Port Shorts 2017 Masterclass Workshops

With a prize pool worth more than $15,000 up for grabs, the Port Shorts Film Festival shines the spotlight on the imagination of Australia’s most creative minds, with a support network geared to stimulate the next generation of filmmakers.

Acclaimed Australian actor Stephen Curry, Wolf Creek and Rogue Executive Producer Matt Hearn and Australian Film Industry Awards nominated screenwriter Kier Shorey (Blurred) are with emerging filmmakers every step of the journey as official ambassadors, mentors and judges of the Port Shorts Film Festival.

Port Shorts organisers also conduct workshops for youth and adult filmmakers of all experience, providing them with tools to produce quality short films, documentaries and music videos in the future.

Our mission is to help Australia’s best emerging filmmakers achieve their potential and celebrate their individuality.

FILM ACTING WITH PETER PHELPS
One of Australia’s best-known actors shares his insights on everything from useful warm-up techniques to bringing your character to life for the cameras with directors and other actors.
20 SPOTS ONLY – $20 per person

CAMERA TECHNIQUE, LENSING & LIGHTING WITH WARWICK FIELD
Learn how to gain traction in feature film shooting, explore technical and creative preparation of key scenes and principal photography with cinematographer Warwick Field, Victorian president of the Australian Cinematographers Society.
20 SPOTS ONLY – $20 per person

THE DIRTY DETAILS OF PRODUCING A FEATURE FILM WITH MATT HEARN & JIM GORMAN
Wolf Creek Producer Matt Hearn and former Hollywood Producer Jim Gorman (Les Miserables, Cutthroat Island, Sniper) give emerging and would-be film producers the dirty details of what they need to know and the best ways to approach getting their film project on to the big screen.
20 SPOTS ONLY – $20 per person
THE INSPIRATION & REALITY OF MUSIC VIDEO PRODUCTION WITH NATASHA PINCUS
Gain insights into the creative process involved in making music videos, from their inspiration to the reality of production, with producer/director of acclaimed music videos for musicians such as Gotye, Paul Kelly, Powderfinger and Missy Higgins.
20 SPOTS ONLY – $20 per person

WRITING FOR THE RECTANGLE: THE SCREENPLAY AS CRAFT WITH KIER SHOREY
It doesn’t sound romantic, but writing for the screen is more carpentry than calligraphy. And because all good tradies need good tools, Australian Film Industry Award-nominated screenwriter Kier Shorey is here to help from first idea to final pitch.
20 SPOTS ONLY – $20 per person

CAPE TRIBULATION LIVE READ WITH STEPHEN CURRY & MATT HEARN
Participate in a read through of the script for Cape Tribulation that Matt and Steve have developed for a clever heist film to be shot in Port Douglas which is in pre-production.
20 SPOTS ONLY – $20 per person
PORT SHORTS YOUNG FILMMAKERS MASTERCLASS – An intensive full-day introduction to the film industry with Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) President, Moneth Montemayor  Queensland, sound engineer Andrew Killengray and the Port Shorts Masterclass panel for school-aged filmmakers up to 18 years.

50 SPOTS ONLY – $10 per person
DRONES FOR FILM WITH STEPHEN OH
Stephen Oh and his team from XM2 have showcased their drone skills on blockbusters including Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and are delivering an “under the bonnet” revelation into what goes on behind the scenes of Hollywood blockbusters.
40 SPOTS ONLY – $30 per person

There are limited spaces for all Masterclass Series workshops, so REGISTER NOW on the form below to ensure your spot.
Not only has Port Shorts organised an awesome line-up of film industry experts to share their knowledge with you, but our Port Shorts Masterclass Series sponsors have made participating in the workshops even more attractive by offering some fantastic accommodation options and special deals for Port Shorts filmmakers.
Without the support of our Port Shorts Masterclass Series sponsors, there would be no workshops and we can vouch for their quality as we only want the best for our crew.
Our Port Shorts Masterclass presenters will also be staying at these selected resorts so you can holiday like a movie mogul.
Check out the options and special deals below and BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment.
If you have any queries, just send us an email at info@portshorts.com and we’ll get back to you shortly.

Accommodation Options

QT Resort

Long-time Port Shorts Film Festival Gold Sponsor QT Resort Port Douglas has boutique luxury resort rooms, a decadent lagoon pool with swim-up bar, a cool “interactive marketplace” restaurant inspired by international street stalls, souks and bodegas and funky lounge bar. Great accommodation deals are available online with a Port Shorts special offer coming very soon.

Ulysses Getaways

Ulysses Getaways are your Port Douglas luxury holiday home specialists boasting the unique combination of stunning holiday properties, exceptional service, a great location and the benefit of local knowledge. With beach houses, villas, holiday houses and luxury apartment rentals in and around Port Douglas, you can experience the ultimate in tropical getaways.

Stay Port Douglas

Stay Port Douglas has four sensational resorts in the heart of Port Douglas to choose from – Club Tropical ResortHibiscus Resort & SpaBeaches Port Douglas and Beachfront Terraces. Whether you’re looking for a beachfront resort or a self-contained apartment, they can offer Port Shorts Masterclass Series participants an excellent deal on their accommodation for short or long stays.
To make a booking and get an instant 10 per cent off our best available rate with early check in and late check out visit www.stayportdouglas.com.au or any of the resorts listed above and follow these steps:
1. Select check availability, enter your dates, number of guests and resort
2. Use promo code PORT SHORTS and select search
3. Select book now, input your details and tick any transfers or extras you would like to book
4. Booking of 4 nights or more include a 6 pack of local beer to enjoy while enjoying the tropical life.

If you would prefer to speak to one of our friendly reservation staff, we can still find you the best deal and offer you the same discounts when you call us directly on 07 4099 5885.

Mantra Resorts

Mantra has five gorgeous resorts in Port Douglas – Mantra Aqueous on Port, Mantra Heritage, Mantra in the Village, Mantra on the Inlet and Mantra PortSea. As a special offer for the Port Shorts Masterclass Series & Film Festival, Mantra is offering 10 per cent off their best rate if you book online at www.mantrahotels.com and follow the simple steps below:
1. Select your dates, location, property and number of people
2. Input promo code PORTSHORTS and hit search
3. Select your room type on a Mantra daily rate to proceed to the payment screen
*Terms and conditions apply. Promo codes are valid for bookings made online and
valid on best available rate only. Valid for sale from 25/09/2017 until 24/10/2017. Valid for travel from 24/10/2017 until 31/10/2017. Rooms subject to availability and will require full prepayment. Subject to minimum night stay restrictions as listed on the website. Offer does not apply to group blocks of 10 room or more.

Dreamcatcher Apartments

Owned and operated by your host, Dreamcatcher Apartments’  12 luxury beachside apartments are only steps to the beach. Stunning architecture, grounds, energy and warmth envelope your senses into absolute tropical bliss sculptured for a true holiday. An experience full of colour, quality and memories that will make it feel like home, with the personal touches that add something special to the experience. Mention Port Shorts when you book to receive a 5 per cent discount.