ABC Children and Screen Australia have partnered on a new funding program to showcase and amplify the work of Australian creatives and content makers with disability.
DisRupted will fund three to four individuals or teams to make a standalone film to reflect and capture what it’s like to be a young person with disability in Australia.
The successful applicants will be given up to $100,000 each to create a film of approximately 20 minutes’ duration.
The program will also provide the selected candidates with the opportunity to disrupt and reframe how disability is understood.
The films will be broadcast on ABC ME on the International Day of People with Disability in 2019 for the 8 –12-year-old demographic.
DisRupted will provide a career-changing opportunity for new and diverse talent in front and behind the camera. The authorship of each film is to be driven by a creative with disability as either writer, producer and/or director.
They may be mentored and partnered by experienced producers, and receive editorial guidance from ABC and Screen Australia.
The initiative is open to creators with disability aged 18 years and older. Applications close on Wednesday 12 December 2018.
For more information please visit http://www.abc.net.au/disrupted