Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

B.OLD Short film competition

Win $10,000 to produce a short film

The Queensland Government has launched a new short film competition where filmmakers can go in the running to win $10,000 to produce a 3-5 minute film.

The B.OLD short film competition is designed to support the production of a series of short films that challenge traditional views on ageing. Filmmakers submit their scripts or draft screenplays for their chance to win funding to produce their proposed short film.

Hoping to inspire community conversations and start to change people’s attitudes towards getting older, the B.OLD short film competition is looking for stories that celebrate the achievements and contributions of our state’s senior citizens. They are seeking films that showcase older people who break the mould, take on non-traditional roles and engage in activities not often associated with the older generation.

Society can pigeonhole all older people as frail, dependent and burdensome, and too often older Queenslanders experience ageism as a result. The Queensland Government is committed to eradicating this form of discrimination and cultivating a more age-friendly community.

Submit a script that celebrates ageing and older people before 8 July 2018 and you could find yourself producing one of the inaugural B.OLD short films. Winning films will be screened across Queensland in late 2018 and early 2019.

For more details about the competition visit www.qld.gov.au/BOLD2018.