12 March 2021

Bold and ambitious Film Lab: New Voices feature film skills development program fosters a new generation of diverse South Australian filmmakers

The initiative from AFF and the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) in collaboration with Mercury CX and with the support of Screen Australia in delivering the development phase,  gives three South Australian creative teams industry mentoring with highly-credentialed screen story development mentor Louise Gough across a 12-month period, to develop a low-budget feature film script.

The three selected teams for 2021 are:

Writer/director Peter Ninos and producer Georgia Humphreys,
Writer Lucy Campbell, producer Bettina Hamilton and director Matt Vesely
Writer/director Madeleine Parry and producer Peta Bulsara (Astbury)

One project will be selected to move into production, to be wholly produced and post-produced in South Australia, and the final film will premiere at AFF 2022.

The program will open again for round two applications in August 2021, with the final film to be delivered in time for AFF 2024.

Image: Film Lab New Voices 2021 participants -Back row Pete Ninos, Lucy Campbell, Bettina Hamilton, Matt Vesely – Front row Georgia Humphries, Madeleine Parry, Peta Bulsara (Astbury)

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