SAFC and Screen Australia partner for DOCULAB 2018 (4 October 2018)October 3 2018
Doculab 2018, a new initiative supporting the development of a range of documentary and factual projects in South Australia, was launched today by the South Australian Film Corporation in conjunction with Screen Australia’s Screen Sector Development Program.
Doculab 2018 is an intensive three day lab for six teams of factual screen-makers – mid-career and experienced teams alike.
During the first two days, participants will take part in a structured masterclass and lab program, led by three experienced industry mentors, to assist in developing their projects to market-ready stage.
Doculab culminates on the third day in a Meet the Buyers event which will see the participants pitching their projects to broadcasters, sales agents, and distributors, before opening up to the wider industry for a presentation and open forum discussion with the broadcasters and sales agents covering their commissioning requirements and current/anticipated trends in the marketplace.
Doculab 2018 will support participants to hone their pitching skills ahead of AIDC in March 2019, as well as provide grants of $5000 to each project to prepare their pitch materials.
SAFC Chief Executive Courtney Gibson said “Doculab is about putting weight behind SA documentary projects and teams, bringing them together as a community to provide latest market intelligence and develop their projects to optimal creative strength before they’re out to market, and we’re so pleased to be partnering with Screen Australia to make this happen".