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SAFC & SBS go FULL TILT with short docos by practitioners with disability (20 July)

July 20 2018

Original and compelling screen stories created by content makers with disability is the focus of the FULL TILT short documentary initiative, from the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) in partnership with SBS. Three stand-alone short screen works by South Australian filmmakers will premiere on SBS’s streaming platform, SBS On Demand, in 2019. 

CEO of the South Australian Film Corporation, Courtney Gibson, said: “FULL TILT is about creating great content and developing skills and opportunities for screen practitioners with disability. SAFC is pleased to be partnering with SBS to develop and deliver truly innovative and highly distinctive screen storytelling for diverse audiences.”

SBS Director of TV and Online Content, Marshall Heald, said: “The new Short-Form Content Initiative further strengthens SBS’s commitment to growing diversity in the screen sector, encourages greater collaboration with screen agencies to support the local creative industry and ultimately, will influence how we tell stories on screen.”

This initiative will prioritise diverse filmmakers, with two out of the three key creatives in each team (based on a team of writer, director, producer) coming from underrepresented communities and at least one member of the key creative team being a filmmaker who is Deaf or with disability. If there are only two key creatives, one member of the key creative team must be a filmmaker who is Deaf or with disability.

Read the full release here

Find more information on the FULL TILT initiative here