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Funding programs

Producer program

Who: The program is open to applications for post-production as well as production. Screen Australia may decide to provide funding from a different funding program or at a different level than that applied for, based on its assessment of the project.
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What: Any amount up to $750,000 may be requested.
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Commissioned program

Who: Supports singles and series intended specifically for free to air or subscription television broadcast, VOD platform or similar. Minimum budget of $250,000 per hour. Minimum licence fees apply. Commissioning platform contribution and any other finance must be in place at the time of application (Screen Australia is 'last in').
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What: Up to $1 million.
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Producer equity program

Who: Provides a direct payment of funds to producers of eligible low-budget Australian documentaries, equal to 20 per cent of the approved budget. Projects are not assessed beyond establishing eligibility. Available in conjunction with any other Screen Australia documentary production funding.
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What: Up to $100,000.
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Special initiatives


Who: Documentary makers looking to shed light on topics that are important to Australian women with a digital audience and medium in mind.
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What: Up to $6,000 per 3 minute project.
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Art Bites

Who: Art Bites will create four 6 x 5 minute Arts web series directed and/or produced by early career filmmakers. The films will premiere on the ABC Arts channel on iview. The web series should be designed to appeal to younger audiences, 18–35 years.
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What: Up to $240,000 to this initiative ($120,000 each).
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See also

If you are an Indigenous documentary maker, check out our Indigenous documentary programs: