We acknowledge Australia’s First Nations People as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land, and pay respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, upon whose Country SFF are based.
We honour the storytelling and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.
Announcement of the Deutsche Bank Fellowship; Darren Dale (Blackfella Films Managing Director, Producer, SFF Board Member), Nashen Moodley (SFF Festival Director), Leigh Small (SFF CEO), Glenn Morgan (Deutsche Bank Australia Interim CEO). Artwork: Rosemary Laing, bulletproofglass #2, 2002

Deutsche Bank Fellowship For First Nations Film Creatives

Submissions are now open for the Deutsche Bank Fellowship, a new grant for Australian First Nations film creatives launched by Sydney Film Festival and Deutsche Bank.

The winning Fellow will be awarded a $20,000 grant to further develop their skills through international placement or other professional development. 

The Fellowship is an important investment in developing and nurturing the talents of local creatives and enhancing global awareness of Australia’s vibrant First Nations filmmaking talent. 

Sydney Film Festival encourages all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander film creatives who have already started a career in any discipline within the film and television industry, and who are currently based in Australia, to apply.  

Applications are welcomed from eligible craftspersons, screenwriters, producers, directors and actors with a proven track record in their chosen field.  

Shortlisted applicants may be invited to an interview in July to discuss their proposal.

The successful candidate will be selected by a panel of key industry personnel, and the Fellowship will be awarded at the 68th Sydney Film Festival, which will take place 18-29 August 2021.  

For any questions, please contact Lisa Kitching at fellowship@sff.org.au.

Submissions for the Deutsche Bank Fellowship close 18 July 2021. Apply now through SFF’s Eventival portal 

Read the media release about the Deutsche Bank and SFF announcement here.



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