Fast track your film career with Mentoring our Region

Actor Tim Ross will will be a mentor for the program.

Australian film professionals, including Wonderland and Home and Away actor Tim Ross, will provide online education and mentorship for regional filmmakers in the Livingstone Shire and greater Central Queensland.

Presented by Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal in association with Regional Arts Development Fund and Livingstone Shire Council, Mentoring our Region is a detailed three week online initiative for Livingstone Shire and greater Central Queensland emerging and practising film artists where they learn film arts skills with the intention of creating short films to premiere at the 2023 Capricorn Film Festival

Successful applicants will learn valuable skills and have dedicated time with Australian film professionals via Zoom over the length of the workshops which will run for two hours per session over six sessions.

Interested residents are encouraged to apply for free, with up to ten places available in the initiative which has been subsidised by our project partners.

The activity will provide educational skills including: directing, cinematography, sound, writing, production and editing. After the workshops, participants will be mentored through each stage of production as they create short films which will premiere at the upcoming 2023 Capricorn Film Festival held from the 18th-22nd January in Yeppoon.

The participants will tell their stories, the local environment and their community’s stories, aimed to promote the region, develop their skills for future opportunities and celebrate the local artists and their voices.

Tutors include cinematographer Shing Fung Cheung, post-production House The Post Lounge, producer Luke Graham and actor Tim Ross who will provide inspiration and guidance to successful applicants.

Participants require no previous experience prior to the course, just an enthusiasm for cinema and filmmaking.

To apply, complete the form here, with applications due 26th May.


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