Raw Nerve Short Film Production Initiative NOW OPEN!

Now in its sixth year in Tasmania, Wide Angle Tasmania is proud to deliver Raw Nerve 2013, a national production initiative of Screen Australia, Screen Network and ABC TV.

Raw Nerve provides training and support for first time filmmakers to create a short film that explores the theme of ‘Best Date, Worst Date.’  The films will be between 5 and 7 minutes and can be documentary, comedy or drama.  The successful Raw Nerve 2013 films will be screened nationally on ABC2 TV.

Wide Angle Tasmania helps filmmakers take their idea from script, through each stage of production, to a finished film ready for broadcast.  An industry panel will select 3 entry-level practitioners to receive a package valued at over $20 000 that includes;
• mentoring from an experienced screen industry practitioner
• advice through the script editing process
• $4 000 cash budget
• free enrolment in relevant WAT training
• $5 000 value of production and post production equipment hire from WAT
• insurances for the film and volunteer cast and crew
• a colour grade and sound mix provided by a post-production studio
• a gala launch of the films

Previous Raw Nerve films have been selected for prestigious film festivals including Flickerfest, St Kilda, Heart of Gold, World of Women and select international film festivals including Frameline.  Tasmanian Raw Nervers from past years have continued to attract support from Screen Australia, Screen Tasmania, build screen businesses and be selected for film schools nationally.  Raw Nerve currently provides the only short film funding available in Tasmania for emerging filmmakers.

We're looking for:

  • entry-level directors with a great short film script (5-7 mins) exploring the theme of dating.
  • a great team to collaborate with
  • Tasmanians who are financial members of WAT
  • a tight story that we care about

Download the guidelines and application form here

Applications close 4pm Friday June 7, 2013