SA Film Corporation

Gender Agenda

Launched in October 2016, the SAFC's Gender Agenda is a suite of initiatives designed to address gender imbalance in the screen industry. 

Since its launch, female participation across SAFC funded productions has boomed to record levels. As of August 2019 women have achieved parity with men in key creative roles when averaged out across feature films, TV drama and factual and documentary programs.

Women now represent 53 per cent of writer roles, 53 per cent of director roles and 50 per cent of producer roles across SAFC-funded long-form content production.


Making it possible

Presented by Women in Film and Television Australia and supported by the SAFC, Raising Films Australia's Making it Possible one-day course is specifically designed to address the needs of women who are either returning to work after a career break related to parenting or caring, or who are transitioning their career to accommodate parenting or caring responsibilities.

The free workshop, which has places available for up to 12 women, will provide personal, career and creative advice, mentorship and education, with a complimentary crèche available for attendees.

Event: Wednesday, 27 November, 2019 at the Mercury Cinema, Adelaide.

How do I apply?

Applications close Wednesday, 30 October, 2019.

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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.

Lottie Lyell Award Guidelines

Lottie Lyell Award Application Form