Pinnacles ScreenCo events: 2018 Directors' Intensive - CinefestOz

Wednesday, 22 August 2018 11:00AM AEST

Wednesday, 22 August, 2018 7:00PM AEST

Weld Theatre, 13 Queen St, Busselton WA 6280


Apply now for a spot at the ADG Directors' Intensive - a workshop event in partnership with CinefestOz, on 22 & 23 August at Weld Theatre, Busselton, WA! Application is extended to Wednesday, 8 August 2018. 

Directors' Intesive WA


Joining the workshop in WA as the speakers this year, are two of Australia's most accomplished filmmakers - Daniel Nettheim and Richard Todd where they will reveal their directing techniques, share advice on best practice and give participants guidance on individual projects.



Daniel Nettheim


Daniel Nettheim is an accomplished director who divides his time between Australia and the UK. His recent UK television work includes the Netflix series Safe, Doctor Who, Broadchurch, Humans - which was nominated for Best Drama Series at the 2016 BAFTA Television Awards; Ripper Street, Line of Duty, Whitechapel, and Glue - on which he was series and set-up director. In Australia, Daniel’s recent credits include Jack Irish, Harrow and the latest series of Secret City. Recent US credits include the third series of Ash Vs. Evil Dead and Hunters for the Syfy Channel and producers Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead) and Natalie Chaidez (Heroes).






Richard Todd


Richard Todd is the director of the award winning Aquarius Productions, that produces provocative factual programming, specialising in character driven, social issues, and conservation documentaries that have a positive impact on people, society and the environment. Richard has directed several notable documentary projects such as Frackman and most recently, Dying to Live which has been selected at CinefestOz this year.








The two-day event will be moderated by Australian Director’s Guild CEO, Kingston Anderson and WA Chapter Head, Cathy Henkel. There will also be an opportunity to meet with a leading CinefestOZ guest director. 

Ten directors will be selected by an independent assessor panel to participate in this two-day workshop which consists of a series of presentations, workshop sessions, screenings and discussions. 


DATE: 22& 23 August 2018

TIME: 9am - 5pm (local WA time)

VENUE: Weld Theatre, 13 Queen St, Busselton WA 6280


Please see the eligibility requirements below before applying. Workshop speakers to be announced soon!!


This is a Pinnacles Screen Collective event. The Australian Director’s Guild, Gamechangers Collective, and Screenwriter’s WA are joining forces to form the Pinnacles Screen Collective: a group of directors, gamechangers and screenwriters committed to advancing their careers and increasing opportunities and outcomes in the screen sector of WA. For more information, please visit:
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  • You must be an Australian resident. Please note that even though the program is open for all Australian resident to apply, however, it is more favorable for directors residing in WA.

  • You must be able to travel to Busselton (WA) for the two day workshop, 22 - 23 August 2018 and make your own travel arrangements, including accommodation. Accommodation options will be provided. 

  • It is FREE to apply, but you are obliged to cover the workshop fee of $50 (for ADG Members) / $75 (for non ADG Members) if your application is successful. The payment must be done by contacting the ADG office (P: 02 9555 7045 / E: by Friday, 17 August 2018.

  • You will need to provide an outline of a project that you are developing that will be benefit from advice and guidance from a mentor through The Director's Intensive - including: project title, genre, target audience, one line synopsis, one paragraph synopsis and (if available) link to relevant clip / reel to support your pitch.

  • You are required to provide your current directorial CV and to provide links of sample of your past works as part of your application.





  • Application closing date: Wednesday, 8 August 

  • Notifying successful applicants: Wednesday, 15 August

  • Applicants must pay by: Friday, 17 August

  • Workshop: Wed 22 Aug – Thurs 23 Aug


For any questions about the Directing Intensive program, please contact the ADG office between Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm (Sydney time).
Phone: 02 9555 7045