Arts / New voices wanted for screen workshop

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SCREENACT has partnered with AFTRS, Screen Australia and Create NSW to offer two emerging screen storytellers from the ACT an opportunity to participate in the new workshop program “Talent Camp” NSW/ACT.

Responding to audience demand for rich and engaging stories and the industry’s concern about the lack of diversity in the Australian screen sector, the camp aims to help develop new talent, new perspectives and new voices.

According to the director of ScreenACT, Monica Penders, the five-day workshop will focus on story development, screen producing and career pathways.

“ScreenACT is excited to be involved in this national initiative that encourages new voices into the screen sector, and I urge anyone with an interest in pursuing a career in screen to apply,” Penders says.

Applications are welcome from under-represented groups in the screen industry with specific reference to cultural background, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, geographic disadvantage and socio-economic status.

But mostly applicants, who may have produced work in screen, theatre, spoken word, podcasting, photography and Youtube, will need to demonstrate a passion for storytelling, have something original to say and be interested in exploring a career in screen media.

The two successful applicants from the ACT will travel to Sydney in September to take part in the program and ScreenACT will offer travel grants to help offset travel and accommodation costs.

Applications to aftrs.edu.au/short-courses/talent-camp must be lodged no later than 9am (AEST) on Monday, July 17.

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