SBS calls for Indigenous TV Mentorship Award applicants
24 February 2010.
SBS today called for applications for the career-enhancing mentorship award that will offer support, guidance and opportunities to emerging Indigenous talent in the Australian film and television industry.
The winner of the annual SBS Indigenous TV Mentorship Award will receive sponsorship to travel to local and international festivals, conferences or markets, and mentorship from experienced SBS television executives. In addition, the winner will be exposed to influential industry contacts.
Last year's inaugural winner, Eileen Nganayamea Torres benefited from individual mentoring, attending conferences and meeting industry contacts.
SBS Managing Director, Shaun Brown, said the award was testament to SBS's ongoing commitment to fostering Indigenous talent and dedication to telling more Indigenous stories on SBS.
"In its second year, this initiative is one of a range of outcomes championed by SBS's Reconciliation Action Plan. The plan aims to foster relationships and build respect with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia."
"From the only primetime Indigenous current affairs program Living Black to the most significant documentary series ever produced on Indigenous Australia First Australians, SBS has time and again demonstrated its commitment to telling Indigenous stories," Shaun Brown said.
All entrants in the SBS Indigenous TV Mentorship Award must have at least one credit on a completed production shown in film festivals or on community or national Australian television or be in the first two years of their principal role (for example as director or producer).
For more information about the terms and conditions and closing date please email: ITA@sbs.com.au,or write to SBS Indigenous TV Mentorship Award, Strategy & Communications, SBS, Locked Bag 028, Crows Nest NSW 1585.
More information on SBS's Reconciliation Action Plan is available at www.sbs.com.au or www.reconciliation.org.au.