Create NSW and SBS/NITV announce focus for second year of Generator: Emerging Filmmakers Fund

Behind the scenes on Transblack, produced by Mitch Stanley.

Behind the scenes on Transblack, produced by Mitch Stanley.

 

Create NSW and SBS/NITV today announced that the second year of the Generator: Emerging Filmmakers Fund (GEFF) initiative will champion emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers.

Together, Create NSW and SBS will fund up to six short films by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmaking talent and content creators as part of a four-year initiative, with No Coincidence Media’s Mitch Stanley (Transblack, Colour Theory Underground, Servant or Slave) onboard to work as Executive Producer on this year’s successful projects.

The initiative is part of Create NSW and SBS’s commitment to promoting greater diversity in the screen industry and providing opportunities which support increased participation from people from under-represented groups.

Applications are now being sought for short film proposals of up to 15 minutes duration with wide audience appeal, though priority will be given to applications which explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander themes and content. Proposals may include drama, factual/documentary, animation or experimental projects for SBS On Demand.

Successful applicants will receive $30,000 in production funding to realise their ambition; a $15,000 production grant from Create NSW and a $15,000 licence fee from SBS. Any additional finance required will need to be raised by producers.

At least one, and preferably two Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders must hold a key creative role (writer, producer or director) with at least one key creative based in NSW. Production and post-production for all projects must take place entirely in NSW and projects are expected to be production-ready at the time of application. Projects should be capable of being delivered no later Friday 31 May 2019, with principal photography commencing no later than mid February 2019.

Generator: Emerging Filmmakers Fund applications are now open and close at midnight Sunday 2 December 2018. For guidelines and applications, click here.

Create NSW is committed to supporting increased participation in the industry of people from underrepresented groups including women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disability, LGBTQ people, people from Western Sydney and people from regional NSW.

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Published: 3 October 2018