AFTRS scholarship

AFTRS (Australian Film and Television Radio School) and Wide Angle Tasmania offered a scholarship to attend a Script Assessment Workshop in Sydney on July 27 – July 28.

‘This course will give you the tools needed to rigorously assess other people’s screenpays, within the context of the current commercial Film, TV and Web series climate.  Run over two days it’s designed to strengthen your story analysis skills and help you develop the tools needed to be a professional script assessor for production companies, funding agencies, broadcasters and distributors.’  Read more here

The scholarship included:

  • Free enrolment in the course
  • Return flights to Sydney (from Hobart or Launceston) and $200 towards accommodation/transfers/meals.

The scholarship was awarded to Briony Kidd.  

Briony grew up in Tasmania and is a graduate of VCA School of Film & TV in Melbourne. Her best-known short Gothic melodrama,The Room at the Top of the Stairs, screen to acclaim on AMC’s Shudder platform. Her short thriller Watch Mewill soon be released as part of an anthology feature from Megan Riakos’s Cedar & Hemlock, in association with Enzo Tedeschi of Deadhouse. Her feature screenplay,the ‘psychobiddy’ thriller The Motel at the End of the World, is currently in development supported by Screen Australia and Screen Tasmania. Most recently, Briony directed three music videos for the artist Costume. Briony is also a theatre-maker, freelance writer and reviewer, curator and script editor.

After completing the course Briony reflected:

“I am grateful to Wide Angle Tasmania for providing this fantastic opportunity! To spend the weekend learning from one of the country's top development executives was of huge benefit at this stage and will enable to me proceed with confidence as a script editor, as well as to seek work as a script assessor. The insights imparted were valuable to my own processes as a screenwriter as well. I found that Chris's approach was very clear, open and collegial. I particularly appreciated his sensitivity to the needs and intent of the writer, as central to a successful development process.”
Briony Kidd, July 2019

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