Screen Australia offers funds for the development, production and marketing of Australian screen content, as well as for the development of Australian talent and screen production businesses.

Project funding is generally provided to professional practitioners with some level of industry experience, depending on the program. For most production investment, a distributor or broadcaster usually needs to be on board as well.

If you’re starting out in the industry, check out our Getting started page in the Filmmaking section.

Paper Planes

That Sugar Film

Redfern Now

Love Child

The Story of Percival Pilts



Holding the Man

Story development

A bespoke approach to developing drama.

My Brilliant Career

Gender Matters

Addressing the gender imbalance in the industry.

The House of Hancock

drama Production

Investment in high quality drama.

Sporting Nation


Investment in outstanding factual projects for broadcast and/or digital release.

Indigenous programs

Funding for imaginative, resonant stories authored by Indigenous Australians, as well as practitioner support through internships and other initiatives

The Story of Percival Pilts

Talent Development

Professional development opportunities for industry professionals.

Sydney Film Festival

International Marketing

Grants to support the promotion of completed Australian films premiering at major international festivals; support for Australian projects in advanced development being introduced at international markets.


Distribution Support

Funds to enhance the release of Australian feature films across existing and evolving distribution platforms


Enterprise Funding

Business funding focused on delivering industry benefits – supporting growth activities that address key industry-wide challenges to sustainability

IF Awards

Other funding programs

Specially targeted programs, initiatives and partnerships



You can apply at any time for some programs. For others, there are deadlines. Read a summary here.
See all deadlines


Find out about projects approved for funding:


Free call: 1800 507 901