Film festivals and events to share the love of cinema in 2018


Queensland film festivals and events with a focus from shorts to documentaries and much more will go ahead in 2018 with funding from the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland.

“Funding of $81,000 will support 13 festivals and events from the Gold Coast to Cairns in the latest round of Screen Culture funding for 2017–18,” announced Screen Queensland Chair Catherine O’Sullivan.

“Screen Culture Funding works to build a dynamic and vibrant screen culture in Queensland, with the latest recipients set to present a range of diverse genres that celebrate and support the art of film making.”

“This investment will see festivals celebrate sunny Queensland’s beach lifestyle with the Sunshine Coast Surf Film Festival in Caloundra and Sunscreenings on the Gold Coast.”

“The Solid Screen festival on the Gold Coast will highlight Indigenous content, while the long-running Brisbane Queer Film Festival will screen the latest in local and international LGBTQI cinema,” Ms O’Sullivan said.

“This round also sees two new entries for Screen Culture funding with the Brisbane Backyard Film Festival and the Access All Areas Film Festival, with its focus on disability, screening in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast.”

“Rockhampton will present a short film festival while the annual Flickerfest Short Film Festival will tour to ten venues in Brisbane, Noosa, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Nambour, Mackay, Townsville, Cairns, Whitsundays and Maryborough.”

Ms O’Sullivan said round two funding extended the reach of festivals funded for 2017–18.

“Screen Culture funding of $1.05 million for 2017–18 will support 36 film events across the state,” Ms O’Sullivan said.

Screen Culture funding is offered in two rounds each year, with multi-year funding available for festivals with attendances above 10,000.

Applications for film activity from July to December 2018 will open in January 2018.

See a list of Screen Culture funding 2017-18 for rounds 1 and 2.