What is 10 x 10?

10 x 10 is a free project development workshop. We meet every month at 7pm at Gertrudes Brown Couch, 30 Gertrude St Fitzroy in Melbourne. Filmmakers can screen up to 10 minutes of their non-fiction works-in-progress and receive 10 minutes of directed feedback in a supportive environment. It's a great opportunity to see some fantastic work, and also to be a part of the Melbourne independent film community.

We present up to 4 projects at our monthly screenings. If you would like to screen please contact Benj and Gen at documentary3000@gmail.com The 10 x 10 format was created by www.doculink.org.

Monday, November 30, 2009

10 Things I Learnt About Documentaries

Tuesday December 8, 7pm

Melbourne Documentary Club DOCO 3000 is pleased to present

10 Things I Learnt About Documentaries
special guests Jeff Daniels and Amiel Courtin-Wilson who will be sharing some valuable lessons learnt, stories, tips and insight in to their colourful world of documentary filmmaking.
Gertrudes Brown Couch
7pm sharp.


Combining visceral imagery with highly personal stories, Amiel Courtin-Wilson’s unique directorial style has evolved from working in documentary and drama over the last thirteen years. Amiel’s exceptional feature documentary Bastardy continues to screen Internationally, after premiering at MIFF in 2008. Visit the site here
His short CICADA screened in the prestigious Director’s Fortnight program in the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and Amiel is currently financing his first dramatic feature film HAIL and editing his next feature length documentary CATCH MY DISEASE about renowned Australian pop singer Ben Lee.

"Since my first feature documentary Chasing Buddha I have developed a fascination with how people maintain a sense of hope in the face of adversity and how they manage to transform themselves for the better when faced with crushing circumstances. Again and again I seem to gravitate towards people who have always felt innately different to the rest of society. In Jack Charles’ (Bastardy) case I was awestruck by his ability to maintain a reputable career in acting while also living in the throes of a seemingly unbreakable cycle of crime and incarceration."

Filmmaker Jeff Daniels worked for over 10 years in New York, Los Angeles and Australia as a researcher and in post production on a number of dramatic and documentary projects and features.

His most recent film The 10 Conditions of Love attracted attention worldwide after premiering at MIFF in 2009. On the night of the screening, with a strong police presence, 1700 people lined up around two blocks to see the film and Q and A session. The screening ended with a standing ovation as international press hovered over the films subject Rebiya Kadeer and Director Jeff Daniels and Producers John Lewis and Dennis Smith.

Read about the film here

Both speakers are not only local and exceptionally talented and inspired filmmakers, but also very engaging and articulate speakers, so we are very happy to have them at our final event for 2009.

FREE ENTRY but please rsvp to documentary3000@gmail.com

All welcome, please invite your contacts.

Join us downstairs afterwards for drinks.

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