Bunya Productions Creative Talent Incubator

APPLY NOW FOR BUNYA PRODUCTIONS CREATIVE TALENT INCUBATOR

Applications open until Thursday 31 October, 2019

Are you an emerging or mid-career Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander screen creative in South Australia or Northern Territory with a big idea for a web series, TV series or feature? The Bunya Productions Creative Talent Incubator is now open for applications.

Presented in association with the South Australian Film Corporation and Screen Australia, the Bunya Productions Creative Talent Incubator is a three-day intensive workshop offering Indigenous producers, writers and directors a bespoke program of masterclasses and one-to-one mentoring with experienced industry practitioners.

The aim of the program is to identify and harness talent for film, TV and digital outcomes, and to advance the story ideas and skills of emerging and mid-career Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners.

Up to 10 creatives will be selected to attend the Incubator that will take place in Adelaide from November 29 to December 1, 2019. Screen Territory will provide travel assistance to Northern Territory applicants. The SAFC will provide travel assistance to regional or remote South Australian applicants, or applicants with specific access needs.

Indigenous producers, writers, writer/directors and director/producers living in South Australia or the Northern Territory are encouraged to apply.

Applicants need to have experience in the screen industry as a producer, writer or director, or have extensive experience in playwriting, literature, journalism, visual arts, performing arts, podcasting, virtual reality or digital.

Applicants must be available to attend the program in Adelaide. The ideas/scripts that the successful applicants bring to the workshop will remain their own property.

This workshop is supported by Screen Australia’s Enterprise Business and Ideas Program and the South Australian Film Corporation through the Centralised initiative.

Applications close Thursday 31 October, 2019 at 5.00pm ACDT.

Guidelines

Bunya Productions, supported by Screen Australia’s Enterprise Business and Ideas Program and the South Australian Film Corporation, are seeking Indigenous producers, writers, writer/directors or director/producers with a compelling idea for a web series, TV series or a feature.

Creatives who would benefit from a bespoke program of masterclasses and one-to-one mentoring with experienced industry practitioners are encouraged to apply to participate in the Bunya Productions Creative Talent Incubator.

What is on offer?

This is an intensive three-day workshop in Adelaide, from Friday 29 November, 2019 to Sunday 1 December, 2019. The Creative Talent Incubator seeks to advance story ideas and skills of 10 emerging and mid-career practitioners. In addition, successful applicants can seek travel funding from their respective state agency.

Who is eligible?

Applications must be from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander key creatives, who are residents in either South Australia or the Northern Territory. You need to have relevant experience within the screen industry, including a creative concept you are developing. You must be at least 18 years old.

In certain circumstances, we might be able to consider an application from a project team. If you think that this applies to you, please call the SAFC Program Coordinators to discuss.

How do I apply?

Applicants are required to discuss their applications with a SAFC Funding Officer prior to applying.

Submit your application through the SAFC’s online grant portal: safilm.smartygrants.com.au

Applications open: 14 October, 2019

Applications close: 31 October, 2019

The online application form will ask you to provide the following:

Your CV or a short bio;
A paragraph outlining your experience within the screen industry or other relevant experience and how your background meets the aims of the workshop;
A synopsis of the project you are currently working on, including the stage of development;
A synopsis of the project you are currently working on, including the stage of development;
A one-page pitch document;
If you are applying with a project that has been taken to other recent talent workshops supported by the SAFC or Screen Territory, please also note what progress or changes have been made to the project to date.

How will my application be assessed?

Eligible applications will be considered by Bunya Productions, the South Australian Film Corporation and Screen Territory against the following criteria:

The originality and distinctiveness of the project materials;
The skills, experience and track record of the applicant and the potential to advance the individual’s career;
Their availability to attend all workshop days.

Successful applicants will be notified by email by on 8 November, 2019 and will be required to enter into a grant agreement with the SAFC. South Australian participants who are eligible for travel funding will also need to provide a valid invoice for the payment of the funding. Northern Territory participants will need to enter into an agreement with Screen Territory.

An acquittal must be submitted by 15 January, 2020.

The decision on applications is final.

Where can I find out more?

For more information about the initiative or to discuss your application, please contact the SAFC’s program coordinators:

Belinda Powles on 08 8394 2008 or Jess Cahill on 08 8394 2029, or email programs@safilm.com.au.

For Northern Territory travel support, please contact Sebastian Angborn on 08 8999 6302 or sebastian.angborn@nt.gov.au.

Supporters

The Bunya Talent Incubator Program is supported by Screen Australia’s Enterprise Business and Ideas Program and the South Australian Film Corporation as part of the Centralised initiative.

Centralised is a new initiative between founding partners the South Australian Film Corporation & Adelaide Studios, Screen Territory, Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department, Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF), AFTRS Indigenous (Australian Film, Television & Radio School), ABC and NITV, to deliver development and production initiatives that will creatively link the North and South of Central Australia by delivering opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander screen creatives.

The focus of Centralised is to encourage screen storytelling, practitioner and audience development in South Australia and the Northern Territory, with an emphasis on collaboration that crosses state borders.