Australian International Screen Forum Adds New Programming

March 14, 2018
The inaugural NYC-based event unveils further highlights.

The Australian International Screen Forum (AISF) today announced a ton of additional programming and special guests that will be joining the inaugural event. Taking place from March 19 – 22 at Lincoln Center in New York City, the AISF’s remit is to showcase groundbreaking Australian film, television and digital content.

To that end, today saw the announcement of:

The Women in Screen Panel

Featuring Gillian Armstrong, Anna Dokoza (Producer, Flight of the Conchords, Lady Dynamite), Jenny Halper (Maven), Simone Pero (NYWIFT, Producer:  The Tale).

Keynote Talk with Jennifer Fox

The writer, director, and producer will speak on her narrative work debut, The Tale, which draws on her own experience of sexual abuse and stars Laura Dern and Australian Elizabeth Debicki.

Screening: Mountain

Featuring a Q&A with director Jennifer Peedom and narrator Willem Dafoe.

Kate Dennis in Conversation

Emmy-nominated Australian television director Kate Dennis (The Handmaid’s Tale) discusses her background and approach to directing.

I, Tonya: Case Study With Tom Quinn

In a moderated discussion Tom Quinn discusses the development, marketing and release of the hit independent film.

Screening: Sweet Country

Featuring a Q&A with director Warwick Thornton.

Screening: Ali’s Wedding

Virtual Reality

VR storytellers Bessie Kohnshari (Ink Stories), Duncan Ransom (The Endless Collective), and Marli Scharlin (Eko) discuss immersive technology.

Digital Series Discussion

With Amanda Naseem (Producer, VICE Media), Troy Queen (Executive Producer, Treehouse)

Digital Showcase

Screening of first two episodes of two Australian digital series, High Life and Kiki and Kitty, introduced by Rosie Lourde.

Lunchtime Shorts

A selection of the best short films from students at the Victorian College of Arts and the Australian Film Television and Radio School.

For tickets and info, head over to the official site.

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