Screen Australia announces $2.3 million towards 10 documentaries – IF Magazine

A trio of music icons and a legendary racehorse are among the subjects of 10 projects to receive $2.3 million in documentary production funding from Screen Australia. Of the those earmarked for funding, eight will be supported through the Producer Program, and two through the Commissioned Program. They include feature documentaries about John Farnham, Ruby … Read more

SBS and Screen Australia select 12 teams for Digital Originals – IF Magazine

SBS and Screen Australia select 12 teams for Digital Originals

Twelve teams of emerging creatives from under-represented backgrounds will have the chance to pitch their drama projects to SBS, NITV, and Screen Australia as part of this year’s Digital Originals initiative, with a week-long workshop for the first round of selected applicants commencing this week. Delivered by Screen Australia, SBS, and NITV, the workshop features … Read more

“It’s time to be very clear that Screen Australia is there for culture”: Sandy George – IF Magazine

Its time to be very clear that Screen Australia is

Australian film and television is delivering less local cultural value to audiences, authentic dramas are fewer, and much of it now feels a lot less Australian – even unrecognisable as made in this country, according to veteran screen journalist Sandy George. George argues if there is nothing recognisably Australian on the screen, it carries little … Read more

Screen Australia, NZ On Air and TikTok partner to bring back Every Voice

Screen Australia NZ On Air and TikTok partner to bring

Share Tweet Share Email Screen Australia, NZ On Air and TikTok have announced that the Every Voice initiative to support creatives with diverse and distinct voices is returning in 2022. Every Voice aims to help a new generation of online storytellers expand their vision and ambition, and cultivate original Australian and New Zealand content that … Read more

Maximo Entertainment to welcome Jessica Magro as Screen Australia intern – IF Magazine

Ludo Studio assistant producer Jessica Magro will develop her slate under the guidance of Maximo Entertainment founder Liliana Muñoz after being selected for this year’s Screen Australia Internship. An initiative of Screen Australia and Screen Producers Australia, the $10,000 opportunity is offered to participants of the latter’s Ones to Watch program, with Magro forming part … Read more

SBS Emerging Writers’ Incubator returns in partnership with Screen Australia and local agencies

SBS Emerging Writers Incubator returns in partnership with Screen Australia

SBS Emerging Writers’ Incubator is open for applications, supported by Screen Australia, state and territory agencies, and with the assistance of the Australian Writers’ Guild. 2021 writers (top L-R): Sebastian Chan, Lâle Teoman, Nicholas Lin; (bottom L-R) Ansuya Nathan, Alberto Di Troia, Cassandra Nguyen Applications are open for the SBS Emerging Writers’ Incubator, a nationwide … Read more

Screen Australia, Google dish out US$350,000 to YouTubers

Screen Australia Google dish out US350000 to YouTubers

Australian government body Screen Australia, and Google Australia’s Skip Ahead initiative will provide US$385,000 (AUS$500,000) in production funding to several online content creators and YouTubers. Set to be released later this year, the projects include Chloe Morello’s YouTube Famous, Chloe Ting’s The Not So Social Networks, Neel Kolhatkar’s Crossing The Line, Piéra Forde’s Nevernight and Fury Fingers’ Love, Guns and … Read more

Screen Australia launches GAMES: EXPANSION PACK FUND to support Australian games

Screen Australia launches GAMES EXPANSION PACK FUND to support Australian

Screen Australia is pleased to announce the new Games: Expansion Pack fund to support Australian game studios. Targeted at emerging or small to medium independent game studios, this initiative will provide direct funding for original games with budgets below $500,000. Screen Australia will commit up to $6 million over the next two years. This includes … Read more

‘We would like to see more stories travel’: Grainne Brunsdon on taking content forward at Screen Australia – IF Magazine

We would like to see more stories travel Grainne Brunsdon

Screen Australia would like to see more projects that appeal to the “underserved” audience of 14-35-year-olds and have the potential to resonate internationally, head of content Grainne Brunsdon says. The former head of Screen NSW is one month into her new role, having been announced as the successor to Sally Caplan in February. There is … Read more

Screen Australia and AiF name recipients for industry development programs – IF Magazine

Screen Australia and AiF name recipients for industry development programs

Screen Australia and Australians in Film (AiF) have announced the participants for the Talent Gateway and the Global Producers Exchange, both designed to connect Australian creatives with key US decision-makers. The delegates chosen for the Talent Gateway program are Vanessa Alexander, Jon Bell, and Samuel Van Grinsven, as well as teams Alice Foulcher and Gregory … Read more

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