Saturday, April 7th, 2012
Screen Australia and ABC TV Documentaries are calling for submissions to Opening Shot 2, a $400,000 initiative that aims to support and enable talented young documentary makers to tell their stories through a prime time series for ABC2.

ABC TV is looking to commission up to six one-off films to form an insightful and entertaining series that will look at contemporary Australian life and appeal to a broad audience.

ABC TV Head of Documentaries, Alan Erson, says, “Opening Shot series 1 shows the next generation of documentary makers have distinctive voices and visions. I can’t wait to see what Opening Shot series 2 brings.”

Screen Australia’s Documentary Manager, Liz Stevens, says, “It’s really important for younger filmmakers to have an opportunity to develop their craft and it’s hard to get a break in an industry that relies on experience. Opening Shot offers a chance for them to have a go.”

Applicants can apply for up to $80,000 for each half-hour documentary. To be eligible, the director must be 35 or under at 1 June 2012.

Guidelines and application forms can be found online from today at and

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 1 June 2012.

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