Small Grants: Filmmaking practice in the time of COVID-19

The ASPERA Research Sub-committee invites applications from individuals and teams for $500 grants to facilitate the making of creative responses to the challenges posed by COVID-19.

Over the last few months, practitioners, educators and students alike have faced unprecedented hurdles in terms of how to move forward with creative production. Many universities have rapidly transformed their unit offerings for an online environment, which has created a range of challenges in terms of how to work in teams, how to access filmmaking equipment and how to tell stories in a time of social distancing. While this has no doubt been difficult, it has also been a time of great innovation and cooperation.

We invite individuals and teams to document the way that they have responded to these challenges by means of either a visual essay or short audio-visual work. We welcome creative approaches to this task! Please note that the completed artefact should be a discrete product that can be published on the ASPERA website so as to create a record and resource in terms of responses to the restrictions associated with COVID-19.

Click here for the full details and a copy of the application form.

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