West End Film Festival films & creative teams

Creative teams are invited to apply to receive a commission to extend selected film finalists of the West End Film Festival.

WEFF screening at the Boundary Street Markets

For the Creative Teams

Creative teams can include game designers, programmers, illustrators, theatre-makers, actors, prop-makers, web developers, sound artists, and more. You may live in Brisbane or a regional area, or interstate, but at least one of your key team members needs to reside in Queensland. All are welcome, just have at least two people in your team.

Successful teams will work on selected short films. You will be given $700 to produce an interactive pre-experience and/or post-experience to a film. How you use that $700 is up to the team. Your budget may include prop-production, actor fees, website or App production, graphics, sounds, and so on. You will also be invited to participate in the workshop for free. The workshop is where you will be guided into developing an effective extended experience. We encourage teams to practice inclusive design.

For the Filmmakers

Filmmakers who submit to the West End Film Festival will be given the option to have their film extended by a creative team. Films will be selected from the short film and feature finalists. All categories are welcome to participate, including live action, animation, music videos, documentary, access, and the feature film.

Your level of involvement in the process is up to you. You invited to participate in the workshop for free. The extended experiences will be designed to work with the style and spirit of your film, and so having you there as part of the workshop and production is ideal. Further to this, you’ll walk away with techniques to extend your future films yourself.

Who Owns the Extended Experience?
The filmmaker, creative team, Extended Experiences Lab, and West End Film Festival have the right to use materials for publicity purposes. The filmmaker and creative team both have the right to include the extended experience in their portfolios (with credit to all involved). Reuse and future iterations of the extended experience beyond the WEFF are to be negotiated between the filmmaker and creative team.

Further questions? Shoot christy [at] universecreation101 [dot] com an email.

Extended Experiences Lab is conceived, organised, and curated by Christy Dena, Universe Creation 101. Twitter: @ChristyDena

In partnership with the West End Film Festival. Twitter: @WestEndFilmFest

Proudly supported by Screen Queensland as part of their Screen Culture Fund. Twitter: @Screen_QLD

With venue partner Griffith Film School: