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Big Weekend Reminder

Big Weekend Reminder

A handful of events to keep filmmakers and film-lovers happy are taking place in Hobart this weekend. Horror and Hippies will be in show, with more info to be found in this Wide Angle press release.

This Saturday, the 16th July, the Peacock Theatre will be packed with fans of B-grade horror and followers of online documentary.

The Tasmanian screen development agency Wide Angle Tasmania is bringing Adelaide writer-director Ursula Dabrowsky to Hobart to explain the process that took her film, a psychological horror Family Demons, from a $6,500 shoot in 2006 to a world premiere ($35,000 later) at the Night of Horror Film Festival in 2009, where it won Best Director Award.  The masterclass promises to reveal to filmmakers the secrets of creating successful micro-budget features.  A FREE screening of her film Family Demons will be held at 9pm that night at the Peacock Theatre.

For those who like their stories factual, Wide Angle Tasmania is also supporting a presentation and discussion with director Darius Devas on his East Coast tour to launch the official SBS interactive website for his online documentary series Goa Hippy Tribe.  This innovative documentary used social media site facebook to build a story and community.  The presentation at 6.30pm also features special guest Kate Nash, lecturer in Journalism Media and Communications at UTAS who is currently studying the impact of new media on documentary and will discuss with Darius the future of the online platform and her experiences using Goa Hippy Tribe as a case study.

To book a place at either masterclass or reserve a seat for the free film screening, email Wide Angle Tasmania at or call 03 6223 8344.