Screen NSW rebrands its Emerging Filmmakers Fund

26 August, 2016 by Staff Writer

2014 EFF short The Guests, which was directed by Shane Danielsen and premiered at Cannes.


Screen NSW's Emerging Filmmakers Fund for emerging short filmmakers has been renamed and rejigged.

In 2016, Generator: Emerging Filmmakers Fund will "require the inclusion of a female director and priority will be given to teams that include people from under-represented groups," said Screen NSW.

Each Generator round will $30,000 to projects for production and/or post-production of a short film. There is one round annually and in 2016 funding will be provided for up to three projects.

This year, Aquarius Films (Angie Fielder, Polly Staniford, Cecilia Ritchie, Bec Cubitt and Alice Willison) will act as mentors and executive producers for all the Generator shorts. 

Aquarius' slate includes the upcoming Lion, directed by Garth Davis, and Berlin Syndrome, directed by Cate Shortland.

Projects can be drama, factual, animation or experimental and no more than 30 minutes long. Applications close October 30.