Fifteen emerging content creators and storytellers from diverse backgrounds across Victoria have started their journey with Talent Camp VIC - a diversity and inclusion initiative supported by Film Victoria, the Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS) and Screen Australia.

In a five day workshop, participants from under-represented groups with bold ideas and a keen interest to start a career in the screen industry will study the basics of story development, identifying audiences, distribution and pathways for film, TV and digital projects.

The Talent Camp VIC Workshop will be facilitated by script editor and screenwriter Clea Frost and Producer Kath Shelper.

Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley said Talent Camp VIC would bring great benefits to Victoria’s screen industry. “Victoria is a creative state and one that is proud of its diversity. Our support for Talent Camp VIC is part of our commitment to ensuring that Victorians from diverse backgrounds can unlock their creative potential, see themselves reflected on screen and forge creative careers. I can’t wait to see the stories and projects that will result.”

Film Victoria CEO, Jenni Tosi congratulated the workshop participants saying “Participants represent the wide-ranging and dynamic communities that more closely reflect Victoria’s diverse population. They each have unique stories to tell and we hope this opportunity sets them up for a flourishing career in the screen industry.”

Click here to view the 2017 Talent Camp VIC workshop participants