Poster for Chartchai Ketnust’s film “October 14″ screening in Melbourne

A delegation of some of the region’s most exciting documentary film makers and cultural content developers will be touring Australia to present their work/films at key institutions in Australia in February/March 2015. The delegation will be available for film screenings, discussion panels, and film industry “labs” and workshops.

The delegation will include (amongst others):

  • Chartchai Ketnust (Nat) – Thailand
  • Gemma Tamock – Australia
  • David Bridie – Australia
  • Marcel Meltherorong – Vanuatu

The delegation will be in Brisbane and the Gold Coast – they will also be traveling to Adelaide to take part in the AIDC’s NetWorkPlay – Australia’s international documentary conference. After that, they will go to Melbourne and present films and workshops with partners SILP Productions, Wantok Musik and Multicultural Arts Victoria.

February 19 ‘Imaging the Asia Pacific: Contemporary Documentaries from the Region’. 6:00-7:30pm, doors opening at 5:30pm. Cinema B, Gallery of Modern Art, South Bank

February 20 Bris Doco Group Seminar: ASIA PACIFIC DOCUMENTARIES 7:00-9:00pm, BEMAC: Level 1,Queensland Multicultural Centre,102 Main St, Kangaroo Point

February 22 Breakfast Roundtable: 10:00am-12:00pm, Sunhouse Cooli, 41 Maclean St, Coolangatta, Gold Coast

February 23-25 NET-WORK-PLAY, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide

February 27 Thai film October 14 to premiere in Melbourne. 5:30pm-8:30pm Theatrette, South Melbourne Town Hall, 208-220 Bank St, South Melbourne

Image from “Strange Birds in Paradise”, soundtrack released on the Wantok Musik label

Potential panel discussion points include:

  • DIY Writing, Producing, and Directing Documentaries
  • Documenting History – Working with Archives
  • Music and the Documentary Form

This project is supported by the Commonwealth through the Australia-Thailand Institute, which is part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Other partners are: AIDC NetWork Play, BEMAC, Multicultural Arts Victoria, Wantok Musik, Krabi Studios, Whitelight, Further Arts, SILP Productions, and Rabbit and Cocoon.