1.   Screenwriting
    Jonathan Ogilvie: Top Tips for Short Film Screenwriters

    Jonathan Ogilvie, Tropfest winner and Palme d'Or nominee gave us his top tips for writing a short film.

  2.   Documentary
    Madeleine Hetherton: Top Tips for Documentary Filmmaking

    Madeleine Hetherton's top tips for documentary filmmaking.

  3.   Directing
    Martha Goddard’s Top Directing Tips

    Martha is a tutor for AFTRS Open filmmaking courses. Martha has directed commercials, documentaries and 6 short films, screening at over thirty film festivals. Martha has completed her Masters with AFTRS.

  4.   Directing
    Marty Murphy: Tips for Directing Screen Comedy

    Marty Murphy, filmmaker, writer, comedian and tutor of AFTRS Open’s Screen Comedy Directing Masterclass gave us his top tips for directing comedy.

  5.   TV
    10 Tips for Getting a Job in TV

    Wendy Gray, is Head of AFTRS Open and has run the TV Unit for the last three years. Prior to joining AFTRS Wendy worked in the TV industry for twenty years, including 12 years with ABC TV.

  6.   Film & TV
    Jason van Genderen on Short Films

    Jason van Genderen is a filmmaker, screenwriter, director, producer, presenter, and teacher. He’s half of the team delivering our Short Film Boot Camp: Develop, Deliver, Distribute! He is also the founder of the Pocket Film Academy, a filmmaking resource dedicated to the art of making movies with your phone. Jason was the winner of Tropfest 2008 for his entirely smartphone-made film Mankind is No Island.

  7.   Directing & Cinematography
    Lucy Gaffy on Filmmaking & Six Week Film School

    Lucy Gaffy is an award-winning filmmaker, and a graduate of the AFTRS. With a seven-year career in the industry writing and directing short films, documentaries, and feature-film projects, Lucy is the ideal tutor for The Six Week Film School.

  8.   Screenwriting/Producing
    Linda Aronson on Script Development for Producers

    Linda Aronson is a novelist, playwright, television writer, script consultant, dramaturge and expert on scriptwriting, a subject she began teaching after penning two books widely regarded internationally as the leading texts on complex and nonlinear storytelling structures, Screenwriting Updated, and its successor, The 21st Century Screenplay. Linda spoke to us about her process and her upcoming short course, Script Development for Producers.

  9.   Directing
    Peter Andrikidis on Directing Actors

    Australian director Peter Andrikidis has a reputation as being a great "actor's director", getting excellent performances from actors and bringing exciting visual flair to each production he undertakes.

  10.   Screenwriting
    Jessica Redenbach on Girls on Film

    Jessica Redenbach is a writer, director, and producer. Her credits include the award-winning short film Tender (2011), the TV series Rush and the critically-acclaimed Spirited. Find out what she has to say about Girls on Film: Creating Unforgettable Female Characters.


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