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April 2022

2022 AACTA Awards: Submissions

April 27 @ 8:00 am - October 3 @ 5:00 pm

Entries are now open across Film, Television, Documentary, and Short Film categories for the 2022 AACTA Awards. The awards comprise more than 50 different award categories across film, television, documentary, and short film, celebrating Australian stories, culture, and creativity on the big and small screens. The 2022 AACTA Awards includes a change to the feature film eligibility policy, which has been updated to recognise films that premiere on streaming, subscription, or free to air television, with no theatrical distribution. More…

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May 2022

Antenna Documentary Film Festival: Submissions

May 20 - July 1

Entries are now open for the 11th Antenna Documentary Film Festival, returning to cinemas across Sydney, Australia from 12—23 October 2022. The Festival will continue to showcase the best of non-fiction cinema from Australia and around the world. Submissions for the Festival are being accepted through Film Freeway in two categories: • Feature Documentary Competition which comes with a cash prize of $7,500 for the ‘Best Feature Documentary Award’ winner and $2,500 for the ‘Special Jury Award’ winner. These prizes…

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June 2022

ABC and AIDC Indigenous Documentary Placement: Submissions

June 3 - July 1

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), in partnership with the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC), is inviting applications for the Indigenous Documentary Placement program for 2022, with a submission deadline of Friday 1 July 2022. Now in its second year, the Indigenous Documentary Placement is designed to provide one mid-career Indigenous practitioner with a unique opportunity to undertake an extended placement with the ABC, Australia’s largest public broadcaster. The successful applicant will be embedded in the ABC for a period of…

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Port Adelaide Diversity and Inclusion Festival – Submissions

June 3 - July 31

The Port Adelaide Diversity Inclusion Film Festival recognises and showcases films and screenplays that represent cultural diversity, the underrepresented and minority in communities. Get creative and produce your own film under 10-minutes in length. Winning films will be announced August 26 at The Odeon, Semaphore Road, Semaphore. Awards and prizes include: Award for the best diversity and inclusion film Award for the best diversity and inclusion costumes/makeup/set The Audience Award for best diversity and inclusion film Award for the best…

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Impact Australia – Submissions

June 21 - July 10

Screenwriter accelerator program Impact Australia will return to Melbourne for its third year. The Australian edition of the intensive eight-week program will be delivered by international entertainment start-up Impact and Melbourne-based production company Gentle Giant Media Group, and designed to discover, cultivate and empower diverse Australian screenwriters, with the goal of accelerating projects to be pitch-ready for global buyers and producers. Impact is funded by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard and led by CEO Tyler Mitchell. Since its inception in 2018,…

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2022 Australian Directors’ Guild (ADG) Awards – Submissions

June 30 @ 9:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm

Submissions are open for this year's Australian Directors' Guild (ADG) Awards, with prizes to be handed down across 20 categories. In some notable changes, a new award will be presented for Best Direction in a Debut Feature Film. Entries for this award can be narrative, documentary, or animation and the category has no budget requirements. There is also a new award for Best Direction in an Online Mobile-First Series Episode. Two other feature film categories have been renamed; Best Direction…

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July 2022

A Wave in the Ocean

July 13 @ 1:00 pm

Academy Award winning director Jane Campion has announced a new project, A Wave in the Ocean, a popup intensive course for New Zealand’s emerging film directing talent. The independent Wellington-based programme, which is aimed at participants with significant film or allied creative experience, runs over 12 months from November 2022.  Structured around a series of laboratories, the intensive will give participants the space to take risks and explore what makes them truly unique as storytellers on screen within a supportive cohort. They will also receive a stipend to attend and have the opportunity to make a fully funded short film in 2023.

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Regionality Pitch

July 17

As part of Regionality Cairns, AIDC, Screen Queensland and Screenworks are calling for regional Queensland-based project teams to apply for the Regionality Pitch. Up to four teams will be selected for international training, mentorship, and trailer editing, before their project is pitched to key local and international buyers, commissioners and funders. Post-pitch meetings between interested decision makers and pitching teams will also be facilitated by AIDC.

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