- Wednesday 18 June 2008
With less than two weeks to go, the team behind the coast’s very own youth film festival have pulled out the heavy weights to ensure SCRUFFFY is declared a winner.
Community Services Regional Director Lisbet Dean said renowned filmmaker Greg Punch will present a number of workshops as part of the Sunshine Coast Regional Underground Film Festival for Young People (SCRUFFFY) festival, which kicks off at the end of next week.
“Greg started in television as a news cameraman and editor at the age of 18, and boasts 20 years experience and a list of credits as long as your arm, from corporate video projects to feature films and television series,” Ms Dean said.
“The SCRUFFFY team are very excited to have Greg on board - to secure a professional of his calibre is a major coup for the festival, and obviously those young people who will benefit from Greg’s wealth of skill and experience.”
In his 30's, Greg started devising training materials for government and corporate clients as an adjunct to producing videos. It provided an integrated experience for the learner from initial introduction to the topic, through workshops or self study sessions, to follow up evaluation sessions - the whole box and dice.
An initiative of Council's YouthLinx Program, the event is now entering its third year, and is designed to support and strengthen the youth arts and cultural community on the Sunshine Coast through a range of events including film competitions, workshops and screenings.
The unique concept behind SCRUFFFY, which also focuses on partnering with community services, businesses, schools and the community, is that young people are responsible for most of the festival design and coordination.
Note: image of Greg Punch available on request
Media enquiries: Adam Lewczuk, Community Development Officer ph 5420 8723