Who we are

Screen Australia is the Federal Government's primary agency for supporting Australian screen production. In partnership with filmmakers, Screen Australia aims to create an Australian industry that is innovative, culturally important and commercially sustainable.

Screen Australia was established 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 in Australia
  • providing authoritative, timely and relevant data and research to the industry and government.

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See also

Screen Australia's Publications

New directions: Industry consultation continues to play an important role in the evolution of Screen Australia's support programs.