Historic funding win for Gympie film festival

After devestating floods and a pandemic, this grant could save film festivals in Gympie.

During the COVID-19 pandemic and devastating floods, the future of film in the town of Gympie was in serious doubt. Now, they’ve just received news that The Heart of Gold short film festival, run since 2006, is set to receive $188,300 worth of funding.

The funding comes via the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund, which exists to support the Australian arts and entertainment sector in reactivating after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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