Remember Mad Max? It was one of the first movies filmed in our region. More recently we’ve seen exceptionally crafted feature films such as @Undertow_feature_film directed by Miranda Nation. With Geelong’s diverse landscapes, locations are ideal for filmmaking and a group of local businesses and volunteers @geelongwaterfrontfilm are doing something about it.
The vision is three mutually supportive activities:
- Staging of a Geelong Waterfront Film Festival to put us on the map
- A local film making competition to showcase up and coming talent
- Establishment of the Waterfront Film Foundation offering financial assistance in the form of a grant or investment to those filming in the region.
In exciting news, the Treasurer and the Minister for the Arts has recently approved the addition of the Foundation to the Register of Cultural Organisations.
Let’s put filmmaking on our agenda.
You can be a part of this exciting project. Head to www.geelongwaterfrontfilm.com.au to become a Friend of Geelong Waterfront Film for just $20 or make a tax deductible donation to the Foundation.
Photo: @Undertow_feature_film @Geelongwaterfrontfilm