SQ initiatives

SCREAM! Queensland

Screen Queensland partners with Screamfest LA to deliver world-first horror short film initiativeApplications close 31 March 2017.

Screen Queensland (SQ) is pleased to announce SCREAM! Queensland – a premiere short film initiative in partnership with SCREAMFEST LA.

SCREAM! Queensland is specifically aimed at putting visionary Queensland genre filmmakers on the world stage.  This initiative is directed at original, bold and inventive short film projects with a focus on the horror and thriller genre.

Three Queensland filmmaking teams will be selected to immediately develop and produce three short films between 8-10 minutes long.  SQ will fund each team up to $40,000 for the production of their short film.

Projects must be written upon submission and appeal to audiences both domestically and internationally.

Two workshops with respected professionals in genre filmmaking will be scheduled in order to allow the selected teams a rare opportunity to receive consultation.  The first workshop will be held during the development phase and second during post-production.

The three teams will travel to Los Angeles in October 2017 to premiere their short films at the career-making Screamfest Horror Film Festival held at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatre.

To apply:

– Read the SCREAM! Queensland Guidelines

– Contact Screen Queensland dandp@screenqld.com.au (07) 3248 0500 if you have any questions

– Complete an online application at http://screenqueensland.smartygrants.com.au by 5pm Friday, 31 March 2017. Late applications will not be accepted.