FUTURE CREATIVES INITIATIVE
CALLING UP-AND-COMING WOMEN CINEMATOGRAPHERS
- SUBMISSIONS FOR THE CINEMATOGRAPHERS ARE NOW OPEN -
Taival Films' Future Creatives Initiative is now open for the second year's submissions.
The initiative is supported by the Melbourne Women in Film Festival; joining us to find the next up-and-coming woman CINEMATOGRAPHER in Victoria, Australia.
The winner of the initiative will be awarded with the 'Emerging Cinematographer Award 2020', and will be shooting "Recollection" a short-film by Georgia Ketels with a production budget of $5,000 granted by Taival Films.
The film produced will be premiered at the 2021 MWFF.
ABOUT THE FUTURE CREATIVES INITIATIVE
WHY WE ARE DOING THIS
One of the biggest problems we are facing in the film industry, is that there are not enough women in key creatives roles, and we want to help change that.
Our solution at Taival Films is to help and empower other women in the industry to succeed and find the next generation of women filmmakers in Victoria, Australia.
According to Screen Australia, only 2 % of Australian Cinematographers are female.
We know this percentage would be greater if women were more often granted
a seat at the film-industry-table amongst men, as equals.
There are already great initiatives around to help female Filmmakers forge
their careers, but we believe there is more to be done.
Taival Films wants to offer a platform for women to share their thoughts and stories through film.
With the Future Creatives Initiative, we are opening the floor for emerging Women Cinematographers in Victoria to submit an application based on
the selected screenplay “Recollection” written by Georgia Ketels,
to be considered for the 'Emerging Cinematographer Award 2020'.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to pitch their ideas in front of a panel of judges,
within the 2020 February MWFF season, in Melbourne.
MEET THE MENTORS
We were proud to have a mentoring team of amazing Cinematographers and professional Filmmakers on board, who will support the three finalist Cinematographers to polish their vision and pitches over the course of a two-month Mentoring Program in 2020.
Mentors to be announced in early 2020.