The Big Pineapple film competition is returning for another year, with the goal of facing up to gender disparity within the Australian film industry.

Women in Film & Television and For Film’s Sake are teaming up for the competition, enacting a “four tick test”, in which four of a film’s creative team of five (writer, producer, director, cinematographer, lead protagonist) must be women.

Teams are invited to submit an initial one-page synopsis for a film, and the winner will receive a prize of $50,000 to produce their feature film.

The closing date for submissions is Friday March 31, with finalists announced Thursday April 13 and the winner announced Sunday April 30.

Info about The Big Pineapple competition can be viewed here.

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