Denton launches ‘disfellowship’

Entries opened today for the Kit Denton Disfellowship, a grant and support worth $30,000  to develop an idea for the screen; be it comedy, drama or documentary, or a mix of all three.

Speaking at the fellowship’s launch on Thursday 2 June, Denton said they were looking for an idea that was new and dangerous for Australian screens. Carrying the tagline, ‘F**k them all big and small’ they’re looking for a production that would see the author’s grandmother disown them.

Denton cited Summer Heights High as an example of a comedy worth the fellowship, and for drama, Blue Murder.

Following up, a statement said: “We want to back a groundbreaking, status quo challenging project. We want ideas of substance, intelligence and purpose that will take viewers outside their comfort zone.”

Initiated by Andrew Denton’s production company Zapruder’s Other Films, the fellowship is sponsored by Australian Writing Guild, Australian Writers’ Foundation, Animal Logic, Princess Pictures, GNWTV, FremantleMedia Australia, Hopscotch, Shine Australia, and TressCox Lawyers.

Entries close Friday July 1

For more information and application, visit Australian Writers’ Guild


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