The Film Development Branch of the Australian Film Commission (AFC) will hold a series of seminars around the country from 30 June to discuss Guidelines for funding programs for film, television and new media projects and the new AFC A-Z budgets.
The seminars will include a program of local and international award winning films which have been supported by the AFC - shorts, animation and short documentaries - and will be hosted by AFC Project Managers.
On the agenda will be the additional funding of $550,000 for documentaries, a business skills workshop for producers, additional funding to the Indigenous Unit and fellowship program for more experienced filmmakers.
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"These events are a great opportunity for film, television and new media practitioners around the country to meet with AFC Project Managers and find out more about Film Development programs to support filmmakers, as well as to network with their industry colleagues," said Carole Sklan, Director, Film Development at the AFC.
The seminars are also an opportunity for the AFC to launch its new series of A-Z Budgets. Not only has the old AFC A-Z Feature Film Budget been brought into line with current industry practice and technology, but also four new budgets have been designed specifically for different film and television genres. They are Short Film, Documentary, Animation, Broadband/Interactive.
For the past year, consultation has taken place with specialists around the country - the Film Finance Corporation and the state funding bodies, producers, line producers, production managers, completion guarantors, and production accountants - ensuring that the budgets are a useful and practical tool for all filmmakers.
The Feature, Short Film and Documentary budgets will be available on the AFC website on 1 July 2003 and the Animation and Broadband/Interactive budgets will be released shortly after.
For more information about the guidelines and screenings, please contact the AFC on (02) 9321 6444. or toll free on 1800 226 615.