Film Victoria and National Indigenous Television have announces a new joint initiative ‘Treaty Docs’ for Indigenous Victorian-based documentary filmmakers.
Up to $20,000 will be available for digital doco shorts centred on what ‘Treaty’ means to them and/or their local community. They will screen as online content with the potential for broadcast as well.
The content, tone and style will be open to the creator’s imagination.
NITV Channel Manager, Tanya Orman said: “Following the success of Bust Up, we are excited to work with Film Victoria again to develop and produce ‘Treaty Docs’. We encourage budding Indigenous Victorian filmmakers to submit. This is an important and timely initiative.”
Film Victoria CEO, Jenni Tosi said “We are extremely pleased to again be partnering with NITV, building on the success of our joint ‘Bust Up’ comedy initiative earlier this year, to now offer new opportunities for Victorian based Indigenous filmmakers.
“We’ll be on the look‐out for innovative interpretations around the important subject matter of ‘Treaty’ which will allow our indigenous practitioners to expand their storytelling skills whilst also supporting our desire to see more Indigenous screen content made in Victoria.”
Applications and guidelines will be announced shortly.