SAY IT LOUD!
Say It Loud! provides meaningful and productive opportunities that enables talented storytellers from underrepresented backgrounds to develop necessary skills, gain professional industry credits and build successful careers.
Say it Loud! is a new initiative. It works as a pathway to mainstream media for people who self-identify as people of colour, LGBTQ+, disabled, and neurodiverse.
SAY it Loud! focuses on intersectionality. We support entry and mid-level filmmaking professionals seeking to build sustainable careers in the creative industries. We use oral histories to help people and communities to narrate their experiences in their own words, empowering marginalised voices and boosting authentic on-screen representation. This holistic approach enables graduates to make significant contributions to conversations about what’s getting commissioned and the stories that are being told.
Say It Loud! extends Seven Winds/Mayfive grassroots digital storytelling project. Becoming a script development program this year, we continue with our core mission of celebrating and showcasing stories created by diverse filmmaking talent. Say It Loud! works from the ground up, using our global network to accelerate the careers of a new wave of diverse filmmaking talent. Say It Loud! Supports filmmakers to progress through the industry [digital content ecosystem] and forge successful careers working as behind the scenes and above the line talent.