A 2 day intensive on the craft of directing film and television

an exclusive two-DAY WORKSHOP
July 22nd & 23rd

Applications are now open for screen directors living in regional NSW and regional Queensland to attend Screenworks’ two-day directing intensive to further develop their directing skills.

Application deadline midday 29 June

Cost to selected participants $175


Screenworks, in partnership with the Australian Directors Guild and Linnaeus Estate Education Fund, is offering regional NSW based directors an opportunity to connect with and learn from two of Australia’s most accomplished screen directors, Cate Shortland (Berlin Syndrome) and Tony Krawitz (The Kettering Incident). Cate and Tony will be joined by Australia Director’s Guild CEO, Kingston Anderson.

Approximately 10 directors will be selected by an independent assessor panel to participate in this 2 day workshop. This is a rare opportunity to connect with and receive advice from prominent Australian screen directors and the Australian Directors Guild.

This is the second year Screenworks has run this valuable program. Last year was a resounding success with guest directors Jennifer Peedom (Sherpa) and Glendyn Ivin (The Beautiful Lie) passing on exclusive highly sought after advice.

Some of the feedback from participants last year:

“A brilliant opportunity getting access to such incredible directors and asking the questions I’ve always wanted to ask.”

“I really valued the open and honestly told directing stories from Glendyn and Jen that covered many subjects from specific productions to advice on approaching producers and production companies.”


July 22nd & 23rd
Linneaus Estate, Byron Bay

Through a series of presentations, workshop sessions, screenings and discussions, Cate Shortland and Tony Krawitz will reveal their directing techniques, share advice on best practice and participants guidance on individual projects.


To be eligible to apply for Screenworks two day Directing Intensive you must be a director with one of the following:

  • 2 short fiction drama films publicly screened OR
  • One short fiction drama film which has screened at an accredited film festival (Sundance, Busan, Rotterdam, SXSW, Telluride, Berlin, Venice, Cannes and Clermont-Ferrand) OR
  • Experience directing television series drama or serial drama

You must also be:

  • Living in regional NSW
  • Available to attend a public forum (TBC) and 2 day workshop in the Byron region July 21 – 23, 2017
  • Have a current project that you are developing or working on
  • Have accurately and completely filled in this online application form

Applications will be assessed by Screenworks, The Australian Directors Guild and an independent panel.

Screenworks Directing Intensive is part of a professional development program designed to address career pathways and skills development for regional filmmakers.

Please note: this is not a residential intensive, selected participants will be expected to make their own way to and from Lineaus Estate and the public forum in Byron Bay. Some catering will be provided at the 2 day intensive.


Program Partners:

Screenworks’ Directing Intensive is proudly supported by the Linnaeus Estate Education Fund.


Screenworks’ Directing Intensive is being delivered in partnership with the Australian Directors Guild.


Screenworks is supported by Screen NSW through its Industry Development Fund and Audience Development Fund.


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Published on May 2, 2017 1:14 am