Briony Benjamin won a director's chair when she was named People's Choice at a movie competition at the Sydney Film Festival.
Briony Benjamin won a director's chair when she was named People's Choice at a movie competition at the Sydney Film Festival. Supplied

Festival win inspires film career

MUDGEERABA resident Briony Benjamin is on her way to living her dream.

Ms Benjamin has been accepted into the first round of applications to the GEN TV program, run by QPIX in Brisbane.

Ms Benjamin said after winning a people’s choice award at the Sydney Film Festival she knew she wanted to get into the media industry.

“In 2008 I made a short mobile movie called Mudgeeraba - A Place of Living History about my town Mudgeeraba for the Telstra Mobile Movie Competition in conjunction with the Sydney Film Festival,” Ms Benjamin said.

“I ended up winning the people’s choice award so headed down to Sydney where they screened it at the closing gala of the festival.

“It was very exciting to see my first little film up on the big screen and made me realise how much I want to be in this industry.”

Ms Benjamin said she studied a commerce degree at University of Queensland but had a passion for directing.

“Throughout my course I have been heavily involved in Brisbane theatre, student films, acting and directing.”

Ms Benjamin applied for the GEN TV program after looking at a range of media courses in Australia.

Round two applications for the program close on Friday, February 26.

For information on applications visit www.gentv.com.au.



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