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Createability 2016

The key objective of CREATEABILITY 2016 is to provide funded opportunities for professional filmmakers to profile artists with disability living and creating in Regional NSW.


PROJECT UPDATE: 20TH MAY

So, all the deliberating has been done and final decisions have been made. We are very proud to announce the nine regional NSW filmmakers that will receive funding as part of Createability 2016.

In the Northern Rivers region, the following filmmakers have been selected:

  • Debrah Novak (Yamba)
  • Karenza Ebejer (Lismore)
  • Nathan Wood (Byron Bay)
  • Poppy Walker and Sophie Hexter (Bangalow)
  • Susie Forster (Ocean Shores)

And our successful filmmakers selected for our four regions across NSW are:

  • Far West Region: Jason King (Broken Hill)
  • Hunter region: Nicky Elliott (Soldiers Point)
  • Orana Region: Kellie Jennar (Dubbo)
  • South East NSW: Isabel Darling (Denhams Beach)

Each filmmaker will receive a grant of $4,000 to make their three minute film.

All nine filmmakers were selected by an independent panel made up of representatives from the three Createability project partners – Screen NSW, Screenworks and ABC Regional Audience Strategy team.

Screenworks General Manager, Ken Crouch reported that the assessment panel had faced a difficult task choosing only nine filmmakers from all of the submission received – “the standard of the submissions received from across the state this year was incredibly high. So, it wasn’t surprising that it took longer than expected for the assessment panel to select the successful filmmakers. But with so many talented filmmakers involved in the Createability project, we’re really looking forward to seeing some very inspirational stories being told from regional NSW” said Mr Crouch.

Each of the nine filmmakers will now commence pre-production on their film, starting with a one-on-one script clinic with their local ABC Open producer. ABC Open producers, who are based in ABC stations across regional Australia, will be the supervising producers for the Createability film produced in each of their regions.

Once the one-on-one clinics with ABC Open have been completed, Screenworks will then be able to confirm and announce the artists who will be featured across regional NSW.

Filming is expected to take place in late May and June 2016, with all of the films being delivered to Screenworks in August 2016.


Project Update – 11th April 2016

ABC Open Producers have completed their masterclasses for all filmmakers who have registered for Createability 2016 across the projects five featured regional areas of NSW.

We have had great feedback from the ABC Open producers and the Regional Arts Development Officers from all regions about the success of each masterclass. Each ABC Open producer provided invaluable tips on how to make a a three minute film profiling an artist and relevant examples were presented and energetically debated.

Finally, all our filmmaker applicants were taken through the expression of interest process that they’ll need to complete to apply for funding in their respective regions. Now all they have to do is find their artist with disability and conceive an amazing story about them and their art, so good luck everyone!

All final storyplans are due on Monday 18th April and we are looking forward to reading what we know will be some great submissions.

(Photo montage: Hello Filmmakers of regional NSW! – clockwise from top left, West Darling ABC Masterclass, Orana ABC Masterclass, Northern Rivers ABC Masterclass, South East ABC Masterclass, Upper Hunter ABC Masterclass).

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Project Update – 22nd March 2016

Createability 2016 project registrations closed two weeks ago and we are now truly underway.

In conjunction with our project partners at the ABC, we’ve been connecting with arts administration and disability networks across regional Australia and have made some great new contacts in the process. Consequently, we’ve seen a strong response from filmmakers and artists with disability registering for the project across all five featured NSW regions (the Northern Rivers, South East, West Darling, Orana and the Upper Hunter).

The ABC Open producers from each region are primed and ready to run their Masterclasses for the filmmakers by the end of this month. We, in the Screenworks office, are excited to see what these masterclasses produce and we can’t wait to see the final submissions. The deadline is the 18th April.

Congratulation are due to all our filmmakers from Createability 2015:

Sebastian and Jonatan from Rest Your Eyes Productions, will see their Createability 2015 film, Lydian’s space, screen on ABC News 24 on Monday 28th March.

The Battle by Poppy Walker and Sophie Hexter of The H W Collective featuring Kayah Guenther and Gavin Webber has been selected for the Oberhausen Short Film Festival (Germany).

Andy Bambach’s film, Petas Puppets received an Honourable Mention (Documentary under 10 minutes) in the 2016 Picture This… International Film Festival.


2016 CREATEABILITY PROJECT REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

Registrations for CREATEABILITY 2016 closed at 5pm on 10 March 2016.


Introduction:

Screenworks, in partnership with ABC Open and the NSW State Government, are proud to be announce CREATEABILITY 2016.

Due to the success of CREATEABILITY in 2015, Screenworks has been able to secure the funding and resources required to double the project outcomes for the Northern Rivers region, in addition to spreading the project to the far corners of Regional NSW in 2016, effectively tripling the size of the whole project in its second year.

IMG_2004In the first stage of CREATEABILITY 2016, Screenworks is asking for filmmakers and artists with disability in Regional NSW to register their interest in participating in the project. In March, the selection process will continue with all registered filmmakers being invited to attend a Pre Production Masterclass, which will be run by ABC Open in each of the project regions.

Filmmakers will then be required to submit a competitive storyline outline and a proposed budget for the short film that they would like to produce. An independent selection panel will select 5 short films to be produced in the Northern Rivers NSW Region, in addition to 4 short films to be produced in Regional NSW (1 each in: the Upper Hunter region, the Orana region, South East NSW region, and Far West / Broken Hill region).

For CREATEABILITY in 2015, 3 short films were produced in the Northern Rivers NSW. To view these films, please go to the Screenworks On Demand YouTube Channel.


Program Overview:

CREATEABILITY 2016 is a Screenworks project funded and supported by Screen NSW and the NSW Department of Family and Community Services.

IMG_2089In 2016, Screenworks is delivering the project in partnership with ABC Open, who will be offering advice, providing masterclasses and consulting with the filmmaking applicants to help deliver the best films possible. Screenworks will also work with the Regional Arts Development Officers in each of the regions who will provide support to the project.

Screenworks has funding available for filmmakers across regional NSW to produce a total 10 films in total, broken down as follows:

  • 5 x 3-minute films to be produced by filmmakers living and working in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, each profiling an artist with disability who resides and creates in the Northern Rivers region.
  • A total of 4 x 3-minute films to be produced by filmmakers local to four specific NSW regions (as listed below). Each film will profile an artist with disability who resides and creates in Regional NSW.

o   Upper Hunter: 1 x 3-minute film

o   Dubbo / Orana region: 1 x 3-minute film

o   Bega / South East NSW region: 1 x 3-minute film

o   Broken Hill / Far West region: 1 x 3-minute film

  • 1 x educational film to be produced by a filmmaker living and working in the Northern Rivers region. This will be a resource film for filmmakers wishing to use captioning and/or audio description in their screen projects. Screenworks will select, appoint and brief the production team independently of the CREATEABILITY 2016 Project Registration.

Additionally, Screenworks wants to hear from artists with disability in all five regions of NSW that have been selected for the project, who are interested in possibly being profiled in one of the 3-minute films that will be produced this year.

Filmmakers with disability:

Filmmakers with disability are strongly encouraged to apply for this program. All teams selected for this program will be strongly encouraged to connect with and to include emerging filmmakers with disability from their respective region as part of their teams.


Eligibility for Filmmakers:

CREATEABILITY 2016 is not an entry-level initiative for filmmakers. All filmmakers registering for the project must be able to meet the following eligibility criteria in order to complete the EOI process.

  1. Applications are only open to filmmakers living and working in the following areas of regional NSW:
    Northern Rivers (Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Richmond Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Tweed)
    Orana region (Dubbo, Gilgandra, Mid-Western Region, Narromine, Warrumbungle)
    South East region (Bega, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Snowy River)
    Upper Hunter region  (Upper Hunter Shire, Gloucester, Muswellbrook, Singleton, Dungog)
    West Darling / Far West region (Broken Hill, Central Darling, Wentworth).
  2. Each filmmaker must, at a minimum, have one professionally produced short-form credit (i.e. music videos, television commercials or corporate films commissioned and paid for by a third party).
  3. The filmmaker must be available and able to produce the documentary between 1 May 2016 and 31 August 2016.

Eligibility for Artists:

CREATEABILITY 2016 is open to all artists with disability. All artistic disciplines are relevant and will be considered.  All artists registering for the project must meet the following eligibility criteria in order to be considered.

  1. Applications are only open to artists living and creating in one of the following areas of regional NSW:
    Northern Rivers (Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Richmond Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Tweed)
    Orana region (Dubbo, Gilgandra, Mid-Western Region, Narromine, Warrumbungle)
    South East region (Bega, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Snowy River)
    Upper Hunter region  (Upper Hunter Shire, Gloucester, Muswellbrook, Singleton, Dungog)
    West Darling / Far West region (Broken Hill, Central Darling, Wentworth).
  2. The artist must be available for meetings and film dates between 1 April 2016 and 30 June 2016 (exact dates TBC).

Project Registration Process for Filmmakers:

Each filmmaker must complete the CREATEABILITY 2016 Filmmakers Project Registration form, available online.  All relevant questions in the project registration form must be completed and all applications close for this stage at 5pm on March 10th 2016.

IMG_1842Following March 10th 2016, the selection process will continue and all registered filmmakers will be invited to attend a Pre Production Masterclass run by ABC Open in their region. Dates for the masterclasses are expected to happen in the last few weeks of March 2016, with exact dates to be confirmed nearer the time.

At the PreProduction Masterclasses, filmmakers will gain professional advice to assist them in producing a competitive storyline outline and proposed budget to the standard required by the independent assessment panel. Once submitted, these materials will be assessed and a final decision will be made regarding the successful applicants by Friday 29th April.

The short films will then be produced in consultation with Screenworks and ABC Open, with the final films due by late July / early August 2016.


Project Registration Process for Artists:

Screenworks is seeking highly creative artists with disability that live and create in one of the five NSW regions, those being: Northern Rivers, Upper Hunter, Orana Regiona, South East NSW and Far West / Broken Hill.  Each artist need to be available to be interviewed and filmed within the stipulated time period of 1st April – 30th June 2016 (exact dates subject to film production schedules).

Artists must complete the CREATEABILITY 2016 Artist Project Registration form, available online.  All relevant questions in the project registration form must be completed and applications close at 5pm on March 10th 2016.

An independent panel will assess the Artists Project Registrations. Applicants, successful or unsuccessful will be notified by Friday 29th April.


Funding availability:

IMG_0386Each successful filmmaker selected to produce a short film (by the assessment panel) will be allocated a budget of $4,000 excluding GST to produce a 3-minute short film. As part of the final Expression of Interest process, each filmmaker will need to demonstrate how the $4,000 budget will be spent.

When considering the budget, each filmmaker must include information about accessibility components that will be included in the short film (please note – captioning is mandatory for all CREATEABILITY 2016 films and audio description versions are strongly encouraged).

Screenworks will provide up to $200 per featured artist, per film to help cover any additional expenses that the artist may incur as a result of being a part of this project.


Terms of Funding:

Project funding is provided as a grant. If you are successful Screenworks will enter into a written agreement with you, specifying the terms of the funding and what you will need to deliver in order to receive payments. All projects selected for production may be subject to editorial guidelines.

The successful filmmaker teams will be required to grant Screenworks, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the NSW State Government agencies (such as Screen NSW) a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty free licence to use and distribute the short film for its own corporate or promotional purposes including but not limited to use on websites, newsletters and/or annual reports.

Screenworks reserve the right to approve production budgets prior to contracting.


Project promotion:

Screenworks and the ABC Open project team intend to signficiantly promote this project through multiple channels:

–        Promotion to local regional media via press release information

–        Promotion on our social media channels.

–        Project pages on the Screenworks and ABC websites to detail the project.

Each filmmaker selected will be expected to support and co-operate with Screenworks and the ABC to ensure that it is able to achieve the project promotion objectives set out above.


Successful applications:

lydiansspaceAll applications from the Createability 2016 Filmmaker Project Registration will be invited to attend ABC Open Pre Production Masterclass events to enable them to progress to stage 2 of the Expression Of Interest (EOI) process.

Stage 2 of the EOI will require a storyline and budget submission. If your EOI is selected you will be required to work with the Screenworks and ABC Open project team to engage with the subject artist, develop the storyline and finalise a project budget and schedule. This may be through face-to-face meetings, telephone / Skype conversations and/or email correspondence.

Assessment criteria – Filmmakers:

The Screenworks and ABC Open project team will assess eligible applications against the following assessment criteria:

  1. Quality of the application material.
  2. Track record and previous experience of filmmaker.
  3. Ability of the filmmaker to deliver the film on-time, budget and to a high standard.
  4. Filmmakers interest in the project, interest in profiling a local artist with disability, and how filmmakers with disability can be included in the project.

Screenworks may also take into consideration whether the applicants have a number of concurrent outstanding projects in development or productions that may impact on the quality of the project outcomes.

Assessment criteria – Artists:

The Screenworks and ABC Open project team will assess all eligible applications to find the most engaging stories in each region, which also best fit the filmmaker and their style of filmmaking.


Submitting your application:

peta puppetsAll CREATEABILITY 2016 Project Registrations (for both Artists and Filmmakers) must be submitted by 5:00pm (AEDST), Thursday 10 March 2016.

An application receipt will be emailed to all applicants within 5 business days of submitting your application.  If you do not receive a receipt email, you should contact Screenworks on (02) 6687 1599 to confirm that your application has been received.

Applications must be submitted using the online application form.  Applications submitted by other methods will not be accepted.

If you experience any difficulty with the online application, please contact Screenworks General Manager, Ken Crouch on (02) 6687 1599.

Information on how to complete the final Filmmakers Expression of Interest will be provided at the ABC Pre Production Masterclass and will also be made available online.


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CREATEABILITY 2016 is supported by the NSW Government through the NSW Department of Family and Community Services and Screen NSW

 

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Published on April 26, 2016 10:25 pm