$1.5m funding marks 25 years of Screen Aus Indigenous Department
Business, online, film & doco special funding marks an important milestone.
Production companies including Bunya Productions (Mystery Road), Tamarind Tree Pictures (Croker Island Exodus) and Inkey Media (Grace Beside Me) are amongst a range of Screen Australia funding announcements as part of the Indigenous Department’s 25th anniversary celebrations.
20 recipients include two web series, eight short films, seven enterprises, a documentary project also received production funding and a web series. Amongst the names are Hunter Page-Lochard, Tony Briggs & Leah Purcell.
“Supporting Indigenous screen story tellers is as vital as supporting the Indigenous businesses behind them. This funding is being distributed across a diverse group of strong Indigenous production companies who will use the financial support to strengthen Indigenous business planning as well as assist slate development through the employment of key business personnel,” said Penny Smallacombe, Head of Indigenous at Screen Australia.
“For 25 years the Indigenous Department has put our people in control of their own stories. The funding model has been incredibly successful and has even inspired other countries to do the same for their Indigenous creators. It is our key focus to ensure Indigenous people continue to be seen and heard across a variety of storytelling platforms, and most importantly that Indigenous screen businesses are being invested in to continue producing such significant work.”
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