Real Film Festival


Dates: October 21st – 23th, 2016
Place: Newcastle, Australia

The Real Film Festival is an initiative of Screen Hunter and was created to foster & develop the art of story telling real events through film.

Our vision is to create an engaging and educational film festival for everyone between the ages of 5 and 105 (primary and secondary schools, tertiary institutions, emerging and established filmmakers and the wider community).

The Real Film Festival (RFF) differs from other film festivals in several ways.

1) Films are based on real events
2) Independent film focus
3) The festival’s, “Watch, Learn & Create” philosophy
-Watch = Screenings
-Learn = Workshops and Networking Events
-Create = Short Film Competitions

Watch – This year we will be screening a variety of Australian feature film premieres, and a selection of short films and documentaries. While all formats offer the audience an entertaining experience, the short films have proven to be inspirational to our emerging film makers. The program encourages individuals, educational institutions and groups to submit films to be considered for inclusion in the festivals program.

Learn – A combination of industry workshops and networking events. The skills development workshops are run by some of the industry’s best practitioners and include topics like: ‘conceptualisation’, ‘script writing, ‘composition and lighting for camera’, ‘editing’ and ‘acting for screen’ through to ‘portable filmmaking’, ‘sound mixing & design’ and ‘directing’ and a whole host more. The workshops give participants the tools and knowledge to help them create their next film project and keep abreast of current trends. The workshops will be held at the Hunter Street TAFE on Friday November 27 from 9am. The opening-night screening and networking party gives students, filmmakers and film lovers the opportunity network and come together in an enjoyable social environment.The RFF is committed to industry development, networking and creating initiatives that connect schools, emerging filmmakers and the local industry with established Australian film industry practitioners.

Create – The Short Film Competition provides an incentive and the opportunity for filmmakers of all levels to tell their stories and showcase their talents. The initiative has ignited an interest in the relationship between filmmaking and story telling and is divided into three categories: Primary School (5 to 12yrs), High School (13 to 18yrs) and an Open category (19yrs+).