Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship

Submissions are now under review for the 2017 Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship, the largest cash fellowship ($200,000) for short film in Australia.

Details about the Fellowship; For the second year, up to four Fellowship winners will receive $50,000 each to produce their next short film, to premiere at the Sydney Film Festival in 2018. 

A Sydney Film Festival panel will select 20 finalists to submit entries to be judged by the 2017 Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship Jury. The winning Fellows will be announced during the 2017 Sydney Film Festival.

Australian screen icon Judy Davis who chaired the 2016 Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship Jury said, “The Fellowship offers an incredible investment in nurturing the next generation of Australian film industry achievers.  It was an honour to be involved in selecting the four winners of the Fellowship last year: Anya Beyersdorf, Brooke Goldfinch, Alex Murawski and Alex Ryan, who are in the process of creating four incredibly exciting films to premiere at the 2017 Sydney Film Festival.”.



Watch more

Sydney Film Festival’s Festival Director Nashen Moodley, and Adrian Weimers, Corporate Manager, Lexus Australia talk about the Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship here.

2016 shortlisted filmmakers talk about what the fellowship means to them here.


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Pictured (left-right): 2016 Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship recipients Alex Murawski, Anya Beyersdorf, Brooke Goldfinch and Alex Ryan.