Initiate: Introductory Filmmaking Workshop

Applications close Thursday, 22 November 2018 at 5:00pm WST

AFTRS, in partnership with Screenwest and DADAA is offering an introductory filmmaking workshop for emerging creatives from diverse backgrounds (CaLD, LGBTQIA+, living with a disability and/or low socio-economic). The workshop is free and will take place at the ABC Studios from Monday 10th to Thursday 13th December 2018.

The course aims to provide an entry level overview to making and developing stories. It will establish an achievable framework where participants will be empowered to create their own content.

All program guidelines are to be read in conjunction with the Screenwest Terms of Trade.

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Diversity Fund: Stream 1 - Diversity Top Up Fund

Applications can be submitted at any time

The Diversity Fund provides funding to production companies, organisations and/or individuals to overcome barriers preventing Western Australian community members from underrepresented groups from participating in professional screen industry activities.

There are two streams within this fund.  This is Steam 1 – Diversity Top Up Fund.

The Stream 1 – Diversity Top Up Fund:

  • Accepts applications anytime.
  • Is designed as a complementary fund to Screenwest’s other funding programs, offering ‘top up’ funds to production companies, organisations or individuals to ensure opportunities are accessible to all Western Australians.
  • Is not a stand-alone funding stream designed to fund new initiatives, events or programs. It is for activities associated with a project currently receiving another form of Screenwest funding.
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Diversity Fund: Stream 2 - General Diversity Fund

Applications closed 15 October 2018 at 5:00 PM

The Diversity Fund provides funding to production companies, organisations and/or individuals to overcome barriers preventing Western Australian community members from underrepresented groups from participating in professional screen industry activities.

There are two streams within this fund.  This is Steam 2 – General Diversity Fund.

The Stream 2 – General Diversity Fund:

  • Accepts applications twice per year. Closing dates advertised in the Screenwest newsletter and website.
  • Is designed to encourage greater inclusivity and intersection between underrepresented groups in the Western Australian community and the Western Australian screen sector.
  • Is a stand-alone stream providing support to activities not associated with projects, events or activities already receiving Screenwest funding.
  • Accepts applications for stand-alone skills development and networking opportunities providing opportunity and access to the screen sector for those unlikely to have achieved otherwise.
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SBS/Screenwest Scripted Short-Form Content Initiative

Applications closed 16 July 2018 at 5:00 PM

The SBS / SW Scripted Short-Form Content Initiative is a Screenwest and SBS scripted development and production initiative for new to emerging Western Australian filmmakers with a focus on key creatives from under represented and/or diverse groups.

The application process will short list up to five submissions to be selected for a development phase, with the next phase being up to three projects chosen to move forward into production.

This initiative aims to develop the skills and experience of new to emerging and diverse Western Australian filmmakers.

All program guidelines should be read in conjunction with the Screenwest Terms of Trade.

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Screenwest / ABC Children’s Television Diversity Internship

Applications closed 20 November 2017 at 5:00 PM

Screenwest (Australia) Ltd (“Screenwest”) and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) are committed to working towards a more inclusive and diverse screen industry, and seeks to improve the diversity of the talent that shapes Australian content and the types of stories that are reflected on our screens.

Screenwest and the ABC have established a Diversity Internship, an opportunity for an emerging screen practitioner from a diverse background to spend up to 24 weeks working within the ABC Children’s Production Department in Sydney, NSW. It is anticipated that the start date of the internship period will be in late January 2018.

The Diversity Internship will enable a Western Australian practitioner to build their professional experience, expand skills in creative development, and develop contacts within busy production team environments. Depending on prior skills, the internship period will provide a range of immersion opportunities such as taking on the responsibilities of a runner, researcher or coordinator, with a production credit for the work completed.

These guidelines should be read in conjunction with the Screenwest Terms of Trade

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