Entries at the moment are open for the second spherical of For Movie’s Sake’s world function movie improvement lab, Attagirl, which helps feminine and non-binary filmmaking groups.
Created by FFS govt director Sophie Mathisen, the lab is designed to assist creatives navigate improvement of options within the digitally disrupted age.
Course content material centres on three main pillars – story, market and viewers – with assist offered by worldwide display companies and main worldwide movie pageant.
Among the many program’s backers are Display Australia, Telefilm Canada, the British Movie Institute and the Swedish Movie Institute at the side of philanthropic supporters.
Six Australian initiatives and one from New Zealand had been among the many 13 from world wide chosen to participate in final 12 months’s lab.
Initially designed as a travel-based initiative to market-driven festivals, Attagirl pivoted to digital supply in 2020 subsequent to the COVID-19 pandemic. In its second 12 months, Attagirl will even be delivered just about with some additional amendments to content material and construction.
The lab will now be formally break up into two levels, with the primary targeted on improvement of inventive manufacturing abilities, or story and viewers, and the second in chosen groups producing market prepared function movie packages.
Following completion of stage one, groups will probably be assessed by Attagirl mentors with an uncapped variety of “market-ready” initiatives invited to take part in Stage Two. Movies not invited will probably be eligible to use for stage two inside any future lab cycles.
Each levels will include as much as two workshop intensives, delivered digitally, in addition to digital accreditations being provided by the lab through its pageant companions.
“COVID closures and adjustments – while little question disruptive – truly created a number of unintended advantages to this system and individuals. With journey suspended, mentors and specialists had been extra out there to dedicate time and assist to the chosen groups which has resulted in better depth and distinction within the creating movies,” Mathisen stated.
“The first aim of Attagirl is to supply globally related assist and construction to the event pipeline for brand new, rising and traditionally marginalised expertise and contemplating the quantity and high quality of initiatives that has resulted from this mannequin – even underneath the stress of lockdowns – FFS and our stakeholders are excited to proceed down the digital highway in the interim.”
Director Emma Freeman and producer Leanne Tonkes’ movie The Circus was one of many initiatives chosen for final 12 months’s lab.
Set in rural Nineteen Fifties Australia, the narrative follows a wonderful, feisty circus performer who meets a lonely and decided feminine farmer, forcing them to determine to evolve or comply with their hearts.
The duo state this system was of nice profit for the undertaking.
“We started Attagirl at a disaster level for us and the world. Working with the Attagirl staff challenged us to assume deeply and uncover probably the most courageous and distinctive model which we had been wanting to inform for a while. We had been inspired to work laborious, assume massive, intention excessive and we look ahead to additional assist as we transfer in direction of manufacturing,” they stated.
“When you’ve got a narrative you need to inform, Attagirl will assist you to uncover the universality and energy inside it and the way greatest to place and have interaction together with your viewers.”
To use, groups will need to have not less than 50 per cent participation of feminine/non-binary filmmakers in above-the-line roles.
Subsidised locations can be found for groups from official companion territories of Australia, Britain, Canada and Sweden. Groups from different territories are warmly invited to use nevertheless it is suggested they have interaction their related funding physique with their intention to use.
If no funding is offered inside a territory FFS will search partial or full funding through philanthropic assist the place attainable for chosen initiatives.
Documentary movies, tv or net sequence usually are not eligible codecs. Entry is free.
Functions are being accepted through Attagirl’s web site and can shut August 22.