Queer Screen’s Mission
“To transform and engage individuals and communities through queer storytelling on screen”
The Queer Screen Completion Fund was established to provide support to Australian LGBTIQ filmmakers whose work is consistent with the vision and mission of Queer Screen. It brings much needed financial assistance to worthy LGBTIQ screen projects.
We appreciate that resources available to LGBTIQ filmmakers are highly limited and independent artists struggle to secure the funding needed to complete works and support. Therefore, submissions are accepted for feature films, documentaries and web series about LGBTIQ people and their communities.
Queer Screen strives to support LGBTQ filmmakers through grants, awards and programs. Queer filmmakers reflect the diversity of our communities and tell stories that directly reflect our lives and struggles. It is for this reason Queer Screen will provide up to $7,500 in Completion funding for screen projects.
Please continue to check our website for the next round of funding and deadlines. For the the full Completion Fund Guidelines click here, for Application information click here . Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions no later than two weeks prior to the deadline.
Round 1 Winners
The recipient of $7500 was documentary Naseej by Australian director Jordan Bryon, shining a light onto the LGBTI community in the Middle East that is so often forgotten.
The film was made in 2015 in Jordan in collaboration with local activists, artists and students. Jordan was almost killed in the making of the film to bravely seek out an important counter-voice to the everyday portrayal of the queer lives in the Middle East.
We traverse the life of an ex-Imam who fled Jordan after his family tried to cut his throat, a young woman from conservative Muslim family who demands her right to express her sexuality, the 19-year-old transgender woman from a conservative Bedouin tribe who is determined to transition, and more.
$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: Naseej