Queer Screen funds three Aussie films

Round 8 of the Queer Screen Completion Fund was announced last Thursday, 10 March.

Some $20,000 in funding has been awarded to three new Australian film projects, thanks to the Queer Screen Completion Fund.

All participating screen projects involve LGBTIQ+ people, and the funds granted will see their three unique feature films through to completion.

You can watch the livestream in which the winners were announced below:

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The details of the three films that received funding are:

Slant
Awarded: $10,000
Format: Narrative Feature
Genre: Black Comedy, Thriller
Director: James Vinson
Producers: Alexandros Ouzas, Michael Nikou, Monique Fisher, Tessa Mansfield-Hung
Logline: In Melbourne circa 1999 a young journalist goes rogue in order to dig up the sordid secrets of an infamous family, only to come face to face with family trauma of his own.

The Longest Weekend
Awarded: $8,000
Format: Narrative Feature
Genre: Family Drama
Director: Molly Haddon
Producers: Rebecca Yates, Jorrden Daley, Molly Haddon, Ben Ferris, Ulysses Oliver
Logline: Three disconnected siblings find themselves living once again under the same roof when the father who abandoned them returns to their lives.

The Story of Trans Glamoré
Awarded: $2,000
Genre: Documentary
Filmmaker: Lachlan Bradbury
Logline: Follow trans DJ Victoria Anthony persevere through COVID’s challenges to organise a unique and stunning show for trans women, by trans women.

The Queer Screen Completion Fund was established to provide support to Australian LGBTIQ+ filmmakers and storytellers whose work is consistent with the vision of Queer Screen. Queer Screen intends for it to bring financial assistance to worthy LGBTIQ+ screen projects, and has awarded $122,000 to 23 projects since 2016.

For more information, visit the Queer Screen website.

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