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A Screenworks program that brings together local filmmakers and artists living with a disability will get an extra shot in the arm this year thanks to additional funding.

Last year’s pilot Createability program saw three northern rivers film projects funded; this year Screenworks will be able to fund five projects in the northern rivers plus one each in four other regions of the state.

The five local filmmakers will each receive $4,000 funding to be used to profile northern rivers artists with disability.

Screenworks will also contract a professional production company to produce an educational video that explores captioning and audio description in short films.

On top of that, thanks to increased support from ABC Open and the NSW Government, the project will be expanded to include the Orana region, south-east NSW, the upper Hunter and the far west.

Screenworks’ general manager Ken Crouch said that last year’s Createability ‘not only exceeded all expectations, but also kept giving back to everyone that was involved.’

‘We’re genuinely excited about being able to continue and to build upon this success as we undertake the increased scope for stage two and especially as it gets rolled out across regional NSW,’ Mr Crouch said.

‘In its pilot year, Createability and Screenworks attracted a lot of positive interest by investing directly into local screen production.

‘Two of the three Createability 2015 films have been aired on the ABC, whilst the third is currently garnering interest on the International Film Festival circuit,’ Mr Crouch said.

Registration is now open for filmmakers in the northern rivers to register for the Createability 2016 project.

Screenworks is also seeking local artists with disability who are interested in being considered for the project.  All artistic disciplines will be considered.

Applications close at 5pm on March 10.

For more information and online registration go to Screenworks’ Createability 2016 website.

 


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