ScreenWest and SBS join forces for new doco

05 November, 2010 by IF

Press release from ScreenWest

A new joint initiative developed by ScreenWest and SBS will result in the production of a Western Australian interactive documentary project to be hosted on the SBS website.


The ScreenWest/SBS Digital Factual Initiative will support up to one project to receive an investment of $100,000 plus $30,000 in kind support from SBS for online development resources.

Marshall Heald, SBS Manager Digital Media & Content Distribution said: "We're looking for strong ideas aligned with the SBS Charter that make use of the unique attributes of the online medium to tell stories in innovative, engaging and participatory ways."

Projects may embrace drama hybrids, animation and other digital forms. Applicants need to consider how they will use existing networks to pull people to their content.

ScreenWest Chief Executive Ian Booth said the partnership with the SBS provides an excellent opportunity for Western Australian content creators.

"The digital realm offers great opportunities for Western Australian filmmakers to exploit the full potential of their content online," Mr Booth said.

"This is a great opportunity for traditional media producers to enhance their skills through partnering with experienced digital practitioners."

ScreenWest Digital Project Manager Aaron Kennedy said that this initiative complements ScreenWest's suite of digital funding programs.

"Western Australian media producers are incredibly talented and this initiative will give them the support to deliver their creative ideas."

Visit the ScreenWest website to access the guidelines. Applications for this initiative close December 6, 2010.