Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

TALENT CAMP 2022: CALLING FOR APPLICATIONS FROM EMERGING AND DIVERSE TALENT

Girl Interpreted

Closes Dec 6. Talent Camp is an exciting skills development program open to emerging storytellers and screen content creatives from diverse backgrounds across five states.

Talent Camp 2022 will be a two-part project: one centred on narrative screenwriting, producing and directing for comedy and drama, and one on documentary directing and producing. This year, submissions will be accepted for both film and episodic web or TV series, long or short form.

Following the completion of the national programs, Talent Camp will fund one narrative and one documentary short form work, whether a short film, pilot episode or proof of concept, with $20,000 allocated for a comedy/drama production and $15,000 for a documentary production.

We are seeking applications from creatives from under-represented communities with reference to cultural background, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, geographic and/ or socio-economic circumstance. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creatives are strongly encouraged to apply.

The week-long workshops are free, and regional participants will receive financial support for travel and accommodation.

Talent Camp is now open for submissions.

Applications close at 11.59 pm on Monday December 6 2021.

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Submission information: https://www.aftrs.edu.au/courses/initiatives/talent-camp/
For further information please email Marissa Ciampi on talentcamp@aftrs.edu.au

Talent Camp success stories include:

  • SBS Emerging Writers’ Incubator Initiative 2021: Three of the six awarded participants are former Talent Camp participants: Sebastian Chan (NSW/ACT Talent Camp 2019-20), Alberto Di Troia (VIC Talent Camp 2019-20) and Cassandra Nguyen (WA Talent Camp 2017-18).
  • Holly Zwalf (QLD Talent Camp 19-20): Holly was recently awarded a $30,000 development grant for the podcast Gay Graves as part of Pitch Lab 2020.
  • Alana Hicks (NSW Talent Camp 17-18): Alana’s short film Chicken (co-funded by Create NSW in 2018 as part of National Talent Camp) was selected for the Edinburgh International Film Festival (June 2020) and the BFI London Film Festival (October 2020) and was awarded Best Direction in an Australian Short Film at Flickerfest (2020).
  • Grace Feng (writer/director) and Nikki Tran (producer) (VIC Talent Camp 17-18): Grace and Nikki met at VIC Talent Camp and their web series Girl, Interpretedwas nominated for a 2020 AACTA Award and was selected for the 2020 Melbourne Web Fest. The series is now streaming on YouTube, Flemflix, Tencent and iQiyi.

Talent Camp is an initiative by the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), supported by Screen Australia, South Australian Film Corporation, Screen Tasmania, Film Victoria, Screen NSW and Screen Queensland.

Image: Still from ‘Girl, Interpreted’ | Dir. Grace Feng Fang Juan, prod. Nikki Tran