The Asia Pacific Screen Awards is thrilled to announce a new $50,000 film fund to boost emerging Brisbane directors, producers and writers.

Through support from Brisbane City Council, the APSA Brisbane Short Film Fund will award five $10,000 grants to assist the post-production, or marketing and distribution of Brisbane short films.

The fund offers a tremendous opportunity for Brisbane filmmakers to complete their films with high-end post-production, or market their work to film festivals around the world.

Film fund recipients will be invited to participate in the APSA Industry Program, which features a suite of workshops and masterclasses held in the lead up to the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards, the region’s highest accolade in film.

Eligible projects must be 15-minutes or less and may be fiction, animation, or documentary. Applicants must be a resident of Brisbane and have at least one on-screen credit on a film that has screened at a film festival.

Applications for the APSA Brisbane Short Film Fund are submitted via online form and will close on 26 October 2018. If you are unable to provide all written and/or digital documentation by this date, please contact Michele Di Lauro on +61 0411 426 357.


How do I apply?


  1. Read the guidelines, paying special attention to the eligibility and assessment criteria
  2. Contact APSA Industry Executive Michele Di Lauro if you would like to discuss your application on +61 0411 426 357 or
  3. Apply via online form by 5pm, 26 October. Late applications will not be assessed.

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