Screen Queensland invests $200k to deliver ‘vital support’ for 17 festivals

Screen Queensland will spend around $200,000 on 17 festivals though its  Screen Culture Program and V-Fest initiative, which was announced in June to deliver virtual screen festivals following the pandemic restrictions.

The Screen Culture Program runs twice a year, supporting events across film, games and online, with first round recipients including the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Understory Film Festival in Cairns, Game on Festival in Brisbane, Black Screen Touring Film Festival, and Capricorn Film Festival in Yeppoon.

The five recipients of V-Fest initiative are Essential Screen Festival, Port Shorts, Queensland Touring Film Festival, Capfilmfestaccessible and Women and Film and Television (WIFT) Queensland.

“We are pleased to deliver this vital support and look forward to giving continued assistance to the delivery of dynamic and diverse virtual festivals and COVID-safe live events in 2020 and 2021,” Screen Queensland CEO Kylie Munnich said.

Applications for the second round of Screen Culture Funding close October 23.