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Funding programs

First Nations Feature Development

Who: Writers or teams with demonstrated experience and an idea they wish to explore in the longer feature format
What: Up to $30,000, or up to $35,000 if a producer is attached

First Nations TV Drama Development

Who: Writers or teams with demonstrated experience and a strong TV drama idea; supports the creation of appropriate written and/or visual materials to ensure projects are as strong as possible when competing for production finance
What: Up to $30,000 for one-off projects and up to $35,000 for series

First Nations Documentary Development

Who: Individual practitioners or teams with some experience; emerging practitioners are encouraged to apply
What: Up to $30,000 for one-off, feature-length documentaries; up to $30,000 for series; and up to $20,000 for television one-hour documentaries

SPECIAL initiatives

The First Nations Department has previously allocated funds to initiatives designed to address specific objectives. This includes targeted practitioner development programs, as well as short drama and documentary initiatives providing opportunities for talented First Nations filmmakers and storytellers in other media to develop their skills and experience as a stepping stone to longer formats and more sustainable careers. 

See also

First Nations filmmakers can apply to any Screen Australia program – not just the funding programs of the Indigenous Department. See what's on offer: