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EOIs OPEN NOW: Adelaide Film Festival Kaurna Welcome to Country

04 September 2020
Lilla Berry and Pearl Berry, working on Deadly Family Portraits in the Adelaide Studios Mixing Theatre (2019)
Lilla Berry and Pearl Berry, working on Deadly Family Portraits in the Adelaide Studios Mixing Theatre (2019)

Calling all emerging South Australian First Nations filmmakers: have your work screened at the 2020 Adelaide Film Festival (AFF) and receive paid training and mentoring as part of a new AFF project, presented in partnership with the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) and the City of Adelaide.

Taking place 14 to 25 October 2020, AFF is South Australia’s premier film event. In 2018 the festival screened more than 200 bold and exciting drama, documentary, short and VR film projects to an audience of more than 65,000 people.

This year AFF has explored new ways to engage with their audiences and strengthen cultural connection and understanding.

Under this new project, emerging South Australian First Nations filmmakers will receive paid training and mentoring, from pre-production through to delivery, to create a one minute Kaurna Welcome to Country video that will be screened before every film at the 2020 Adelaide Film Festival.

Applications will be assessed by a panel made up of representatives from AFF and the SAFC. First Nations staff from the City of Adelaide, including from the City of Adelaide’s Reconciliation Committee, will provide cultural protocol advice throughout the project.

The project aims to produce additional editions in 2021, including the same successful applicants from this round, with scope to grow the length and content of the work. In addition to being led by First Nations staff at the SAFC and the City of Adelaide, AFF is working with the Kaurna Yerta Aboriginal Corporation to deliver this project.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must:

In addition to the above, applicants must also demonstrate the following essential criteria:

Current students are not eligible to apply.

How can I apply?

All applicants must provide the following in their application:

Key dates

EOIs open: Friday 4 September, 2020

EOIs close: 5.00pm Thursday 10 September, 2020

Creative Brainstorming Session: Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Start of Production: Wednesday, 30 September, 2020

Delivery: Wednesday, 7 October, 2020

Expressions of Interest must be submitted either in person, by mail or electronically by 5.00pm Thursday 10 September, 2020 to:

Sarah Lancaster
Operations Manager, Adelaide Film Festival
Sarah@adelaidefilmfestival.org
Adelaide Studios, 1 Mulberry Road, Glenside SA 5065

OR:

Nara Wilson
First Nations Industry Development Executive, South Australian Film Corporation  
nara.wilson@safilm.com.au
Adelaide Studios, 1 Mulberry Road, Glenside SA 5065

Where can I find out more?

For further information about this initiative or the EOI process, please contact:

Sarah Lancaster
Operations Manager, Adelaide Film Festival
sarah@adelaidefilmfestival.org
(08) 8394 2505 / 0432 846 268

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