The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) is an industry guild representing the interests of film, television, commercials and digital media directors, including documentary makers and animators, throughout Australia. It seeks to promote excellence in screen direction through seminars, conferences, workshops and awards, to encourage communication and collaboration between directors and others in the industry, to provide professional support for its members, to represent the interests of directors in cultural and policy debates and decisions and to play a constructive role in matters affecting the Australian screen industry as a whole. The ADG is committed to supporting early career filmmakers, gender equality and diversity in the Australian screen sector.

WA Chapter Head:

Cathy Henkel

ADG Events:

June 20th, 2018.

Pinnacles Launch Party & Networking – Connect and Collaborate.

Meet the Pinnacles Collective: The Gamechangers, Screenwriters WA and Australian Directors Guild – at The Standard, 28 Roe St, Northbridge – and find out about the collective’s schedule of events, including the Feature Writing Bootcamp, The Director’s Intensive, and The Gamechangers Script Speed Dating.

August, 2018.

The Director’s Chair – In Collaboration With CinefestOZ.

The Director’s Chair provides industry practitioners and festival audiences with the opportunity to meet and hear from a leading director attending CinefestOZ.

ADG CEO Kingston Anderson will moderate the Q&A session.

Previously the ADG hosted successful events with Gillian Armstrong and Scott Hicks.
The name of the director (or directors) for the 2018 event will be announced in early July.

This session will be held in Busselton as part of the 2018 CinefestOZ program.

August, 2018.

Directors’ Intensive – In Collaboration With CinefestOZ.

The Australian Directors’ Guild and CinefestOZ are offering WA directors an opportunity to connect with and learn from two of Australia’s most accomplished screen directors. The two-day event will be moderated by Australian Director’s Guild CEO, Kingston Anderson and WA Chapter Head, Cathy Henkel.

Ten WA directors will be selected by an independent assessor panel to participate in this two-day workshop. Through a series of presentations, workshop sessions, screenings and discussions, the two experienced screen directors will reveal their directing techniques, share advice on best practice and give participants guidance on individual projects.

The 2 day intensive will be held in Busselton as part of CinefestOZ 2018
Cost to ADG members – $50 /non-members – $75

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ADG WA Chapter Head
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