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Film Lab: New Voices – film screenings and meet-ups

24 August 2021

Calling all South Australian producers, writers and directors: are you thinking of applying for the next round of the SAFC’s Film Lab: New Voices program?

Join us throughout 2021 for a special series of film screenings and meet-ups, where you can learn more about low budget film methodology, meet other creatives considering applying for the program and potentially form a creative team.

Each screening will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with special guests including the films’ directors, writers and producers, as well as networking drinks with other potential applicants.

A proper understanding of low budget filmmaking is essential for a successful application to the Film Lab: New Voices program. IF YOU WANT TO APPLY FOR FILM LAB: NEW VOICES ROUND 2 YOU SHOULD ATTEND ONE OR MORE OF THESE EVENTS.

Now heading into its second year, Film Lab: New Voices is a low-budget feature film skills development initiative designed to provide a platform for the next generation of diverse, South Australian filmmaking talent.

Under the program, selected South Australian creative teams will undergo 12 months of expert industry mentoring to develop a low-budget feature film script, with one successful project chosen to move into production for premiere at the 2024 Adelaide Film Festival.

To find out more about the successful teams chosen for the inaugural Film Lab: New Voices program, which was co-funded by the SAFC, Adelaide Film Festival (AFF), Screen Australia and Mercury CX, click here.

Applications for Film Lab: New Voices Round 2 will open in October 2021.

Film Lab: New Voices – Screening & Meet-Up Events 2021

September/October, 2021
Screening TBC

Registrations for this event will open closer to the date.

Past Screenings

With special guests writer/director Lara Gallagher and producer Aimee Lynn Barneburg, via Zoom from the US
Date: Tuesday June 22, 2021
Time: 6.00pm
Location: Mercury CX (Mercury Cinema), 13 Morphett St, Adelaide
Cost: Free

Film poster for Once

Plus “The Lowdown on Low Budget Filmmaking” with SAFC Industry Development Executive Kath McIntyre.
Get an overview of the Film Lab: New Voices guidelines and an understanding of low budget filmmaking that is essential for a successful application.
Date: Tuesday 13 July, 2021
Time: 6.00pm
Location: Mercury CX (Mercury Cinema), 13 Morphett St, Adelaide
Cost: Free

Poster for SA made film 52 Tuesdays, image supplied

52 Tuesdays
With special guest: director, producer and co-writer Sophie Hyde of Closer Productions
Date: Tuesday 24 August, 2021
Time: 6.00pm
Location: Mercury CX (Mercury Cinema), 13 Morphett St, Adelaide
Cost: Free

Access Information
This event is wheelchair accessible

These events are wheelchair accessible.

If you have any access requirements please let us know in advance by emailing [email protected] or by phone: Jerri Phillips on 8394 2011 or via the National Relay Service on 1300 555 727 then 8394 2011.

COVID-19 Information

These are COVID-safe events. Please note that under South Australian COVID-19 regulations attendees may be required to wear a mask in the cinema if the venue reaches 100% capacity; attendees are encouraged to bring their own masks.

We kindly ask all guests to check and follow the latest COVID-19 restrictions and directions at

If you feel unwell, please do not attend these events.

Code of Conduct

The SAFC has zero tolerance for unsafe behaviours, including discrimination, harassment and bullying. By registering for these events you are agreeing to adhere to the Australian Screen Industry Code of Practice – Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Bullying Policy which has been adopted by the SAFC. Find out more here.

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