An Initiative in Partnership with Screen Australia
Screenwest and Screen Australia are looking for original, LGBTQIA+ scripted web series proposals that will cut through on any online platform. Screenwest is seeking LGBTQIA+ identifying emerging to mid-career creatives who have a unique and untold story and who want to be part of shaping the future of storytelling on screen.
The world has moved beyond the standard ‘coming out’ template, to narratives with nuanced queer characters and plots. Do you have a bisexual vampire genre romance? Awesome. Or maybe you have a lesbian time-travel drama? Great. What about a children’s show about a mischievous puppy with two mums? Cute! Think outside the box and stretch the bounds of LGBTQIA+ stories on screen.
In line with Screenwest’s current Indigenous Screen Strategy, Out Now will support at least one project with an Indigenous team.
The strongest applications will be shortlisted, receive $2,000 in development funding and will be encouraged to take part in a series of development workshops to get their projects in the best shape possible to apply for $100,000 in production funding.
A networking and information session will be held on Wednesday, 2 December 2020. Secure your spot by registering on the Out Now Initiative Networking Night Eventbrite page.
All program guidelines are to be read in conjunction with the Screenwest Terms of Trade.