APSA’S Inaugural Brisbane Short Film Fund Closes 5.00pm today, Friday 26 October

APSA’S Inaugural Brisbane Short Film Fund

Closes 5.00pm today, Friday 26 October


The APSA Brisbane Short Film Fund is an integral part of Asia Pacific Screen Award’s commitment to connecting industry and fostering culturally diverse stories.  The Queensland Government, through Screen Queensland is a proud supporter of the APSAs.

Through support from Brisbane City Council, the Fund will award five (5) $10,000 grants to assist the post-production, or marketing and distribution of Brisbane short film projects.

Eligible projects include fiction, animation, documentary and youth, and must be 15-minutes or less. Applicants must be a resident of Brisbane and have at least one on-screen credit on a film that has screened at a film festival.

APSA’s esteemed panel of judges for their inaugural APSA Brisbane Short Film Fund are:

Queensland-based director Mairi Cameron. Mairi directed her first feature film, The Second which was released in cinema and on Stan this year. An Australian-first with a revolutionary release strategy, The Second was funded through Screen Queensland’s landmark Queensland Originals: Fully Funded Features with Stan initiativeThe Second is nominated for Best Australia Feature Film at the Screen Producers of Australia Awards. Mairi’s career spans over a decade including TV commercials and videos for some of Australia’s premiere musicians including Washington’s Sunday Best, which won Triple J Music Video of the Year. Her award-winning short film Milk (1999) was selected for official competition at Cannes and was pre-selected for an Academy Award. She is currently the Film Department Coordinator at SAE Creative Media Institute in Brisbane.

Randall Wood has 25 years of experience writing, directing and shooting documentaries in the Australian film industry. His films on music, science, natural history and humanitarian issues have won more than 30 filmmaking awards including the Grand Jury Award at the Slamdance International Film Festival, the Grand Prix at The World of Knowledge Science Film Festival, the Sydney Film Festival Dendy Award and prizes from the Australian Cinematographer’s Society and the AWGIE Awards. His films have competed at AFI, AACTA, ATOM and in the 1990s he twice won at the Queensland New Filmmakers Awards.

Maxine Williamson has a career that spans more than two decades in the film industry. Maxine was hugely influential in commencement of APSA and served as Associate Producer and Film Director for its first 10 editions. She was director of Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival for all three editions and co-director of the 23rd Brisbane International Film Festival. Maxine has sat on countless international film festival juries and was General Manager of Dendy Cinemas for ten years.

Applications for the APSA Brisbane Short Film Fund are submitted via online form and will close at 5.00pm today Friday, 26 October.