Courtney Gibson, SAFC

Courtney Gibson, SAFC

Industry Action

South Australia Film Corporation

Doing it Differently is in direct response to the Raising Films Report launched by WIFT Australia which details the experiences of parents and carers in the screen industry and the need to develop family friendly approaches to the methodology around creating content for the screen.

The inaugural Doing It Differently initiative provides project development funding for fiction projects that utilise a fresh approach to the current dominant industrial model of production.

For further information and to apply click here.

Create NSW

Create NSW has today opened applications for its latest screen Production Finance funding round with measures aimed at increasing the opportunities and participation of parents and carers in the screen sector. The initiatives respond to the October 2018 Raising Films Australia Screen Industry Survey results and the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) announcement of initiatives to address the results.

To combat this issue, Create NSW has introduced the Screen Momentum Attachment, which ensures that any project receiving over $400,000 in funding engages at least one crew member, key creative or Head of Department who identifies as a recent carer or someone who is currently impacted by care responsibilities.

To support the industry to deliver this, Create NSW will create and maintain a Screen Momentum Attachment database of practitioners who are currently or have recently been carers and are ready to work.

Create NSW will also participate in the Keeping Your Hand In program, designed to support people that are taking time out or reducing work schedules to be a carer, to keep pace with changes in production methodologies, trends, technology and skills – and stay visible in the industry.

For further information click here.

Creche Inclusions

Three years ago, Gold Coast Film Festival was the first film festival in Australia to offer a creche to help address this barrier for parents.

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In 2018 SCREEN FOREVER introduced it’s first creche in what is a major step forward for parents and carers working in the industry.

A partnership between the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC), Create NSW, Screen Producers Australia (SPA) and Women in Film and Television (WIFT) Australia, the free creche recognises the importance of access to opportunities that come with attending the annual conference, and in supporting a sustainable and diverse screen industry.

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This year, for the first time AIDC offered a creche for attendees. The crèche was provided for working parents to make the most of AIDC’s Marketplace.