Queer Screen are proud to announce two great initiatives for LGBTIQ filmmakers in Australia. The inaugural Queer Screen Completion Fund, a grant available to help local filmmakers with their projects in post-production, is now open for submissions. In addition My Queer Career, Australia’s largest prize for LGBTIQ cinema, has opened for entries. With over $10,000 worth of cash and prizes to award to Aussie short films, My Queer Career is Australia’s best launch-pad for local queer filmmakers and a highlight of the Australian film industry.
Submissions for both initiatives close on Monday 16 November.
Queer Screen Completion Fund
The Queer Screen Completion Fund has been established to provide Independent LGBTIQ filmmakers with financial support to tell stories that reflect the uniqueness and diversity of LGBTIQ lives and community.
Queer Screen appreciates that funding and resources available to LGBTIQ filmmakers are limited and that it is important for this generation and future ones to see queer stories on screen. With this in mind Queer Screen strives to support filmmakers through grants, awards, training and resources.
Australian LGBTIQ filmmakers who meet the application criteria and whose work is consistent with Queer Screen’s mission can apply for grants of up to $7,500 to complete their screen projects.
Applications for the completion fund will be accepted for feature films, documentaries and web series.
To be eligible projects must have already completed principal photography (at least 80%) and now be in post-production stage.
Visit http://queerscreen.org.au/queer-screen-film-fund/ for more information.
My Queer Career
My Queer Career is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for queer filmmakers and is only open to locally produced work. It is available for Aussie short films that have LGBTIQ themes or are by LGBTIQ filmmakers.
The major prize includes $3,000 cash thanks to the Stephen Cummins Film Trust. Other prizes include in-kind production facilities and support to the value of $10,000. The winning film also gains automatic entry to the Iris Prize, the world’s largest prize for a gay and lesbian short film, held in Cardiff, Wales, which also comes with a £30,000 prize for winning film.
Full submission requirements can be found via this link: http://queerscreen.org.au/submissions/