WOL – Focusing on horror films directed by women, The 4th edition of Stranger With My Face International Film Festival begins in Tasmania, runs until Sunday with the screening of many international and Australian premiere films.
This festival is also announce a new feature this year in ‘The Attic Lab’, a program that featuring group and one-on-one sessions with renowned directors teaming up with locals.
Stranger With My Face International Film Festival Director Briony Kidd said that one of the main aims of the lab this year is to encourage the filmmakers to pitch their projects to the international marketplace.
The Attic Lab filmmakers will be supported to pitch their new feature film projects to the marketplace by Snowfort Pictures’ Head of Development Stephanie Trepanier and Tasmanian-born horror director Sean Byrne.
A number of international directors had travelled to take part in the festival. They are:
GERAHAM BES (Indonesia)
Dir/Co-Wri: Ginanti Rona Tembang Asri
THE GOBLIN CHILD (USA)
Dir/Wri: Shoshana Rosenbaum
MY HUSBAND SWALLOWED A TREE (Tasmania/Australia)
Dir/Wri: Rebecca Thomson
KATE KELLY (Victoria, Australia)
Dir/Wri: Donna McRae
MORGANA (Victoria, Australia)
Dir/Wri: Isabel Peppard
QUEEN OF HEARTS (Tasmania, Australia)
Wri: Carrie McLean
RAESITA GREY (Queensland, Australia)
Dir/Wri: Katrina Irawati Graham
RELIC (Victoria, Australia)
Dir/Co-Wri: Natalie James
TRACELESS (New South Wales, Australia)
Dir/Wri: Megan Riakos
The Attic Lab is a pilot program in 2016. Primarily a mentoring initiative, it features group and one-on-one sessions on 14 and 15 April, with networking and social opportunities across the festival weekend of 16 and 17 April. It is focused on supporting genre filmmakers to take new feature film projects to the marketplace and includes an industry pitch session on 15 April. (wol/cza/data3)