The series of workshops aim to simultaneously develop a film's script, the director's vision and the production strategy.
This year's two international advisers are Paul Mezey, who produced Maria Full Of Grace and was executive producer on Half Nelson, and Festen co-writer Mogens Rukov, head of the screenwriting and dramaturgy department at the National Film School in Denmark.
Bennett and Anastasia Sideris are producing director Kriv Stenders' sci-fi horror, Stranded 3, in which reality TV contestants really do have to fight to survive when they come in contact with a race of psychotic mutants. Stenders' third feature, Boxing Day, premieres soon at the upcoming Adelaide Film Festival.
Kershaw and Romy Moshinsky are producing writer/performer Tania Lacy's romantic comedy Blogger Girl, about a young woman who uses the internet to invent a super successful overseas life for herself. Lacy is well-known as a TV comedian and plays the check-out chick in Titsiana Booberini, the short film that lead to Robert Luketic directing Legally Blonde.
The AFC also provides marketing workshops and production money under its Indivision initiative, which aims to energise low-budget filmmaking in Australia.
Full list of projects:
Producers: Robyn Kershaw, Romy Moshinsky
Director: Daina Reid
Writer: Tania Lacy
Script Editor: John O'Brien
Exit 50 Producer: Fiona Copland
Writer/Director: Michael Bennett
Writer/Associate Producer:Gavin Strawhan
Galore Producer: Philippa Campey
Writer/Director: Rhys Graham
Script Editor: Mira Robertson
Gary 's House Producer: Amanda Higgs
Writer: Debra Oswald
Marcus + Love Producer: Jason Harty
Co-writer/Director: Bryan Moses
Writers: Trent O'Donnell, Craig Anderson
Script Editor: Nick Parsons
Refuge Producers: Ranko Markovic, Jeff Purser
Writer/Director: Bojan Simic
Script Editor: Joel Anderson
Stranded 3 Producers: Michele Bennett, Anastasia Sideris
Director: Kriv Stenders
Writer: Tim Maricic
Script Editor: Victor Gentile
The Waiting City
Producers: Jamie Hilton, Claire McCarthy
Writer/Director: Claire McCarthy
Script Editor: Keith Thompson