Queer Screen’s Mission
“To transform and engage individuals and communities through queer storytelling on screen”
The Queer Screen Completion Fund has been established to provide independent LGBTIQ filmmakers or storytellers with financial support to tell stories that reflect the uniqueness and diversity of LGBTIQ lives and community.
Queer Screen appreciates that funding and resources available to LGBTIQ filmmakers and storytellers are limited and that it is important for this generation and future ones to see queer stories on screen. With this in mind Queer Screen strives to support filmmakers through grants, awards, training and resources.
Australian LGBTIQ filmmakers who meet the application criteria and whose work is consistent with Queer Screen’s mission can apply for grants of up to $10,000 to complete their screen projects.
Applications for the completion fund will be accepted for feature films, documentaries and web series.
To be eligible, projects must have already completed principal photography (at least 80%) and now be in post-production stage.
For Queer Screen Completion Fund guidelines click here. Applicants should read the guidelines to ensure eligibility before submitting their application.
For application form click here. Round 2 deadline is Monday 14 November 2016.
Along with the completed application form applicants must submit the following materials:
- Link to current edit of work
- Brief director’s statement
- Producer’s statement
- Copies of broadcaster license/ distribution agreements/sales deal memos if available
- Summary budget
- Finance Plan
- Resumes or Bios for key creative team (links to previous work if available)
- Cast details
- Chain of title summary
All documents should be sent electronically (pdf files/ dropbox link) to firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday 14 November 2016.
Please contact email@example.com with any questions and continue to check this page for key submission dates.
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Round 1 Winners
The recipient of $7500 was a documentary called Tribe, which is shining a light onto the LGBTI community in the Middle East that is so often forgotten.
More details to be released upon completion.
$2500 was awarded to Teenage Kicks, the feature film debut from Craig Boreham and produced by Annmaree J Bell. It follows 17-year-old Miklós Varga after the accidental death of his older brother. Only Mik knows the events that led to this tragedy and as far as he can see there is only one person to blame, himself. He is suddenly torn between his desire to head north and start a new life with his best friend Dan and the obligation to his broken family.
Teenage Kicks is a journey through the minefield of adolescence as Mik searches for a way to navigate through his guilt and explosive sexuality to find the man he can be.
Image below: Tribe