As part of the Sydney film festival, the Lexus Australia short film fellowship gives emerging filmmakers an opportunity to kick-start their careers and be the next to step forward.
LEXUS AUSTRALIA SHORT FILM FELLOWSHIP
Lexus has a proud history of supporting the best in creativity, design and craftsmanship, including in the annual Lexus Short Film series, which gives emerging filmmakers around the world an invaluable opportunity to kick-start their careers.
Now, Lexus Australia has partnered with the Sydney Film Festival to provide a new platform to support the next generation of filmmakers locally with the largest cash fellowship for short films in Australia. Up to four talented winners will receive $50,000 each to produce their next short film in 2016 and 2017, to premiere at the Sydney Film Festival in 2017 and 2018.
COMPETE ON A WORLD STAGE
Aspiring filmmakers must first enter the international Lexus Short Film series, where their films will be evaluated to create a shortlist of 21 Australian finalists.
AIMING TO MAKE THE ORDINARY EXTRAORDINARY
“The Lexus Short Films project is a way for us to give back and support the creative community that always inspires us as a brand. We’ve come a long way since Season 1. Spiros Fotinos, Global Head of Brand Management and Marketing at Lexus, said, “We are really excited by this year’s theme as it is something that also drives us as a brand. Aiming to make the ordinary extraordinary is how we can create amazing experiences.”
SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN
Filmmakers can submit their films for consideration utilizing Withoutabox, the premier submission service for film festivals and filmmakers. Lexus and the Sydney Film Festival truly supports up-and-coming filmmakers by creating a unique opportunity for them explore the art of filmmaking using all the latest technology and guided by renowned industry experts. This type of mentorship is similar to the process used in Lexus factories where master craftsmen known as Takumi teach and inspire the next generation.
For Season 4, an esteemed filmmaker selection committee which includes Oscar nominee, writer and actor Taylor Sheridan (best known for the films Hell or High Water and Sicario and the television series Sons of Anarchy) alongside key executives of Lexus will be reviewing the submissions to select the four finalists. Joey Horvitz will return to produce the next series of films.
Lexus is thrilled to support future generations of Australian filmmakers with the Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship. For more information, visit www.sff.org.au/fellowship