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Curious Australia | Applications now open!

Storytellers and creatives! It's time to get CURIOUS!

Singer-songwriter Mau Power on location in "Looky Looky Here Comes Cooky,"

Singer-songwriter Mau Power on location in "Looky Looky Here Comes Cooky," Tamarind Tree Pictures, Roar Film.

We'll be holding an online information session for those interested in applying for Creative Australia

Curious Australia is a joint initiative between Screen Australia, SBS and NITV, Screen NSW, Film Victoria, Screenwest, Screen Tasmania, South Australian Film Corporation, Screen Queensland and Screen Territory to produce exciting and innovative documentaries for SBS and NITV platforms.

This initiative aims to support practitioners from under-represented backgrounds and projects that reflect gender equity and/or the diversity of people and experiences from around Australia, all of which are important culturally, creatively and economically.

For the purposes of this initiative we recognise ‘Under-represented Backgrounds’ as: those identifying as First Nations Australians; women; those with diverse age backgrounds; people from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds; people living  with disability; people of diverse sexuality and gender identities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQIA+); people from under-represented locations (including regional and remote areas); and people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds.

Up to thirteen documentaries will be commissioned as part of this strand to be broadcast on SBS On Demand, SBS Viceland and SBS & NITV.

Are you ready to get curious about contemporary Australia? Do you have a story worth telling? 

Apply now!

Applications close 5:00 pm Monday, 12 July 2021.


Are you keen to apply for the Curious Australia initiative but are not sure where to start?

If you’re a creative and want to know more about this exciting new documentary initiative, come join SBS, NITV, Screen Australia and Screen Tasmania for a Q&A Zoom session.

Date: Monday, 21 June 2021

Time: 1.30 PM

Where: Online (via Zoom)

Meeting ID: 982 8395 6244

Passcode: 737200

Please bring along any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you then!