The screen is calling for the next wave of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers in South Australia.
The South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) has launched the new Aboriginal Project Development Grant, which will provide up to $15,000 per project. It will be made available to filmmakers for the development of long form drama and factual projects for cinema and television.
The new grant is part of the SAFC’s renewed focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmaking, which was highlighted as a key priority for new Chief Executive Officer Annabelle Sheehan on her appointment to the role back in January.
It also follows the recent success of the SAFC’s funding of five SA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers to make Micro-Documentaries, which were screened on National Indigenous Television earlier in the month for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week.
Ms. Sheehan has explained that the new Aboriginal Project Development Grant was part of a broader SAFC strategy to foster Aboriginal filmmaking in the State due to the under-representation of First Nation stories in cinemas and on television.
The deadline for applications for the new Aboriginal Project Development Grant is Monday 21st September, 2015. Guidelines and application forms will be available at www.safilm.com.au from Friday 31st July 2015.