Talent Camp is a skills development program for creatives from diverse backgrounds, designed to provide opportunities for emerging storytellers to create new content and be employment ready for the screen sector.
Talent Camp 2019 is now open for submissions.
Eligibility criteria and application portals for each state are below.
Talent Camp happens in two stages. First the state camps, a five-day workshop in each capital city, with 12-15 participants, which focuses on story development, scripting, producing considerations and career pathways for short-form web series production. A national workshop takes place several months later, bringing together two emerging creatives from each state to fine-tune their work. Read about the 2018 National Talent Camp participants and facilitators.
The 2019 Talent Camp focuses on episodic narrative, both short and long form, with pathways for emerging talent to develop their own web series, find employment in television series and further their education and experience in screen.
The last edition of Talent Camp was incredibly successful. Here is a clip of two Victorian participants talking about their Talent Camp experience (courtesy of Film Victoria): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTWSj3qG7cI
As per last time, we are seeking applications from creatives from under-represented communities with reference to cultural background, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, geographic and/ or socio-economic circumstance. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creatives are strongly encouraged to apply.
The week-long workshops are free, and regional participants will receive financial support for travel and accommodation. Here is a link to the AFTRS page with submission information: https://www.aftrs.edu.au/courses/initiatives/talent-camp/
Applications close May 31.