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A group photo of the first round of Screenability interns at the start of the Screenablity initiative

Are you an emerging filmmaker?

Would you like the chance to be a part of the 65th Sydney Film Festival in 2018? Apply for a Screenability Filmmakers Fund with Create NSW!

Create NSW is calling on emerging filmmakers with disability to apply for a new Screenability Filmmakers Fund which will support three individual projects with $30,000 as well as appoint an Executive Producer to each production.

Applications are sought for filmmaking projects that appeal to a broad audience (with or without disability content), from teams that have at least one key creative (writer, director or producer) identifying as having disability and with an intention to develop a career in screen content creation.

First announced as part of the Screenability Program Opening Night at the 64th Sydney Film Festival, the Screenability Filmmakers Fund is part of a suite of initiatives under Screenability NSW, an open-ended policy commitment by Create NSW to work with industry to grow participation in the screen sector by Australians with disabilities.

The fund is open to drama, factual, animation or experimental projects of up to 15 minutes duration, and must be made entirely in NSW. Successful projects will also be considered to premiere as part of the 65th Sydney Film Festival in 2018.

Applications opened Wednesday 19 July and close Friday 11 August 2017. Projects need to be capable of being delivered no later than March 2018. Read the guidelines and apply.

Pictured: The first round of Screenability interns at the start of the Screenablity initiative.