jtv docs initiative - funding opportunity for documentary producers

ABC TV and the AFC are pleased to announce the launch of this jtv docs initiative and are calling for proposals from emerging filmmakers nationwide.

We are seeking fresh approaches to half-hour and one-hour documentaries that will explore music, ideas, culture and contemporary issues through the eyes of generations X, Y and Z.

jtv docs is for emerging filmmakers who are 35 years and under.

jtv docs is an extraordinary new on-air adventure that ABC TV will roll out later this year. It is a multiplatform, multilayered brand which will exist on the ABC main channel, ABC 2, online and other emerging technologies.

jtv will comprise:

* a weekly jtv series on the main ABC channel on Saturday night, taking viewers inside the belly of the beast that is triple j.
* a weekly jtv omnibus on ABC 2 and extensive jtv material available with online components.
* the recently launched jtv live, a performance strand featuring the latest and hottest Australian musical talent doing one-hour sets for television, recorded with a live audience.

Along with these programs, there will be jtv docs. To kick it off ABC TV and the AFC are excited to launch this jtv docs initiative, a series of films that will push the boundaries of visual program making.

Taking a cue from triple j's mantra – enemy of average – we are looking for fresh work with a new perspective on the world around us, be it historical, political, social or just plain personal.

Tell us your tales, from the country or the city, with respect or irreverence, authority and attitude, so we can launch your jtv doc on the telly.

Applications close 12th May 2006.

For more information please read the initiative guidelines and visit afc.gov.au/jtvdocs for an application form.


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