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Dame Changer champions the success and growth of women-led projects and opportunities in the Australian screen industry. We do it by identifying and fast-tracking women-led projects of merit to market.

Screen Tank is an intensive bootcamp for film/TV projects designed to get female-led projects to market. This year, 2021, we will only accept 6 projects.

Are you ready to get your project on track to market?


What you get:

  • The most tailored and dedicated project support you will ever receive
  • A chance to pitch your projects to international and local industry leaders
  • Specific tools to fast track your “test to market” viability
  • Dedicated project mentor for your team

What it Takes:

  • RIGHT PROJECT: This project should be developed to the stage where it’s ready to do the final test-to-market checks to be pitch ready.
  • RIGHT TEAM: Participating projects must have at least one person 100% focused. Must be able to receive coaching and mentoring to stay committed to realising their goals. We are looking for risk-taking, visionary projects with ambition.

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WHAT IS SCREEN TANK? 

  • Screen Tank is an intensive learning and development bootcamp for film and TV projects and incorporates project presentations, break-out sessions, industry expert sessions, expert feedback sessions and group work.
  • Sessions will cover a broad spectrum of topics including project differentiation, creating a community, marketing, financial and business modelling, legal issues and much more.
  • The workshops are tailored to the needs and challenges of each participating project.
  • Every team will be allocated an exclusive industry mentor tailored to the needs of the that specific project.
  • Local and international experts will provide market updates and help participants identify and address creative and business requirements and challenges.
  • Teams will learn how to prepare a project business plan, 12 month finance strategy, a SWOT analysis and a pitch.
  • The Screen Tank workshop will culminate with the opportunity to pitch the projects to distributors and other decision-makers and receive constructive feedback.

KEY DATES

Applications Close – Monday, 24 May
Shortlist –Monday, 31 May
Shortlist Interview – TBC
Project Teams Announcement – w/c  7 June
Bootcamp Week 1 –Mon 21, Tue 22, Wed 23rd *(9am–11am or 8am–10am)
Bootcamp Week 2 –Mon 28, Tue 29, Wed 30 June (6pm–8pm)

At a Glance

2021  Featured Speakers

Speakers will be announced in the coming weeks and there will be an increased emphasis on reflecting on and applying learnings directly to the selected projects under the tutorage of Dame Changer Mentors.

Program

The Screen Tank program is structured around three focussed business areas:

1. Audience and Marketing

2. Sales & Distribution

3. Sales, Release and Marketing Strategy.

Programming is subject to change as speakers are confirmed and will be flexible to accommodate the needs of the project teams attending.

Last Year’s Program (sample program)

Outcomes

At the conclusion of the Screen Tank, your team will have a project specific plan which outlines:

  • 1-2 realistic and measurable goals

  • Action-steps required be taken to reach these goals

  • Additional resources available to help achieve goals

  • Timeline indicating when each step and goal will be completed

You and your team will also be eligible for consideration to join the 12-month Mentor to Market project accelerator program.

Mentor to Market

Eligibility

  • Screen Tank invites projects teams of up to 3 members.

  • At least 2 of the Heads of Department need to be women. Female directors preferred.

  • Ideally, at least one woman in your team must have over ten years industry experience and have successfully delivered a long format project to market in the last five years

  • Feature Film, TV Series (Drama or Factual), and Feature Documentaries only.

Female directors and/or writers are encouraged to apply. We will assist you in finding the right people for your project. Even if you have less than 10 years’ experience, you are welcome to apply, because we will connect you to the experience you need.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to apply?

Anyone can apply. To take advantage of the Member price, all participants must be Dame Changer members. APPLY HERE!

What does a team look like?

Ideally it is a producer and director team. There must be a minimum of two women in each team.

What will Screen Tank cost if my application is successful?

Screen Tank costs $1,500 for members and $1,875 for non-members to attend.

Do I need to be a Dame Changer member to apply for Screen Tank?

No, you don’t need to be.

I don’t yet have all the information requested on the form, for example I don’t have a finance plan. What do I do?

Don’t worry, just fill in what you can. We hope the workshop will enable you to fill in the gaps.

Costs

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DOWNLOAD forms to SUBMIT >>

Please email submission form with link to google drive folder for additional materials to [email protected]

Building resilient, sustainable and successful careers for women in the screen industry