Dedicated to the support of emerging filmmakers in the Darwin region, SPARK is deployed throughout the Top End’s dry season. After a series of workshops, five short film projects were selected by a panel of award-winning screen industry professionals. Each project received a seed fund to go into production, and a distribution package with DIFF and the NTTFF (NT Travelling Film Festival). Launched in 2017 by DIFF, SPARK is the first program of its kind in the NT.
Shayne Armstrong, Screenwriter, QLD
Rachel Clements, Producer, NT
Aurora Scheelings PhD, Filmmaker, Lecturer, NT
David Tiley, Screenwriter, Editor, VIC
Darwin Film Society, Screen Territory and Jacana Energy are the major sponsors of this bold new initiative