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Microflix Festival online

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When

Thursday 29 October from 7:30pm to 9pm Friday 30 October from 7:30pm to 9pm Saturday 31 October from 12pm to 2pm

Cost

Free

City of Sydney Library is proud to host the third annual Microflix Festival, celebrating short films and the stories which inspired them.

Whether you’re a film buff, a lover of literature or a budding filmmaker, join us online to experience this exciting showcase of contemporary Australian storytelling through film. Enjoy live panel discussions, film screenings, the awards ceremony and a filmmaking workshop over 3 days.

You will have an opportunity to read the stories and vote on your favourite, here from October 12. Then join us for the awards night to find out how filmmakers working in COVID-19 restrictions have brought them to life on screen.

Events include

Adaptation Symposium: 7.30pm-9pm, Thursday 29 October

Join a live panel of industry experts, authors and filmmakers to explore the nuts and bolts of adapting micro-fiction to micro-films. Panelists include micro-literature expert, Cassandra Atherton, scriptwriting teacher, Craig Batty, filmmaker, Rachel Landers and scriptwriter, Alana Valentine . You’ll also get to hear from guest speaker Hajer, from ABC TV’s comedy series Halal Gurls on diversity in storytelling and filmmaking and interviews with authors and filmmakers. 

Awards night: 7.30pm-9pm, Friday 30 October

Watch all the finalist films as selected by the festival jury, Fatima Mawas, Romina Accurso and Will Simon, followed by the awards ceremony. You’ll also get to cast your vote for People’s Choice Award live.

Filmmaking workshop: Saturday 31 October

So you’ve shot some video footage using your phone and now you need to edit it together. Perhaps you’re not sure how to go about it the right way, or you aren’t sure about which editing software to use?

Whether you are putting together your first short film or uploading a vlog to Youtube, this online editing workshop will provide beginner video editors with the basics for taking videos to the next level.

In this hands-on workshop, with experienced film editor, Jordan Swioklo you will learn the basics of editing in Adobe Premiere Pro. You can get creative by using different transitions, adding simple effects, titles and soundtracks. You will also learn key information about how to import and set up your project correctly, file types, file size and how to export your final cut.

No prior knowledge of editing is needed but basic computer skills will be assumed. Participants are encouraged to come ready with their own footage and any music tracks they wish to use. Royalty-free film footage and soundtracks will also be available for use, if requested prior to the workshop. Participants are also required to have Adobe Premiere Pro installed and working on their computer prior to the workshop. If you do not already own the software, please download a free trial.

All events are free however bookings are essential. Please read your booking confirmation carefully for instructions on how to join the event on Zoom. You’ll need to install the free Zoom software on your own or computer or device to participate.

Hosted by the City of Sydney Library, in partnership with Microflix and Spineless Wonders.

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