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Screen Queensland zooms in on short filmmaking with Q originals: short fiction

SQ’s Short Fiction Program, the first act in its 2015-16 Early Career Screen Program, aims to foster a strong and successful screen industry in Queensland by providing opportunities for storytellers to grow their skills and careers.

SCREEN QUEENSLAND HAS ANNOUNCED THE FOUR TEAMS SELECTED FOR THE ‘QUEENSLAND ORIGINALS: SHORT FICTION’ PROGRAM

SQ has awarded four Queensland filmmaking teams the opportunity to develop, produce and market a seven-minute short film aimed at prestigious Australian and international festivals.

The four teams that have each received $30,000 for their short film projects.

$120,000 in funding was awarded to:

In A Cane Field, written and directed by Emily Avila and produced by Coralie Tapper.

Boggabilla Bus, written by Yianni Papananolis, directed by Mitch Kennedy and produced by Samantha Laidlaw.

The Bus Stop, written and produced by Ian Ludwick, co-written by Martin Ingle and directed by Ben Southwell.

Welcome To Country, written and directed by Dean Gibson, co-written by Luke Tierney and produced by Helen Morrison.

The films will be developed and produced in Queensland with local talent and crew as part of a broad-based program aimed at early career practitioners, supported by SQ, and recognising the importance of short film in the development of skills and careers in the screen industry.

James Greville and Tori Garrett, principals in Brisbane-based production company Two Little Indians, will executive produce the short films.

The Short Fiction Program is part of SQ’s strategy to foster a strong and successful screen industry in Queensland by providing opportunities for the state’s talented storytellers to grow their skills and careers.

SQ acknowledges the financial support of Screen Australia in the 2015-16 Early Career Screen Program.