Re/Vision Expression of Interest – NFSA
Posted by Team APATA | Oct 14, 2021
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander female-identifying audiovisual creatives to produce a new original work using the NFSA’s vast, digitised collection. The work will provide your personal answer to the question: ‘Who Are We Now?’.
This is an opportunity to work closely with NFSA curatorial and technical experts, using our digital collection to create an audiovisual product that offers an authentic and contemporary vision of Australia.
Applications for the $25,000 commission are invited until midnight on 17 October 2021.
For more information, email: UKAUSTEOI@nfsa.gov.au and read the Frequently Asked Questions below.
‘WHO ARE WE NOW?’
The RE/Vision project is supported by the Australian Government through the Office for the Arts. It will feature as part of the UK/Australia Season – the largest cultural exchange between Australia and the United Kingdom. ‘Who Are We Now?’ is the umbrella theme for the upcoming season.
The NFSA’s Indigenous Connections co-chair, Catherine Liddle, says: ‘This is a first for the NFSA, opening the digital collection to commission a new work to connect with domestic and international audiences. What an opportunity for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander creative to produce a work that could inspire, provoke and give an international voice to our culture and challenge how we see ourselves today.’
‘I encourage female Indigenous filmmakers and audiovisual creatives to apply for this commission, and explore new ways of interpreting both the national collection and Australian history.’
The work will premiere internationally in partnership with the British Film Institute (BFI) in the UK in late 2022, and domestically in Canberra at the NFSA’s Arc Cinema. The complete piece will then be brought into the NFSA collection, and made available to the public.
The NFSA Head of Collection, Jacqui Uhlmann, says: ‘We’re excited to celebrate the national audiovisual collection through storytelling, in all its forms and expressions.’
‘Our aim is to ensure the collection represents a multitude of voices, allowing us to reflect on our heritage with honesty and authenticity. We want this work to foster discussion and to facilitate a fresh interpretation of Australia’s audiovisual heritage, told from the perspective of an Indigenous filmmaker. I can’t wait to see who is selected for this work, and to experience the end creation.’