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Desia Gore at the Impact 3 Kick-Off

Screen Queensland will support up to two successful Queensland applicants to take part in Impact Australia.

Based in Melbourne, Impact Australia is supported by principal partner Film Victoria and the state and territory screen agencies, including Screen Queensland. Applications open on 3 March 2020 to Australian writers, with the eight-week mentorship program beginning on 8 June 2020.

The US development system Imagine Impact created by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Tyler Mitchell, will launch in Melbourne, Australia this year in association with Gentle Giant Media Group and Screen Australia. Impact’s unique accelerator program discovers, cultivates and empowers creative storytellers worldwide, and the Australian incarnation is the first time the program will be run outside of the US.

Similar to its United States counterpart, Impact Australia will actively seek fresh story perspectives and help writers create their best work while simultaneously leveraging technology for direct access to the global entertainment marketplace. During the program, ‘Creators’ will be paired with a ‘Shaper’ (world-class screen and TV writers) to help craft their story and prepare them for Pitch Day with the goal of selling their project. Impact Australia will give participating Creators everything they need to succeed, including a stipend to allow them to relocate to Melbourne and focus on their projects for the eight-week intensive program.

Read the full media release on the Screen Australia website HERE

Applications close Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 12pm AEDT.
Screen Queensland will support travel and accomodation for up to 2 successful Queensland applicants.