Launched in August 2019, Centralised is a ground-breaking initiative to boost Indigenous filmmakers and screen creatives in South Australia and Northern Territory with specialised funding, support and development opportunities.
Developed by the South Australian Film Corporation & Adelaide Studios and Screen Territory together with collaborating partners Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department, Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF), AFTRS Indigenous (Australian Film, Television & Radio School), ABC and NITV, Centralised delivers a range of opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander screen creatives through the centre of Australia, creating clear pathways for emerging talent including mentoring, workshops, attachments and internships.
The focus of Centralised is to encourage screen storytelling, practitioner and audience development in South Australia and the Northern Territory, with an emphasis on collaboration that crosses state borders.
Bunya Creative Talent Incubator
Bunya Productions, supported by Screen Australia’s Enterprise Business and Ideas Program and the South Australian Film Corporation, are seeking Indigenous producers, writers, writer/directors or director/producers with a compelling idea for a web series, TV series or a feature for the Bunya Creative Talent Incubator.
Creatives who would benefit from a bespoke program of masterclasses and one-to-one mentoring with experienced industry practitioners are encouraged to apply to participate in the intensive three-day workshop which runs in Adelaide from Friday 29 November, 2019 to Sunday 1 December, 2019.
The Creative Talent Incubator seeks to advance story ideas and skills of 10 emerging and mid-career practitioners. In addition, successful applicants can seek travel funding from their respective state agency.
Where can I find out more?
For more information or to discuss your application, please contact the SAFC’s program coordinators: Belinda Powles on 08 8394 2008 or Jess Cahill on 08 8394 2029, or email email@example.com For Northern Territory travel support, please contact Sebastian Angborn on 08 8999 6302 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to see the list of successful applicants
Deadly Family Portraits
This SAFC and ABC digital series brings to the screen three remarkable South Australian Aboriginal families – mother and daughter performers Lillian and Elaine Crombie, artist father and musician son Robert and Zaachariaha Fielding, and dancer sisters Taree and Caleena Sansbury – in three short films produced and directed by teams of emerging Indigenous South Australian filmmakers. The series premiered on ABC iview on Friday August 9, marking the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People.
- Deadly Family Portraits: Crombie Crew
- Deadly Family Portraits: Electric Mimili
- Deadly Family Portraits: Sansbury Sisters
Karla Grant Factual Series Initiative
Indigenous journalist and Living Black host Karla Grant journeys onto Country to meet and interview interesting and inspiring Indigenous Australians in a new series for NITV. Each episode of the four-part series will be directed by a different emerging South Australian and Northern Territory Indigenous director and feature a different high-profile guest. The Karla Grant Factual Series Initiative is a collaboration between NITV and the South Australian Film Corporation. It will start production in 2019 and air in 2020.
Web Series Development Initiative
Partnering with Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA), Centralised will call on Indigenous screen practitioners, online content creators and vloggers from the Northern Territory and South Australia to attend the first Centralised Online Series Development Initiative. Held in Alice Springs from September 24 to 27, 2019, this four-day Web Series workshop offered networking and screening opportunities, as well as a pitch session in front of broadcasters, YouTube, State and Federal film agencies.
DAF Documentary Indigenous Fellowship
Under the Centralised banner, Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF)’s new Documentary Indigenous Fellowship will support the careers of Indigenous filmmakers from the Northern Territory and South Australia to develop professionally and kickstart a new project. Details on eligibility and how to apply will be available soon.
Tarnanthi 2019 Mentoring Program
Presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia in partnership with the SAFC, this program will see Adelaide’s award-winning Closer Productions provide attachment opportunities for two emerging Indigenous South Australian based filmmakers to be mentored as they film the Tarnanthi Artist Portraits, a collection of filmic profiles of some of the country’s leading contemporary Indigenous artists. Production will take place at the Buku-Larr?gay Mulka Art Centre in northeast Arnhem Land, NT; Broken Hill, NSW; and Kununurra and Lombadina in Western Australia. Tarnanthi is presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia in partnership with BHP and with support from the Government of South Australia. The Tarnanthi Artist Portraits will be screened at AGSA and shared more broadly across social media and other platforms.