JIFF creates Short Film Fund

February 15, 2017 by Roz Tarszisz
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Eddie Tamir, Artistic Director, Jewish International Film Festival, (JIFF) has announced the Festival’s inaugural Short Film Fund.

Eddie Tamir

The aim is to provide funding to Australian filmmakers to assist in the realisation and completion of a Jewish-themed short film (narrative, documentary or animation).

A total grand pool of $10,000 will be available in 2017 for the production of two short films (narrative, animation or documentary) incorporating a Jewish theme, character or story arc.

Judges will be looking for treatments and scripts for films under 10 minutes that are universally engaging and entertaining, and able to resonate with audiences from all backgrounds.

“We are excited for JIFF to be a catalyst for the production of great Australia short films to be shared on the big screen” said Tamir.

The festival is seeking projects to a maximum length of 10 minutes and is open to all filmmakers resident in Australia. The allocation of funding will be announced early in  June 2017, determined by a judging panel drawn from experienced Australian film and television industry professionals.

Applications are now open at jiff.com.au and close on 5 May 2017.

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