The Creative Network - Film Workshop

Learn how to prepare & pitch your screen project for funding

20th to 22nd June 


Join us for a 1/2 day afternoon Film Workshop with one of Screen Australia's key decision makers: Producer and Film Professional, Lisa Duff.

In this workshop, you will explore useful tools and trade insights on how to get started and improve your chances of getting funding for your projects! You will also:

  • Learn industry tips and tricks on how to pitch
  • Identify who to pitch to
  • Determine how to find the people willing to invest
  • Collaborate with a group on how to pitch different film formats or genres

This event is proudly brought to you by JMC Academy and Fire Entertainment - The Creative Network: A series of uniquely crafted events designed to expand your knowledge, challenge your thinking and connect you to the real opportunities and professionals you need to know in the creative industries.

There is strictly limited places available! Secure your place during pre release, before ticket sales are opened up to the general public!

Workshop details:


Tuesday 20th June
4:30pm to 8:30pm
Auditorium, JMC Academy Brisbane Campus



Wednesday 21st June 
3:45pm to 7:45pm 
Auditorium Level 2, JMC Academy Melbourne Campus



Thursday 22nd June 
4:00pm to 8:00pm 
Audiorium Level 2, JMC Academy Sydney Campus



JMC & AFTT Current Students & Alumni: FREE
General Admission / Non JMC Students: $50 early bird / $75 full price


About Lisa Duff

With numerous award winning credits to her name, Lisa Duff’s career spans over 15 years. She was the producer of the critically acclaimed documentary Sexing the Label, an insight into gender labelling in Sydney’s queer community. It received awards at both the Film De Femme in France & the Columbus Film Festival in Chicago and was released theatrically in Australia. Lisa has also produced a number of dramas and documentaries with Indigenous Directors including drama Road for Australian broadcaster SBS and Leah Purcell’s short drama Aunty Maggie & The Womba Wakgun for the ABC’s series The New Black. 

Lisa’s documentary credits also include The Future Makers for Discovery Channel which featured Australians leading the way in the international sustainable energy arena. 

Her feature film credits include producer of the Last Train to Freo with Greg Duffy and Sue Taylor and feature film Last Cab to Darwin starring Michael Caton and the Academy Award® nominated Jacki Weaver. Lisa was also the producer of Unindian, the first feature film financed by the Australia India Film Fund, starring Brett Lee and Tannishtha Chatterjee. 

She currently works as an Investment Manager at Screen Australia, Australia’s federal government film financing agency, having worked in documentary and currently in feature film and TV drama.