Expressions of Interest now open for Black Screen 2019


Black Screen promotes cultural awareness and Indigenous screen culture, providing entertainment to communities bringing them together in discussion. Country Arts SA supports the industry by showcasing Australia’s Indigenous talent on and off screen.

The program connects culture, stories and language with community through screen and celebrates South Australian Indigenous film and culture.

Black Screen is a short film showcase held annually on Reconciliation Week across South Australia hosted by suburban and regional venues. The screenings are a free community event.

The program is presented in South Australia by Country Arts SA and the ‘Give Up Smokes for Good’ campaign from Drug and Alcohol Services of South Australia (DASSA), with support from the National Film and Sound Archive and the South Australian Film Corporation.

The objective of the program is to provide an opportunity for emerging and established Indigenous film makers to showcase their films across South Australia.

Program Conditions

Time frame of program
– EOI Closes: 22 April 2019
– Film Selection: 26 April 2019

– Applicants must be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or the film must be themed around reconciliation.

Selection procedure
– Applications will be assessed and short-listed by a panel with representatives from Country Arts SA; successful applicants will be notified by Friday, 3 May 2019.


All applicants must address the following criteria:

– Applicant must be of Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander descent or the film must be themed around reconciliation.
– Present a unique film that inspires challenges and entertains an increasingly broad and divers audience.

– A one paragraph synopsis, as well as any other documentation that might contribute to the promotion of the work
– Director’s statement and biography of the director and producer
– Film duration and rating
– A file link or USB containing the film
– High resolution stills

Film Selection

Expressions of interest must be submitted either in person, by mail or electronically by 5pm Monday 22 April 2019 including all support material to:
Email: [email protected]
Address: 2 McLaren Parade, Port Adelaide SA 5015

Expression of interest submission

Expression of interest should include:
– Title page: Artists details including name, address, phone number, email, film title, duration and film rating.
– Written response to the criteria: (maximum 2 pages) including a synopsis of the film.
– Biography: (maximum 1 page) tell us about you and your experience as a film maker.

This expression of interest is open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people only.

By submitting the EOI and the above materials, the entrant(s) grant Country Arts SA a non-exclusive licence to publicly screen the selected film in Black Screen 2019 (27 May to 3 June 2019) in South Australian regional and suburban venues.

Film files will be used for the sole purpose of considering the suitability of the film for the Black Screen program and will not be used for any other purpose without the permission of the rights holder.

Once a film has been selected to participate in Black Screen the film maker will be issued with an agreement of screening.

The film maker may not withdraw the film from the program once it has been selected for participation.

Country Arts SA may refuse to allow the participation of any film where the print or digital format of the film fails to meet the technical requirements for a public screening of good quality.


All enquiries should be directed to:

Isaac Lindsay
Black Screen Film Programmer
[email protected]
0477 282 618