Delivering Diversity is an umbrella under which the SAFC delivers programs for a multiplicity of under-represented voices in the screen industry - including women, Aboriginal content makers, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, regional South Australians, practitioners with disabilities and those from the LGBTQI community, and the SAFC will take an intersectional approach to its task. The SAFC is a proud signatory to the Screen Diversity Network Charter.
The SAFC commits to advocate to, and on behalf of, industry in relation to diversity and we commit to taking a focused, resourced and long-game approach to shifting the existing power-dynamics in the screen business, in order to improve access and opportunities for all, and thereby lever the very best output from our sector.
The SAFC’s current Gender Agenda program and the Aboriginal Screen Strategy 2015-2020 will sit within the Delivering Diversity programs.
Deadly Family Portraits
The SAFC in partnership with ABC Arts iView and Arts SA, will support the development and production of up to three by nine minute web episodes (‘webisodes’) for premiere on ABC iView.
Deadly Family Portraits will celebrate the vibrancy of contemporary Aboriginal Art by profiling three Aboriginal families who are continuing outstanding artistic practice across the generations.
The initiative is aimed at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmaking teams from South Australia.
Applications are now closed.
The SAFC has launched an inclusive approach to skills development for screen content makers with disability under the banner of FULL TILT, the starting point for driving change across the industry to achieve greater inclusion for practitioners with disability to develop their craft.
FULL TILT Attachment Program
The FULL TILT Attachment program opens opportunities for filmmakers with disability to undertake paid attachment positions in SAFC-supported productions. Call out for the SAFC FULL TILT Attachment program will be done on a project by project basis.
SBS FULL TILT Short Documentary Initiative
The SBS FULL TILT Short Documentary Initiative, an exciting new production initiative for South Australian filmmakers from underrepresented communities to produce a short documentary for premiere on SBS On Demand, with the potential for broadcast on SBS Viceland.
The SAFC in partnership with SBS, will support the development and production of up to three stand-alone short documentaries for premiere on SBS On Demand.
Each short documentary will be produced by a different team.
The initiative will prioritise diverse filmmakers, with two out of the three key creatives in each team (based on a team of writer, director, producer) coming from underrepresented communities and at least one member of the key creative team being a filmmaker who is Deaf or with disability. If there are only two key creatives, one member of the key creative team must be a filmmaker who is Deaf or with disability.
The short documentaries should illuminate the lived experience of disability and can be factual, factual entertainment or entertainment content, told in an original and compelling way.
The FULL TILT production initiative aims 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.
In partnership with the Adelaide Film Festival the SAFC will invite an Australian Distributor to co-host a quarterly networking mixer in SA at which the Distributor can meet emerging practitioners from under-represented groups to discuss their developing projects.