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WCSFP travel support available

Screen Australia is offering support for producers to attend this year’s World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP).

Screen Australia is offering marketing support for producers to attend this year’s World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP), which is being held 18–21 November in Hong Kong, China.

Originally scheduled to be held in Beijing, the organisers have relocated to event to  Hong Kong following some unexpected changes at the slated host broadcaster, CCTV-9. “Given the uncertain circumstances, the board unanimously decided that relocating the Congress to Hong Kong would best ensure the collegial atmosphere, business opportunities and editorial excellence that members have come to expect,” said WCSFP Chairman John Lynch.

The 2014 Congress is being held after the Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China (GZDOC), 11–14 November. All WCSFP members will receive a 15 per cent discount on GZDOC registration.

Applicants can apply to Screen Australia for up to $5,000 towards the cost of attending the Congress to advance their projects in development. Selection is by a competitive assessment process. Producers must demonstrate the suitability of their slate for this event as well as articulate a specific marketing strategy for Congress, which will be considered alongside their credits and industry experience.

For more information on the support available, including how to apply, view the International Marketing Support – Markets guidelines. More information about the WCSFP is available on its website and here. The deadline for applications is COB Monday 15 September 2014.