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Screen Australia is the Government's screen agency, providing development funding, production investment and marketing support to Australia's film, TV documentary and digital media makers. Our website has a wealth of information and up-to-the-minute news for filmmakers, including:

  • all our funding and marketing support programs, including Short Animation Production, Talent Escalator programs, initiatives with state agencies and Travel Grants
  • a searchable database of Australian films and TV drama, including short films back to 1988
  • great production guides, resources and links
  • film festival profiles from around the world
  • Australian short films that have screened internationally and won awards and lots more

You can start from our Industry Support page and navigate your way around the site:

Be sure to keep up to date with all our funding and film news by subscribing to Screen Australia's e-bulletin today.



Screen NSW has launched a new direction for its development programs, focusing on early concept development, rather than traditional draft-by-draft funding. The new programs are Early Research & Development, and Advanced Development and Marketing.

Screen NSW supports and encourages people and projects in the digital media, film and television industry in many ways. Some programs assist specifically in project development or provide production investment. Others focus on skills development, fostering industry and audience development or encourage production in regional New South Wales. Guidelines, application forms and further information on all programs of assistance are available now on the Screen NSW website at:



Screen Territory is the Northern Territory Government’s screen industry agency responsible for supporting and developing the film, television and digital media industries within the Territory.Screen Territory aims to place Territory screen stories at the heart of Territory life by actively promoting and supporting the development of a vibrant screen industry that engages with all Territorians.The Screen Territory Grants Funding Program supports the development of the screen industry through a range of program strands.
To find out more about the Screen Territory Grants Program go to:
Contact Details:
Ph:  08 8951 5141
E-mail:  [email protected]



Screen QLD provides support and strategic leadership in the development of an innovative and sustainable screen industry in Queensland. We nurture and invest in people, projects and events within our local industry, and promote Queensland as a world-class production destination.

Through a range of key funding programs and services, Sreen QLD supports Queensland projects and practitioners; fosters industry growth to deliver social, cultural and economic benefits to Queensland; promotes and facilitates the use of Queensland locations, personnel and infrastructure and industry support services in the state; and supports film festivals and industry events where audiences and practitioners can network and develop an appreciation of local and global content. More information on the Screen QLD website:



The SAFC provides funding to help create and support the screen industries sector, making a significant contribution to South Australia's cultural and economic well being.

The SAFC mission is to build and support the development, production and delivery of quality screen content, thereby growing South Australia's talent and production industry and, enhancing employment opportunities.

The SAFC offers a range of programs and initiatives including Practitioner Development, Script and Project Development, Production Investment, Cash Flow and Incentives. Full details can be found here:

Short Film
The SAFC Short Film Fund offers South Australia's producers and directors the opportunity to refine their skills as a way of progressing towards long form feature film, television drama and documentary production. Guidelines and application forms are available here:

The SAFC is currently undergoing a review of all funding programs and a proposed new program for Short Film Script Development is on the agenda. Draft guidelines can be found here:

Short filmmakers may also be eligible for Business Travel. Details here:

For more information please contact:
South Australian Film Corporation
3 Butler Drive, Hendon, SA, 5014
T. 08 8348 9300
F: 08 8347 0385

E: [email protected]



Screen Tasmania is the state government agency responsible for supporting and developing the state's film, television and digital media industries by increasing the amount of independent screen production occurring in Tasmania. Screen Tasmania's suite of programs and special initiatives aim to drive the growth of a sustainable screen industry in Tasmania.

Screen Tasmania offers a range of programs and initiatives designed to:

  • support locally-based production and production companies
  • attract off-shore production support practitioner and project development
  • raise the profile of the Tasmanian screen industry in the national and international market-place
  • work to build a strong base of skilled creative and technical practitioners
  • provide advice, liaison services, financial assistance and incentives
  • build screen culture in Tasmania

Find out more about these programs and initiatives at:



ScreenWest supports the funding of short films through a number of programs managed by ScreenWest or in association with the Film and Television Institute (FTI).

With the support of ScreenWest and Lotterywest, the Film and Television Institute (FTI) run the following short film funding programs for Western Australian emerging filmmakers: The One-Off Members Production Fund (OOMPF) of up to $5,000; Link funding of up to $30,000; HyperLink funding of up to $70,000; and $20,000 short documentary and $30,000 short drama funding through the Deadly Yarns Indigenous short film initiative in conjunction with ABC TV. For more information visit the FTI website:

ScreenWest also supports WA short films through funding of up to $2,000 towards the costs of marketing and promoting a project through the Short Film or Self-Funded Low Budget Feature Marketing program. Indigenous filmmakers can also apply for the Indigenous Production Support program INDEX, which provides up to $70,000 funding for a short drama.

Please note that ScreenWest is currently in the process of a funding development program review (as at May 2009), the outcomes of which may impact existing short film funding programs. Please refer to ScreenWest's website for more information:

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