At the Sydney Film Festival tonight, Screen Australia’s Chief Executive Ruth Harley announced support for 14 new multi-platform projects that push the envelope of creative storytelling.
“We’re thrilled with the volume and quality of applications we received as awareness grows of our support for content creators to capitalise on the fast-moving digital landscape,” said Dr Harley. “We have both new talent and established players collaborating and telling stories through interactive documentary, games, web series, apps and multi-platform television.”
The projects will be supported through the second funding round of Screen Australia’s All Media Production and Digital Ignition programs. The production fund, which will now operate under the new name Multi-platform Production, supports narrative content in both linear and non-linear forms. Practitioners are provided with opportunities to take risks, extend their skills and explore new storytelling tools and platforms.