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Queensland filmmakers to board VR project for SBS

Australian broadcaster SBS and financing firm Screen Queensland have called on Queensland-based filmmakers to submit short-form virtual reality projects for the second season of Untold Australia.
March 1, 2016

Australian broadcaster SBS and government-owned film financing firm Screen Queensland have called on Queensland-based filmmakers to submit their virtual reality (VR) projects for the second season of Untold Australia.

The two organizations will provide up to four filmmakers with commissions to develop, produce and market short-form VR documentaries that offer audiences greater insight into overlooked Australian communities.

The sophomore season will look to expose the underground subcultures of Australia’s people, their cultures and lifestyles, or provide a fresh take on how to create a deeper understanding of culturally sensitive issues.

Submissions for the VR program, which open today (March 1), must include a two- to four-page proposal, outlining the steps in which filmmakers will develop and produce their fully-immersive documentaries. Runtimes for all submitted VR projects must be between three to 15 minutes in length.

Applicants can apply online here.

“Screen Queensland remains committed to growing our state’s industry base and unearthing new voices and stories, and creating opportunities for our industry to learn new skills,” said Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira in a statement.

“We want to ensure Queensland practitioners are ahead of the game in producing great experiences on the VR platform and learning the technical skills needed to forge ahead into a future in content creation that is happening now,” she continued.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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