Calling kooris keen to make a film

ARE you a budding indigenous film-maker?

Metro Screen, supported by the NSW Film and Television Office, is now offering film mentorships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander screenmakers with drive, ambition and the commitment to produce a 5- to 8-minute film in any genre from experimental, documentary or drama.

Patron and founder of the LBS, Lester Bostock, the highly esteemed indigenous radio, television and film pioneer, will help select, and take personal interest in, the progress of all of the LBS participants at every stage of their project.

Each filmmaker is mentored by an industry professional and supplied with equipment, stock, post production facilities, and a $2,500 budget. In addition each filmmaker is also provided with dedicated producer support, skills training in Directing and development assistance through professional script editor consultations.

“Aboriginal people have been master story tellers since the dreamtime, the chance to tell our stories on film is just an extension of our oral story telling history. Now we can finally let the truth be known and let our imaginations soar,” Lester Bostock Scheme graduate Melissa Abrahams said .

Films are screened at our special cinema event and at the Museum of Sydney during NAIDOC week plus other venues around Australia.

For more information or an application kit please contact Metro Screen on 02 93651818 metro@metro www.metroscreen.

Applications close on Thursday, April 9.

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