6/07/2017

Lights, cameras and funding for Gympie film festival

Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien and Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, Minister for the Arts, have announced funding for Gympie’s Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival through the Regional Arts Fund.

“I am pleased to announce the Heart of Gold Festival has received $11,600 through the March grant round of the Regional Arts Fund,” Mr O’Brien said.

“The festival is now in its 10th year and has become the biggest short film festival in Queensland. This funding will support a varied program for the festival, including a music video masterclass, a film-maker Q&A, family workshops  and discussions for film-makers, students and the broader community.”

Minister Fifield said the Coalition Government has announced more than $850,000 through the Regional Arts Fund March funding round to support 53 regional arts and cultural projects across Australia.  

“The Coalition Government is committed to supporting arts and culture in regional and remote areas. Programs like the Regional Arts Fund increase access to cultural experiences outside our urban centres and enable people to build professional skills and networks where they live,” Minister Fifield said.

“The Regional Arts Fund also helps to boost the profile of regional and remote artists and fosters new opportunities for individuals and organisations.”

The Government provides approximately $3.4 million each financial year to support arts and cultural projects in regional and remote Australia through the Regional Arts Fund.

For more information about the program and to view the full list of funding recipients visit: www.arts.gov.au/raf.