OPPORTUNITY: SQ / SBS Short Form Content initiative

Filmmakers from diverse backgrounds based in Queensland, Australia will be given the opportunity to produce unscripted short form content for SBS On Demand under a new partnership between Screen Queensland (SQ) and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS). 

The SQ/SBS Short Form Content initiative provides funding for up to three early-to-mid career diverse filmmaking teams to produce unscripted content suitable for On Demand audiences. 

In the first round of applications for the unscripted Short Form Content initiative, up to five (5) teams will be selected to develop their concepts in a development workshop with SQ and SBS. 

Up to three (3) teams will then be commissioned to produce their pieces of unscripted short form content, which can include factual, food, factual entertainment or entertainment ideas.

Each successful filmmaking team will receive up to $30,000 to produce 5 -15 minutes of content.  

Applications for the initiative close 5.00pm Monday 16 July 2018, with shortlisted applicants required to interview with SQ and SBS mid August 2018.

For the purpose of the SQ and SBS unscripted Short Form Content initiative, diversity is recognised as “differences in gender; age; Aboriginal identity; cultural and linguistic diversity (CaLD); disability; sexuality and gender identities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+); location (including regional and remote regions) and socio-economic status”. 

To read the guidelines and to apply CLICK HERE

For all enquiries please contact: (07) 3248 0500 | content@screenqld.com.au

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