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All funding program Deadlines

  • Australian Festivals and Events

    The event must occur in Australia and be primarily focused on showcasing or providing superior opportunities for Australian talent and new screen content.

    Deadline:
    This program is now closed
  • Children's Program Production

    Children’s programs of any broadcast format is eligible for this program.

    Deadline:
    5pm Thursday 26 November 2020
    Decision meeting:
    22 February 2021
  • Children's Program Production

    Children’s programs of any broadcast format is eligible for this program.

    Deadline:
    5pm Thursday 25 February 2021
    Decision meeting:
    19 April 2021
  • COVID-19 Budget Support

    Covers additional costs for green-lit productions to implement their COVID-Safety and Risk Assessment Plans to allow them to go in to production safely.

    Open for applications:
    Anytime
  • Documentary Commissioned Program

    Designed to support the production of a diverse range of quality documentaries.

    Open for applications:
    Anytime
  • Documentary Development Program

    Provides development support to one-off and series documentary.

    Open for applications:
    Anytime
  • Documentary Producer Equity Program

    Provides a direct payment of funds to producers of eligible low-budget Australian documentaries, equal to 20 per cent of the approved budget.

    Open for applications:
    Anytime
  • Documentary Producer Program

    Supports one-off documentaries and series intended for broadcast, festival, theatrical, online and Virtual Reality audiences.

    Deadline Date:
    5pm Thursday 8 October 2020
    Stage 2 Decision Date:
    18 December 2020
  • Documentary Producer Program

    Supports one-off documentaries and series intended for broadcast, festival, theatrical, online and Virtual Reality audiences.

    Deadline Date:
    5pm Thursday 21 January 2021
    Stage 2 Decision Date:
    2 April 2021
  • Enhancement Fund

    Aims to support a diverse slate of Australian films for theatrical release.

    Open for applications:
    Anytime
  • Enterprise Business & Ideas

    Supports new business proposals or ideas that will create changes and benefit the screen industry more broadly.

    Deadline:
    This program is now closed
  • Enterprise People

    For creative professionals in any stage of their career to take advantage of a placement or professional development opportunity.

    Open for applications:
    Anytime
  • Feature Production (funding ask over $1 million)

    Aims to support a diverse slate of Australian films for theatrical release.

    Deadline:
    5pm Thursday 26 November 2020
    Decision meeting:
    22 February 2021
    Deadline:
    5pm 25 February 2021
    Final Decision
    19 April 2021
  • Feature Production (funding ask up to $1 million)

    Aims to support a diverse slate of Australian films for theatrical release.

    Deadline:
    Anytime
  • General Drama Production

    Supporting small-screen storytelling that resonates.

    Deadline:
    5pm Thursday 26 November 2020
    Decision meeting:
    22 February 2021
  • General Drama Production

    Supporting small-screen storytelling that resonates.

    Deadline:
    5pm Thursday 25 February 2021
    Decision meeting:
    19 April 2021
  • Indigenous Documentary Development

    Seeks to provide practitioners with the opportunity to create appropriate written and/or visual materials to ensure that projects are as strong as possible when competing for production finance.

    Deadline:
    5pm Thursday 14 January 2021
  • Indigenous Documentary Production

    Seeks to support strong and distinctive documentary projects primarily to assist in the professional development of the key creative team.

  • Indigenous Feature Development

    Aims to provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers with demonstrated experience to extend their craft and their ideas in the longer feature format.

    Deadline:
    5pm Thursday 14 January 2021
  • Indigenous Feature Development

    Aims to provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers with demonstrated experience to extend their craft and their ideas in the longer feature format.

    Deadline:
    5pm Thursday 14 January 2021
  • Indigenous Feature Production

    Supports outstanding low-budget feature film projects which are based on strong and original ideas.

    Contact program operations for application details at:
    Indigenous
  • Indigenous Practitioner Support: Internships

    Designed to assist the career development of talented filmmakers who can demonstrate a strong commitment to a career in the film industry.

    Open for applications:
    Anytime
  • Indigenous Practitioner Support: Travel Grants

    Designed to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers in travelling to key international and Australian events.

    Open for applications:
    Anytime
  • Indigenous TV Drama Development

    Seeks to provide practitioners with the opportunity to create appropriate written and/or visual materials to ensure that projects are as strong as possible when competing for production finance.

    Deadline:
    5pm Thursday 14 January 2021
  • Indigenous TV Drama Development

    Seeks to provide practitioners with the opportunity to create appropriate written and/or visual materials to ensure that projects are as strong as possible when competing for production finance.

    Deadline:
    5pm Thursday 14 January 2021
  • Indigenous TV Drama Production

    Aims to invest in outstanding television drama projects which are based on strong and original ideas.

    Contact program operations for application details at:
    Indigenous
  • Industry Partnerships

    New, original and inclusive approaches to the industry that will expand networks and grow the Australian industry.

    Open for applications:
    Anytime
  • International Finance

    Provides support to Australian projects with a very high level of international appeal.

    Open for applications:
    Anytime
  • International Marketing Support: Festivals and awards

    For the promotion of Australian content and talent at the key international festivals and awards events.

    Open for applications:
    Anytime
  • International Marketing Support: Pitching Events / Talent Labs

    For attendance by producers selected for key pitching events in order for them to secure finance, production and marketplace partners for Australian projects.

    Open for applications:
    At least three weeks prior to start date of event.
  • International Strategic Delegations

    Up to 10-12 delegates will receive funding up to $6,000 towards travel to NYC to attend the Australian International Screen Forum 2020.

    Deadline:
    This program is now closed
  • Online Production

    Invests in the production of scripted projects that take risks and push the envelope of fiction storytelling.

    Open for applications:
    Anytime
  • P&A Plus

    Designed to enhance the distribution and marketing of quality Australian films across traditional and alternative release platforms.

    Open for applications:
    Anytime
  • Story Development: Generate

    Supports content creators to take advantage of existing and emerging opportunities to develop compelling drama stories.

    Open for applications:
    Anytime
  • Story Development: Premium

    Targeted towards successful screen content makers who will attract marketplace finance and significant audience reach.

    Open for applications:
    Anytime
  • Temporary Interruption Fund (TIF)

    Provides assistance for new local productions which have been unable to start production due to production insurance exclusions relating to COVID-19.

    Deadline:
    5pm Friday 28 May 2021
  • The Guardian and Screen Australia Online Documentary Initiative

    The Initiative will commission up to two short documentaries of 15 to 30 minutes in length, directed and produced by Australian filmmakers.

    Deadline:
    Extended to 5pm Thursday 10 December 2020 (unless funds exhausted earlier)
    Decision meeting:
    Applicants will be notified of outcome within 8 weeks of a completed submission.