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Changes to Support for AFTRS Screen Short Courses

Changes to Support for AFTRS Screen Short Courses

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Changes to Industry Development support for AFTRS Online Short Courses

The Tasmanian Government recognises the significant impact COVID-19 has had on our cultural and creative industries.

As part of our response, we are increasing support for Tasmanian screen practitioners to undertake suitable Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) online short courses.

Screen Tasmania will now subsidise 100% of successful applicants’ AFTRS online short course fees until 31 December 2020.

This support is specifically available to emerging and mid-stage screen practitioners for courses that provide tools to develop or broaden their skills when ‘in-person’ filmmaking can safely resume. Support for general, business, radio and acting courses is not available under this program.

The existing criteria and eligibility for Industry Development – Stream D: Interstate Industry Short Courses still apply, with applications to be assessed for value to the individual and the Tasmanian screen industry.

This program is open to Tasmanian screen practitioners who:

  • are not students at school, TAFE, university or other places of higher learning;
  • can demonstrate a clear commitment to a career in the screen industry; and
  • can demonstrate how they will use the skills gained in the course to further their career goals.

There is a cap of $2 000 per person, per financial year, with limited places of support available.

For more information on AFTRS short courses go here.   Additional courses will become available throughout 2020.

Go here for the Screen Tasmania applications portal.

Successful applicants will be asked to provide proof that they have completed the course.