The inaugural Australian International Screen Forum will take place in New York City across March 19-22, 2018. Hosted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the forum will include screenings and previews, industry-focused events, seminars, roundtables, keynote conversations, and master classes, to highlight the creative cinema, television and digital content emerging from Australia’s entertainment industry, and foster new relationships and international growth between the film industries of Australia and the United States.
The non-profit industry event, presented in partnership with Screen Australia, Ausfilm, the Chris and Francesca Beale Foundation, IFP, The Australian Consulate-General, Qantas and Arthur. J. Gallagher & Co., will feature screenings including the New York premiere of Simon Baker‘s directorial debut film Breath, an adaptation of author Tim Winton‘s novel of the same name. Baker will participate in a post-screening Q & A.
The forum will also incorporate a variety of industry events open to industry members, filmmakers and the public, including panels and workshops such as a Masterclass in Directing, hosted by director and producer Gillian Armstrong.