Screen Australia

Indigenous Production

Limited funds are available through this program to invest in outstanding low-budget feature film projects which are based on strong and original ideas, and can demonstrate the potential to reach an audience.

Production investment is intended primarily to assist in the professional development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander key creatives, as well as to provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers who have demonstrated extraordinary talent to extend their vision and their skills.

Post-production investment is also available to fund project-specific post-production costs associated with taking a project from the end of principal photography through to delivery.

WHAT FUNDING IS AVAILABLE?

Limited funding is available through this program.

There are no limits on the proportion of the budget Screen Australia can contribute under this program. However, other sources of finance are encouraged, and the assessment process will take into account the level of Screen Australia funding requested as a proportion of overall budget. Contributions might come from marketplace entities (eg distributors), as well as from state agencies, other government organisations, cultural institutions, international sources, private investors or other partners.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Applicants and their projects must meet the general eligibility requirements set out in Screen Australia’s Terms of Trade in addition to the following:

PROJECTS

  • Projects must have an acceptable offer to theatrically distribute the project in Australia (with sufficiently detailed core commercial terms) from an appropriate domestic distributor.

APPLICANTS

Applicants and their projects must meet the general eligibility requirements set out in Screen Australia’s Terms of Trade in addition to the following:

  • The application is from a producer, on behalf of team including a writer and director, or a writer/director.
  • The writer and director must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian and must have at least three ‘eligible drama credits’ in their respective roles.
  • In the case of co-writing teams, made up of Indigenous and non-Indigenous writers, the original concept must come from the Indigenous writer. This must be shown in the application.
  • The producer must be either:
    – an ‘experienced producer’, or
    – a producer who has at least three ‘eligible drama credits’, or
    – an emerging producer applying in conjunction with an ‘experienced producer’.
Applications close
01 Jan 2021
Amount
Amount Upon Application
Artform
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander arts
Film / TV / Digital
Grant Type
New work
Presentation & Promotion
Applicant Type
Individual
Organisation
Group
Agency
Region
National
Website
Screen Australia (opens in new window)
Contact
Screen Australia
Email
indigenous@screenaustralia.gov.au