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Indigenous Feature production

Who: Producers of feature-length projects on behalf of a team including an experienced Indigenous writer and director, or writer/director; projects must have an acceptable offer to theatrically distribute the project in Australia
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What: Limited funding is available, intended primarily to assist in the professional development of Indigenous key creatives
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Indigenous TV DRAMA PRODUCTION

Who: Experienced teams with outstanding television drama projects that have demonstrated potential to reach an audience; local presale for Australian free-to-air or subscription television rights required, with a minimum licence fee of $440,000 per broadcast hour
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What: Limited funding to support the production of telemovies, series and drama multiplatform projects; intended primarily to assist in the professional development of Indigenous key creatives
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Indigenous Documentary production

Who: Experienced teams with projects based on strong and original ideas; local presale for Australian free-to-air or subscription television rights required, with a minimum licence fee of $135,000 per broadcast hour
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What: Limited funding to support the production and/or post-production of one-off documentaries, documentary series or factual multiplatform projects;  intended primarily to assist in the professional development of Indigenous key creatives
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SPECIAL INITIATIVES

The Indigenous Department may also allocate funds to initiatives designed to address specific objectives. This includes short drama and documentary initiatives providing opportunities for talented Indigenous filmmakers and storytellers in other media to develop their skills and experience as a stepping stone to longer formats.
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Indigenous filmmakers can apply to any Screen Australia program – not just the funding programs of the Indigenous Department. See what's on offer: