Accelerator POD


PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Accelerator Film POD is a 6-month program that gives participants a commercial focus to their writing with strong market input and great tools.
This year Screen Canberra will deliver the 6-month program which innovates heavily on the current development process for feature film by engaging the market throughout the creative process. Accelerator FILM POD applies innovative strategies from the start-up world, such as pitch sessions, idea generation, market testing, minimum viable products and access to industry experts from a wide range of disciplines.

WHY IS THIS YEAR DIFFERENT?
• The Developer Film POD Program will run alongside the Accelerator POD Program
• Participants will have free access to Karel Segers’ Immersion Screenwriting Course
• Multiple Sales Agents and Distributors
• A number of different ways that your project could get into production

NOTE: Accelerator Film POD is NOT Application based – The program is open to everyone! Sign Up Now

WHAT IS DEVELOPER POD?
Script developer trainees go through a complex training program that will run from November 2018 until August 2019. The program facilitator, Karel Segers, will supervise the entire learning process and instruct trainees on the different approaches and strategies, that can be used to develop feature film projects.

Application Deadline 5 November 2018 – 5pm
Developer POD Announcements to be made 12 November

WHAT IS SCREEN CANBERRA LOOKING FOR IN A SCRIPT DEVELOPER TRAINEE?
• Passion for the film industry
• Interest in screenwriting and script development
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Solid writing and analytical skills
• Interested in being a script developer outside of the POD program

IF I’M CHOSEN TO PARTICIPATE IN DEVELOPER POD, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
• Automatic and FREE participation in Accelerator POD 2018
FREE training as a script developer

PLEASE NOTE: This Canberra based program is open to participants nationwide, those chosen to participate in Developer POD must be able to support any travel and accommodation costs themselves

WHAT IS THE IMMERSION SCREENWRITING COURSE?
Immersion Screenwriting gives Accelerator FILM POD participants free access to a suite of three simple, yet intensive training modules. This program is aimed at participants with limited screenwriting experience who want additional support and training.

In the first module, participants will read and process 20 screenplays. In the second module will make participants to hand copy one script page daily, for 100 days. Along the way they will acquire important skills without being aware of it. In stage 3, Reverse Screenwriting, the results of their work will be instantly apparent, and at the conclusion they will ready to tackle their first draft script following the Showcase.

OUTCOMES
Accelerator FILM POD is the third incarnation of the program (previously run in 2015 and 2016), and will expand the methodology to achieve outcomes across multiple objectives.
• Generate commercial feature film projects through a rigorous development process before pitching to market and seeking industry partners
• Developer FILM POD will provide Canberra with thoroughly trained group of script developers
• Arm writers, directors and producers with new development strategies that prioritise market input
• Educate participants on the business models for feature film, and help participants understand the entire development, finance and distribution cycle
• Provide multiple pathways for getting projects to market
• Partnering with The Film Distillery and Odin’s Eye International for low budget genre features as well as other market outlets

WHO IS IT FOR?
• Producers, writers and/or directors developing feature film projects
• Aspiring Script Developers

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Workshop Dates:
Workshop 1
30 November – 2 December 2018
Workshop 2
February 2019
Workshop 3
March 2019
Workshop 4
April 2019

Where:
Canberra Technology Park
49 Phillip Avenue Watson ACT

Cost:
Non-Member: $1500 inc GST
Member: $1275 inc GST (15% discount)
Membership + POD fee: $100 + $1275 = $1375 inc GST (15% discount)
Space is limited, register early to avoid missing out
Payment Plans Available

Screen Canberra Contact:
Alex Mirabito – Project Manager
02 61625171 or alex@screencanberra.com.au

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