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SAFC, ABC Arts iView and Arts South Australia announce Deadly family Portraits

25 October 2018

Deadly Family Portraits, a new production initiative to celebrate and showcase the depth of artistic talent among Aboriginal families and emerging Aboriginal filmmakers was launched today by the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC), ABC Arts iView and Arts South Australia.

The Deadly Family Portraits series will present the compelling stories of three outstanding Aboriginal families, where artistic talent continues across the generations. Each episode will be produced by an Aboriginal filmmaking team to create an intriguing conversation between artist and filmmaker; as they reflect upon identity, culture, life, art, country and family. Each film will be under 10 minutes and will premiere on iView Arts in 2019.

Applications are now open for South Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander filmmaking teams of director and producer who would like to be involved in producing an episode of the web series.

The Deadly Family Portraits production initiative is part of the South Australian Film Corporation’s Aboriginal Screen Strategy and is supported through Arts SA with funding from ABC Arts iView.

Chief Executive of the SAFC Courtney Gibson said, “Deadly Family Portraits provides an exciting opportunity to develop Aboriginal South Australian film practitioners and a pathway for both the filmmakers and artists to be broadcast on ABC Arts iView.”

Read the full release here

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