SOCIAL CHANGE ON SCREEN
Changing the story on issues that matter.
It's more important than ever that Australian audiences are inspired to talk about things that matter. That's things like race and racism, religion, identity, (mis)representation, power, and social cohesion. Too often, these themes are played out in borrowed stories, use stereotypes, or oversimplify for the sake of drama.
Our 2018-19 Fellowship program provided emerging narrative writers with the
insights, skills, support, and a platform to create change through great screen stories - and a voice online to contribute toward social change.
Fellows were supported in their research by Steve Pereira. Fellows participated in sessions with Free Theatre (Richard Barber and Joni Saphakhun), Scanlon Foundation's Anthea Hancocks, Deakin University's Professor Yin Paradies, Screenwriter Meaghan Rodriguez, Writer-Producer-Director Tony Ayres, Writer-Director Julie Kalceff, Writer Katherine Fry, and presented a group forum at the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival 2019 moderated by Sherry-Rose Bih Watts.
You can read the published work of the Fellows here on Medium:
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The Social Change Writer's Fellowship is supported by the Victorian Government.