Applications are open now for the Hanlon Larsen Screen Fellowship.
The Hanlon Larsen Screen Fellowship is an annual $45,000 grant available to filmmakers with an experimental or avant-garde project and, in particular, those with a much broader vision about the role of the screen.
The fellowship was established by Mercury CX chair Peter Hanlon in honour of his friend, collaborator, and industry luminary, the late Flinders University screen production lecturer Cole Larsen.
“I was blown away meeting so many filmmakers at Cole’s funeral, who all told me the impact Cole had had on them. I wanted Cole’s memory to live on,” says Mr Hanlon.
Since it was established in 2020 with $25,000 from Peter Hanlon, the Hanlon Larsen Screen Fellowship has gained the support of Flinders University, Adelaide Film Festival, Mercury CX and Light ADL and is now valued at $45,000.
This year the fellowship will focus on projects that have already commenced or can guarantee completion for the 2023 Adelaide Film Festival.
“I’m very excited to see the fellowship flourish and pleased to be able to support it and our filmmakers through AFF,” says Adelaide Film Festival CEO Mat Kesting.
Previous winners include 2021 winner Tim Carlier (pictured), who used the funds to make his debut feature film Paco, an experimental comedy which premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2023. Another inaugural winner was Emma Hough Hobbs for her project Film on Film.
For more information, visit the Mercury CX website. Applications close 31 March 2023.
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