Presentation and Marketing

Subject FLTV30010 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 16-Feb-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 27-Feb-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 35
Total Time Commitment:


Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

Marketing and Presentation is an intensive that introduces students to the key issues and skills necessary to enhance the student's artistic career in the independent film production industry. The subject focuses on presenting themselves and their short film work to the audience at large via marketing and publicity strategies. This subject will complement the work that student’s produced in Screen Practice 2B as a basis for practical case studies.

Learning Outcomes:

This subject aims to:

  • Empower students with the skills to identify audiences for their screen productions;
  • Prepare professional applications and accompanying paperwork;
  • To demonstrate an enhanced understanding of marketing strategies;
  • Introduce a broader range of communication methods in reference audience identification;
  • Provide techniques for students to critically and constructively review their own work with an understanding of the audience’s perception;
  • Provide an overview of current professional practices in approaching film funding bodies.


Hurdle requirement

Students must attend 80% of all scheduled classes and attempt all elements of assessment to be eligible for a pass in this subject.

  • Electronic Press Kit inc. photographs and other visual material (equivalent 1500 words) - End of March - 40%
  • Short film Festival Strategy (500 words) - End of March - 20%
  • Alternative Distribution Assignment (2000 Words) - End of March - 40%
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • exhibit sophisticated professional communication skills;
  • undertake preparation of a curriculum vitae;
  • identify career management strategies;
  • Identify USP’s (Unique Selling Points) in their own work;
  • Produce promotional materials such as EPK’s (inc. writing a compelling synopsis, a director’s statement, editing of publicity stills and other key documents).
  • Prepare a strong and effective film funding application;
  • Prepare a short film festival strategy.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television)

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