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IN CONVERSATION WITH MILA AUNG-THWIN

  • ACMI Cube Federation Square, Flinders St Melbourne Australia (map)

REEL IMPACT INDUSTRY DAY: SESSION 1

Saturday 14th October 2017 | 11.30am to 12.30pm | ACMI

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EFFA welcomes Emmy Award-winning director Mila Aung-Thwin is a guest of the festival. 

Co-founder of EyeSteelFilm, Mila Aung-Thwin revels in the diverse documentary joys of writing, directing, producing, editing, selling and mentoring. He has produced more than 25 feature documentaries, including Up the Yangtze, Forest of the Dancing Spirits, and the Emmy Award-winning Last Train Home. He served as president for 5 years of RIDM, Montreal’s International documentary festival, as well as juror for the International Emmy Awards, AFI DOCS, the New Zealand Film Awards, and the Sundance Film Festival. He has also taught documentary film programs to students in places such as Inukjuak, Nunavik, and Yangon, Myanmar.

Join us in conversation with Aung-Thwin as we discuss his new documentary, his filmmaking process, his thoughts on making environmentally themed productions and how he chooses his subjects.

Let There Be Light is screening on Friday the 13th

Facilitator 

Eliza Cox Eliza is an up and coming young filmmaker based in Melbourne, Australia. With a background in journalism both in Australia and overseas, she is especially interested in fiction and non-fiction stories exploring human nature. While relatively new to the screen industry, the past twelve months have been particularly fruitful. Last June Eliza travelled to Los Angeles with short documentary Compers which had success at St Kilda Film Festival and was then selected to screen at Palm Springs International ShortFest. Soon after she was chosen to make a short film in ten days on location in rural China on a local minority group. And in late 2016 she received the Victorian College of the Arts graduate award for female directors – The Sarah Watt Award, for her short film Daughters of Doom. Eliza is now working on her first documentary feature.

Eliza Cox

Eliza is an up and coming young filmmaker based in Melbourne, Australia. With a background in journalism both in Australia and overseas, she is especially interested in fiction and non-fiction stories exploring human nature.

While relatively new to the screen industry, the past twelve months have been particularly fruitful. Last June Eliza travelled to Los Angeles with short documentary Compers which had success at St Kilda Film Festival and was then selected to screen at Palm Springs International ShortFest. Soon after she was chosen to make a short film in ten days on location in rural China on a local minority group. And in late 2016 she received the Victorian College of the Arts graduate award for female directors – The Sarah Watt Award, for her short film Daughters of Doom.

Eliza is now working on her first documentary feature.

Full day pass $65 + booking fee. Individual sessions $18 + booking fee.

The Reel Impact: Environmental Film Industry Development Day is aimed at connecting environmental film practitioners, communicators, educators, eNGO workers and other interested folk to share information, exchange battle stories, build skills and catalyse the production of more high quality environmental video content.

The event panelists are industry leaders in the film and environmental sectors who will draw upon their extensive knowledge of innovative techniques and industry trends. The day will consist of a series of themed panel discussions, and conclude with a networking event for all ticket holders.

Earlier Event: October 13
Wild Plants