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Developing passion projects process

The average filmmaker spends five years developing one film. It sounds long because it is long. Five years ago Corona was a type of beer, TikTok was called and Apple TV and Disney+ didn’t exist. To keep pace with audiences and industry, filmmakers require upgrades to their creative processes, not just their projects.

Supported by Screenrights Cultural Fund, For Film’s Sake and the Sydney Film Festival introduce Platform – a rapid development incubator for emerging and established screen producers and multidisciplinary creatives. Guided by international industry leaders, ten Australian creatives will collaborate, create and pitch new works of screen fiction in just four days. Maybe it will lead to a new project or a future partnership or maybe it will be an intensive, inductive and iterative exploration into new creative processes better suited to our digital age. Either way, Platform is here for a good time, not a long time.

Platform Dates: 13-17th June 2023
Venue: SFF Festival Venues
Pitch Day: Saturday 17th June, 12:30pm
Applications are now closed. 

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