Good Film Club

For Young Film Lovers

We are inviting young people between the ages of 16 -26 who have a love of film to join our Good Film Club. Members will experience the full 2021 Lotterywest Festival Films program at UWA Somerville by attending each film’s opening night as a group, discuss their experiences with moderator Clare Toonen (see bio below) and act as ambassadors for the program.

You don’t need to be a film student or maker, you simply need to have the desire to meet new people, discover the film program and share your thoughts. The moderated discussion sessions will be open to everyone under 26 years– even if you are not part of Good Film Club.

About Good Film Club

Good Film Club members experience the full program free of cost, attending all films on opening night as a group. Over several sessions members will meet with our Program Associate: Film, Tom Vincent to discuss the program, marketing and their experience.

The Good Film club provides young people with a space to meet like-minded peers, experience the film program as a whole, and gives them a platform to share their thoughts and opinions.

As a commitment to inclusion, we are open to discussing any barriers to access for applicants, and working with them to find solutions, including travel costs and difficulties with written English.  

The Commitment

Good Film Club members will attend all films in the Lotterywest Festival Films program at UWA Somerville, every week as a group on Monday nights - the opening night for each film. The season runs from 30 November 2020 – 28 March 2021, and films start at 730pm or 8pm and run for varying times. Moderated discussion sessions will occur before the film, approximately every 3 weeks and will run for an hour. Members will be sent a final schedule on selection to Good Film Club. We would love to support any emerging reviewers, and may ask members to connect with our marketing team to publish material for our blog.

We acknowledge lives are busy, so we ask that members can commit to at least 80% of the films and meetings.

Open Sessions – Anyone is Welcome!

Come along to Somerville and chat about film at one of these open moderated sessions. You don’t need to be part of Good Film Club – just under 26 years of age, and at Somerville on the evening.

Mon 14 Dec with Good Film Club Moderator Clare Toonen
Mon 28 Dec with UWA Film Society
Mon 4 Jan with Good Film Club Moderator Clare Toonen
Mon 18 Jan with UWA Film Society
Mon 25 Jan with Good Film Club Moderator Clare Toonen
Mon 15 Feb with Good Film Club Moderator Clare Toonen
Mon 8 Mar with Good Film Club Moderator Clare Toonen
Mon 22 Mar with Good Film Club Moderator Clare Toonen

Meet us at The Grotto inside Somerville. 

Additional Information

Participants will need to arrange their own transport to and from UWA Somerville, and to the meetings with Tom. If this is a barrier to your involvement, please let us know and we can discuss potential solutions.

If you are under 18 years of age, you will be required to complete a parent/ guardian permission form which will be sent to successful applicants.

Clare Toonen | Good Film Club Moderator

Clare Toonen is an emerging screenwriter, script / production coordinator and sessional tutor. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Curtin University majoring in Screen and Performance Studies, and a Masters of Screen Studies from the WA Screen Academy, where she was awarded the Channel 9 Award for Best Scriptwriting for her short film You, Me & Karen. Clare has worked with Perth film, TV and digital production company Mad Kids since early 2018, co-writing cult comedy series KGB for ABC iView. Clare is currently part of producer Lauren Elliott’s brand new production company Galactic Baby, where she is assisting on several projects in development. In 2020 she received Elevate+ production funding from Screenwest for her Pixar-inspired animated short Bird Drone, and is currently in development on her first feature film. Clare also works as a sessional academic at Curtin University, teaching screenwriting for short film to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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