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Audience Development

The SAFC is committed to expanding and building new screen audiences through festivals, curated screenings and special events held within South Australia.

Audience Development Program
Image: Lucy & D.i.C premiere at Wallis Mitcham, August 2019
Image: Lucy & D.i.C premiere at Wallis Mitcham, August 2019

The Audience Development Program seeks proposals, from organisations or individuals, which demonstrate innovative approaches to expand and build new audiences through festivals, curated screenings and special events held within South Australia.

Events or activities should be opportunities for audiences to engage with distinctive, inspirational and diverse screen content to encourage critical debate, discussion and analysis. The program also seeks to grow audiences with surprising and new ways to participate in screen culture in South Australia.

Proposals enabling access to screen events for audiences in regional and remote areas or for targeted screenings for underrepresented groups are invited. Equally, applications proposing unique presentation locations, opportunities or partnerships are welcomed.

What is on offer?

Funding for the Audience Development Program is limited. The minimum amount that can be applied for through this program is $2,000 and generally grants are not offered above $10,000.

Key dates

Applications have now closed for initiatives taking place from 1 January to 30 June, 2020.

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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?

Contact Program Coordinator Kata Fodor on 08 8394 2009 or kata.fodor@safilm.com.au.

Main image: Lucy & D.i.C (2019)

Audience Development Fund Recipients

A film festival in Whyalla, an Aboriginal screen showcase tour of regional SA, and a new screen industry networking event were among the recipients of SAFC’s latest round of Audience and Industry Development Grants, announced in January 2020.

Image: Adelaide 48 Hour Film Project.