Three Metro Screen supported projects have made it in to The Mardi Gras Film Festival program as part of the My Queer Career short film competition program:
‘Mogadishu Dreaming’ directed Lesley Branagan [supported by our Jumpstart program] ‘First Date’ directed by John Tsioulos, produced by Ash Morgan [funded by First Break 2011] ‘Ostia La Notte Finale’ directed by Craig Boreham, Produced by Annmaree J Bell.
‘My Queer Career’ is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for queer short filmmakers and is only open to locally produced work. The major prize includes $3,000 cash and automatic inclusion in the international queer shorts competition, the IRIS PRIZE. Other prizes include in-kind production facilities and support to the value of $15,000. Judges this year were Michael McMahon [Matchbox Pictures, producer The Slap, The Straits ], Fiona MGregor [The Age book of the year author], Mark Woods [Director 37 South and Miff Industry Programs]