NINE REGIONAL NSW FILMMAKERS TO RECEIVE SHORT FILM FUNDING AS SCREENWORKS ANNOUNCES CREATEABILITY 2016
Northern Rivers based screen industry organisation, Screenworks has today announced increased opportunities for Regional NSW filmmakers as part of Createability 2016 – a project that provides funded opportunities for professional filmmakers to profile artists with disability living and creating in regional NSW. Registrations are now open for filmmakers and artists to apply.
Now in its second year, Createability 2016 will be more than three-times the size of last year’s pilot project, and thanks to increased support from ABC Open and the NSW State Government, the project will be expanded from the Northern Rivers NSW region to the far corners of Regional NSW. This sizeable project will be entirely driven and managed from the Screenworks office located in Bangalow NSW.
In a first for the not-for-profit organisation, Screenworks will work in partnership with ABC Open, Screen NSW and other regional NSW arts organisations to extend the Createability project in to other regional NSW locations.
Screenworks will make funding available to produce one film per region in each of the following:
- South East NSW (including the following Council areas – Bega, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Snowy River)
- Orana Region (including the following Council areas – Dubbo, Gilgandra, Mid-Western Region, Narromine, Warrumbungle)
- Upper Hunter (including the following Council areas – Upper Hunter Shire, Gloucester, Muswellbrook, Singleton, Dungog)
- Far West region (including the following Council areas – Broken Hill, Central Darling, Wentworth).
Screenworks’ General Manager, Ken Crouch is excited about the opportunities that the increased scope of the project will deliver in its second year –
“Last year, Createability was known to us in the Screenworks office as the project that not only exceeded all expectations, but also kept giving back to everyone that was involved.” said Mr Crouch.
“We’re genuinely excited about being able to continue and to build upon this success as we undertake the increased scope for stage 2 and especially as it gets rolled out across Regional NSW.”
In its pilot year, Createability and Screenworks attracted a lot of positive interest by investing directly into local screen production. Two of the three Createability 2015 films have been aired on the ABC, whilst the third is currently garnering interest on the International Film Festival circuit.
This year, Screenworks is now asking filmmakers in the Northern Rivers, as well as the other regional NSW areas, to register for the Createability 2016 project.
Additionally, Screenworks wants to hear from artists with disability in all five regions of NSW that have been selected for the project, who are interested in possibly being profiled in one of the 3-minute films that will be produced this year.
Filmmakers with disability are strongly encouraged to apply for this program. All teams selected for this program will be strongly encouraged to connect with and to include emerging filmmakers with disability from their respective region as part of their teams.
Creatability 2016 is not an entry-level initiative for filmmakers. All filmmakers registering for the project must be able to meet the eligibility criteria in order to complete the EOI process.
For more info and to register, head to www.screenworks.com.au/createability and complete the online registration form.
Applications to register for Createability 2016 are now open and will close at 5pm on March 10th 2016.
Createability 2016 is supported by the NSW Government through the NSW Department of Family and Community Services and Screen NSW.
Createability 2016 is being delivered in partnership with ABC Open.