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APPLY FOR THE EMERGING CINEMATOGRAPHER AWARD
If you live in Victoria, Australia and have a passion for visual storytelling as a Cinematographer, we would love to see your ideas for ‘Recollection’. 

HOW DOES IT WORK

With 2018 Future Creatives Initiative, we opened the floor to emerging women Screenwriters living in Victoria to submit their scripts to the competition - now during the second year of the initiative we are looking for the Emerging Cinematographer. It could be you!

Taival Films, in collaboration with MWFF, want to offer a seat at the table for women passionate about sharing their stories through film.

01

Create a visual mood board and cinematography treatment, outlining your vision based on the logline and synopsis described in the biref below of Georgia Ketels the 7-10 minutes short film ‘Recollection’.

 

Submit an application for the Initiative by 31st of December 2019. 

02

Shortlisted entrants will be invited to pitch their ideas to our panel of Mentors in February 2020.

Successful entrants will have 5-minutes to pitch their vision.

the 3 Mentors will choose a Cinematographer candidate each to mentor.

03

 Final 3 shortlisted entrants will be paired up with an up-and-coming Director (at Taival Films Discretion), to team up and hone the visual style of the screenplay. 

04

All 3 mentored Cinematographers, along with their paired Director, to pitch final vision of the film to Taival Films.

05

1 of the 3 paired Cinematographer’s will be awarded with the ‘Emerging Cinematographer Award 2020’ and work with their paired Director to bring their vision of ‘Recollection’ to life. The produced film to be premiered at MWFF in 2021.

THE BRIEF

The brief for Applicants is simple:

  1. Create a moodboard and a cinematographer's treatment for "Recollection" by Georgia Ketels

  2. Logline:

  3. Synopsis:

  4. Theme:

  5. Genre:

  6. Your vision needs to be able to be developed with the award grant of $5,000 and shot locally in Australia.

  7. Your vision needs to portray the female characters as strong women.

  8. Your vision should aim to break the 'male gaze' in its style of shooting.

THE PROCESS

All applications submitted for the competition will be read by a panel of judges.

 

All applications will be read by at least two individuals and points will be given according to the judging criteria. Judges will select a group of shortlisted Cinematographers that have received the highest points. All successful applicants will be contacted personally and informed of their time of presentation at the Pitch Event.

 

These shortlisted applicants will pitch their visions to a panel of three Mentors. The five-minute pitch presentations will take place in February 202o, during MWFF in Melbourne.

The Mentors will choose three Cinematographer applicants, based on the pitch presentations, to be invited to be a part of the Future Creatives Initiative Mentoring Program.

 

These chosen three Cinematographers will hone their vision with their Mentors during a course of two months. The Initiative will also run a crew campaign that aims to find a Director for the film amongst other crew members. Shortlisted entrants will be paired up with an up-and-coming Director (at Taival Films Discretion), to team up and hone the visual style of the screenplay. 

 

One of these Cinematographer & Director duo will then be chosen, at the end of April 2020, to work on the film production.

 

"Recollection" will be produced by Taival Films with an award budget of $5,000, and will be premiered at the MWFF 2021 festival.

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

If you live in Victoria, Australia and have a passion for visual storytelling as a Cinematographer, we would love to see your ideas for ‘Recollection’.