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Sam Bateman and Kaila Pole in The Loop, 2019. Copyright Change Media, photo by Piri Eddy

INITIATIVES

Disability Screen Strategy

Launched in 2018 under the SAFC’s Delivering Diversity umbrella, FULL TILT is the SAFC’s initiative for an inclusive approach to skills development for screen content makers with disability, and a starting point for driving change across the industry to achieve greater inclusion for practitioners with disability to develop their craft.

Main image: Kaila Pole and Sam Bateman in The Loop (2019), Change Media, photo by Piri Eddy.

Paul Vagnarelli in Deafinition (2019)

SBS Short Documentary Initiative

In July 2018 the SAFC partnered with SBS to launch the FULL TILT Short Documentary Initiative, to develop and produce compelling screen stories created by South Australian content makers with disability. The initiative aimed to showcase the diverse talents and stories of South Australian filmmakers whilst providing them with an opportunity to establish working relationships with Australia’s multilingual broadcaster, SBS. The initiative resulted in three documentary shorts which screened on SBS On Demand in September 2019 as part of the SBS Short Film Festival.

Click the links below to find out more about each film.

Image: Paul Vagnarelli in Deafinition (2019)

Targeted Diversity Attachments

The SAFC’s Targeted Diversity Attachment scheme provides paid on-set experience for diverse key creatives and crew, including Deaf and disabled practitioners.

Emerging cinematographer Paul Vagnarelli (centre right), who is profoundly Deaf, worked as camera attachment on Wanted season 3 with star Rebecca Gibney, multi award-winning cinematographer Mark Wareham and producer Tom Hoffie.
Emerging cinematographer Paul Vagnarelli (centre right), who is profoundly Deaf, worked as camera attachment on Wanted season 3 with star Rebecca Gibney, multi award-winning cinematographer Mark Wareham and producer Tom Hoffie.
Shut Up Little Man (2011), Closer Productions

Film Lab: New Voices

Presented by the SAFC and Adelaide Film Festival in collaboration with Mercury CX, this innovative feature film development program has specific opportunities for diverse emerging practitioners, including Deaf and disabled filmmakers.

Image: Shut Up Little Man (2011) by Closer Productions – one of the breakout films of the SAFC’s Film Lab 2009-2012.