Three emerging filmmakers living with a disability will see their projects come to life on the big screen, thanks to the NSW Government’s 2022 Screen NSW Screenability Filmmakers Fund.
Steve Anthopoulos, Natalia Stawyskyj, and Madeleine Stewart will receive professional mentorship and a grant of $30,000 from Screen NSW to create a short film that will premiere in June as part of the 69th Sydney Film Festival.
The Screenability Filmmakers Fund is part of a suite of initiatives under Screenability NSW, an open-ended policy commitment by the NSW Government through Screen NSW to work with industry to grow participation in the screen sector by supporting NSW-based filmmakers with a disability.
More details on the filmmakers and projects is here.
Image 1 credit: Team from Voice Activated. Left to right - Yingna Lu, Steve Anthopoulos and Liam Heyen. Photo credit is Phil Erbacher.
Image 2 credit: Team from All Silent Dogs. Left to right - Katherine Shearer and Natalia Stawyskyj. Photo by Naomi Fryer
Image 3 credit: Team from Inspire Me. Left to right - Rowan Devereux, Madeleine Stewart and Sophie Saville | Photo by Benjamin Powell.
20th Century Studios’ Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes will receive $17 million in support from the Australian Government, and funding through Screen NSW’s Made in NSW fund.