Workshop: AFTRS – Directing Short Film


Local and travelling filmmakers will have an opportunity to learn from Jonathan Ogilvie, a two-time Cannes Film Festival selected short film director for his short films DESPONDENT DIVORCEE and THIS FILM IS A DOG, with the latter also winning Tropfest.

In 2007 he made EMULSION, a low budget black and white Super 8 feature. Emulsion screened at the Brisbane International Film Festival, Cinema des Antipodes in Cannes and Ozflix in Toronto. He wrote and directed THE TENDER HOOK (starring Hugo Weaving, Rose Byrne, Matt Le Nevez and Pia Miranda) which was released in 2008 by Icon Film and was nominated for five AFI awards and an AWGIE award for best feature screenplay.

Jonathan has several feature films in development. These include the WW2 NZ/AUS co-production, In The Name of War (producers Trevor Haysom and Greg Duffy), currently at financing stage and Lone Wolf, an innovative adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent. From 2009- 2014 Jonathan was a Directing Lecturer at AFTRS. He recently completed a PhD at Macquarie University.
Jonathan is a lecturer at the prestigious Australian Film Television and Radio School in Sydney.

AFTRS offer a full day workshop on directing techniques for short films, to pull the performances and story you need to connect the audience with your vision.

This project was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia.

Tuesday, 23 Jan  · 9am-5pm. Tickets $80 | $70 concession