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Queer Filmmaking Workshop

Director: Kate Lefoe and Lauren Anderson

Queer | Special Events | 6HR |


The Queer Filmmaking Workshop provides an opportunity to amplify the voices of the LGBTIQ community by empowering real people to share their stories. Presented with The University of Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), this workshop will provide the opportunity to learn fundamental filmmaking techniques.

The workshop is designed for budding filmmakers. This will be a very practical and collaborative workshop for a small group of people to write, direct, shoot and edit a two-minute film together.

As a group, participants

– Write a short script

– Draw storyboards

– Shoot the film

– Edit the film

The University of Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts will offer one of the participants the opportunity to attend three specialised industry guest lectures as part of the VCA Film & TV Foundations Part-Time Filmmaking course. Workshop coordinator, Kate Lefoe is a filmmaker and graduate from the VCA with a Masters of Film and Television (Narrative). Kate’s short films include ˆ (MIFF 2018), Plunge (MQFF 2015), Under Pressure (MQFF 2011), co-directing a documentary with David Muir It’s Who We Are (MQFF 2014) and directing three episodes of i can’t even – the webseries (2017).

Lauren Anderson is a Melbourne-based freelance filmmaker. She holds a Masters of Film and Television (Narrative) and a Masters of Screenwriting from the Victorian College of the Arts, and was the winner of the 2016 Australian Writers Guild New Writers’ Script Competition, TV and Webseries category. Her short films include Vigilant! Healthy! Wholesome! (MQFF 2011) and Love & Other Red Spot Specials (MQFF 2010, Selectors Choice Award for Best Australian Short Queer Film).

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