Year: 2008

In 2008 Early Works was commissioned by AFTRS to produce the Headlands national documentary development workshop.

Filmmakers from VIC, SA, WA, NT and TAS were selected to participate in Headlands on the strength of their documentary proposals.

Headlands aimed to encourage a supportive environment among peers for rigorous interrogation of the projects. A dynamic workshop program was devised by HeadlandsDirector, John Hughes in conjunction with AFTRS documentary staff Mitzi Goldman and Pat Fiske and Early Works was employed by AFTRS to manage the workshop and events.

Headlands included a 5 day residential workshop in Melbourne (April 7-11), which comprised of group and one-on-one consultations with local and international advisors and a series of documentary film screenings and events.

The residential workshop was followed by a two day budgeting and finance workshop held at AFTRS Melbourne (June 30 & July 1st).

The projects developed at Headlands 2008 will be showcased at AIDC in February 2009.

Production Credit

Headlands Director: John Hughes (Early Works)
Headlands Administrator: Andrea Foxworthy (Early Works)
Headlands Technical Support: Kostas Rologas (Early Works)

Headlands International Advisor: Iikka Vehkalahti, YLE, Finland.
Headlands National Advisors: Tom Zubrycki, Anna Grieve, Mitzi Goldman, Pat Fiske.
Headlands Speakers: Sue Maslin, David Court, Karin Altman, Rob Nugent, Anna Broinowski, John Lewis, Lori Flekser, Claire Jager, and Andrew Wiseman.

Headlands is an initiative of the Documentary Department atAFTRS. Headlands 2008 was run with the generous support of the AFCFilm VictoriaScreen TasmaniaSAFCScreenWest, the NT Film Office and Film Australia.

Review Quotes

“ John Hughes did an exceptional job in the planning, execution and follow though of the whole project. So far, we have received very good feedback from both the participants and guest speakers.”  Mitzi Goldman and Pat Fiske, AFTRS.