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SBS Call for Submissions – Untold Stories

31 May 2016

SBS Call for Submissions

SBS is pleased to announce a call out for submissions for the next season of ‘Untold Australia.’

Deadline for proposals is Monday 12 Sept, 2016
Decision will be made by Mon 26 Sept , 2016

SBS is looking for one hour documentaries that explore hidden multicultural worlds. These can be hidden subcultures, unexplored areas of multicultural Australia, or an unexpected way of tackling issues. What they will all have in common is that they will be character-led worlds with contemporary, untold stories that will surprise and occasionally shock.

Season 1 of ‘Untold Australia’ ranged from looking for love in the Australian-Indian community, (Indian Wedding Race) an ultra-orthodox Jewish community in the heart of Melbourne, (Strictly Jewish) and Norfolk Island’s unique culture and its changing relationship with Australia (A Modern Mutiny).

SBS are looking for a variety of tones and encourage proposals which are celebratory as well as issue- based. They will be observational documentaries and led by strong engaging characters. A short character reel is vital.

This season of up to 4 x 1 hours will screen on SBS from 2017.

SBS Documentaries welcomes proposals of a 3-5 pages and they must have accompanying pitch reels, (ideally 2 – 5 mins) including a short statement about the online potential of the idea.

View more information here.

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