Calling for applications from regionally-based female writers & directors

22 August, 2016 by IF

Participants selected for The Athena Project will receive screen industry career advice and guidance from some of Australia’s most outstanding female filmmakers.  The project is open to female writers and directors from regional areas across Australia and aims to:  

leverage initial success in the screen industry


build professional networks

create viable career pathways

The Athena Project includes two events that will be held at The Byron at Byron Resort  and include:

a public Screen Industry Careers Forum on 8 November 2016

a two-day selective residential workshop on 9 November and 10 November 2016

Residential workshop participants will be supported to develop individual career plans and will receive strategic assistance for up to 12 months, to implement these plans.

Guest Speakers include:

Gillian Armstrong; Writer/Director (Women He’s Undressed, My Brilliant Career)

Debbie Lee; Director of Scripted Development at Matchbox Pictures (The Family Law, Glitch)

Felicity Packard; Screenwriter (Janet King, Anzac Girls)

Cate McQuillen; Director (dirtgirlworld)

Monica Davidson; Creative Industries career advisor

Victoria Baldock; Director Verve International

Deadline for applications is midday Thursday 8 September 2016 NSW Eastern Standard Time.

The Athena Project is a Screenworks initiative funded by Screen Australia through the Genders Matters: Brilliant Careers program.