Screen Australia

Indigenous Internships

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.

Applications close
01 Jan 2021
Amount
Amount Upon Application
Artform
Film / TV / Digital
Grant Type
Skills development
Applicant Type
Individual
Region
National
Website
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Contact
Screen Australia
Email
indigenous@screenaustralia.gov.au