27 October 2016
Filmmakers who do not meet the criteria to apply for Screen Australia's development funding streams can try their luck with the Wildcard Pitch.
Designed to address the gap in screen credits and experience that makes many film funding streams inaccessible, the Wildcard Pitch provides an alternative avenue for filmmakers to access funding for the development of a fiction feature project, an online and interactive drama series, or a one-off or virtual reality drama installation of any genre
Applicants are required to submit a video pitch of up to three minutes to Screen Australia which must describe:
- The concept for the project
- The potential audience
- The current stage of the project (eg treatment, draft script or whatever form your project is in if your development plan is utilising more non-traditional approaches)
You will also need to submit:
- A 250 word (maximum) synopsis, and
- A maximum 5-page writing sample that is either an excerpt of the project you are pitching for in Wildcard or any other previous screen project that portrays your original storytelling style.
Screen Australia is looking for pitches that grab their attention, and evidence that the story concept that will generate and sustain the dramatic structure of a feature film, online and interactive drama, or virtual reality drama installation. It is also essential that the filmmakers know their audience.
Pitches will be viewed by Screen Australia personnel and/or industry specialists as required and some teams may be invited to apply for Story Development funding.
Wildcard pitch submissions that are invited to apply for Story Development funding will be evaluated competitively against Screen Australia's Story Development assessment criteria.
Applications can be submitted at any time.