Internships assist practitioners whose careers would benefit from an attachment to a person, production or organisation. This program is designed to assist the career development of talented filmmakers who can demonstrate a strong commitment to a career in the film industry. This is not an entry-level scheme.
WHAT FUNDING IS AVAILABLE?
An internship may take many forms and involve features, documentaries, animation, interactive digital media, TV drama or comedy series. For example:
- a director might attach themselves to a more experienced director on a production
- a producer might spend time in a TV production house to observe the script development and creative management process, or they may wish to work with a more senior producer developing a financing plan for a project of their own
- an animation filmmaker may wish to enhance specific technical or creative skills
- a filmmaker may want to hire a more experienced producer or director as a consultant on their own funded production.
Up to $10,000 may be requested (other than in exceptional circumstances), supported by a budget.
WHO CAN APPLY?
The potential intern must:
- meet the general eligibility requirements of Screen Australia’s Terms of Trade
- be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australian
- only apply for the internship funding twice in their career.
No minimum credits are required, but previous work will be considered in assessing the applicant’s commitment to screen storytelling as a career.