When:July - December 2018
Tuggeranong Arts Centre is seeking expressions of interest from emerging First Nations Australian filmmakers to work with producer and director Marissa McDowell (Black & White Films) to produce original short films telling traditional First Nations stories and documenting connection to country.
We are looking for First Nations Australian filmmakers who have a story about connecting to land, places and sites of significance that can potentially use some spoken words in language. The resulting films are intended to help with the preservation of language, history and the passing down of knowledge to the next generation.
We’d like to hear from emerging filmmakers over the age of 18 who can dedicate time to see their projects from the script through to production phase. Filmmakers should have one to two story ideas written down with beginning, middle and end. These stories can be told through interviews, re-enactments, historical events, or documentary styles but are not limited to this. Participants MUST have prior approval from their Elders, families and/or community to tell these stories through film.
Participants will be mentored closely by Marissa McDowell throughout the production process. They will need to attend two initial development workshops on Saturday 23rd June & Saturday 7th July. Marissa will then work with individual participants to develop a production schedule.
One paragraph expressions of interest including a brief bio, any previous filmmaking experience and a short description of story ideas should be sent to email@example.com by 31 May 2018.