Director’s Cut is a one-day conference for screen directors, of all levels, and their industry colleagues that will explore the director’s role in a changed streaming landscape and bridging the gap to paid work for emerging directors. Director delegates will also hear from internationally successful directors about opportunities outside Australia, discuss the value of impact strategies for both unscripted and scripted productions, look at how sets can be made more sustainable and ensure that they are a safe space for diverse cast and crew, and how directors can work with funding agencies, networks and streamers as well as getting updates on their rights and representation.

Headlining the conference will be a live First-Hand Conversation with leading Australian director, Cate Shortland. Confirmed speakers also include ADG President Rowan Woods, Matt Moore, Shawn Seet, Partho Sen-Gupta, Katrina Irawati Graham, Monica Zanetti, Tin Pang with more to be confirmed over the coming weeks.

WHEN: Saturday, 20th of August 2022

TIME: 9.00AM to 8.00PM

WHERE: SUNSTUDIOS, 42 Maddox St, Alexandria, NSW, 2015

TICKETS: ADG has released a public ticket allocation with conference passes now available to non-members at $150 plus GST.

Significant discounts are still available for members wishing to purchase for in-person tickets:

  • Full Established 20%
  • Emerging 10%
  • Associate 5%

Digital tickets to watch the live stream remain at $75 +GST for all.

Check out the full program here.

Included in the ticket prices will be a webinar, to be held later in the year, which is a collaboration with Screen Well. The webinar will look at the the ways in which a director can assist with the wellbeing of their crew/cast and how to manage work/life balance.

The ADG is dedicated to this being an accessible event for all. If you have any accessibility requirements & questions – please feel free to email and we will get back to you.

We recognise that this event is being held on stolen land and wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay respect to elders past, present and emerging.

Accessibility: SUNSTUDIOS has wheelchair access via ramp at main entrance and an accessible bathroom. In addition, our garden can be accessed via wheelchair as well as any of the other studios.