FUTURE CREATIVES INITIATIVE
Taival Films' Future Creatives Initiative will open for submissions on the 24th of September.
The initiative is supported by the Melbourne Women in Film Festival, joining us to find the next up-and-coming woman screenwriter in Victoria, Australia.
The winner of the initiative will be awarded with the '2018 Emerging Screenwriter Award', and their screenplay produced by Taival Films with a production budget of $5,000.
The produced film will be premiered at 2020 MWFF.
ABOUT THE FUTURE CREATIVES INITIATIVE 2018
WHY WE ARE DOING THIS
According to Screen Australia, only 21% of Australian Screenwriters 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.
Taival Films wants to offer a platform for women to share their thoughts and stories through film.
There are already great initiatives around to help female filmmakers forge their careers,
but we believe there is more to be done.
Through the Future Creatives Initiative, we are opening the floor for emerging female screenwriters in Victoria to submit their scripts. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to pitch their ideas in front of a panel of judges within the 2019 February MWFF season, in Melbourne.
WHILE YOU PREPARE YOUR SCRIPT
While you wait for submissions to open, follow us on social media to meet the team working behind the scenes to make this all possible, gain insight into why this initiative is so important and show love for the campaign by sharing it with fellow filmmakers.
Hope to meet you soon.