Call for Submissions: Australia Uncovered

SBS documentary strand Australia Uncovered is again calling for more documentary projects for 2022.

Australia Uncovered features prime-time single documentaries exploring diversity and equality in contemporary Australia. SBS is again welcoming proposals seeking production funding and post-production funding.

Joseph Maxwell, Head of Documentaries at SBS, said: “We were thrilled with the high calibre of pitches submitted last year which has resulted in a strong selection of uniquely Australian stories set to air next year which showcase the ambition of the Australia Uncovered strand.

“Single documentaries allow us to showcase diversity and tackle issues challenging our society in innovative and inspiring ways, through often untold stories and from a variety of voices with reflect contemporary Australia. It’s been a challenging year for so many Australians and we’re looking forward to seeing the creativity and quality of our local sector come through in this year’s submissions.”

Shortlisted proposals will participate in a live pitching session as part of the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) 28 February – 3 March 2021, with successful teams receiving a share of development funding from SBS.

Alice Burgin, CEO / Conference Director, AIDC, said: “The Australia Uncovered pitch was a genuine highlight of AIDC 2020. The combination of incredible stories and professional pitches, not to mention the pot of gold at the end, was extremely inspiring. As we move through a challenging year, we look forward to once again celebrating the diverse talent of the Australian screen industry next March.”

Australia Uncovered will feature up to eight single documentaries ranging from one hour to feature-length. Filmmakers are encouraged to be creative in their approach to style, form and construct, and the uniting factor once again is that all submissions must have something compelling to say about Australia today and align with the SBS Charter.

SBS has a long history of supporting the broadcast of single documentaries with the financial support of Screen Australia who have also committed to support Australia Uncovered titles.

Further information is available at sbs.com.au/commissionedcontent.

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