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Funding programs

Producer program

Who: For one-off or series documentaries intended for public release with a total budget of at least $125,000 per hour ($125,000 in total non-linear projects). The creative team must include one producer, director or writer who has at least two ‘eligible credits’ in their respective role.
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What: Any amount up to $750,000 may be requested.
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Commissioned program

Who: Programs of at least a commercial half-hour in duration, with a minimum budget of $250,000 per hour, and be intended for distribution via a Commissioning Platform with the required presale confirmed.
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What: Up to $1 million may be requested.
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Producer equity program

Who: The program 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

Love Bites

Who: Teams consisting of at least a director and a producer one of whom identifies as part of the LGBTIQ community and one of whom has at least one screen credit in their respective role on a project that has been publicly released.
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What: ABC TV and Screen Australia will commit a total of up to $100,000.
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See also

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