Native fellow at EFM 2024

Winda and Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research at UTS support an Indigenous Producer with a Feature film (Fiction or non-fiction) to take to market. The Fellow gets travel, accommodation, Market Badge covered as well as a stipend to cover meals. 

Fellows Program

Preparatory phase (online): meeting between consultants and participants with feedback on  projects and strategic planning for networking at the EFM, as well as organizational and logistical advice on the EFM from the coordinators.

Three weeks before the EFM (online):  an immersive 2-week programme of focused workshops  with experienced tutors on the following topics: Pitching tools, Funding and incubators, Grant  writing, Impact marketing, Sales and distribution, Press & PR, Co-Production.

During the EFM (in person): participation in matchmaking, networking and community building  events in Berlin.

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Past recipients:

2019 – Gillian Moody with Ginderella

2020 – Jodie Bell with Last Frontier

2023 – Trisha Moreton-Thomas with Cloud Money

What's involved

The fellow will have to allocate some time from December to the pitch document through online feedback sessions and workshops.

Prep Phase: December 2023 – January 2024 (online) 

Online Toolbox workshops – Late Jan to mid Feb (online)

EFM Market 15th to 21 February 2024 (in person)

The fellow is included in the Toolbox programme as well as supported by the Native Stand collective. 

Toolbox programme​

The Toolbox Programmes are initiatives organized by the EFM’s Diversity & Inclusion team. It  aims specifically at international delegations of documentary and fiction creatives from  underrepresented groups.

Based on existing formats (Meet the Festivals, Roundtables, Archive Consultations) and additional business modules (tailor-made workshops as well as one-on-one  meetings and consultations), the programme provides a kit of transferable business know-how and connections under the guidance of a consultant and a coordinator. 

The initiative is intended for entry-to-mid level feature film producers or producing filmmakers  from the documentary or fiction sector. 

Congratulations to our 2024 NATIVe Fellow

Nara Wilson from South Australia, who will be given the support to share her work at the European Film Market in Berlin in February 2024.

The NATIVe Fellows programme is an international professional-development opportunity for Indigenous Producers to share their stories and pitch them to one of the largest film markets supported by the EFM Toolbox and Diversity Team and the NATIVe Stand organisations.

We congratulate @narawils and all the other Indigenous recipients who were announced tonight @imaginenative and wish them all the best on the ventures ahead.

For more information go to EFM’s Facebook page: European Film Market – EFM

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