SBS is inviting pitches of one-hour observational documentaries for the fifth season of the acclaimed Untold Australia, a series that unearths some of the most fascinating and unreported stories from Australia’s diverse communities.
The brief is broad and documentary makers are encouraged to submit a range of ideas and tones that explore and celebrate Australia’s diverse and multicultural communities.
What they will all have in common is that they will be contemporary character-led worlds with unfolding, untold stories that will surprise and occasionally shock.
After a competitive live pitching session at AIDC 2019, SBS will commit development funding of up to $60,000 to the successful projects.
This season of up to 4 x 1 hours will screen on SBS in 2019.
In 2018, Untold Australia featured a range of stories including Lebanese Beauty Queens, Outback Rabbis, Australia’s Forgotten Island and Behind the Blue Line.
Proposals must include the following:
- 3-5 page proposal for an original one-hour documentary
- 2-5 minute teaser character reel
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to pitch their ideas at the 2019 Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) in Melbourne between 3 – 6 March 2019.