Supports individual initiatives and events that demonstrate long-term benefits to the NSW screen industry. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis at any time during the year, subject to available funds. Read more
Film and content makers looking for equipment or studio facilities can apply for the Metro Screen Jump Start production subsidy to help balance the production budget. Jump Start provides $45,000 worth of production subsidies annually over three application rounds. Broadcast quality equipment, a green screen studio and post-production facilities are made available to film and content makers at hugely discounted rates through Jump Start. Read more
Supports NSW Key Creatives whose projects have been officially invited to screen at significant international festivals or markets outside Australia. Applications are assessed on a rolling basis throughout the year. Read more
The Emerging Filmmakers Fund (EFF) supports new and emerging filmmakers in NSW by funding the production and post-production of short form projects. Previously, Screen NSW, supported up to three projects with grants of up to $30,000. Read more
Grants to screen-based organisations that provide opportunities for professional development opportunities for screen practitioners throughout their career paths. Available for one-off or annual events (single purpose) or a complex program of pd activities (multi-purpose) funding. Read more
Supports public screenings, festivals or tours that provide opportunities for audiences to see and experience quality screen content and innovative practice, and one-off or annual events including those in single or multiple venues. Read more
Grants to support the promotion of completed films premiering at major international festivals; support for projects in advanced development being introduced at international markets. There are various funding sub-categories and closing dates Read more
Indigenous filmmakers may apply to any Screen Australia program in addition to the funding programs of the Indigenous Department.
Applicants can apply for funding to cover documentary programs, drama programs, internships and travel grants. Check to website for each categories closing dates. Read more
Applications for Story Development funding can be made at any time for:
Investment in high-quality fiction storytellling, including production investment for features, general and children’s TV drama, and innovative multiplatform drama. There are various categories and closing dates – check the website. Read more
Screen Australia’s direct funding for documentary aims to support quality, cultural value, innovation and diversity.
Three programs supporting documentary production are offered:
Check the website for each programs closing dates. Read more
Professional development opportunities for Australian filmmakers, focused on building skills and careers in drama production.
Each category has its own closing date- check the website for more info. Read more
Amplifier is a new bespoke script development program for feature films. The program brings together world-class advisors with New South Wales creative teams for individually tailored script development.
Amplifier is designed to provide direct pathways to the end market, including engagement with distributors and exhibitors. Screen NSW will work with the teams for the entire life of the selected projects. As part of the program, advisors will also have an on-going relationship with the filmmaking teams over an extended development period to further enhance their creative relationship. Read more