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Masterclass: Meet the Future with Liz Marshall.

Originally screened as part of EFFA Presents: Out of this World (29 Oct - 8 Nov 2020)

Director Liz Marshall (Meat the Future, The Ghost In Our MachineWater on Our Table) gives us an insight into the craft of creating ‘consciousness-raising’ cinema - films that unveil the ideas of tomorrow. We will get into the nuts-and-bolts of her filmmaking process and look to the future of documentary production.

In this EFFA-exclusive Masterclass, Kate Pappas (Creative Producer, Wilding Productions / Executive Producer, WildBear Entertainment) will be in conversation with Marshall, exploring how documentaries can be used to challenge the status-quo of the present to disrupt the prediction of future, and the growing desire to forge new models for non-fiction film.

The High Commission of Canada is proud to partner with the Environmental Film Festival Australia to bring you this Masterclass event!


Liz Marshall | Liz Marshall is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker. Since the 1990s she has written, produced, directed, and filmed diverse international and socially conscious documentaries. Her work has been released theatrically, been broadcast globally, made available digitally, and has screened for hundreds of grassroots communities around the globe. Marshall’s visionary feature-length films explore social justice and environmental themes driven by strong characters. The impact of Liz’s critically acclaimed documentary The Ghosts In Our Machine (2013) is reflected in an extensive global evaluation report funded by the Doc Society. Marshall’s current feature documentary Meat The Future (2020), chronicles the birth of the “clean” “cultured” “cell-based” meat industry in America through the eyes of pioneer Dr. Uma Valeti.

Kate Pappas | Kate is a hands-on creative producer passionate about telling stories that illuminate the wonders of our natural world. Kate cut her teeth in London in the wonderful world of kids’ science and has since worked across a diverse and award-winning documentary slate. Kate has produced over 50 hours of television with Australia’s leading factual production houses including Genepool Productions and Chemical Media for ABC, SBS and Nat Geo. Recent credits include feature documentaries Playing With Sharks (SFF/ Nat Geo Films); Westwind: Djalu’s Legacy (NiTV/MIFF) art/science documentary Deception By Design (ABC); and natural history films Dinobird, Over Australia and Monster Constrictors. Kate is now an Executive Producer at WildBear Entertainment overseeing 44 hours of science, history, and wildlife for ABC. Under the banner of boutique company Wilding Productions, she has written/directed/producer the animated documentary short Love Letters To Our Trees and is in development on VR and AR versions of the project.

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    73 minutes