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Travel Assistance for 2010 Rotterdam Lab

Each year Screen Australia, in partnership with the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), offers a special travel grant scheme for three producers to attend the Rotterdam Lab.

The Rotterdam Lab is a four-day training workshop for young and emerging producers designed to build up their international network and their experience at an international festival and market. Up to 50 emerging producers are selected from various countries. The IFFR organises group sessions each morning with key members of the industry, giving participants the chance to learn about international feature film sales, financing, distribution, and attending international film markets and pitching forums/competitions. Afternoons are open for participants to experience the Rotterdam Film Festival and CineMart/marketplace environment, with organised networking and social functions held each evening.

Emerging Australian producers wishing to apply for travel assistance must have a feature film project in development, thematically suited to the festival and potentially ready for submission to CineMart 2011.They must also have producer credits on either a short, feature film or documentary that has performed well at key international film festivals.

Screen Australia is offering $3000 each to three producers to attend the 2010 Lab. Five nights accommodation in Rotterdam will also be provided by the festival.

More information about films that have screened can be found at the IFFR website. Tips for attending can be found on the Screen Australia website and the festival website.

Travel assistance guidelines and application forms are available on the Screen Australia website.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 20 November 2009.

All applications must be discussed in the first instance with Screen Australia’s Marketing Support Coordinator, Nicole Powell, on 02 8113 5835.


Indigenous

Screen Australia's Indigenous Department has also been partnering with the Rotterdam Lab for a number of years and have two places available this year. Screen Australia is now accepting applications from Indigenous producers to attend the 2010 Lab. Guidelines are available from the Screen Australia website.

The deadline for Indigenous applications is 5pm Monday 30 November 2009.

For further enquiries email the Indigenous department.