Raw Nerve 2010

Now in its eighth year, Raw Nerve is a joint initiative of Screen Australia and Screen Development Australia (SDA) to showcase the nation’s emerging filmmaking talent.

Raw Nerve provides entry-level filmmakers with the training, mentors, resources and financial assistance to make their first low budget short film in a real industry environment. The program spans the complete filmmaking process from concept and script development though to post-production and marketing.

We encourage writer/director/producer teams to apply but will also accept applications from new writers who do not as yet have a production team attached to their project. If a writer’s script is successful in being shortlisted for the development phase, the MRC will assist the writer in optioning their script and help them attach a producer and director to their project early in this process.

Download Raw Nerve Application Form

Download Raw Nerve Guidelines

Download Raw Nerve Writers’ Application Form

Download Raw Nerve Writers’ Guidelines

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