Screen Australia’s Documentary Development program assists experienced documentary makers to achieve planned outcomes for the development of their projects.
This could include further research, writing the next draft of a script or treatment, strategic shooting and/or editing to attract marketplace development or production finance, or compiling a sizzle reel.
The program is primarily focused on providing development support to one- off projects.
Interactive or web-based projects: Producers of interactive or web-based projects must discuss their project with an Investment/Development Manager to explore what development may be possible, before applying for development funding.
Time-critical funding – by invitation only
Producers must consult with an Investment/Development Manager about applying for time-critical funding (including funding for time-critical shooting). Applications outside of the scheduled rounds can only be made by invitation.
A comprehensive rationale will be required, setting out:
- what the funding is to be used for
- why the expenditure is vital to the realisation of the film and
- why the timing is critical.
Strong marketplace interest, including broadcast, must be demonstrated.
Unsolicited applications will not be accepted for consideration outside a development funding round.
WHAT FUNDING IS AVAILABLE?
Applicants may apply for any amount up to $30,000.
For more information (source) see >>> Screen Australia’s Documentary Development program