9 June 2022

Tales in Light is a project shining a light, literally, on Adelaide’s forgotten people and events.

In 2022, it will produce a 5-6 mins moving-image work for large scale projection during the 2022 Adelaide Film Festival, 19-30 October 2022.


While not always making the history books, often it’s been everyday people and events which truly shaped the lives we live today. Tales in Light will turn one of these stories into a projection artwork

The 2022 work is a proof of concept for what is hoped to be a larger future project, resulting in a projection walking trail of SA forgotten history.

AFF has publicly called for 20 ideas for hidden stories. These stories have been shortlisted and are in the process of being outlined by a team of professional writers. The final story will be selected by project partners led by the Adelaide Film Festival and animation, experience and games studio, Monkeystack.

Role of the Director

For the next stage of the project, we are seeking the paid services of a director with a passion for visioning and delivering compelling works which speak to audiences. The director will aspire to a high visual aesthetic. They will be seeking to move into XR or be expanding an existing skill set in the area.

Working with the award winning animation, experience and games studio Monkeystack, the director will be involved in the development of the final draft of the approved treatment, its production as a moving image work and its post-production. This will be a short contract of approximately 10-12 days with availability required over the period July to October, 2022.

What to submit

We are seeking a one-page written submission outlining your suitability for this role plus a CV of up to 2 pages and links to your work.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a track record in professional direction and/or the production of high-level visual art works lending themselves to moving image.

We welcome applications from diverse and under-represented communities.

Closing date for submission

17 June 2022

How to submit

EOIs should be addressed to Programming, Tales in Light, Adelaide Film Festival and sent to: [email protected]

Submit here.

Tales in Light is a project of the Adelaide Film Festival partnering with Monkeystack, Writers SA, Wakefield Press, ANAT and the Art Gallery of South Australia.