ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - Oct 16, 2012) - Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia today announced a new 3 year partnership with Documentary Week (DocWeek), a new event taking place in Adelaide's CBD in February 2013. The announcement was made at a DocWeek Media briefing at its Adelaide Studio offices. Flinders University will be acknowledged as an Educational Partner of the DocWeek event and The F4 screening and career development program.
DocWeek is presented by AIDC, organiser of the annual The Australian International Documentary Conference, and co-presented by the Adelaide Festival. DocWeek in its inaugural year in 2013 will take place at several locations around Adelaide's CBD from Monday, 25 February till Sunday, 3 March.
Joost den Hartog, Director of AIDC Ltd, said, "I am thrilled about the partnership as Flinders University offers a large and diverse tertiary program in the study of audio-visual media and has a reputation for its excellence and innovation in teaching screen and media." He said, "We look forward to working with Flinders University and engaging with its students to develop further professional development and learning opportunities during DocWeek."
Flinders University Professor, Richard Maltby, Executive Dean, Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law, said, "This partnership is a great opportunity for Flinders University to be exposed to a wider market nationally and globally. Students from the Screen and Media Department and Alumni will benefit from the Documentaries programmed during the week and they will have direct access to the master classes." He said, "DocWeek is a great professional development opportunity for its students and Flinders University is thrilled to be its Educational Partner."
In addition to the acknowledgement as Educational Partner, Flinders University will also be represented as DocWeek's Exclusive Program Partner of the F4 screening and career program. The F4 Program invites Australia's emerging documentary filmmakers to submit their films to be judged by a panel of high profile international documentary professionals. Four finalists are chosen to participate in a mentoring program facilitated by Internationally recognized masters in the documentary field held during the Australian International Documentary Conference. The four selected films will also be screened to the public during DocWeek, and the filmmakers will participate in a Q&A with the audience. The winner will then be presented with the F4 Award for Outstanding New Documentary Talent. Submissions are currently open and close November 30, for further information visit f4.org.au
DocWeek will feature screenings of current and retrospective work by internationally acclaimed master filmmakers and include over 30 handpicked classic documentaries, a competition strand for new talent, The F4 Award, master classes facilitated by visiting international guests and artist conversations.
DOCUMENTARY WEEK Monday, 25 February - Sunday, 3 March