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Screen Queensland announces the four teams selected for the ‘Queensland Originals: Short Fiction’ Program

Screen Queensland (SQ) is thrilled to announce the four teams that have each received $30,000 for their short film projects as part of the Early Career Screen Program – ‘Queensland Originals: Short Fiction’ initiative.



Queensland Originals: Short Fiction 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.



$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 Screen Australia, 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 initiative received an overwhelming response and a high standard of applications signalled the strength and depth of the state’s stories and storytellers.



‘There was an exceptional standard of applications in the Queensland Original Shorts Program,’ said SQ CEO Tracey Vieira.



‘Screen Queensland received over 56 applications in total and they were quite competitive. The four chosen short films are very exciting and Screen Queensland is thrilled with the outcome.’



SQ’s Short Fiction Program aims to foster a strong and successful screen industry in Queensland by providing opportunities for storytellers to grow their skills and careers.  It is the first part of SQ’s 2015-16 Early Career Screen Program which will include opportunities for practitioners to develop and create work, and to build their careers through prestigious placement and attachment opportunities.



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



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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.