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See the photos: AFTRS Talent Camp 2022 at Adelaide Studios

02 June 2022
AFTRs Talent Camp participants Christina Soong, Elena Carapetis and Tammy Coleman-Zweck in the SAFC’s Adelaide Studios Courtyard.

The SAFC was proud to host the 2022 AFTRS Talent Camp in May, welcoming emerging storytellers from diverse backgrounds to Adelaide Studios.

Presented by the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and supported by the SAFC, Talent Camp is a skills development program designed to provide opportunities for emerging storytellers to create new content and become employment-ready for the screen sector.

Participants Alice Yang, Andrew Shanks, Carlos Manrique Clavijo, Christina Soong, Ekkia Evans, Elena Carapetis, Emily Steel, Jackie Zdanowicz, Julia Light, Maddie Grammatopoulos, Melanie Easton, Orph Both, Tamara Hardman and Tammy Coleman-Zweck took part in the week-long workshop focusing on story development, producing and directing considerations and career pathways, culminating in a networking event in the Adelaide Studios production facilities with experienced screen professionals on the final day.

Led by AFTRS Outreach Project Manager Marissa Ciampi, the networking event  introduced the participants to a range of industry professionals, including SAFC CEO Kate Croser, Head of Production and Development Beth Neate and Development and Industry Development Executive Kath McIntyre; Mercury CX Production Executive Diana Ward; producers Kirsty Stark of Epic Films, Lara Damiani of Think Films, Kristian Moliere of Triptych Pictures and Carolyn Johnson; Adam Gerard and Lexi Ross of Cabana Productions and freelance filmmaker Paul Vagnerelli, alongside Talent Camp alumni Faheem Samejo, Ronan Yung and Nelya Valmanesh.

Talent Camp is a multi-partner, national screen industry initiative made possible with the support of AFTRS, Screen Australia, the SAFC, Screen NSW, Screen Queensland, VicScreen and Screen Tasmania.

See photos from the 2022 AFTRS Talent Camp below, photos by Naomi Jellicoe.

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