NEW MULTI-PLATFORM PRODUCTION PROGRAM
7 November 2013: With the additional Australian Government funds for digital production announced earlier in the year, interactive documentaries will now be supported through a separate Multi-platform Documentary Production program instead of the Signature program. The first deadline under the new program is 17 March 2014.
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PRODUCER EQUITY PROGRAM
Producers of eligible low-budget documentaries with approved budget/finance plans of $500,000 or less in total can apply for a direct payment of funds equal to 20 per cent of the approved budget through the Producer Equity Program (updated guidelines and application form available).
What is a documentary?
For the purposes of its funding guidelines, Screen Australia will have regard to the guidelines compiled by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). These guidelines are available on the ACMA website.
Screen Australia will consider financing documentaries designed for theatrical release on a case-by-case basis.
Applications should be made through the Feature film program.