Acting is the life of the human soul receiving its birth through art! It’s a process where multiple truths are possible. Whether it be Film, Television or Theatre the difference in mediums isn’t one of big versus small; it’s the difference of where you look for and discover your TRUTH. A characters story begins in the middle, not the beginning. Teaching artists the power of negotiation and embracing a broad palette of tactics and techniques to find the answer. Looking at performance like a dance, not a fight. As fighting only requires attack and defence, it does not demonstrate an actor with a soul capable of living through any situation demanded by authors or writers. It’s not comfortable to play great parts. It takes work! The work involves possession and understanding of all five senses; living in variable imaginable situations; development of a memory of feeling, memory of inspiration or penetration, memory of imagination and visual memory. It's living in the body not in the mind. Being present and surrendering the need for control. It's where you and the character meet, in the eyes of the writer. Much to be uncovered, much to be discovered, and more than enough left to explore.
Let's do the WORK!
SYDNEY 11TH FEBRUARY 2021 - 4TH MARCH 2021
LIMITED TO 16 ACTORS. ACCEPTED THROUGH AUDITION ONLY.
Do you have questions about your career both in Australia and overseas? Are you interested in studying with AAFTA or relocating at some point in the future? Want to hear more about online mentorships including Empowering The Artist, Truth In Performance or Create Your Own Content?
Actors, Producers, Directors, Writers, Showrunners, Casting Directors - no matter who you are or what your role is, being a creative in has its challenges and AAFTA is here to help. Join us with this expert panel on an intimate guide into the Entertainment Business through honest and first hand experience. This panel will share with you their professional experiences and offer advice on overcoming adverse situations.
DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED FOR SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, PERTH, GOLD COAST AND ADELAIDE.
CARMEN DUNCAN SCHOLARSHIP will be returning in 2021.
This year CDS is excited to announce it will be hosting Australia wide auditions and call backs in various states. Including Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Gold Coast. Prizes and sponsors will be announced in January 2021.
2021 JUDGING ROUND DATES
Stage 1 - February 1st 2020 - March 10th 2021
Stage 2 - Call Backs held in Perth, Sydney, Gold Coast and Melbourne. From February through April 2021.
Stage 3 - US Judging will be held in April/May 2021.
Winners will be notified by July 2021.
Publicly announced in August 2021.