DEADLINE EXTENDED: APPLY for a six-month BBC UK placement

Image L-R, top-bottom: Stacey Dooley Investigates, Blue Planet II, , Stargazing Live: Series 2 (Professor Brian Cox and Dara O Briain), Louis Theroux: Dark States – Heroin Town. Image courtesy BBC Studios.


Create NSW, BBC Studios Australia and the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) have teamed up to launch a search for a talented mid-career documentary producer/director, who will be offered a unique opportunity to work alongside some of the best documentary makers in the world.

The Unscripted International Producer Placement (UIPP) initiative will provide $50,000 to support a NSW-based documentary maker as they work alongside the BBC Studios documentary team in the UK for up to six months. This award-winning team produces internationally-renowned documentaries, including those from Louis Theroux, Blue Planet II, Life and Death Row and Stargazing Live. The successful applicant will be placed with a team that suits their experience and area of interest.

In addition, the six shortlisted applicants will receive travel, accommodation and discounted entry to the Melbourne-based AIDC conference from 3-6 March next year, where the final recipient will be announced on the closing night.

Applicants must be a mid-career producer and/or director with at least two documentary broadcast credits (television broadcast or theatrical release) and must submit at least one in-development documentary project with international appeal, to be further developed over the course of the placement.

Applications for the Unscripted International Producer Placement are now open and close at midnight Sunday, 13 January 2019. For guidelines and applications, CLICK HERE.

Published: 31 October 2018