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SAFC and Screen Territory launch new First Nations Interactive Storytelling Workshop

31 July 2020

First Nations screen creatives in South Australia and the Northern Territory can dive into the world of interactive storytelling in an exciting new workshop presented by the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) and Screen Territory.

The Centralised Interactive Storytelling Workshop is the latest initiative launched under the Centralised program, which supports First Nations screen creatives in SA and NT through specialised funding and development opportunities.

Run by interactive media expert Brett Cullen, the two-day intensive workshop will introduce participants to design concepts, strategies and ideas for storytelling via interactive platforms such as VR, AR, digital games and more.

SAFC CEO Kate Croser said: “The SAFC is pleased to launch this exciting new opportunity for First Nations storytellers in South Australia and the Northern Territory. Along with our recently announced ground-breaking Games Rebate, this initiative is yet another way the SAFC is supporting games and interactive creatives, and boosting First Nations practitioners to further develop their skills and expand their career horizons.”

Screen Territory Director Jennie Hughes said: “We are delighted to be collaborating with our Centralised partner SAFC on such a great initiative. This is a fantastic opportunity for our First Nations screen practitioners both in SA and NT. The Centralised Interactive Storytelling Workshop is open to SA and NT First Nations practitioners only, but places are limited so interested participants need to be quick to secure a place!”

Centralised Interactive Storytelling Workshop

Dates: Wednesday 26 August and Thursday 27 August, 2020
Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm ACST both days
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free, but places are limited. Registrations open Friday 31 July, 2020 and close Friday 21 August, 2020.


About Brett Cullen

Brett Cullen is a descendant of the Waanyi people from north-west Queensland, living in Western Australia. He brings a wide range of experience and skills into his design practice including a background in film and television, writing, performing, teaching and interactive design. Having taught and practiced game design, animation, graphic design and film studies for over eight years, Brett is now looking to help highlight first nations voices in interactive media. It’s his hope that our stories can be brought into this new and expansive medium to help educate, illuminate and connect First Nations peoples with audiences the world over.

About Centralised

Developed by the SAFC and Adelaide Studios and Screen Territory together with collaborating partners Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department, Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF), AFTRS Indigenous (Australian Film, Television & Radio School), ABC and NITV, Centralised delivers a range of opportunities for First Nations screen creatives through the centre of Australia, creating clear pathways for emerging talent including mentoring, workshops, attachments and internships. Find out more about Centralised here.

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