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Wednesday 13 March 

⁠Composing for Screen with Guy Gross

3:00PM | A&I HALL 

Join Multi award winning Australian film and television composer Guy Gross for an inside look at how a film score is developed.
Hear about the creati
ve process, where inspiration is found, and how to keep it simple.  Be inspired and walk away appreciating music in film and television with a whole new perspective. 

About Guy Gross 
Multi award winning Australian film and television composer Guy Gross was nominated for a British Academy Award (BAFTA) for his score to the international hit "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert".


Thursday 14 March

Recording Sound with Guntis Sics 

3:00PM | A&I HALL 

Have you ever wondered how sound is captured for those crucial movie scenes? Join Academy Award Nominated, Australian Sound Engineer Guntis Sics as he reveals the tricks of the trade. Get a behind the scenes understanding of how sounds are created, captured, and used to bring your favourite movies scenes to life, a tear to your eyes or a create that spine tingling edge of your seat moment.

About Guntis Sics 
Northern Rivers local, Guntis Sics is a sound Engineer with over 25 yrs industry experience. Worked on Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby, Priscilla, Aquaman, Thor Ragnarok, Wolverine and Australia. Nominated for an Academy Award (Best Sound) for Moulin Rouge. 

Sunday 10th March

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Working with Archive - An Aquarius Film Event

11:00AM | A&I HALL 

This engaging session features esteemed local filmmakers Wendy Champagne and Sharon Shostak, moderated by Sam Griffin, delving into their rich experiences of incorporating archival material into factual filmmaking. Using Wendy's forthcoming documentary "Aquarius" as a case study, this session will explore the intricate process of working with historical archives. 


Wendy Champagne
Wendy started as a freelance correspondent in South-East Asia before becoming an author and documentary filmmaker. Her films have been awarded internationally and revolve around themes of exile and belonging, justice and redemption, gender and spirituality.

Sharon Shostak
Sharon Shostak is best known for her Mullumbimby's Madness and Magic series of four feature documentaries on the history and legacy of the Mullumbimby hippies in the 70s-80s. She also directed the feature documentary, The Echo Doco - Born To Be Trouble.

Sam Griffin
Sam Griffin is the Head of Unscripted at Tilt Media. Sam also held the Head of Documentary and Specialist Factual position at Essential Media and was an investment manager at Screen Australia.

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