In The Bin Film Festival to take stage again in Currumbin

19 Nov 2013 11:04 AMJann Stuckey

15 November 2013

Currumbin’s much-loved In The Bin Film Festival is returning in 2014 on the back of the Queensland Touring Film Festival which is currently travelling the state as part of Screen Queensland’s Screen Culture funding.   

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP said the funding was a welcome boost to the region and it was fantastic to have the festival back on the southern Gold Coast.

“In The Bin was always a hit with locals and attracted large numbers keen to view quality local productions,” Ms Stuckey said. 

“Like many others, I look forward to welcoming it back in 2014. 

“The Newman Government is pleased to support innovative educational programs in our regions to promote the cultural and arts sectors in Queensland.

“I would encourage the community to get behind this festival to help ensure it has a long future in Currumbin.” 

An initiative of Currumbin local, Jed Cahill, the Queensland Touring Film Festival was developed with the support of Arts Queensland and Screen Queensland to deliver film education workshops and fun film festivals in regional Queensland towns following the devastating floods earlier in the year. 

“The Touring Film Festival is Queensland’s largest touring cultural event,” said Mr Cahill. “It is a platform for students in regional and rural towns to develop film making skills, and it also provides an opportunity to support professional film makers by showcasing their work.” 

“Thanks to the Screen Culture funding through Screen Queensland, our tour has already travelled to Bundaberg, Cooktown, Biloela and Moura, and is set to reach Emerald, Blackwater, Capella, Roma, Mitchell, Surat, Injune and Ipswich in the coming months. 

“And we are ecstatic to announce the In The Bin Film Festival will return to Currumbin next year after several years hiatus.   

“It will be a great send off to this exceptional tour – coming back to where it all started in Currumbin.”  

Queensland Arts Minister Ian Walker said the Screen Culture funding allowed the Government to extend the reach of film throughout the state and provide access to the arts for all Queenslanders. 

“These screen activities will engage local audiences and help foster new talent and skills for tomorrow’s filmmakers,” he said.