script-editor, lecturer, producer
Claire Dobbin was recognised in April with Film Victoria's 2019 Jill Robb Award for outstanding leadership, achievement and service to the screen industry.
Claire scriptdoctors the following formats:
Her working language is :
Ex-Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Chair (2000- 2019) Claire Dobbin is a script editor who works with screenwriters and screen agencies. Claire works globally, most recently with screenwriters in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, India, the Middle East, UK, Germany, Italy, Finland and Norway.
Until December 2019 Claire was Deputy President and a long term script mentor of the international script lab eQuinoxe Europe .
For 14 years Claire served as the director of the Melbourne Office of the Australian National Screen Agency and was also the Senior Development Executive – supporting the development and production of key Australian films and filmmakers.
She has lectured at Melbourne University's Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), RMIT University, the film festivals of Abu Dhabi, Bangalore, Kerala and Mumbai, and London's Royal Holloway College. the Royal Jordanian Film Commission, the Rawi Sundance Film Lab, and the Asia Society Film Fellowship program of India , among others. She has served on the juries of India's Bengaluru Film Festival, Spain's Valladolid International Film Festival and Iran's Fajr Film Festival, , and also on the Melbourne Writers Festival Board and the City of Melbourne's Cultural Advisory Board.
Some of Dobbin's script editing credits include New Zealand film The Dark Horse (selected for the Toronto and Rotterdam International Film Festivals), Finland's Stupid Young Heart (Toronto and Berlin), New Zealand's Show of Hands, (Montreal), New Zealand Mt Zion, Australia's Hounds of Love(Venice, Busan, SxSW, Karlovy Vary, Tribeca) and the forthcoming The Justice of Bunny King . Her numerous script consultations include Australia's Rabbit Proof Fence, Mallboy, In My Father's Den, Holding the Man, and Candy.