FRAMED 4 November 2016

Spin Out Q&A – FRAMED 4 November 2016   This is an insightful session exploring the benefits of long running collaborative relationships, and the challenges and opportunities presented when working on a project with a long development timeline. Co-directed by Australian comedy legend, Tim Ferguson and former Open Channel Executive Director, Marc Gracie – Spin […]

Framed: 31 August 2016

Framed: Casting on a Budget with Erin Banks (StarNow) On August 31, 2016 Open Channel in partnership with leading casting platform, StarNow, presented a practical and information-packed casting workshop with Senior Casting Manager, Erin Banks. We were thrilled to be hosting Erin as a special guest from NZ to present this one-off session, free to […]

Framed: 26th October 2016

Natalie Bailey & Paul Walton (Princess Pictures) Comedy Directing Q&A Natalie Bailey Director – Showreel 2014 from Natalie Bailey on Vimeo. If you are developing or making your own screen comedy, this is an unmissable opportunity to gain some insight from two of Princess Pictures’ most knowledgeable comedy brains. Open Channel is proud to present a special […]

Framed: 21 July 2016

Framed: Cross Campus Pitching & Crewing Night Open Channel in partnership with the Victorian College of Arts Film and TV School present the first Cross Campus Pitching & Crewing Night! Come to meet students from other screen & media courses, network with future collaborators and find potential crew for your film or find a great film […]

FRAMED: 23 MAY 2016

FRAMED: PRE-VIS IN PRE-PROD AT ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL We spoke to a selection of directors and DOPs working across features, documentary and TV about their approach to visualisation, conceptualisation and effectively communicating in the pre-production period. Panellists: Grant Scicluna (Writer / Director) Kasimir Burgess (Writer / Director) Ari Wegner (DOP) Moderator: Cristina Pozzan Where: St Kilda […]

Framed: 17 May 2016

Framed: Downriver – A Case Study Open Channel spoke with Writer / Director Grant Scicluna along with Lead Actor, Reef Ireland about the development and production pathway of Grant’s debut award winning feature film Downriver. > PHOTOS               After its hugely successful premier at MIFF 2015, Downriver has gone on to screen at […]

Framed: 22 March 2016

Framed: Creating Impact with Putuparri and the Rainmakers There is a new buzzword in documentary filmmaking – but what exactly is the role of an Impact Producer? An increasing number of documentary projects are developing and implementing social impact strategies with the aim of provoking social change and a wider discussion around the themes and issues […]

FRAMED: 2 December 2015

Framed: In Conversation with the makers of Oddball Released in September and having already grossed over $10.7mil at the box office, Oddball has proved to be one of the most successful Australian releases of 2015. This follows from the success of a string of recent high-grossing Australian family films (Red Dog, Paper Planes, Happy Feet […]

FRAMED: 14 November 2015

Framed at Lorne Film – Pawno Screening Q&A Following the Lorne Film 2015 screening of Pawno, Open Channel hosted a Q&A session with director Paul Ireland, male lead/writer/producer Damian Hill and actor Kerry Armstrong. About Pawno: In a dusty old pawnbrokers in Footscray, world-weary owner Les watches as the lives of the people who come through […]


In Conversation with the makers of Glitch Glitch has been hailed as the ABC’s attempt at filling the notable gap in the Australian market for a high-concept, epic drama series parallel to the likes of the highly successful shows coming out of HBO and Netflix. The series follows the stories of six people who have […]