The symposium, called microWAVE, will provide insight into the creative freedom and financial restrictions of micro budget film making, with advancements in technology, more affordable cameras and access to editing equipment driving a growing trend.
Project coordinator Greg Ferris from the UTS Centre for Creative Practice and Cultural Economy said microWAVE was for those who are truly passionate about creating their own film.
"We want creative people who produce their own content and carve their own path in the industry," Mr Ferris said.
"People from Australia and around the world will speak on the whole production pathway of micro budget features, from pre-production to post-production and on to distribution. The symposium will feature a Q&A with US writer and director Bob Byington and we will see the Australian premiere of his film Harmony and Me.
"Through the sessions and discussions students will get an understanding of all the elements of micro budget film making, and how to get your film out there on a tiny, tiny budget," he said.
Council member of Screen Productions Association Australia (SPAA) and organiser of the digital film competition DigiSPAA, Daniel Scharf, said the program will give students reassurance that micro budget films can be a great start to their career.
"Micro budget film makers often face limitations, whether it be financial or technological. For your film to be noticed it has to have a great story," Mr Scharf said.
"Micro budget film makers have come so far in the digital realm that we are now branching out even further. This kind of film making is great for your creativity, your career, and beneficial for your growth as a film maker."
microWAVE is on from 12pm to 10pm on Saturday 19 February. For more information and to book for the event visit: http://www.fass.uts.edu.au/microwave
by Alexandra Berriman