In addition to the Producers Offset and development funding, Screen Australia also provides general funding to support the production of feature films, television dramas, and documentaries. This funding is provided on a competitive basis, and applications are assessed based on the quality and potential of the project, as well as the experience and track record of the applicant.
There are different rounds of funding and different guidelines for each type of projects, for example for feature films, Screen Australia has various rounds for production funding and also has different guidelines for low, medium and high budget films.
General funding can help cover a range of expenses, including development costs, production costs, and marketing and distribution expenses.
But wait, there’s more! In addition to these national programs, there are also state-based funding bodies such as Screen NSW and Screen QLD. These organizations offer their own funding programs and can be a great way to access additional support for your film. And if you’ve got at least three screen credits under your belt, you may be eligible for the general funding program, which provides support for the development, production, and marketing of eligible films. Cha-ching!
Another option to consider is the general funding program, which is open to filmmakers with at least three screen credits. This program provides support for the development, production, and marketing of eligible films, and can be a great way to take your project to the next level.
It is important to note that these are general information, the program is subject to changes and it would be best to refer to the Screen Australia’s website for the most current information and guidelines.
Beyond Screen Australia
In addition to these government-funded options, there are also grant programs available to support filmmakers. One such program is the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG), which provides financial assistance to Australian businesses looking to enter international markets. This can be especially useful for filmmakers looking to promote their films at international film festivals and markets.