First Break

First Break

We are sorry to advise that First Break has now finished and will not be offered in 2013. Please visit 2013 Breaks Funding.

Ten projects for emerging filmmakers are produced at Metro Screen under the First Break program with $4000 cash, $1000 equipment hire and post production facilities, a short course in editing, a professional to assist editing the script and an experienced Supervising Editor to mentor the film all the way to screening.

Applications

Ten projects for emerging filmmakers are produced at Metro Screen under the First Break program with $4000 Cash, $1000 Equipment hire and post production facilities, a short course in Editing, a professional to assist editing the script and an experienced Supervising Editor to mentor the film all the way to screening.

Applications for the 2012 program have now closed, for more information about the next round of First Break funding sign up to the Metro Screen email newsletter.

Current first break projects

The 2012 First Break funding recipients are:

Destiny in the Dirt – director Ella Bancroft

Dreaming of Mum – director Charlotte McLellan

Fatland – director Tessa Muskett

I’m Gunna Make It – director Bjorn Stewart

Kiss Me Deadly – director / writer Colin Kinchela and writer Gavin Walters

Kite – director Natasha Bassett

Only One – director Anita Lee

Ravage – director Jaime Lewis and writer Joshua Longhurst

Scene 16 – director Katie Wall

Today – director Brendan Galinie

Flick through film stills from the sets of 2011 First Break films.


First Break Success

In 2010 Writer / Director Kirsty Best was granted a First Break to make Something Fishy, a visually driven short about Maxine a little girl obsessed with goldfish. In 2011 the film screened internationally at Dungog Film Festival, LA Comedy Shorts, DC Shorts, Cornwall Film Festival, The Friars Club Comedy Film Festival New York and The Connecticut Film Festival.


 

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