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Deadline Extended to 28 August for applications for SQ and Stan ‘QLD Originals’ Fully Funded Features

The deadline for the Screen Queensland (SQ) and Stan ‘Queensland Originals:Fully Funded Features’ to develop and finance a $1 million feature film has been extended to Friday 28 August (no late or incomplete applications will be accepted.)

This first Australian SVOD-exclusive feature film commission is open to Queensland producers and creative teams (comprising writer, director or writer-director, and producer) to develop and produce a $1 million feature film, fully financed by SQ.

‘Queensland Originals’ aims to position Queensland in the first wave of early-screen adopters to new and changing distribution methods, and to demonstrate that these can co-exist with the pursuit of Australian theatrical audiences and international festival audiences.

Who can apply?

Eligible applicants are:

– Experienced Queensland producers working with writers and writer-­directors with no more than one feature film credit or equivalent;
– The demonstrated owner of the rights to the project.

An ‘experienced Queensland producer’ is a bona fide Queensland resident and an Australian citizen or permanent resident with at least one credit as producer on a feature film that has been screened on five or more commercial screens or at least one credit as producer on a telemovie aired on network television or at least one credit as producer on a television series aired on network or cable television.

SQ may consider applications from less experienced Queensland producers who can demonstrate a strong body of work and career trajectory, working with an experienced co-­‐producer or executive producer.

While applications from Queensland producers with interstate writers and directors will be accepted, preference will be given to teams and projects that provide clear benefits to Queensland’s talent and industry.

When do I need to apply?

Key dates include:

– Applications close: 28 August 2015. Late applications will not be accepted and incomplete applications will not be considered.
– Interviews for shortlisted applicants/creative teams: August/September 2015.
– Successful teams announced: early September 2015.
– First workshop: 25 – 28 September 2015.
– Drafts and feedback: November 2015 and January 2016
– Second workshop: 6 – 8 February 2016
– Final submissions: March 2016
– Fully Funded Feature announced: March – April 2016.

How do I apply?

Apply online at http://screenqueensland.smartygrants.com.au.
An automated application email will be sent to you within 30 minutes as confirmation that SQ has received your application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to contact SQ if you do not receive an application receipt email.

For all guidelines and application details, please CLICK HERE.


To speak with a member of the SQ team, please contact:

Screen Queensland
T: +61 7 3248 0500
E: production@screenqld.com.au

About Screen Queensland:
Screen Queensland supports a creative, innovative and successful screen industry through development and investment; secures production to Queensland; and delivers an active screen culture across the State.

Screen Queensland recognises the screen industry’s vital contribution to the nation’s cultural landscape including its ability to showcase Australia’s rich, cultural diversity, facilitate cultural engagement, stimulate cultural tourism and reflect the national voice and identity on screen.

Screen Queensland supports and promotes a screen industry that makes productions designed to entertain and connect with worldwide audiences. It is focused on driving the growth of the state’s screen industry and in doing so, generates broader economic, employment and cultural benefits across metropolitan and regional Queensland. screenqueensland.com.au


About Stan:
Stan is a leading subscription video-on-demand service offering unlimited access to Australia’s largest library of SVOD
content, with first-run exclusives, award-winning TV shows, classic catalogue, blockbuster movies, documentaries and
an exciting slate of kids content. Stan can be watched in full HD on your TV or favourite device, including tablets and
smartphones. Stan recently commissioned its first original Australian production, comedy series No Activity. Stan is a
joint venture between Nine Entertainment Co. and Fairfax Media. For more information visit www.stan.com.au.


About Amy Hobby and Anne Hubbell:
Amy Hobby and Anne Hubbell of Tangerine Entertainment are New York producers with experience spanning
two decades. Amy built a reputation for producing awards-driven material, with films including Hamlet,
Secretary, and 13 Conversations About One Thing. She has nine Sundance premieres to her credit.
With Anne, a key partner of the US studio system developing company strategies and liaising with
domestic and international festivals, media and arts bodies through her role with the Eastman Kodak
Company as well as a screenwriter and producer with several properties, including two Sundance
Lab projects, in development, she produced Gayby, nominated for a string of awards and released
theatrically and on-demand in 2012.