Charlie's Desk in LA

Australians In Film (AiF) and the University of Melbourne present Charlie’s Desk, a dedicated work and networking space for Australian filmmakers in Hollywood.

As part of the University of Melbourne's partnership with Australians In Film (AiF), AiF offer four 'Charlie's Grants' to Film and Television alumni from the Victorian College of the Arts. Each recipient will receive one-on-one professional development coaching sessions with the AiF Executive Director and Director of Programs and Membership with the aim of providing access to AiF’s extensive networks in Hollywood.

This program is open exclusively for VCA Film and Television alumni working in all filmmaking disciplines, including writers, directors and producers, as well as production designers, animators, VFX artists and cinematographers, for periods of between 2 weeks to 2 months, subject to approval and availability.

Our ideal applicants are self-starters who have reached the point in their career where they need that vital 'next step'. You may already have a project or slate of work in development, but you're looking for an opportunity that can help you with introductions, next drafts, and so on.

Please contact Head of VCA Film and Television Andrew O'Keefe with any questions. To read more about the University's partnership with AiF, please click here.

2021 applications have now closed