Kokatha Greek Tammy Coleman-Zweck receives SA short film grant

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The South Australian Film Corporation’s (SAFC) First Nations Short Film Initiative has awarded three First Nations film-makers a grant to produce their short films.

Kokatha Greek Tammy Coleman-Zweck is among the writer and producers who have received the SAFC First Nations Short Film Production Grant of up to $45,000, in addition to up to $10,000 of film equipment hire, provided by Panavision.

Writer/director Travis Akbar and writer/director Adam Jenkins were also awarded.

Coleman-Zweck’s film Black Time, White Time was developed through the first phase of the initiative in 2022.

(L-R) Kokatha Greek Tammy Coleman-Zweck, Adam Jenkins and Travis Akbar.

Now in phase two, Coleman-Zweck and her team, which includes First Nations producers and directors, will take the short film into production.

“The Malinauskas Government is proud to support South Australian First Nations people to tell their stories through the power of film,” SA Arts Minister, Andrea Michaels, said.

“These grants will support three talented emerging filmmakers to take their project to the big screen and I’m looking forward to seeing the films that are produced.”

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