This initiative is designed to act as a stepping-stone for emerging, advancing and transitioning screen industry practitioners to help them achieve their career goals.
The Quicksilver Production Fund supports the professional development of creative talent by providing funded production opportunities of short form content that demonstrates a bold, original, artistic vision.
This is an inclusive opportunity for South Australian practitioners who are committed to pursuing a professional career in the screen industry. At least one production opportunity will be led by an emerging key creative from an underrepresented background or community.
Applications are invited from teams with projects that are in advanced stages of development and are production-ready. The lead applicant must be an MCX Member at the time of applying.
Initiative outcomes include:
- Production of a short form project to compete on the international festival circuit and/or screen online to raise the profile of the team
- Demonstration of craft, technical and creative expertise
- Facilitation of new career pathways for practitioners
- Fosters creative collaborations of cast and crew
What is offered:
We are looking to fund four productions – 2 x $25,000 and 2 x $10,000 – however the final number of projects and individual project funding amounts may differ following project assessment.
In addition to the cash budgets offered, $2,500 of in-kind support is also provided by way of equipment and facilities hire, including $1,500 worth of public liability and volunteer insurance cover, a suite of contract templates, production forms and project mentoring from Mercury CX Production Executives.
To find out more about the Quicksilver Production Fund and ask questions please come to our Member Open House on May 31.
Full details, T&Cs and supporting documentation will be provided when applications open.