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Industry & Skills

SAFC supports the skills and professional career development of South Australian screen creatives of all backgrounds. Click the headings below for more information about how SAFC can support you.

Industry Development

The Industry Development Program supports industry organisations to identify and address skills gaps and continuing advancement opportunities for South Australian screen practitioners.

This program seeks to foster new talent in the screen industry whilst also recognising and supporting established practitioners with continuing professional development opportunities.

Industry organisations are encouraged to propose a diverse range of professional development activities and events with the key objective of supporting sustained and improved employment outcomes for South Australian screen creatives.

The SAFC, through this program, aims to increase pathways for South Australian screen practitioners in developing new skills, networks, collaborations and partnerships.

What is on offer?

Funding for the Industry Development Program is limited. The minimum amount that can be applied for through this program is $2,000 and generally grants are not offered above $10,000.

Key dates

The second round of Industry Development funding is on hold for this Financial Year.

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Guidelines

Where can I find out more?

Contact Program Coordinator Kata Fodor on 08 8394 2009 or kata.fodor@safilm.com.au.

Attachment Scheme

This scheme assigns South Australian screen production practitioners to a department or crew role to gain paid, on-set experience to further develop their professional career.

The scheme supports:

  • Access, inclusion and diversity in the South Australian screen sector;
  • Emerging practitioners and recent graduates with relevant industry experience outside of tertiary education;
  • Mid-career and established crew/key creatives returning from an industry absence or seeking to advance to a more senior role within their field. Applicants may be aiming to facilitate the transition to a new department or role or acquire further skills.

What is on offer?

Attachments are offered either to a department, crew or key creative role, enabling the applicant to develop further skills and networks in the screen industry.

The length of time for the attachment will vary according to the position, nature of the production and proposed skills development outcomes. It is envisaged that the minimum time for the placement would be five weeks, however, this can be negotiated.

This scheme cannot be used to substitute a paid crew role on a production.

Key dates

Expressions of Interest for Attachments will be accepted at any time and kept in a register for upcoming opportunities.

Guidelines

How can I apply?

Submit an Expression of Interest via the SAFC’s online grant portal: safilm.smartygrants.com.au

Before you apply, please make sure you are familiar with the SAFC’s Terms of Trade.

For more information, including eligibility requirements, evaluation criteria and application instructions, download the guidelines (linked above).

Where can I find out more?

Contact Melissa Eldridge on 8394 2028 or email melissa.eldridge@safilm.com.au.

Travel Funding

Travel funding supports South Australian key creatives with travel expenses to attend professionally significant national or international opportunities. 

Travel funding aims to enable the development and expansion of new networks, audiences and collaborations to build the profile and reputation of South Australian Key Creatives beyond our state borders.

What is on offer?

Travel funding is a contribution towards national or international travel costs for key creatives to attend professionally significant opportunities including: festivals, awards, markets, events and confirmed strategic business meetings.

Funds can be used on airfare, ground transportation, accommodation, and travel insurance only.

Key dates

COVID-19 UPDATE: The SAFC’s Travel Funding program is temporarily on hold.

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Guidelines

Where can I find out more?

Contact Program Coordinator Kata Fodor on 08 8394 2009 or kata.fodor@safilm.com.au.

Bird in Hand Nest Anytime

The Bird in Hand Nest Anytime offers South Australian screen creatives a dedicated workspace at Charlie’s – the Los Angeles HQ of Australians in Film at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood.

Charlie’s is a bespoke hub for the Australian filmmaking community in LA, offering a unique creative workspace for AiF industry members to conduct business, collaborate and network.

The SAFC is pleased to offer access to this space in partnership with Australians in Film (AiF) and Bird in Hand.

What is on offer?

This program provides South Australian practitioners the opportunity to work at a flexible, creative, bespoke workspace during their stay in Los Angeles. It doesn’t matter if you are in LA for business meetings or to actively write and develop projects, Charlie’s provides a flexible and supportive temporary work environment, for a few days up to a few weeks.

Charlie’s

Charlie’s has three work and meeting spaces:

The Work Room: A designated space for residents to work from. 

Reception: Operates as an office for the AiF team.

The Mermaid Room: A meeting and intimate event space which residents are able to book.

Key dates

COVID-19 UPDATE: The SAFC’s Bird in Hand Nest Anytime program is temporarily on hold.

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Guidelines

Where can I find out more?

Contact Program Coordinator Kata Fodor on 08 8394 2009 or kata.fodor@safilm.com.au.


Past Programs

DAF Centralised Indigenous Fellowship

Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF)’s Centralised Indigenous Fellowship is a partnership with the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC), Screen Territory, NITV (National Indigenous Television) and AFTRS Indigenous (Australian Film Television and Radio School) under the CENTRALISED umbrella, that offers an unparalleled opportunity for Indigenous filmmakers resident in the Northern Territory or South Australia to accelerate their career to a new level.

Open to early to mid-career Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander practitioners from the Northern Territory and South Australia, the Fellowship will run across three years with one Fellow selected annually.

What is on offer?

The successful Fellow will receive a grant of up to $30,000 towards professional and documentary project development, which can include mentorship, research and development, skills development and training, attendance at industry conferences, attachment to a relevant industry professional and more. In addition, they will receive up to $10,000 of in-kind support to attend training opportunities at AFTRS.

Key dates

Applications have now closed.

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How can I apply?

For application guidelines, and to apply online go to: grantsnt.nt.gov.au

Where can I find out more?

For further information, applicants should contact:

Documentary Australia Foundation: Annie Scoufis, annie@documentaryaustralia.com.au

Screen Territory: Melanie McClure, Melanie.McClure@nt.gov.au, 08 8951 6434

South Australian Film Corporation: Nara Wilson, Nara.wilson@safilm.com.au, 08 8394 2020

Click here to find out more about the CENTRALISED initiative.

AIDC 2020 Indigenous Creators Program

Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) is the Asia-Pacific’s premier event for documentary, specialist factual and unscripted entertainment.

Featuring a four-day marketplace, ideas forum and public screening program, AIDC attracts a dynamic mix of broadcasters, storytellers, entrepreneurs and documentary fans from all over the world. It aims to connect creators, purveyors and viewers of nonfiction screen content in ways that promote business, inspire creativity and ignite social change. AIDC 2020 will take place at the State Library, Melbourne, Victoria from 1 – 4 March 2020.

This year AIDC will be running for the second time its Indigenous Creators Program, a strand of AIDC 2020 sessions designed specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander screen practitioners.

These sessions, which will be private and open only to Indigenous-identifying delegates, will provide targeted information and skills around pitching, storytelling, funding, legal considerations and distribution.

What is on offer?

The South Australian Film Corporation will support five Indigenous South Australian practitioners to attend the 2020 AIDC conference. The SAFC will provide funding of $810 (excl. GST) to successful applicants to purchase an All Access Pass, as well as funding support towards cost of travel.

For more information on the conference and the program, please visit www.aidc.com.au and www.aidc.com.au/initiatives-and-awards/indigenous-creators-program

Key dates

Applications have now closed.

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Guidelines

How can I apply?

Submit your application through the SAFC’s online grant portal.

Before you apply, please download and read the guidelines (linked above) and make sure you are familiar with the SAFC’s Terms of Trade.

Where can I find out more?

Contact Associate Executive Nara Wilson on 08 8394 2020 or nara.wilson@safilm.com.au.

2020 Electric Dreams Conference

Electric Dreams is a three-day creative industries conference looking at how technology is changing the arts, taking place at Lot Fourteen in Adelaide from 19 to 21 February, 2020.

The conference program includes world class presentations and panels from international arts organisations that are working at the cutting edge of creative and commercial development using technology to find new ways to connect with audiences, creating the innovative theatre, gallery, museum and film experiences for the audiences of the future.

For more information about the conference, please visit Adelaide Fringe and electricdreamsfestival.com

What is on offer?

The South Australian Film Corporation will support four SA creatives to attend the conference, with two of the delegate passes designated for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander delegates only.

The SAFC will cover the full cost of the registration at $380 as well as providing funding towards cost of travel for regional or remote applicants.

Key dates

Applications have now closed.

Guidelines

How can I apply?

Submit your application through the SAFC’s online grant portal

Before you apply, please download and read the guidelines (linked above) and familiarise yourself with the SAFC’s Terms of Trade.

Where can I find out more?

Contact Program Coordinator Kata Fodor on 08 8394 2009 or kata.fodor@safilm.com.au.

2020 AIDC Hot Docs Delegation

The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) will lead an Australian delegation of documentary and factual practitioners to attend Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival and marketplace, in 2020. The South Australian Film Corporation will support one South Australian practitioner to join the delegation.

The delegation is designed with experienced producers in mind, particularly those with the capacity for co-production. 

Hot Docs will take place from Thursday 30 April to Sunday 10 May 2020 in Toronto, Canada, with its world-class industry program running Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May 2020.

What is on offer?

The SAFC will offer $3,000 in funding support to one experienced South Australian documentary or factual practitioner to attend the conference and market via a competitive submission process. This funding is a contribution towards the conference registration and travel costs. 

The delegation will include:

  • Full access to the Hot Docs Festival screenings and conference sessions
  • Access to apply to Hot Docs one-on-one Deal Maker meetings with Broadcasters and Funders from around the world (closing date to apply is 20 January 2020)
  • Access to apply to Hot Docs Distribution Rendezvous meetings with top-level distributors, sales agents and festival programmers (closing date to apply is 12 March 2020)
  • Access to the Hot Docs Forum, Hot Docs’ renowned international co-financing event, showcasing the best projects from around the world to a round table of international buyers and industry observers. Forum lunches are included for delegation members. (closing date to apply is 6 January 2020)
  • One free film submission to the Doc Shop, Hot Docs’ on-demand digital video library for international buyers and programmers (a highly discounted rate can be negotiated for additional titles). All submitted films will be featured in a prominent playlist on the website’s homepage. The deadline to submit films for inclusion in the Doc Shop is 20 March 2020

Key dates

Applications have now closed.

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Guidelines

How can I apply?

Submit your application through the SAFC’s online grant portal: safilm.smartygrants.com.au

Before you apply, please make sure you are familiar with the SAFC’s Terms of Trade.

For more information, including eligibility requirements, evaluation criteria and application instructions, download the guidelines (linked above).

Support to Attend AIDC 2020

Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) is the Asia-Pacific’s premier event for documentary, specialist factual and unscripted entertainment.

Featuring a four-day marketplace, ideas forum and public screening program, AIDC attracts a dynamic mix of broadcasters, storytellers, entrepreneurs and documentary fans from all over the world. It aims to connect creators, purveyors and viewers of nonfiction screen content in ways that promote business, inspire creativity and ignite social change. AIDC 2020 will take place at the State Library, Melbourne, Victoria from 1 – 4 March 2020.

What is on offer?

The South Australian Film Corporation will support up to 10 South Australian factual film makers to attend the AIDC 2020. SAFC will provide funding of $410 (excl. GST) to successful applicants to purchase an All Access Pass, which will be available at a lower rate of $810 (excl. GST). SAFC funding is equivalent to approximately 50% of the full cost of the pass.

For more information on the conference and the program, please visit aidc.com.au

Key dates

Applications have now closed.

Subscribe to the SAFC newsletter to stay informed of future opportunities.

Guidelines

How can I apply?

Submit your application through the SAFC’s online grant portal.

Before you apply, please download and read the guidelines (linked above) and make sure you are familiar with the SAFC’s Terms of Trade.

Main image: Producer Pearl Berry on set of Deadly Family Portraits: Sansbury Sisters (2019)

The Workroom at Charlie's, Image credit Hareth Tayem

Head to Hollywood

Want a free workspace in Hollywood? SAFC can help! South Australian screen creatives can access Charlie’s, a bespoke hub for the Australian film making community in Los Angeles, thanks to SAFC’s Bird in Hand Nest Anytime program.

Image: Charlie’s, photo by Hareth Tayem