New $20,000 fellowship available to an indigenous filmmaker

Three filmmakers, Darren Dale, Richard Frankland and Pauline Clague, chosen because they are indigenous, will decide who should be the inaugural winner of a new $20,000 fellowship.

The new Young Indigenous Documentary Fellowship is for an Australian indigenous filmmaker with a hot documentary project. Applicants must be aged less than 35 years and have experience in filmmaking and an impressive portfolio of creative work.

They must also have an ambitious documentary project that captures an indigenous Australian point of view.

The deadline for applications is July 31. The expectation is that the winner will be announced at the inaugural Cockatoo Island Film Festival, and that the film will be developed and produced in time to premiere at the following festival.

It is hoped that the fellowship with continue in perpetuity. This first one has been made possible through NSW Mining and the Cockatoo Institute, a not-for-profit arts and education organisation that hosts the Dungog Film Festival (June 28-July 1), the Dubbo Festival (September 7-30) and the Cockatoo Island Film Festival (October 24-28).

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