Queensland filmmakers from diverse backgrounds will be given the opportunity to produce unscripted short-form content for SBS On Demand under a new partnership between Screen Queensland (SQ) and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS).
The SQ/SBS Short Form Content initiative provides funding for up to three early-to-mid career diverse filmmaking teams to produce unscripted content suitable for online audiences.
SBS director of TV and online content Marshall Heald said: “The new Short Form Content initiative further strengthens SBS’s commitment to growing diversity in the screen sector, encourages greater collaboration with screen agencies to support the local creative industry and, ultimately, will influence how we tell stories on screen.”
In the first round of applications for the Unscripted Short Form Content initiative, up to five teams will be selected to develop their concepts in a development workshop with SQ and SBS.
Up to three teams will then be commissioned to produce their pieces of unscripted short-form content, which can include factual, food, factual entertainment or entertainment ideas.
Each successful filmmaking team will receive up to $30,000 to produce 5-15 minutes of content.