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Curious Australia Initiative 2021

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Applications are now open for Curious Australia

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General Requirements

Before you begin:

Curious Australia is a joint initiative between Screen Australia, SBS and NITV, Film Victoria, Screen NSW, Screenwest, Screen Tasmania, South Australian Film Corporation, Screen Queensland and Screen Territory to produce exciting and innovative documentaries for SBS and NITV platforms. This initiative aims to support practitioners from under-represented backgrounds and projects that reflect gender equity and/or the diversity of people and experiences from around Australia, all of which are important culturally, creatively and economically.

Curious Australia is targeted at emerging to mid-career creators working on lower-budget, exciting and risk-taking projects.

Experienced producers who are working with emerging or mid-career key creatives are also encouraged to apply

Applicant teams must consist of at least two key creatives from underrepresented groups. For the purposes of the Curious Australia initiative, key creative roles are defined as: Producer, Director, Writer, Editor, DOP. Other key roles will be considered if a strong case is made.

To be eligible for NITV/SBS co-productions, teams must adhere to NITV’s requirement that 2 out of 3 key creatives must identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island peoples.

We recommend submitting your application ahead of the deadline to ensure that if you have technical issues, you still submit on time.

Late applications will not be accepted. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Program Services Officer during business hours (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday).

Please confirm you meet eligibility requirements. * Required
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The applicant can be an individual or a company but must meet the eligibility criteria for the program.
Is the applicant an Individual (Sole Trader) or a Company? * Required
Has this project been submitted to another program at Film Victoria before? * Required

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