Apply now for the 2021 Screenrights Cultural Fund

Posted Wednesday 17 Feb 2021

The 2021 Cultural Fund focus is New Teams - collaborations between people and organisations who have not previously worked together.

The Fund is particularly interested in innovative projects that unearth new and emerging talent to partner with practitioners who bring experience and expertise, said Screenrights Board Director and Chair of the Cultural Fund Working Group, Geoffrey Atherden. Or, a project might assist individuals or groups from communities who face difficulties in accessing mainstream media and pair them with well-connected partners and their networks, Mr Atherden said.

The Screenrights Cultural Fund supports projects that foster the creation and appreciation of screen content in Australia and New Zealand. Now in its fourth year, the Fund awards up to $50,000 per initiative, with a total funding pool of $250,000 available in 2021. Screenrights awarded three projects in 2018, four projects in 2019, and a record seven projects in 2020.

To see if your project is a good fit, read the guidelines here, and find out more about the initiatives supported by the 2020 fund  here, the 2019 fund  here, and the 2018 fund  here.

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Submissions open for the Women Over 50 Film Festival

Posted Wednesday 17 Feb 2021

There's a new award on offer in WOFFF, which returns for its 7th annual festival on 25 - 26 September, 2021.

The new award is thanks to a partnership with TENA (yes, of the incontinence pads and underwear) which is sponsoring the new category for films on the theme 'our bodies change, but why should we?'

You have until 8 June 2021 to get your submissions in (although the late, and more expensive deadline is 21 July). Remember, there's this one simple rule for entry - your film must have a woman over 50 at its centre or a woman over 50 in the core creative team (writer, producer or director).

Click here to find more information and to submit your film