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Inclusion Initiatives for Industry Impact

AFTRS offers special initiatives to support the telling of stories that reflect the broader lived experience of Australian society. Working with people from a range of communities AFTRS offers intensive workshops with a focus on industry outcomes.


Inclusion initiatives target workshop participants from specific backgrounds for example; First Nations, women, culturally and linguistically diverse, LGBTQI, people with disability, regional and remote.

Industry impact

Intensive workshops are designed to provide relevant skills to create pathways into screen industry opportunities.

New Perspectives Pitch Lab

An initiative for emerging non-fiction talent with a social impact project in development or production. Presented by AFTRS, Doc Society and the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC), in partnership with Screen NSW.

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Media Lab

Free online resources for Australian primary and secondary schools.

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Talent Camp

A development program for creatives from diverse backgrounds across Australia.

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Bus Stop Films Program

Filmmaking and film theory workshops for people living with disability, presented by AFTRS and Bus Stop Films.

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