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INTRODUCING THE $30,000 ‘ASIAN STORIES’ THREE-MINUTE FILM COMPETITION, PRESENTED BY THE JUDITH NEILSON INSTITUTE
The Judith Neilson Institute, in partnership with the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC), is now seeking submissions for a three-minute concept from creative storytellers for a short film to be funded as part of an initiative promoting journalism in and about Asia.
The Judith Neilson Institute is committing a budget of $30,000 to engage an independent filmmaker or team to create a piece of work which will engage, inspire and elevate the importance of good journalism on Asian stories and issues through a filmic approach to Asian subjects, stories and/or themes. The film will launch the Judith Neilson Institute’s Asia reporting initiative.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Submissions need to be original creative concepts for a three-minute film, which will incorporate a script provided by the Judith Neilson Institute. The script, along with details around visual style, tone, audience and references can be found in the Asian Stories Three-Minute Film Competition Brief.
Should the filmmaker be interested, the Judith Neilson Institute has access to a number of Asian journalists who could be available for interviews from the region, provide soundbites, translations services, etc. For more information email [email protected].
The selected project will receive $30,000 + GST for the complete production and delivery of the film (inclusive of any archive, talent and music rights).
The call for submissions will be open until 23:59 (AEST) Wednesday 8 July 2020. Due to the tight turnaround of creating the film, submissions received after this date will not be accepted and there will be no extensions.
The selected film will have approximately six weeks to complete the work once contracted with the exact date of delivery to be negotiated independently with the Judith Neilson Institute.
Submissions should include the following materials:
1. Detailed treatment, including:
- Script outline including how you will incorporate the provided script (3 pages max)
- Character descriptions (1 page max)
- Stylistic approach (1 page max)
- Mood board or visual references (1 page max).
- Links to examples of previous work that showcase your style, approach and ability to deliver quality content. (1 page max).
2. Draft schedule (1 page max)
- An overview of key dates including pre-production, production, post production and delivery (taking into account approvals and sign-off time).
3. Budget outline (1 page max).
- A top level budget about how you intend to expend the $30,000 (+GST)
4. Overview of the creative team (1 page max)
- Include a bio of Production Company and link to website
- One paragraph bio on each key creative
The competition is open until 11:59PM (AEST) Wednesday 8 July with materials to be submitted via email with the subject header “Asian Stories Competition Submission” to [email protected]
Please note that no submissions will be accepted after this deadline.
- Submissions must have a minimum of one Australian key creative (Director, Producer, Writer)
- Applicants must be the rights holder in the work.
- Individuals, teams or companies may apply.
- Applicants must be 18 years of age or over.
- Teams with Asian key creatives are encouraged to apply.
The Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas was established in late 2018 when philanthropist Judith Neilson committed at least $100 million to create a centre for journalism, based in Australia but with global reach and ambition.
Its purpose is to support and celebrate quality journalism in Australia and around the world during a period of historic transformation for the media industry. Through its grants and education programs, the Institute provides resources that help journalists and media organisations develop the skills and knowledge to produce outstanding work.
The Institute’s headquarters in Chippendale, Sydney, aims to become a lively international hub of journalistic activity and ideas, hosting debates and other events that promote informed and evidence-based public discourse. The Institute is non-partisan and governed by an independent board.
We highly encourage you to get in touch with us about your submission. For more information or questions about your submission, please contact us at [email protected]
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