Sydney Film Festival finds new form of Indigenous support

The Deutsche Bank Fellowship has some heartening design features which will make one screen person very happy and may inspire some imitations.

The Sydney Film Festival (SFF) has announced an Indigenous Fellowship to support the recipient in further developing their skills through international placement or other professional development.

Known as the Deutsche Bank Fellowship, the arrangement reflects the bank’s experience with the Clontarf Foundation which supports Aboriginal boys through sport. When Deutsche began talking to SFF about a possible relationships, they were attracted to the festival’s First Nations program, and were inspired by the idea of having a real impact on filmmakers. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.