Get creative with filmmaking workshops and events in Mandurah

Friday, June 3rd, 2022 11:03am

By Monique Welhan

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People interested in short films and filmmaking are encouraged to check out the local events and workshops coming up this month.

The City of Mandurah is offering the ‘Introduction of Filmmaking as a career’ workshop on Saturday, June 11, facilitated by WA-based filmmaker Mark Regan.

Mark has been involved in numerous local narrative film and documentary productions as a director, producer, and cinematographer.

This free workshop will be a hands-on experience where participants will learn how to craft and produce a short fictional film.

Participants will get hands-on experience in filming of a scene with a director, cinematographer, assistant director, sound technician, makeup and actors.

Many apsects of filmmaking will be covered including story, preproduction, production, postproduction and marketing (film festivals, social media and promotion).

The workshop is open to people aged 16 years and above.

Go to the ‘What’s On’ page at www.mandurah.wa.gov.au for details on how to register.

The workshop will run from 9.30am – 3pm at the Halls Head Parade Community and Sports Facility (old Mandurah Yacht Club).

On Saturday, June 18, the Space Brains Sci-Fi Film Festival will come to the Fishtrap Theatre at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre from 11am – 6.30pm.

This international science fiction film festival is a must-see for sci-fi fans.

The City is supporting Mandurah’s Space Brains film festival for three years to give filmmakers the chance to celebrate their work on the big screen, and foster an opportunity to grow the film industry in Mandurah.

The film festival includes a red carpet event, short film screenings, awards, and workshops run by industry experts on podcasting, filmmaking, writing and cutting-edge science.

One of the workshops will be run by award-winning WA director Ben Young.

From cyberpunk and time-travelling to space operas and beyond, learn how sci-fi films are made and watch some great short films.

For more information on the festival and to book tickets to workshops, screenings or a day pass go to the ‘What’s On’ page at www.mandurah.wa.gov.au.

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