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Want to springboard your screen career?

Springboard is a comprehensive professional development program that delivers practical workshops in the crafts of screenwriting, directing and producing, as well as running a screen business - alongside a short film screening series.

Springboard offers insight, tools and tips from expert practitioners to help you boost your production skillset and gives you foundational and practical knowledge to develop and bring your stories to screen - whether you are in it to realise a dream or a dream career.

The Springboard program features:

  • Networking Opportunities
  • Screenwriting Workshop
  • Directing Workshop
  • Producing Workshop
  • Business Development Workshop
  • Approaches to Grant and Fellowship Writing
  • Practical Advice
  • Script Readings
  • Curated Screening Series

This is rare opportunity to learn Screenwriting from Jessica Redenbach, Producing from Lisa Duff, Directing from Erin White and Business Enterprise from Ian Murray, alongside other industry leaders and guest speakers.

Emerging screen practitioners can find value in participating Springboard more than once as different presenters can impart a broader range of knowledge and share new approaches to help you develop your projects. Plus, the Springboard community is a valuable way to expand your screen family.

The Springboard Community

All participants have the opportunity to join the Springboard community – an online chat forum allowing for ongoing collaboration and connection with writers, directors and producers, as well as between-session interaction.

Quicksilver Production Fund

Give your project a competitive edge: Mercury CX's Quicksilver production fund is South Australia's dedicated fund for short-form content, and supports ambitious, authentic, short-form projects across numerous formats - including live action films, web series, animation and documentaries. If participants are planning to apply for the $70K Quicksilver production fund, then it is highly recommended they enter the Springboard program to help to ensure their projects are as competitive and production-ready as possible!*

*Note: Springboard is not a pre-requisite for Quicksilver applications.

Inclusion Scholarships

In our mission to be more inclusive we will provide up to TEN scholarships to the program for people underrepresented in the screen industry; including those who identify as First Nations, deaf, disabled, persons of colour, LGBTQIA+, culturally and linguistically diverse, practitioners from regional and remote areas (those who do not live or work within 100km radius of the Adelaide CBD), women or non-binary and those suffering from financial hardship. Priority will be given to intersectional applicants (those who meet 2 or more of the above criteria).

Successful recipients of these scholarships will have their fees for Springboard waived. Scholarships are competitive and decisions will be made at the discretion of MCX executives based upon the information provided in the application form.

*Applications for scholarships have now closed.

Please note payment plans are available via Paypal Later - just choose payment by Check in the Checkout and follow the link to Paypal payment.


Mercury CX
13 Morphett Street
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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