DEVELOP AUSTRALIAN VOICES AND IDEAS
Screen Australia can be involved as early as the proposal and script stage, funding writers and filmmaking teams so they can develop and progress their ideas to the next stage.
GET HOMEGROWN CONTENT OFF THE GROUND
Screen Australia funds the production of everything from features to documentaries, television drama, children’s programs and online web series. Sometimes this funding can be the difference between a project getting the green light to go into production or not. Other times, it’s a starting point – giving producers the initial support they need to go into the marketplace for more.
PUT A SPOTLIGHT ON INDIGENOUS TALENT
Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department identifies and nurtures talented Indigenous Australians to ensure their bold, distinctive voices are heard through engaging stories that they craft. It is also proactive in shaping and influencing the policy environment, where it may impact Indigenous Australians in the screen industry.
Online is another priority, with funding support given to facilitate innovation and audience-engaging screen content primarily for viewing on the web and via social media channels.
HELP STORIES FIND THEIR AUDIENCE
Once films, docos, TV series or online videos have been created, there’s also support on the marketing and promotion side, through initiatives that focus on connecting audiences with Australian content.
SHOW THE STATS
There’s an entire department at Screen Australia tasked with providing authoritative, timely and relevant data and research insights to both the industry and government. They research everything from the way we consume screen content, to the number of women working in the industry.
Certify projects for tax breaks
A special unit within Screen Australia administers the Federal Government's Producer Offset – a tax rebate for Australian producers that helps them attract investment and keep a stake in their films and TV programs. The unit also certifies projects under the Government’s International Co-production Program, which is designed to encourage partnerships between Australians and producers in other countries. Official co-productions get the same tax breaks as Australian productions.
SUPPORT THE BIZ
Screen Australia aims to help the businesses within our home-grown screen industry by supporting their growth. In doing so, more Australians will be able to see more of their multi-faceted country and unique Australian perspectives on the world reflected in the stories on their screens.