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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.

Professional Crew Attachments

Professional Crew Attachments support practical, on-set skills development and training for early and mid-career South Australian crew through industry attachments in technical below-the-line roles.

Growth of the below-the-line crew base is essential to the ongoing advancement of the screen industry in South Australia. The SAFC Professional Crew Attachment program forms part of the SAFC’s commitment to providing training and development opportunities for people working in the South Australian screen industries.

Potential crew roles and skills gaps in the screen industry are identified by the SAFC, in consultation with the South Australian screen sector and are regularly reviewed.

Professional Crew Attachments are a requirement of projects that have received $150,000 or more in SAFC Screen Production Grant funding.

What is on offer?

The successful applicant will be attached to a supervising crew member or Department Head who is obliged to provide appropriate tasks and supervision, creating tangible opportunities to learn, observe and assist in the relevant department.

The expected length of attachments will be at least six weeks and should be equivalent to the number of scheduled shooting weeks. This can be across pre-production, production and post-production according to the position, nature of the production and proposed skills development outcomes. The duration of attachments will vary and is negotiated between the SAFC and the production prior to the call for applications.

Professional Crew Attachments are employed by the production company for the duration of attachment, at no less than the relevant industry award rate. Host production companies are expected to adhere to all requirements of the Fair Work Act. The production company will deduct tax and employee entitlements before their payment.

Key dates

The SAFC will issue a Call for Applications on a project by project basis. Applications can be emailed directly to the Production email address provided in the Call for Applications via the Work in the Screen Industry page.

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 SAFC Program Coordinator Jess Cahill on 8 8394 2029 or email programs@safilm.com.au

Targeted Diversity Attachments

The SAFC is committed to supporting increased participation by people from groups underrepresented in the South Australian screen industry including; women, First Nations practitioners, Deaf and disabled, practitioners from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, practitioners from LGBTQIA+ communities and practitioners from regional and remote areas.

The Targeted Diversity Attachment scheme supports the SAFC’s mission to build a more inclusive screen industry in South Australia, by providing paid on-set experience for diverse key creatives and crew.

What is on offer?

The successful applicant will be attached to a supervising crew member or Department Head who is obligated to provide appropriate tasks and supervision, creating tangible opportunities to learn, observe and assist in the relevant department. The attachment may cover more than one department.

The expected length of attachments will be at least six weeks and should be equivalent to the number of scheduled shooting weeks. This can be across pre-production, production and post-production according to the position, nature of the production and proposed skills development outcomes. The duration of attachments will vary and is negotiated between the SAFC and the production prior to the call for applications.

Targeted Diversity Attachments are funded by the SAFC, at no less than the relevant industry award rate. Host production companies are expected to adhere to all requirements of the Fair Work Act. The production company will deduct tax and employee entitlements before their payment.

Guidelines

How can I apply?

Targeted Diversity Attachment opportunities are mutually agreed upon by the SAFC and the
Production in advance. When opportunities become available, SAFC will issue a Call for Applications for the Targeted Diversity Attachment Scheme.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by SAFC staff for an interview with SAFC and the production team. The SAFC and the Production will mutually select the best candidate for the position.

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 SAFC Program Coordinator Jess Cahill on 8 8394 2029 or email programs@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.

Please subscribe to our mailing list to stay informed of future opportunities.

Guidelines

Where can I find out more?

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

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

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