Cinespace launches residency program for indie Melbourne productions

The new facility in Melbourne's west offers equipment, facilities and other support to independent productions.

A new studio facility in Footscray has been opened with funding support from the Victorian Government. The Cinespace facility – launched by State Member for Footscray Katie Hall MP – will deliver a quarterly production-in-residence program, offering a place to work, equipment and facilities, and other support to independent productions to help them get made.

Cinespace Acting President Steve RE Pereira said: ‘The filmmaker residency program that this new facility provides offers a vital space for emerging screen practitioners from culturally diverse, POC and First Nations communities to develop skills, network and move into professional careers. It also builds on the vibrant and dynamic creative arts precinct that is Footscray, and Melbourne’s West.’

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports