SQ initiatives

Talent Camp

Screen Queensland has partnered with the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), Australian Writers’ Guild (AWG) and Screen Australia to deliver a second year of Talent Camp – a skills development program for creatives from diverse backgrounds, designed to provide opportunities for emerging storytellers to create new content and be employment ready for the screen sector.

In 2017, responding to audience demand for rich and engaging stories and the industry’s concern about the lack of diversity in the Australian screen sector, Talent Camp was launched, providing emerging talent with access to writing and producing skills in a week intensive, followed by mentoring and other industry based experiences.
In 2019, Talent Camp returns in search of new talent, new perspectives and new voices that reflect the richness and depth of contemporary Australian society.

The 2019 Talent Camp focuses on episodic narrative, both short and long form, with pathways for emerging talent to develop their own web series, and find employment in television series. The week long workshops will focus on story development, understanding episodic narrative, producing considerations and career pathways.

12-15 participants will be selected for the Queensland workshops which will take place Monday 11 to Friday 15 November 2019. The state-based workshops will culminate in a national workshop in March 2020.

Talent Camp is seeking applications from creatives from under-represented communities in screen culture with reference to cultural background, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, geographic and/ or socio-economic circumstance. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creatives are strongly encouraged to apply. The workshops are free, and regional participants will receive financial support for travel and accommodation.

Applications are open to participants who are passionate about storytelling, with previous work produced across any creative platform, including screen, theatre, spoken word, podcasting, photography, and YouTube.

Read more and apply online by midnight 31 May 2019 at https://www.aftrs.edu.au/courses/initiatives/talent-camp/

For further information contact Gary Paramanathan talentcamp@aftrs.edu.au or 1300 065 281