Untold Australia: call for documentaries

SBS is looking for docos that explore hidden multicultural worlds.


SBS is looking for one hour documentaries that explore hidden multicultural worlds for a fourth season of Untold Australia.

Season one eatured the single docos Indian Wedding Race, Strictly Jewish and A Modern Mutiny. Season two is in production as a VR season, while  Season three is in full production.

Untold Australia features hidden subcultures, unexplored areas of multicultural Australia, or an unexpected way of tackling contemporary issues. What they will all have in common is that they will be character-led worlds with unfolding, untold stories that will surprise and sometimes challenge.

SBS Head of Documentaries, Joseph Maxwell said: “Untold Australia is a returning documentary strand that allows a diversity of voices and stories to be explored. We are looking for more surprising and moving stories that give an insight into modern multicultural Australia.”

SBS is looking for a variety of tones and encourages proposals which are celebratory as well as issue-based. They will be observational documentaries and led by strong engaging characters. A short character reel is vital.

This season of up to four x one hours will screen on SBS from 2018. SBS welcomes proposals of a three – five pages and they must have accompanying pitch reels, (ideally two – five minutes).

Proposals should be sent to SBS Documentaries:
Julia Tamplenizza – [email protected]

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