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Industry partnerships

Screen Australia offers a limited number of partnerships with industry organisations in order to deliver activities that will significantly benefit the Australian screen industry in one-off domestic events or initiatives. 

The aim is to create opportunities through new, original and inclusive approaches to the industry that will expand networks and grow the Australian industry. 


Screen Australia will consider funding a portion of a total activity budget up to a cap of $30,000 per activity/activities conducted by an organization over the financial year. 


Applicants must meet the general eligibility criteria for Screen Australia funding in the Terms of Trade. In addition:

  • The activity must be new, original and inclusive
  • Funds cannot be provided retrospectively
  • This program is not intended for script or story development, nor for production activities.

Note: Screen Australia is not in a position to offer sponsorship funding.


Applicants can apply at any time through the Application Portal and include:

  • Quantifiable outcomes of the activity (KPI’s)
  • The actual plan outlining the details of the activity which may include speakers, panelists and facilitators, proposed participants and/or audience including any regional outreach, and the selection process where applicable
  • Budget including the Screen Australia ask and substantiating documentation.
  • Background information about the applicant organisation and the experience and skills of relevant personnel to effectively run the activity
  • Description of how the activity is inclusive; both in terms of participants and also the organisers and presenters.

Note: Additional materials may be requested.

Applications will be assessed by Screen Australia executives and/or industry specialists as required. When assessing applications for this program, we will take the following criteria into account:

  • The proposed activity and whether it will benefit the Australian screen industry with its original, inclusive and distinctive approach to screen business.
  • Whether the event is well-planned and achievable within the budget, with consideration given to financial and corporate governance, and evidence of strategic partnerships that maximise revenue (both cash and in-kind support).

Turnaround time for decisions is normally four weeks. 

Funding through this program is provided as a grant. 

Note: In certain exceptional circumstances, an extension of the funding cap might be considered subject to the planned benefits to the industry and strength of the proposal.

Prior to your submission we recommend you contact the Manager, Festivals and Industry Partnerships to determine eligibility.

We receive many more applications than we can support. Inevitably, some applications will be unsuccessful and applicants will be disappointed by this result. However, our decision is final.

For any enquiries, please contact the Screen Australia Program Operations team on 1800 507 901 or [email protected].