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You can't afford to miss Antenna's one-day industry seminar series, DocTalk. In partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Antenna will present four master classes and panels from a range of leading international and Australian industry figures. DocTalk brings together filmmakers, producers, content creators, commissioning editors, funders and other key stakeholders with a view to increasing understanding, participation and effective collaboration in the documentary and non-fiction storytelling industries. This event is supported by Screen NSW.

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Tickets are $90 / $45 for a full-day pass with complimentary morning tea / coffee

Leah Giblin, Cinereach

International Funding Masterclass | 10:00-11:15

Leah Giblin is the grants associate at Cinereach, a not-for-profit film foundation and production company. Cinereach provides funding and creative support to a number of films each year, championing vital stories that are artfully told. Giblin will provide a map to the international funding landscape, discussing Cinereach’s aims and requirements, and give insight on dealing with commercial pressures in the funding scene. Cinereach has supported close to 200 films globally, including Citizenfour, Point and Shoot, Cutie and the Boxer, It Felt Like Love, and Pariah. Giblin has previously worked with the Tribeca Film Institute and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Media Arts Fellowships. 


Alan Berliner

Directing Documentary Masterclass | 11:30 - 12:30 

Acclaimed US documentary filmmaker Alan Berliner will deliver a 'Directing Documentary' masterclass, in which he will reveal the inner workings of his unique stylistic approach to filmmaking. Berliner is considered a master in the documentary landscape and is well known for his cinematic, experimental and artistic approach to the form. His films have been broadcast all over the world, received awards and been the subject of retrospectives at many major international film festivals. He has won three Emmy Awards and received seven Emmy nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in the US.

Alan Berliner's attendance is supported by the American Embassy


Wieland Speck 

Berlinale Masterclass | 13:30-14:30 

Wieland Speck has been one of the most influential people in the film industry for more than three decades. As Director of the Panorama section at the Berlinale since 1992, he has presided over the selection of a series of international films remarkable for their artistic vision. He has thus played a vital role in shifting quality independent films beyond a niche audience and into the spotlight of the international market. Speck will provide unrivalled insight into programming for one of the worlds leading film festivals, and give his expert advice about the European Film Market (the largest and most important film market in the world).

Wieland Speck's Attendance is Supported by the Goethe-Institut & Screen Australia 


Indigenous Cinema - Special Panel Discussion |14:45-16:00 


Maryanne Redpath is head of the Generation section of the Berlin International Film Festival and head curator of the Berlinale special series NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema, which launched in 2013. Maryanne will join local Indigenous filmmakers to discuss the distinct visual language of Indigenous cinema, its uniqueness, its commonalities and its relevance beyond regional, political and cultural boundaries.

This session is supported by Screen Australia Indigenous Department & NITV

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