Closing soon: First film for 2014 Directors Attachment Scheme ‘Holding the Man’

By June 12, 2014 Entries

The first film for the 2014 Director’s Attachment Scheme will be Neil Armfield’s upcoming feature ‘Holding the Man’.


The Director’s Attachment Scheme is a new industry incentive for emerging feature film directors to develop their craft. Funded by Screen Australia and managed by the Australian Directors Guild (ADG), the scheme will provide three director’s attachments annually.

This latest attachment is a career-defining opportunity to work alongside Neil Armfield and Goalpost Pictures on a major feature film and will take place in Victoria and NSW.


Applications may be submitted to the ADG from interested directors who have the following qualifications:

• two short fiction drama films publicly screened OR

• one short fiction drama film which has screened at an accredited film festival (Sundance, Berlin, Venice, Cannes, Clermont-Ferrand, Busan, Rotterdam, SXSW or Telluride) OR

• experience directing television series drama or serial drama but must be able to convince there is a commitment to directing feature film drama in the future.


Applicants need to submit the following to the ADG:

• a resume

• a written reference from an established screen industry practitioner

• up to 100 words on why they want to do the attachment outlining the career benefits

• DVD copies OR Links of past work.


Applications are now open. The deadline for applications is this Friday 13 June 2014.


Please forward all applications to:

Director’s Attachment Scheme

Australian Directors Guild

PO Box 211, Rozelle NSW 2039



For more information please contact the ADG on 1300 539 639 or visit