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SAFC supports the skills and professional career development of South Australian screen creatives of all backgrounds. Click the headings below for more information about how SAFC can support you.

First Nations Regional Podcasting Workshop
First Nations Regional Podcast Workshop - logos - SAFC, Country Arts SA, Riverland Youth Theatre

The SAFC has partnered with Country Arts SA and the Riverland Youth Theatre to deliver a regional podcasting workshop for South Australian First Nations key creatives.

The “Podcasting for Beginners” workshop will invite South Australian First Nations storytellers to respond to the NAIDOC 2021 theme Heal Country! by learning the skills to produce a polished, stand-alone podcast episode.

The workshop will be delivered by experienced First Nations mentor Raymond Zada and supported by Christine Brown and will be held at the Riverland Youth Theatre in Renmark, South Australia.

Each participant will be mentored from start to finish to create a high quality 15-minute podcast episode in a non-scripted format.

After the workshop the 10 x 15 minute podcast series will go to air on a chosen local or national radio platform TBC and Country Arts SA’s new online platform Venue 6.

Each successful applicant will be provided their polished podcast episode for their keeping.

The objective of the workshop is to increase digital storytelling skills among regional and remote First Nations communities in South Australia.

What is on offer?

Up to 10 places will be available for First Nations storytellers from regional and/or remote South Australia.

The workshop will be delivered in two phases and will cover topics including:

  • Basic audio recording (on a Smartphone)
  • Editing skills (using Audacity)
  • Interview techniques
  • Narrative storytelling skills
  • Podcasting distribution pathways

Key dates

Applications open Friday 26 March, 2021

Applications close Friday 7 May, 2021

Applicants notified Friday 14 May, 2021

Workshop Part 1: Monday 2, Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 June, 2021

Workshop Part 2: Monday 16, Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 June 2021

Delivery: Wednesday 30 June 2021

Guidelines

How can I apply?

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

Before you apply, please make sure you are familiar with the SAFC Terms of Trade.

Where can I find out more?

Contact SAFC Executive, First Nations Industry Development, Nara Wilson on 08 8394 2020, or email nara.wilson@safilm.com.au

DAF Centralised Indigenous Fellowship 2021
NT filmmaker Tamara Whyte, inaugural Fellow of the DAF Centralised Indigenous Fellowship, image supplied
NT filmmaker Tamara Whyte, inaugural Fellow of the DAF Centralised Indigenous Fellowship

Launched in 2019 as part of the Centralised initiative, the DAF Centralised Indigenous Fellowship is a partnership between the Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF), the SAFC, Screen Territory, National Indigenous Television (NITV) and Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS Indigenous) that offers an unparalleled opportunity for First Nations practitioners in the Northern Territory and South Australia to accelerate their career to a new level.

Now in its second year, the Fellowship runs over three years with one Fellow selected annually.

DAF will award one year-long Fellowship to support the career development of a First Nations documentary filmmaker resident in either Northern Territory or South Australia.

What is on offer?

Each Fellow will receive support up to the value of $30,000 (excluding GST). In addition, they will receive up to $10,000 of in-kind support to attend training opportunities at AFTRS for an annual program.

Each Fellowship will be a bespoke program designed to meet the needs of the Fellow and may include:

  • Research and development of new documentary work
  • Skills development and training
  • Mentorship
  • Attachment to a relevant professional
  • Travel and accommodation expenses
  • Attendance at industry conferences or festivals
  • Production expenses, including for pitching materials

Key dates

Applications have now closed.

Applicants will be notified by email from DAF by Friday 9 April, 2021.

Guidelines

How can I apply?

Applications can be submitted via the Screen Territory Grants portal at grantsnt.nt.gov.au/grants/106

Where can I find out more?

To find out more about this opportunity, the application process and how to apply, you can either contact your State agency or the Documentary Australia Foundation.


Documentary Australia Foundation
Annie Scoufis
info@documentaryaustralia.com.au
02 9397 1473

South Australian Film Corporation
Nara Wilson
Nara.wilson@safilm.com.au
08 8394 2020

Screen Territory
Melanie McClure
Melanie.McClure@nt.gov.au
08 8951 6434

Film Lab: New Voices

Co-funded by the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC), Adelaide Film Festival (AFF), Screen Australia and Mercury CX (formerly known as Media Resource Centre), Film Lab: New Voices is a low-budget feature film skills development initiative designed to provide a platform for the next generation of diverse, South Australian filmmaking talent.

Film Lab: New Voices will offer a bold, ambitious, and creative program that will foster a new generation of key creatives and provide a tangible production and exhibition outcome.

What is on offer?

The program will give three South Australian creative teams industry mentoring across a 12- month period to develop a low-budget feature film script which will be conceived and designed for the allocated budget.

At least one member of the team (writer, director or producer) must be from a group under-represented in the South Australian screen industry including: women filmmakers; First Nations filmmakers, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) filmmakers, Deaf and disabled filmmakers, LGBTQIA+ filmmakers and filmmakers from regional and remote South Australia.

Industry mentors with expertise in low-budget filmmaking will guide the three teams through a rigorous skills development program.

At the end of the development phase, one project will receive a $400,000 production grant to produce a feature film for premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival 2022. Teams are encouraged to be entrepreneurial however, they must obtain prior approval for any additional finance and in-kind support and be able to demonstrate that their films can be completed to a professional standard for the approved budget and timeframe.

Key dates

Applications have now closed.

The three selected teams for 2021 were announced on 12 March, 2021 – read more.

The program will open for round two applications in August 2021.

Webinar Information Session

On 1 December, 2020 SAFC Head of Production and Development Beth Beate, Production Executive Julie Ryan and Industry Development Executive Kath McIntyre held a webinar info session to provide an overview of the Film Lab: New Voices initiative.

Watch a replay of the session below.

Guidelines

How can I apply?

Applications should be made in the form of an Expression of Interest to the SAFC. Teams can pitch up to three projects within a single application. Applicants must discuss their application with the SAFC Production and Development Team prior to applying.

Expressions of Interest for this program will open on Tuesday 1 December, 2020 via the SAFC’s online grant portal: safilm.smartygrants.com.au

Before you submit your EOI, please make sure you are familiar with the SAFC’s Terms of Trade.

For more information, including eligibility requirements, evaluation criteria and application instructions, download the guidelines (linked above).

Where can I find out more?

Please direct any early enquiries to SAFC Program Coordinator Jess Cahill on 8 8394 2029 or email programs@safilm.com.au

First Nations Internships at Channel 44
Channel 44 logo

The South Australian Film Corporation has partnered with Adelaide free to air community television station Channel 44 to create new career pathways for South Australian First Nations screen practitioners.

The partnership includes support for up to five First Nations identified interns who will be mentored at Channel 44 across key creative and crew roles. Each internship requires up to 80 hours of unpaid work that will include hands-on experience in television production, along with opportunities to learn new skills and create original content.

What is on offer?

Up to five internships will be created with interns to be mentored by experienced Channel 44 staff, with roles in on set production and within the production office.

Positions and duties available for internships across multiple roles include:

  • Operations Assistant (Production Assistant)
  • Web Development
  • Production Coordinator
  • Social Media and Marketing
  • Broadcast Assistant (Production Assistant)
  • Editor/VFX/Animation
  • Other casual production crew opportunities – hair, makeup, wardrobe.

Key dates

Applications have now closed.

Guidelines

How can I apply?

Applicants will be selected via an interview process with Channel 44.

Applicants should submit the following documents to Albert Jamae, Channel 44 Production and Development Manager at production@c44.com.au by COB (5.00pm ACDT) Tuesday 5 January, 2021:

  • One page cover letter outlining how an internship at Channel 44 will boost your career within screen,
  • Half page bio,
  • CV including all existing screen credits or relevant experience.
  • Please also include your available dates and times

Before you submit your application, please make sure you are familiar with the SAFC’s Terms of Trade.

For more information, including eligibility requirements, evaluation criteria and application instructions, download the guidelines (linked above).

Where can I find out more?

For more information, contact Albert Jamae, Channel 44 Production and Development Manager on 0420 98 4239 or email production@c44.com.au

Professional Crew Attachments

Professional Crew Attachments support practical, on-set skills development and training for early and mid-career South Australian crew through industry attachments in technical below-the-line roles.

Growth of the below-the-line crew base is essential to the ongoing advancement of the screen industry in South Australia. The SAFC Professional Crew Attachment program forms part of the SAFC’s commitment to providing training and development opportunities for people working in the South Australian screen industries.

Potential crew roles and skills gaps in the screen industry are identified by the SAFC, in consultation with the South Australian screen sector and are regularly reviewed.

Professional Crew Attachments are a requirement of projects that have received $150,000 or more in SAFC Screen Production Grant funding.

What is on offer?

The successful applicant will be attached to a supervising crew member or Department Head who is obliged to provide appropriate tasks and supervision, creating tangible opportunities to learn, observe and assist in the relevant department.

The expected length of attachments will be at least six weeks and should be equivalent to the number of scheduled shooting weeks. This can be across pre-production, production and post-production according to the position, nature of the production and proposed skills development outcomes. The duration of attachments will vary and is negotiated between the SAFC and the production prior to the call for applications.

Professional Crew Attachments are employed by the production company for the duration of attachment, at no less than the relevant industry award rate. Host production companies are expected to adhere to all requirements of the Fair Work Act. The production company will deduct tax and employee entitlements before their payment.

Key dates

The SAFC will issue a Call for Applications on a project by project basis. Applications can be emailed directly to the Production email address provided in the Call for Applications via the Professional Opportunities page.

Guidelines

How can I apply?

The SAFC will issue a Call for Applications on a project by project basis. Applications can be emailed directly to the Production email address provided in the Call for Applications via the SAFC’s Work in the Screen Industry page.

Before you apply, please make sure you are familiar with the SAFC’s Terms of Trade.

For more information, including eligibility requirements, evaluation criteria and application instructions, download the guidelines (linked above).

Where can I find out more?

Contact SAFC Program Coordinator Jess Cahill on 8 8394 2029 or email programs@safilm.com.au

Targeted Diversity Attachments

The SAFC is committed to supporting increased participation by people from groups underrepresented in the South Australian screen industry including; women, First Nations practitioners, Deaf and disabled, practitioners from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, practitioners from LGBTQIA+ communities and practitioners from regional and remote areas.

The Targeted Diversity Attachment scheme supports the SAFC’s mission to build a more inclusive screen industry in South Australia, by providing paid on-set experience for diverse key creatives and crew.

What is on offer?

The successful applicant will be attached to a supervising crew member or Department Head who is obligated to provide appropriate tasks and supervision, creating tangible opportunities to learn, observe and assist in the relevant department. The attachment may cover more than one department.

The expected length of attachments will be at least six weeks and should be equivalent to the number of scheduled shooting weeks. This can be across pre-production, production and post-production according to the position, nature of the production and proposed skills development outcomes. The duration of attachments will vary and is negotiated between the SAFC and the production prior to the call for applications.

Targeted Diversity Attachments are funded by the SAFC, at no less than the relevant industry award rate. Host production companies are expected to adhere to all requirements of the Fair Work Act. The production company will deduct tax and employee entitlements before their payment.

Guidelines

How can I apply?

Targeted Diversity Attachment opportunities are mutually agreed upon by the SAFC and the Production in advance. When opportunities become available, SAFC will issue a Call for Applications for the Targeted Diversity Attachment Scheme. Current opportunities will be listed on this page.

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

Before you apply, please make sure you are familiar with the SAFC’s Terms of Trade.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by SAFC staff for an interview with SAFC and the production team. The SAFC and the Production will mutually select the best candidate for the position.

For more information, including eligibility requirements, evaluation criteria and application instructions, download the guidelines (linked above).

Where can I find out more?

Contact SAFC Program Coordinator Jess Cahill on 8 8394 2029 or email programs@safilm.com.au

If you have any specific access requirements please reach out to SAFC Program Coordinator Jess Cahill at programs@safilm.com.au, on 08 8394 2029 or via the national relay service.

Screen Business Planning and Mentoring Program (SBPMP)

The Screen Business Planning and Mentoring Program supports and positions established South Australian screen businesses seeking growth to achieve increased investment into their operations through business planning.

What is on offer?

Six South Australian screen companies will receive up to $5,000 each towards business training and mentoring with a recognised business advisory firm or business mentor. The funds are to assist South Australian screen companies to create a comprehensive business plan for growth and attracting investment.

Following the planning and mentorship phase, the six companies will become eligible to apply for the SAFC’s Screen Business Accelerator Program.

For an overview of both programs and tips on putting together an application, watch our webinar info session on Youtube below:

Key dates

Applications have now closed.

Guidelines

How can I apply?

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

Before you apply, please make sure you are familiar with the SAFC’s Terms of Trade.

For more information, including eligibility requirements, evaluation criteria and application instructions, download the guidelines (linked above).

Where can I find out more?

For initial inquiries, contact SAFC Program Coordinator Jess Cahill on 08 8394 2029 or email programs@safilm.com.au

Screen Business Accelerator Program (SBAP)

The Screen Business Accelerator Program supports established South Australian screen businesses to expand, diversify and innovate leading to growth in their business.

What is on offer?

Business Loans of a maximum $200,000 per annum for up to two years.

The loans may be used for slate funding, business capability, financial planning, engagement and retention of personnel, research and development, marketing, new opportunities and innovation.

Only screen businesses who have completed the Business Planning and Mentoring Program are eligible to apply for this program.

Key dates

The Screen Business Accelerator Program will open for applications from February 2021.

Guidelines

How can I apply?

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

Before you apply, please make sure you are familiar with the SAFC’s Terms of Trade.

For more information, including eligibility requirements, evaluation criteria and application instructions, download the guidelines (linked above).

Where can I find out more?

For initial inquiries, contact SAFC Program Coordinator Jess Cahill on 08 8394 2029 or email programs@safilm.com.au

Travel Funding

Travel funding supports South Australian key creatives with travel expenses to attend professionally significant national or international opportunities. 

Travel funding aims to enable the development and expansion of new networks, audiences and collaborations to build the profile and reputation of South Australian Key Creatives beyond our state borders.

What is on offer?

Travel funding is a contribution towards national or international travel costs for key creatives to attend professionally significant opportunities including: festivals, awards, markets, events and confirmed strategic business meetings.

Funds can be used on airfare, ground transportation, accommodation, and travel insurance only.

Key dates

COVID-19 UPDATE: The SAFC’s Travel Funding program is temporarily on hold.

Please subscribe to our mailing list to stay informed of future opportunities.

Guidelines

Where can I find out more?

Contact SAFC Program Coordinator Jess Cahill on 08 8394 2029 or programs@safilm.com.au

Main image: SAFC Channel 44 First Nations interns Rick Hutcheson, Keith Gilbey, Kiara Milera and Anil Junior Samy.

New voices in film

Meet the inaugural three teams selected for the Film Lab: New Voices feature film skills development program, an initiative from the SAFC and Adelaide Film Festival in collaboration with Mercury CX and with support from Screen Australia.

Image: Film Lab: New Voices participants for 2021.