PUBLISHED30 May 2024

Impact & Education Masterclass

We hosted our first masterclass of the year as part of the Impact Producer Program last week.

The Impact & Education Masterclass panel featured Shark Island Institute Education Director, Alex Shain, filmmaker and business affairs expert, Chris Kamen, and education specialist and resource writer, Dr Anne Chesher, moderated by our CEO Dr Mitzi Goldman.

The discussion centred on how documentaries can best leverage opportunities to reach students and educators, and contribute to making positive social change in the education sector.

In this masterclass, we heard how our panellists are creating effective educational resources that inspire teachers and engage students, and how they work with different education platforms, distributors and non-traditional pathways to audience to increase reach and uptake in schools and universities.

A big thank you to our panellists Alex Shain, Chris Kamen and Dr Anne Chesher for sharing many pearls of wisdom.

Learn more about the program, the panellists and their work here.

Also, thank you to our hosts on the night, VivCourt, and the supporters of the Impact Producer Program – The Snow Foundation, Screen Australia, Screen NSW, Minderoo Foundation and Dyson Bequest, plus venue partner Shark Island Institute.

If you were unable to make the session, you can watch the recording below.