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Helping creatives navigate the pathways to professional practice or project development.
At Mercury CX we are committed to supporting the pathways for emerging screen creatives and progressing the development of storytellers at all stages of their career. Whether you are an emerging student filmmaker looking to get ready for your first professional attachment, or an experienced creative looking to develop their craft, we have an ongoing program of professional development that will support your needs.
I am an emerging producer, what support can Mercury CX offer me?
What types of production does Mercury CX fund?
Mercury CX funds short-form projects through the annual Quicksilver production fund. Applications open mid-year for creative teams.
Can I apply as an individual for production funding?
Do I have to be a member to access production support and funding?
Does Mercury CX work with the screen associations and guilds?
We welcome the members of our industry guilds including Screen Producers Australia, Australian Directors Guild, Australian Writers Guild and Actors Equity along with the screencraft guilds and associations.
Can I apply for production funding outside the Quicksilver fund?
Where can I learn more about the technical aspects of production?
Launching in 2021 is SASAFEST, an intensive workshop for screen craft.
In South Australia, MAPS and TAFE SA have a number of foundation level technical courses for production skills. There are also private training providers.
Is Mercury CX a registered training organisation (RTO)?
Is Mercury CX affiliated with any educational institution?
Will Mercury CX give me feedback on my feature film script?
With a core purpose of supporting emerging screen creatives, Mercury CX focusses on short-form projects (including short films, web series, documentary and animation). Depending on availability, our script assessment service may consider feature projects.
Where can I learn about film-making in South Australia?
The South Australian Film Corporation provides support for screen professionals and productions within South Australia. Mercury CX works closely with SAFC to provide emerging and early-career screen makers pathways to production.
We recommend the Screen Australia guide to getting started in the Australian screen industry
Do I have to be a member to access Mercury CX courses?
Most of our courses require membership, please see T&C’s for each specific program.
Is HECS or Fee Help available for Mercury CX courses and workshops?
What are short documents and how should I format my script?
Short documents refers to a range of different documents used in the development of screen productions. It might be a one-page synopsis, a treatment, a show bible, or a full script.
What is GlueUp?
GlueUp is a membership and professional development administration platform. Mercury CX has chosen GlueUp because it supports our needs in delivering membership services and events to our members in a cost-effective way. GlueUp was selected for the range of features it provides, including event and course management.
Do I have to join GlueUp to be a Mercury CX member or attend an event?
GlueUp is our membership and event platform. For some events that are open to attendees beyond Mercury CX members, the platform may require registration. This is like using a different platform such as Zoom or Eventbrite. It ensures that event registration is complete and communication is possible to registered delegates.