The Wednesday September 16th session of OzDox will be a very special workshop and we encourage all filmmakers intending to make or already making an observational documentary to apply.
The session will be introduced by Tom Zubrycki (‘The Diplomat’, ‘Molly & Mobarak’, ‘The Hungry Tide’), highly regarded as a filmmaker, teacher and mentor. He will set the tone of the evening with a short lecture on such considerations as: choosing a viable subject, following unfolding narrative, many ‘characters’ or one person’s story, announcing the filmmaker’s presence, observation or provocation, narration (if any), music, evolving a personal style, and the crucial role of editors. Panel to be announced in early August.
Ob-docs are becoming a lost art, and the special challenges they present are not fully understood or appreciated. We’re doing a call out for projects, and those selected will have the opportunity to pitch them to a panel of experienced practitioners/teachers who will interrogate their ideas and methods and answer questions. Through this interaction those not presenting will also be exposed to a concrete and lively discussion of the many thrills and spills inherent in creating this most challenging form of documentary.
Send us no more than one page of information, including your contact details, a short one-paragraph synopsis, a one-paragraph biography including names of previous films (if any), and one sentence about what stage your project is up to. Please provide links to any relevant website or promo. All stages of dreams/production/levels of experience considered.
Deadline 26 August 2015.