R.I.D.E Feature Film Fund
12 July, 2019
Applications open for R.I.D.E Feature Film Fund
Screen Queensland, SBS and Madman together with The Post Lounge and Media Super have launched the R.I.D.E (Respect, Inclusion, Diversity, Equality) Feature Film Fund, a career-making opportunity for Queensland talent from under-represented backgrounds to develop and produce a $1.5 million dollar feature film, every year for three years.
Applications are open to Queensland writers, directors and producers with anywhere from zero to two credits in that role on a feature film (for producers, this excludes associate and co-producer credits). For teams, at least two out of three key roles (writer, director, producer) must be from an under-represented background.
For the purposes of this program, SBS and SQ recognise this as differences in gender; age; Aboriginal identity; cultural and linguistic diversity (CaLD); disability; sexuality and gender identities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+), location (including regional and remote areas); and socio-economic status.
Films should appeal to an SBS and Madman audience and should aim to reflect some or all of the SBS Charter, which has diversity and inclusion at its core. The chosen projects will also be developed with a strong focus on audience and commerciality with market partners SBS and Madman involved from concept to completion. Read the guidelines to learn more about the R.I.D.E Feature Film Fund.