival hosts three diverse filmmaker events.
At 11.30am visitors can find out all the tricks for navigating a career in film and TV — from beginning to Hollywood and beyond.
The panel will include Underbelly actor Damian Walshe-Howling (who is also a director) and former Mountains resident, actor/director Daniel Krige, and director Nash Edgerton. Audience members will have a chance to ask questions of the panel about luck, hard work and how they got started. Tickets are $5.
Later in the day comedian Tim Ferguson will host an intensive comedy writing workshop. The two hour seminar is for professional and aspiring screenwriters alike. It will introduce you to the processes of screen comedy with a focus on the principles of jokes and narrative humour. Learn about devising comic conflict, with tools such as metaphor, juxtaposition, reversal, story structure, knowledge differential, pathos, subtext and the rhythms of comic dialogue. This event starts at 1pm. Tickets are $30.
The final workshop is a practical introduction to documentary film making. It is presented by Metroscreen, starts at 3.30pm and the cost is $10. For all bookings call 4782-1111.