REMINDER: Gender Matters: Brilliant Stories closes on Friday 18 March 2016, 4.00pm QLD TIME (5pm AEDT)


 

The issue of gender equity in the screen industry has been featuring prominently in the global spotlight and Australia has joined this global movement and taking affirmative action. At the close of 2015, Screen Australia announced a five point, $5 million plan over three years for Gender Matters, initiatives that address the gender imbalance within the Australian screen industry.

 

‘We recognise that in order to make a real difference to women’s participation in the industry, there needs to be a holistic integrated approach to people, projects and business.’

Screen Australia

 

Since then, this $5 million Gender Matters plan has been refined and developed by an experienced Gender Matters Taskforce headed by Deanne Weir and including Queensland’s Emma Jensen and offers to female practitioners The Brilliant Stories Fund and Brilliant Careers.

 

GENDER MATTERS: BRILLIANT STORIES

The Brilliant Stories Fund is a targeted initiative to recognise, celebrate and support storytelling by women.

Screen Australia is looking for projects from teams that come from diverse backgrounds and that have bold, original and compelling story concepts. The fund is open and flexible. It encourages projects from all fiction genres (drama, comedy, sci-fi, horror, thriller, etc.) across any delivery platform and for any identified audience.

What funding is available?

  • up to $100,000 for feature fiction films to move a project from concept towards production.
  • up to $50,000 for scripted television to develop an inventive concept of any genre into a series bible and/or series outline and/or first draft of a first episode script.
  • up to $50,000 for scripted online and interactive to enable teams to realise their unique and compelling story concepts.

 

Who can apply?

This fund is open to everyone; however, the project must not have previously applied for feature drama funding through the Story Development program or the Feature Development program, and must have at least three of the following elements in the 3 Tick Test:

✓ Female producer
✓ Female director
✓ Female writer
✓ Female writer/director (counts for 2 ticks)
✓ Female protagonist

 

APPLICATION TIMING

All applications must be received by 4pm AEST QLD time (5pm AEDT) on Friday 18 March 2016.

Final decisions will be made on Friday 24 June 2016.

 

APPLY ONLINE
Applications for the Gender Matters: Brilliant Stories will be accepted through Screen Australia’s online application portal.

 

ENQUIRIES
Free call: 1800 507 901
brilliantstories@screenaustralia.gov.au

Specific requirements apply where there is Indigenous community participation or content involved in a project. Please refer to the Screen Australia website.

For further details on this program and eligibility, please read the Program Guidelines.

 

GENDER MATTERS: BRILLIANT CAREERS

Screen Australia recognises the importance and value of women in the screen industry, both in business and as storytellers. They also recognise that in order to make a real difference to women’s participation in the industry, there needs to be a holistic integrated approach to people, projects and business.

Brilliant Careers is a flexible and responsive initiative that aims to:

  • empower and increase the participation of women in the screen industry
  • stimulate ideas that will lead to the creation of business and industry infrastructure that is sustainable and self-generating
  • encourage proposals that will create viable career pathways and professional development opportunities to ensure ongoing renewal of women in the industry

Screen Australia is looking for proposals that are strategic about the “big picture” connections between people, careers, projects, business, marketplace and audiences.

 

What funding is available?

You may request up to $250,000 per proposal. While this is the upper limit, Screen Australia encourages a range of budget sizes commensurate with the scale of your idea. A lower ask might make your proposal more competitive.

 

Who can apply?

Eligibility is open to companies, industry organisations and guilds that have the capacity to implement and deliver on their proposal.

 

APPLICATION TIMING

All applications must be received by 4pm AEST QLD time (5pm AEDT) on Friday 8 April 2016.

Final decisions will be made on Friday 24 June 2016.

 

APPLY ONLINE
Applications for the Gender Matters: Brilliant Careers will be accepted through Screen Australia’s online application portal.

 

ENQUIRIES
Free call: 1800 507 901
brilliantstories@screenaustralia.gov.au

Specific requirements apply where there is Indigenous community participation or content involved in a project. Please refer to the Screen Australia website.
For further details on this program and eligibility, please click here.

 

SQ SUPPORT

SQ is calling out to all female practitioners to collaborate and get involved with the Screen Australia Gender Matters program.

 

We want to ensure that conversations, connections and working relationships are currently taking place in our local industry so that our female practitioners can take advantage of this progressive Screen Australia initiative.

We would love to hear how you are tracking with your applications or if you need assistance from SQ with your application.

Click here for some tips to get you on your way.

To speak with a member of the SQ Development & Production team,

please contact +61 7 3248 0500 or email the team here.

Kind Regards,

Tracey Vieira and the SQ team
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For Screen Queensland enquiries, please contact:
T +61 7 3248 0500 |
E screenqld@screenqld.com.au

 

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