SAFC's Gender Agenda, launched in October 2016, is a comprehensive suite of initiatives designed to address the gender imbalance in the industry. Since its launch, female participation in key creative roles across SAFC funded Drama production - feature films and TV - has gone from 38% to 50% for Producers, 15% to 26% for Directors, while Writers have remained static at 28%.Having achieved parity in the South Australian industry for female drama producers, the SAFC will now advocate for women to achieve parity as directors and writers.
She Shoots She Scores
She Shoots She Scores is an initiative where the SAFC, and the South Australian Government’s Music Development Office (MDO), in partnership with the Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC), will support one paid attachment to acclaimed Australian screen composer, Amanda Brown.
The She Shoots, She Scores attachment is open to all South Australian female composers.
The aim of this attachment is to provide a South Australian female composer with professional development and mentoring, to advance her career in screen composition.
Deadline COB, Friday 7 September 2018.
The Lottie Lyell Award
The annual Lottie Lyell Award will support a female South Australian screen practitioner with a cash grant of $20,000, to develop or deliver a bold and ambitious screen-based work. To qualify, applicants must be able to demonstrate achievement in the screen industry and be seeking to produce a distinctive, ambitious and compelling screen-based work in the spirit of Australian film pioneer, Lottie Lyell.
The South Australian Film Corporation and the Adelaide Film Festival are proud to expand on their commitment to women in screen, by commemorating the contribution of Lottie Lyell and her co-collaborator Ray Longford, in establishing South Australia’s first production company 100 years ago.
Deadline COB, Monday 24 September 2018.
Placement LA Program - Date TBA
The Placement LA Program as part of SAFC’s Career Accelerator will provide an outstanding opportunity for one South Australian woman producer to be mentored by a producer or production company in Los Angeles.
Match Me - Date TBA
The Match-Me Mentorship Program, as part of SAFC’s Career Accelerator, will provide emerging South Australian women screen practitioners the opportunity to be mentored by some of Australia’s established screen content makers and Heads of Department.
Over a one year period, mentees will be connected with an individual mentor – a film and television executive or Head of Department (HOD) in their chosen field - to further develop the mentee's professional expertise as they move toward to the next phase of their career.
The Match-Me Mentorship Program can be either project or career plan specific.
who is eligible?
Applicants are expected to be:
- female resident in South Australia;
- have at least 2 short film credits in the area they wish to be mentored in;
- is not a full time student.
Women working in crew roles are encouraged to apply.
what is on offer?
It is anticipated each mentorship will last one year. The mentorship will consist of one face-to-face meeting with the mentor in their city (if interstate) and other interactions as agreed.
Applicants may apply to the Match-Me Mentorship program with their mentor already secured.
The Program is designed to match ONE mentor to ONE mentee. SAFC will provide up to four mentorships over one year.