SQ initiatives

SQ Mentorship

SQ Mentorship is a three-year program (2017-2019) delivered as part of Screen Queensland’s commitment to diversity and achieving gender parity in the screen industry.

Screen Queensland (SQ) will provide three outstanding early to mid career screen or game practitioners $20,000 each to support them to undertake a self-structured mentorship program designed to elevate their professional practice. Mentorships will be available for:

  • One female screen or games practitioner
  • One Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander screen or games practitioner
  • One screen or games practitioner from a diverse community, including people with a disability, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, LGBTQIA people and regional Queenslanders.

Previous recipients of the SQ Mentorship include:

  • Benjamin Southwell who is undertaking a directing mentorship with Ivan Sen.
  • Games Producer Kim Allom, whose mentorship took her to California and Berlin to be mentored by Blizzard Producer Kim Sellentin and Creative Director of Tru Luv Media Brie Code.
  • Meg O’Connell who is developing her abilities as a showrunner by undertaking a mentorship with a series of international talent including A24, Fremantle Media, Nadcon and Rose Troche.
  • Maxine Williamson who is working with award-winning film producer Zeynap Atakan as well as Paul Tonta and Nick Batzias to make a career transition from festival director to film producer.

How do I apply?

  1. Read through the SQ Mentorship Guidelines
  2. Connect with potential mentors and confirm their interest in taking part in your mentorship plan.
  3. Contact the SQ Content team if you have any questions or would like to discuss your application (07) 3248 0500 / content@screenqld.com.au
  4. Apply online at https://screenqueensland.smartygrants.com.au/ by 5.00pm Friday 24 June 2019. An automated application email will be sent to you within 30 minutes as confirmation that Screen Queensland has received your application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to contact Screen Queensland if you do not receive an application receipt email. Late, incomplete and/or ineligible applications will not be assessed.
  5. Applicants may be asked to provide additional documentation and participate in interviews if assessors require further information. Applicants will be notified of outcomes in August 2019.