Call out to Victorian Indigenous filmmakers for Treaty series

Applications are open for Treaty Series - a joint initiative between Film Victoria and National Indigenous Television (NITV).

Victorian Indigenous filmmakers, storytellers, directors and producers with fresh and diverse approaches are invited to look for original impactful views around the theme ‘Treaty’.

Successful applicants will be supported through the development of their idea and into production, under the guidance and mentorship of Executive Producer Beck Cole (Redfern Now, The Warriors, First Australians, Making ‘Samson and Delilah’, Wentworth, Grace Beside Me).

Up to five short documentary films will be commissioned as online content for broadcast on NITV’s digital channels and the best content may go even further and be broadcast on NITV’s main channel.

The content, tone and style of the short films are entirely up to the creator, so all interpretations of the medium of documentary will be encouraged.

“Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley said “This partnership aims to uncover new First Nations voices and talent from across our creative state. The Victorian Government is proud to support this initiative as part of our commitment to backing local talent and opening up access and opportunities for more Victorians to bring their stories and perspectives to the screen.”

Film Victoria CEO Caroline Pitcher said “We’re excited to once again partner with NITV to find a new generation of Victorian Indigenous filmmakers keen to explore the world of documentary shorts. We’ll be looking for dynamic, imaginative and unique content so we encourage creators to experiment and push the boundaries of documentary storytelling.”

NITV Channel Manager, Tanya Orman said: “NITV is looking forward to partnering with Film Victoria again for this initiative. It is a great opportunity for NITV to engage with emerging Victorian Indigenous filmmakers on the topic of Treaty. We look forward to discovering new deadly voices.”

The deadline for applications is Monday 23 July.