The Future Of Film @ Gold Coast Film Festival

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This year's Gold Coast Film Festival will offer a range of educational industry-related seminars designed at giving secondary students an edge in the ultra-competitive industries of film, TV and interactive digital media.

Now in its 11th year, GCFF will present the Future Filmmakers Program at Bond University's Basil Sellers Theatre on Friday April 19, which will include free seminars aimed at preparing future film students for a career in entertainment. The seminars are conducted by established industry professionals and cover a wide variety of topics relevant to working in the creative industries, including acting, directing, writing and producing.

Horror movie heavyweight Todd Farmer will run a workshop entitled, 'Never Truly Dead' which focuses on writing short horror stories, director Darren Paul Fisher will discuss career pathways for directing and there will also be performance classes from actors such as Tony Todd (Candyman), Noah Hathaway (The Never Ending Story) and James Duval (Donnie Darko).

Students also have the chance to win over $2, 500 of DVDs courtesy of Beyond Entertainment with the 'Pitch In Paradise' competition presented by Pacific Fair. Entrants are required to film and submit a one-minute pitch for an original movie concept that includes in frame the 'Heroes and Villains’ sculpture display found in the Pacific Fair Centre Court. "The GCFF has a long-term vision to help educate Gold Coast students in the various sectors of the film industry and in the process illuminate skills and knowledge required to forge a successful career,” says GCFF director, Casey Marshall Siemer. “We aim to develop and inspire our youth in ‘making movies’.”

Entries open April 18 and close on April 28 2013. Entrants are required to upload their ‘Pitch in Paradise’ clip to the Pacific Fair website with the best pitch as voted by Pacific Fair and the Gold Coast Film Festival. 

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