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Love Bites closing 6 August 2017


An initiative for filmmakers from the LGBTIQ community.

In recognition of the 40th Anniversary of Mardi Gras, Screen Australia and the ABC are calling for proposals from filmmakers from the LGBTIQ community for a new initiative, Love Bites.

Love Bites will be a series of 10 x 5 min documentary short films made by filmmakers from the LGBTIQ community across Australia. The films will premiere on the ABC Arts channel on iview which aims to present smart, quality and shareable arts content.

The successful projects will provide an accessible, engaging and entertaining insight into the lives and interests of the LGBTIQ community.

The content, tone and style of the short film are entirely up to the creator, so all interpretations of the medium of documentary are encouraged. All proposals will be assessed against the ABC TV Arts vision statement ‘Where Life and Culture Collide’.

The selected programs will be supported by an ABC Digital Arts Commissioning Editor, and a Screen Australia Investment Development Manager.


ABC TV and Screen Australia will commit a total of up to $100,000 to this initiative ($50,000 each).

Applicants can apply for up to $10,000 for a program and may seek additional funding through discussions with their state agency and other sources. Any other funding is subject to ABC approval and compliance with ABC Editorial Policies (see link below) and must be finalised prior to signature of the ABC Licence Agreement.

For more information (source) see >>> Love Bites

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