27 & 28 June, 2024 | Byron Bay, NSW

Application deadline 5pm AEST, Thursday 6 June.

Open to early-career screen directors from Regional NSW.

Screenworks is offering regionally-based screen directors an opportunity to connect with and learn from two of Australia’s most accomplished screen directors in a two-day intensive on the craft of screen directing.

Poppy Stockell (John Farnham; Finding the Voice) will be the guest tutor at Screenworks Directing Intensive in Byron Bay, NSW on the 20 & 21 June hosted at the luxurious Crystalbrook Byron Resort. Poppy will advise selected early career regional screen directors on technique, skills and project development for film and television.

Entry to the Screenworks Directing Intensive is by application and is open only to current Screenworks Members. The 10 participants will be selected by a Screenworks panel and the directing tutor.

This is a rare opportunity to connect with and receive advice from a prominent Australian screen director.

The cost to selected applicants from regional NSW is $250 inc. GST* which includes tuition and catering.

Guest Speakers:

POPPY STOCKELL is an award-winning writer, director and producer with a penchant for stories exploring human identity, humour and the inherent contradictions of existence. She has written and directed for all of the major networks and her independent projects have played to big audiences at the world’s most prestigious festivals including SXSW, Hot Docs, Sheffield Doc/Fest, New Orleans Film Festival, and the Sydney Film Festival. Her work has been recognised by an AACTA, a Walkley Award, a UN Media Peace Prize, two Logie nominations and the Audience Award at the Sydney Film Festival. Poppy’s latest film, John Farnham Finding the Voice, recently became the highest box office grossing Australian documentary of all time and her scripted comedy series Triple Oh! won the coveted Luna De Valencia Grand Jury Prize and is currently available on SBS On Demand. She is currently writing John Farnham’s memoir with the legend himself.

The Screenworks 2024 Directing Intensive is supported by the NSW Government through Screen NSW.