NITV and Screen Territory have partnered on an exciting initiative and are calling for emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander screen practitioners based in the NT to get involved.
The initiative, Red Ochre, is looking for teams to submit ideas for a half hour documentary, a short form documentary series or an entire 3 x 30 minutes documentary series. Content can be a mix of web series and half hour documentaries for broadcast on NITV and SBS on Demand.
Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss said the Territory Labor Government is investing $157,000 towards the project to develop and produce NT stories to be broadcast nationally, generating an estimated $375,000 worth of production in the NT.
“Through Screen Territory, we are delighted to partner with NITV on the Red Ochre initiative, which will result in up to three Territory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led projects being commissioned for broadcast,” Ms Moss said.
“Red Ochre provides an excellent professional development opportunity for emerging Territory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander screen practitioners and allows them to deliver their unique stories to a wide audience.”
NITV Channel Manager, Tanya Orman said NITV was looking forward to partnering with Screen Territory again.
“This initiative is a great foot in the door for budding filmmakers and we can’t wait to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Territorians and bring their ideas to life on screen,” Ms Orman said.
NITV and Screen Territory have partnered previously on the initiative Dark Science, which commissioned five innovative short-form documentaries profiling the practise of NT-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scientists.
Applications open 31 May and close 29 June. To find out more visit www.screenterritory.nt.gov.au