CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS AIDC 2019 INDIGENOUS CREATORS PROGRAM


Screen Queensland (SQ) is thrilled to share the below call-out from AIDC.

SQ (along with other state agencies) is partnering with Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department, in conjunction with the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC), and funding five Queensland-based Indigenous Participants to attend AIDC in 2019.

SQ is funding a total of $10,000 for this initiative.

For those applying from Queensland, please go to: https://screenqueensland.smartygrants.com.au/aidc2019indigenous

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

AIDC 2019 INDIGENOUS CREATORS PROGRAM

Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department, in conjunction with the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC), are partnering with state agencies Film Victoria, Create NSW, Screenwest, Screen Territory, Screen Queensland, South Australian Film Corporation and Screen Tasmania to bring emerging Indigenous practitioners to Melbourne for AIDC which will be take place from Sunday 3 to Wednesday 6 March 2019 at ACMI.

AIDC will be adding to its program a number of sessions designed specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners. These sessions make up the Indigenous Creators Program, which will be private and open only to Indigenous-identifying delegates, and will provide targeted information and skills around pitching, storytelling, funding, legal and distribution.

While the sessions can be attended by anyone identifying as Indigenous, they will be designed predominantly for:

● early-career practitioners working across documentary, factual television and interactive non-fiction;
● practitioners who have their first or second project ready for the AIDC marketplace.

The goals of the program include:

● Providing concrete skills on how and when to pitch projects to potential decision makers (with a focus on the AIDC marketplace);
● Tips on strengthening storytelling for documentary and non-fiction content;
● Offering essential information around access to funding for Indigenous practitioners by Screen Australia;
● Giving a clear overview around key legal requirements and issues that are common within documentary practice;
● Strengthening the understanding of distribution and broadcast opportunities as well as audience pathways in relation to local and international content.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

The optional program will be made available to all Indigenous practitioners registered to attend AIDC with an All Access or Focus Pass, with more information regarding the program made available in February.

To register for AIDC, go to:  https://www.aidc.com.au/register/passes

To read more about the program, go to: https://www.aidc.com.au/initiatives-and-awards/indigenous-creators-program/

TRAVEL and REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE

Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department and state funding agencies are assisting Indigenous practitioners to attend AIDC, with a limited number of passes and/or travel grants being made available across the country.

Please check with your State Agency directly for all assessment, eligibility and application process information.

For those applying from Queensland please go to:
https://screenqueensland.smartygrants.com.au/aidc2019indigenous

And should you have any questions, please contact:
Douglas Watkin
VP Content (Indigenous Stories and Talent)
P: (+61) 7 3248 0520
E: dwatkin@screenqld.com.au