Indigenous Stories Wanted for WA Filmaking Initiative
Posted: June 28th, 2012
Do you have a story about your community or country that you would like to be remembered in 100 years?
Indigenous Community Stories is a new initiative aiming to capture one hundred West Australian Indigenous stories on film and digitally archive them so that they can be accessed by future generations for years to come.
There is currently a pressing need to record the culture of Indigenous communities across Western Australia, particularly the stories and reflections of senior community members. This project will create invaluable records of Australian cultural heritage and identity while encouraging Indigenous filmmaking in WA.
The Film and Television Institute (FTI), in partnership with Rio Tinto, ScreenWest, Leighton and Ngarda Civil and Mining, is calling for applications from Indigenous communities who are interested in recording and preserving their stories.
The story should focus on community and country. Successful communities will need to nominate a Community Liaison Officer to work on the project and will receive some funds to cover costs of the project.
For more information on Eligibility and Assessment Criteria, click here.
To apply for Indigenous Community Stories, download and complete the application form here, and return to FTI marked to the attention of Mandy Corunna, via:
– Email: email@example.com
– Fax: (08) 9335 1283
– Post: PO Box 579, Fremantle, WA, 6959.
– 5:00pm Thursday 19 July 2012 for the July Selection Panel, and
– 5:00pm Friday 14 September 2012 for the September Selection Panel.
For queries or more information, contact Mandy Corunna at FTI on (08) 9431 6713 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to work as part of the Indigenous Community Stories Film Crew?
Suitably qualified filmmakers are also wanted to record Indigenous Community Stories. If this sounds like something that may interest you, complete the expression of interest form here and return it to email@example.com by 19 July 2012.