Open Channel announces Emerging Indigenous Producer Training Scholarship

Open Channel announces

Screen resource organisation Open Channel, based at Docklands Studios Melbourne, is offering one emerging Indigenous screen Producer a training scholarship place in its upcoming Screen Producing short course from March 2015, led by seasoned industry Producer Stephen Luby (The Secret River (2015), Full Frontal, Bed of Roses).

This unique hands-on short course introduces participants to the practicalities and the craft of producing film and television in Australia. Each week’s learning will be wrapped around a theme, and participants are encouraged to workshop their own projects. Upon completion, participants will have a clear, practical initiation into all aspects of this mysterious and challenging profession.

The selected filmmaker will also be invited to become a part of the Melbourne-based Melbourne Community Filmmaker Collective for new Aboriginal filmmakers, to join in the development and production of local Indigenous screen works. The collective, based at Footscray Community Arts includes established filmmakers such as Robbie Bundle and Peter Worland (NITV’s Our Stories Our Way Every Day), Rebecca McLean (Yarnin’) and John Harvey (The Turning). 

Open Channel Executive Director Marc Gracie comments, “Open Channel is proud to support the development of the next generation of Indigenous filmmakers here in Victoria, and the development of an industry begins with an investment in the Producers of tomorrow.”

To apply:

Interested emerging Producers should apply by email cover letter about why you would like the scholarship place, and your CV to by 12pm lunch time, Friday 27th March 2015.

Applicants must be available to attend the Screen Producing short course which runs Tuesday evenings 31st March 2015 – 19th April 2015 at 6.30pm – 8.30pm (8 sessions) at Docklands Studios, 476 Docklands Drive, Docklands.

For more information on the course, click here

Open Channel is supported by Film Victoria and Screen Australia