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The South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) and Mercury CX are partnering to deliver the second round of the Master/Apprentice Mentorship Program which pairs experienced South Australian Heads of Department (HODs) with emerging/advancing crew members to provide mentoring and build professional relationships that may form the foundation of future employment opportunities.

The Master/Apprentice Mentorship Program aims to develop emerging crew in preparation for the next steps in their careers. It provides a formal mechanism for valuable advice and guidance to be exchanged between senior crew members and Heads of Department and crew members who are emerging, early career, or those looking to transition into a new area.

Growth of the below-the-line crew base is essential to the ongoing advancement of the screen industry in South Australia. The SAFC has created the Master/Apprentice program as part of its commitment to providing training and development opportunities for people working in the South Australian screen industry.

What industry roles are included in 2021?

Applicants interested in the following roles are invited to apply:

Costume Design

DIT (Digital Imaging Technician)


Location Managers (3 positions)

Location Sound (2 positions)

Post Sound

Set Safety Supervisor

VFX Producer

Art Department

What is on offer?

The mentoring will include one-on-one meetings between an industry-leading Mentor and a Mentee. After being matched, Mentors and Mentees are then required to develop a program that is mutually agreeable over a two month period. The program does NOT include on-set training.

The SAFC and Mercury CX are committed to supporting increased participation of people from groups underrepresented in the South Australian screen industry including; female-identifying writers and directors, First Nations practitioners, practitioners from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, Deaf or disabled practitioners, practitioners from LGBTQIA+ communities and practitioners from regional and remote areas of South Australia.  

Applications from mentees from underrepresented groups are encouraged.  

Key dates

  • Call for Mentees: NOW OPEN
  • Applications for Mentees closes at 5pm on October 13th.
  • Master/Apprentice Mentorship Program commences: October/November 2021


Application and participation in Master/Apprentice is free. For more information, including eligibility requirements, evaluation criteria and application instructions, download the guidelines.

Please contact us if you require these guidelines in an alternative format – see contact details for this program below.

Where can I find out more?

For further information with regards to applying as a Mentee, please contact Mercury CX on or call 

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