ABC Launches $15,000 Prize For Aus TV Producers

21 January 2016 | 9:14 am | Staff Writer

"At the ABC, we’re serious about game-changing factual television."

ABC Factual and the Australian International Documentary Conference have jointly announced a new development initiative targeted at Australian original factual format producers. 

With submissions open on 19 February, the ABC Factual Format Initiative will award $15,000 to an Australian production company to produce a prime-time factual format, which will ultimately be broadcast on ABC.

Applicants will be required to pitch their projects during the Australian International Documentary Conference on 2 March at the ACMI in Melbourne, with a winner selected that day. 

ABC TV's Head of Factual, Steve Bibb, says, "At the ABC, we’re serious about game-changing factual television. We want to help Australian producers create innovative and compelling factual formats that sell to the rest of the world. The ABC aims to be a catalyst for creative and financial success for Australian producers in factual storytelling."

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