If you’re aged 17-24, living around the Kiama, Shoalhaven or Batemans Bay area, with a passion for digital storytelling and filmmaking … we want to hear from you.
We want to hear your stories about living on the South Coast during this year of drought, bushfire, flood and COVID-19.
What has been your experience? How has your culture helped you or affected your experience? What has made you angry or sad? What has made you laugh? We want to hear your story, be it comedy, drama, tragedy or documentary. The project will help turn your story idea into a short film.
If you live around Kiama, Shoalhaven and Batemans Bay areas and are aged 17–24 years with a passion for digital storytelling and filmmaking, you are eligible to apply. Online expressions of interest applications are now open!
Applications close on 15th November 2020
- Program duration is 13 weeks starting from 13th January 2021
- We provide online webinar workshops during COVID-19
- Workshops and mentoring sessions will be hosted on Wednesday or Thursday evenings.
- Workshop programs provide film industry mentoring across story development, scriptwriting, production planning, filming, post-production and publishing.
- Short films will be published and shared across web platforms and short film festivals reaching local, State, national and international audiences.
- Participation in the program is free of charge (no cost) for ten selected young aspiring film makers.
Check out the project Terms & Conditions.
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Southland Creative Inc will use commercially reasonable efforts to exploit any rights it has been granted to commercialise the Short Films.
After the film making workshop program has been completed, film making participants grant Southland Creative Inc a Non-Exclusive License to use, promote and display the Film in perpetuity, in whole or in part.
Participants will retain full copyright of their films. Southland Creative Inc will retain rights to publish, for the use of Promotion, Publicity, Viewership, Media and Audience Engagement across digital websites, social media channels, outdoor public screening events.
We may also nominate the short films for short film events, festivals, competitions, online events and potential approach broadcasters in partnership with the film maker.
The Filmmaker agrees to indemnify Southland Creative Inc and hold them harmless from any damages, liabilities, losses, costs, expenses, obligations or claims (including, without limitation, reasonable outside attorneys’ fees and costs) arising out of the breach of Filmmaker’s agreements, obligations, representations and warranties under this Agreement, including, without limitation, those representations and warranties under the Copyright Act 1968.
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COVID-19 SAFE WORK PRACTICE
Southland Creative Inc work to NSW Health and Workplace standards, this means that film making workshops and mentoring may require participants and mentors to use online video conferencing software to reduce health risks during the pandemic.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Southland Creative Inc provide this film making workshop program free of cost or charges to the selected participants. We work to a standard of providing professional mentoring and relationships between our team and all participants. We celebrate all human cultures, backgrounds, languages and abilities.
Southland Creative Inc do not tolerate inappropriate behavior. We provide a safe and respectful working environment for everyone involved.
Participants are reminded that many young aspiring film makers have missed out on participating in this film making program, by agreeing to this cultural contract you understand and acknowledge that your selection to participate requires you to complete the full program and publish your short-film at the end of the program.
Applications close 15th November 2020
Candidates will be notified by the end of November.
FAQs — Film Associated Questions
Will I get to keep my film at the end?
Yes, your finished product is yours to keep! We just ask for screening rights for the first 12 months after the project has completed. (We will use it inspire other creative initiatives.) These rights will be further explained to successful applicants.
What will my budget be?
There are no budget restrictions for the film you want to make, but our professional mentors will work with you to ensure you can complete your film in the time constraints of 13 weeks. It’s also a good idea to remember that some very good films have been made for less that $200!
Where will the workshops take place?
If COVID-19 restrictions are in place at the program start date, workshops will be delivered online. Face-to-face sessions will be organised if possible once the project is underway, depending on health advice.
Will I need permission from actors I use?
Yes, you will need to gain written permission from anyone who appears in your film. We recommend you ask everyone sign a release form before you begin any shoots. You will also need to ask permission from any artists whose music, sound, or work you use in your film. More information about this will be available once the project starts.
What if I have no filmmaking experience?
No worries! All you really need is a story to tell and a willingness to learn new skills. Our mentors are all qualified professionals working in the industry, and are excited to be able to share their experience with young people.
What do you mean by ‘culture’?
We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants from diverse backgrounds and have found themselves calling on their cultural influences in a difficult year. Or, maybe you are living away from home and the South Coast has grounded you during such strange times.