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Real Film Festival

Real people, real places and real stories | Coming in 2021

To educate & inspire filmmakers across all ages and skill levels & to link like-minded people through their love of independent film and the art of telling true stories.

Interested to know what a Special Effects Makeup Artist really does?

Or do you own a small business and want to learn how to tell your business story?

Perhaps you're more interested in Vlogging and want some tips on how to establish a Youtube presence.

These workshops along with a whole lot more is what you can expect from the Real Film Festival, expected to be happening between March and May 2021.

Homegrown in the Hunter, the Real Film Festival launched nine years ago and will return in 2021 with an outstanding line-up of guest presenters, screen industry skills workshops, panel discussions with film makers and documentary film screenings.

The contemporary programming of the Real Film Festival positions it as one of regional Australia’s leading documentary film festivals and presents films by independent international, national and local storytellers whose presence at the festival creates a buzz and honesty; a world class event right on our doorstep!

Annette Hubber, Real Film Festival Director says “I believe that the Real Film Festival truly celebrates the Hunter region’s unique personality; we love to share stories about local people, discuss our awareness of global issues and celebrate our passion for film.” 

From left to right: Scott Hartley, Chit Chat, Hannah Hartley, Moi, Michael Cox, Vanessa Bates.
From left to right: Scott Hartley, Chit Chat, Hannah Hartley, Moi, Michael Cox, Vanessa Bates.

Annette also says this year’s festival program offers exciting opportunities for the emerging content creators of the region to access the expertise of screen industry practitioners and build on their own skills and knowledge; particularly with the increase of emerging diversified and personalised content creation options and streaming services, Annette explains,

“The workshops on offer this year are delivered by the highest level of industry professionals and we are thrilled to bring this calibre of industry to our own promising regional screen sector. Extraordinary talent will share their insider knowledge, tips and tricks on visual effects, script development, accessible virtual reality, the changing world of television and streaming content, prosthetic wounds, directing, cinematography, acting, filming with a smartphone and vlogging."

Working collaboratively with Hunter TAFE and the University of Newcastle’s Festival X means that we can also support students to engage meaningfully with a sector which has real jobs and creative opportunities, locally, nationally and worldwide.”

For more information check out the Real Film Festival website.

Real Film Festival