Through a recent article produced by Hunterhunter, Manager of Screen Hunter, Annette Hubber was interviewed about her stellar career leading up to the creation of the Real Film Festival. After travelling and working on location, Annette wanted to use her knowledge she gained from the film industry to help grow Newcastle’s emerging and established filmmakers. For the creative people of Newcastle to have the opportunity to learn from industry professionals was also important.

The combination of leading film practitioners with a platform to screen films, resulted in Newcastle’s Real Film Festival. The festival is produced in collaboration with TAFE NSW and the University of Newcastle to involve students and learning creatives from the area. Volunteering and internship opportunities help to make the huge efforts of the program worthwhile, resulting in local talent working with established film practitioners that they met at the festival.

The amount of workshops run by experienced film professionals including visual effects expert Tim Crosbie, producer Lisa Scott and line producer Scott Hartley are a testament to the growing prestige of the film festival and where it is headed.

Annette suggests to up and coming film makers to keep making content, put it out there for the world to see and meet other filmmakers. All of this and more is offered at the Real Film Festival where the beginning of your film career awaits you.