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Meet the Emerging Creatives Selected for our Inaugural Documentary Talent Camp

Ten emerging screen creatives from across the country have been selected to participate in AFTRS’ inaugural Documentary Talent Camp.

Talent Camp is a skills development program for creatives from diverse backgrounds, designed to provide opportunities for emerging storytellers to create new content and be employment ready for the screen sector. Launched in 2022, the Documentary workshops will focus on story development, producing and directing considerations and career pathways for Documentary, culminating in a networking event with industry professionals.

Selected through a competitive application process, two screen creatives from  New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania will join us for the week-long Documentary workshops from August 8-12 at the Music Market in Collingwood Yards (Naarm).

The participants are Bunny Yan, Bianca Farmakis (NSW), Dylan Nicholls, Sunita Jariwala (QLD) Sara Glaoua, Grace Williams (TAS), Poppy Fitzpatrick, Danielle Tinker (SA), Jason Christou, and Kristina Kraskov (VIC).

This year’s cohort will work with tutors, Philippa Bateman (Wash My Soul In the Rivers Flow), Santilla Chingaipe (Talent Camp Alumni, Our African Roots, recognised at the United Nations as one of the most influential people of African descent in the world in 2019), Hollie Fifer (The Opposition, Director of Australian Programs at DocSociety).

They will also be joined by guest speakers Rufus Richardson (Documentary Executive DocPlay at MadMan Entertainment) and Sari Brathwaite (AFTRS Creative Fellowship 2015; Because We Still Have Each Other, world premiere at MIFF 2022).

The Documentary workshops make up the second of two parts in Talent Camp for 2022, shortly following the State Narrative workshops held throughout May and June, which centred on narrative screenwriting, producing and directing for comedy and drama. These state-based workshops will be followed by one National Talent Camp for narrative, with two participants from each State Camp selected through a separate application process.

AFTRS Talent Camp is a multi-partner screen industry initiative made possible with the generous support of Screen Australia, Screen Queensland, Screen NSW, VicScreen, Screen Tasmania and South Australian Film Corporation, and in association with MIFF Accelerator Lab.

Read more about the 2022 Documentary Talent Camp participants here.

Meet the 2022 Narrative State Talent Camp participants, and read more about Talent Camp here.