It will be a lot more than Lights! Camera! Action! for local emerging screen creatives as Campbelltown Arts Centre partners with the Australian Film, Television & Radio School to deliver a series of film and television crew skills workshops from the 2nd to 10th of April.The Arts Centre’s director Michael Dagostino feels that Campbelltown is uniquely positioned to become the film and screen capital of Western Sydney, where creatives live and work.
“The program will reflect the communities in Western Sydney to ensure that the industry has a diversity of voices, history and experiences,” Mr Dagostino said.
This project promises least 50% of participants are First Nations or from CALD backgrounds and will also include practical placement and industry experience opportunities with production companies.
A selection of participants will undertake project attachment opportunities on both commercial and community screen-based projects.
“This project recognises the values, talents and skills of creatives from diverse backgrounds, and acknowledges their much needed and vital contribution to the arts and media making industry,” said Dr Romaine Moreton, Director, First Nations & Outreach, AFTRS.
The project will inject up to 30 employable emerging creatives with desired skills in camera and production work, developing employment pathways while addressing specific skills needs as identified by the industry and potential economic development for the screen sector.
“This program will provide tangible career pathways in the screen sector and support building important skills, networks and relationships for emerging practitioners in Western Sydney,” said Head of Screen NSW Grainne Brunsdon.
Emerging screen creatives interested in exploring a career in film and television with a focus on production and post production management, art department, and camera work are encouraged to apply to participate.
A number of industry networking events will also be facilitated to enable participants and industry to connect and learn about upcoming opportunities.
Applications are now open and close 31 January 2022. For more details CLICK HERE