Screen Australia has launched Hot Shots, a new short film program that will fund up to three short dramas, each up to a maximum of eight minutes, with a budget of $70,000 per project. Filmmakers will need to be inventive, creative and professional and be ready to tell surprising and emotionally engaging stories without breaking the bank. Hot Shots is a great opportunity for filmmakers to progress their skills and careers. The films must be professionally made on a $70,000 budget without additional finance, encouraging innovation and experimentation with an emphasis on strong and distinctive storytelling.
Screen Australia’s Head of Development Martha Coleman said, “Hot Shots builds on our overall professional development strategy by helping talented and ambitious filmmakers who are still honing their voice in the short film format. We’re providing an opportunity for filmmakers to create their shorts in a professional production environment by properly resourcing them, once again encouraging a creative and rigorous approach to their work.”
Hot Shots is open for applications until Monday 28th October 2013.
For details, including eligibility and how to apply, go to: http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/funding/talent_escalator/hot_shots.aspx