Bookings now open for the 2019 Filmmaking Summer School

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International House, the University of Melbourne
Friday 4 – Sunday 13 January, 2019

Intensive summer film school taught by Australia’s leading, award-winning filmmakers using state-of-the-art equipment

Why come to the course?
Filmmaking is an exciting, collaborative, creative pursuit and has never been more accessible or affordable. To make good films, however, we need to understand the essentials, using all the tools and personnel at our disposal. We can look for information online but there’s nothing better than learning from leading, award-winning filmmakers who deliver a lifetime’s knowledge and insight into filmmaking and the film industry.

What will you learn?
Learn all aspects of practical film production in this intensive summer school, taught by directors Nadia Tass and David Swann, cinematographers Jaems Grant and Con Filippidis, steadicam operator and cinematographer Harry Panagiotidis, colourist Marcus Smith, gaffers David and Chris Parkinson and grips Dean Garro and Tony Hall. Fully structured courses are available, or you can choose sessions on topics that interest you, or that you need to learn or improve on.

Who are the courses for?
The courses are open for people with little or no prior filmmaking experience, practising filmmakers or actors wanting to change career direction, as well as Media teachers and students, production companies wishing to train staff, photographers wanting to move to the moving image, and anyone wanting to understand and learn all the steps to making great films.

Held only once a year during the summer school holidays, the Filmmaking Summer School is the only industry-based film course for beginners and has the support of the Screen and Cultural Studies program at the University of Melbourne. Inexpensive, safe accommodation is available at the venue.


The 2019 courses:

For more information, or to download a brochure, visit

For enquiries, or to book, call (03) 9347 5035 or 0402 359 047,
or email