Talent Camp Announced For Emerging ACT Screen Storytellers From Diverse Backgrounds

05/06/2017

The Australia Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS), in partnership with Screen Australia and the state screen agencies, announced the fantastic opportunities on offer to emerging storytellers and screen content creatives from across Australia as part of TALENT CAMP, a new national workshop program.

Responding to audience demand for rich and engaging stories and the industry’s concern about the lack of diversity in the Australian screen sector, TALENT CAMP provides an opportunity for new talent, new perspectives and new voices that reflect the richness and depth of contemporary Australian society.

ScreenACT has partnered with AFTRS, Screen Australia and Create NSW to offer two emerging screen storytellers from the ACT an opportunity to participate in TALENT CAMP NSW/ACT.

The 5-day workshop will focus on story development, screen producing and career pathways.

“Talent Camp is an amazing opportunity for Australian filmmakers from a diversity of backgrounds to access industry knowledge, develop original projects and build longterm career plans. ScreenACT is excited to be involved in this national initiative that encourages new voices into the screen sector, and I urge anyone with an interest in pursuing a career in screen to apply,” said Monica Penders, Director of ScreenACT.

ScreenACT is calling for applications from under-represented groups in the screen industry with specific reference to cultural background, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, geographic disadvantage and socio-economic status. To apply,applicants need to demonstrate a passion for storytelling, have something original to say and are interested in exploring a career in screen media. Applicants will have produced work across any creative platform, for example, screen, theatre, spoken word, podcasting, photography and Youtube.

Applications can be submitted online via the AFTRS website, and must be lodged no later than 9am (AEST) on Monday 17 July 2017.

An assessment panel will select two participants from ACT to join the NSW contingent. Both participants will travel to Sydney in September to take part in the 5-day program that will help kickstart their screen careers. ScreenACT will also offer travel grants to the successful applicants to help offset travel and accommodation costs associated with attending the workshop.

For more details, eligibility and how to apply visit:

http://www.aftrs.edu.au/short-courses/talent-camp

Talent Camp is a multi-partner screen industry initiative made possible with the support of AFTRS, Screen Australia, leading community and arts cultural organisations and state screen agencies: Screen Queensland, Create NSW, ScreenACT, Film Victoria, Screen Tasmania, South Australian Film Corp, Screenwest and Screen Territory.

Media Contact:

Monica Penders | ScreenACT Director | monica.penders@screenact.com.au

M: 0437 045 706 | P: 02 6162 5172

Christina Alvarez | AFTRS | christina.alvarez@aftrs.edu.au | M: 0423 555 383

P: 02 9805 6624

The ACT Screen Industry Association (ACTSIA) is a membership-based not-for-profit organisation that supports the ACT screen industry. ACTSIA delivers the ScreenACT initiative on behalf of the ACT Government.