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Charlie’s Grant Virtual Residency

‘Cattle’ | Dir. Kerinne Jenkins

Charlie’s Grant is a partnership between AFTRS and Australians in Film (AiF) offering AFTRS alumni access to mentoring and connections in the US film and TV industry, and to assist with developing their projects.

In 2021 four Charlie’s grantees will be selected from alumni applications for a three-month AiF ‘online desk’ virtual residency.

Participants will begin with an introductory meeting with AiF Staff, where they will share their short and long-term goals, along with key industry targets, interests, project and career plans. They will also be introduced to the AiF community via social media.

Three formal meetings will require participants to complete a template with their action items and outcomes, to be assessed and assisted by AiF staff Isabel Pappani, and/or Peter Ritchie and Jennifer Kushner. AiF will be available to participants throughout the residency for questions and will provide industry connections where applicable, along with general advice, recommendations relevant to specific projects, and career development.

The first two participants selected for Charlie’s Grant in 2021 are Tsu San Chambers and Samuel Herriman, who commenced working with AiF in early April. Read more.




The third residency will commence on 26 July and conclude in mid-October.

The fourth residency will commence on 16 August and conclude in mid-November.


How to apply

To apply, tell us in 500 words why you need this virtual residency and how it will assist with the development of your current projects and/or your career development. Please be specific about your desired outcomes. Please also indicate which start date you prefer – July or August. Please note: you may not be allocated your first choice of starting date.

Applications close on Monday 28 June.

The successful applicants will be notified by Monday 12 July.

Please send any questions through to internships@aftrs.edu.au.

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ABOUT AUSTRALIANS IN FILM: Founded in 2001, Australians in Film is a Los Angeles based non-profit screen organization that supports its members with career development and education programs including the prestigious Heath Ledger Scholarship, Mentor LA, Village Roadshow/Animal Logic Entertainment Internship, Greg Coote Fellowship, Gateway LA and The Writers Room. AiF is based at Charlie’s, a shared workspace at the historic Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Charlie’s is a bespoke hub for business, collaboration and networking for the Australian screen community in Los Angeles and it is where AiF holds its industry education programs.

Get more information about joining AiF here.
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