Screen Australia is the key Federal Government direct funding body for the
Australian screen production industry. Its functions are to support and promote
the development of a highly creative, innovative and commercially sustainable
Australian screen production industry.
Screen Australia was created under the Screen Australia Act 2008 and
from 1 July 2008 took over the functions and appropriations of its
predecessor agencies: the Australian Film Commission (AFC), the Film
Finance Corporation Australia (FFC) and Film Australia Limited.
Across its various departments, Screen Australia, supports the development,
production, promotion and distribution of Australian screen content by:
- supporting production of a range of content including features,
documentaries, television drama and children's programs
- supporting the growth of screen businesses
- supporting marketing and screen culture initiatives which focus on
engaging audiences with Australian content
- developing high-quality scripts and proposals
- facilitating innovation and audience-engaging online content
- supporting Indigenous talent and distinctive stories
- administering the Government's Producer Offset and International Co-production Program to increase the commercial sustainability of production
- providing authoritative, timely and relevant data and research to the
industry and government.
Screen Australia's Publications
New directions: Industry consultation continues to play an important role in the evolution of Screen Australia's support programs.