The South Australian Film Corporation has launched the Lottie Lyell Award, to provide significant financial support to a female-driven screen project in South Australia.
Named after film pioneer Lottie Lyell, the award provides a $20,000 prize to go towards the development or delivery of a screen-based work which is bold, ambitious and full of promise.
Judging submissions and deciding the inaugural winner in 2018 will be SAFC Chief Executive Officer Courtney Gibson and Adelaide Film Festival CEO/Artistic Director Amanda Duthie, and filmmaker Gillian Armstrong.
“I am delighted to be part of the selection team for the SAFC’s wonderful inaugural Lottie Lyell Award for a talented local female filmmaker. What a generous and needed initiative, as it is clear that it is sadly still not a level playing field for female talent in this industry. May they follow in the bold brave footsteps of writer, director, editor pioneers like our brilliant Lottie Lyell,” said Armstrong.
SAFC Chief Executive Courtney Gibson said: “Lottie Lyell was a pioneer and a powerhouse, who remains a beacon to female screen practitioners in Australia, particularly in South Australia. The Lottie Lyell Award will enable a female SA screen creative with a bold and ambitious project to make her mark and go next-level.”
The recipient will be announced during the Adelaide Film Festival in October.
Deadline for applications: COB Monday 24 September, 2018