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Closer Productions and the Adelaide Film Festival Micro-Grants for Diverse Voices has today announced its successful applicants.


Due to the enormous response from creatives across the country and the calibre of the applicants, Closer Productions and AFF are pleased to announce they will be providing five x $5000 grants, increasing the funding pool from the original four grants on offer.


The five successful applicants and their projects are: Llewellyn Michael Bates for Laughter Club, Ghenoa Gela for ON BLAK: INSIDE OUT, Noora Niasari for Oxytocin, Nelya Valamanesh for Rules to being a Fuckgurl , Alex Wu for Idol.


Applicants were chosen by the judging panel on the strength of their voice and previous work, the clarity of their vision and their articulation of how this grant would help them to develop their creative ideas.


Sophie Hyde from Closer Productions said: “Faced with such a large pool of applications of such high calibre, the selection committee recommended 5 people rather than 4. We are so thrilled to be able to support these artists in the development of their work and their voices and look forward to seeing what each of them creates during this time and in the future.”  


Read the full press release over at AFF


Aftertaste, our six part series for ABC TV + iView has been selected as part of the Berlinale market series selects.


Part of the European Film Market, the newly-created Berlinale Series Market Selects program will highlight projects with strong commercial potential. The market runs from March 2nd-5th, alongside the Berlinale Series.


See the full lineup HERE


Our 6 part show for ABC, Aftertase, will premiere on ABC TV and iView on February 3rd at 9pm.


The show stars Erik Thomson (Packed to the Rafters) and Natalie Abbott (Muriels Wedding The Musical), and features an impressive cast including Rachel Giffiths, Wayne Blair and Remy Hii. 


Catch the tailer over HERE


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