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Enterprise people - OUT OF ROUND

Why?

  • Enterprise People out of round provides funding to support a practitioner’s career development with bespoke proposals that build the capacity of individuals who come from a diversity of backgrounds. 
  • The program is intended for high-level placements that will greatly benefit the individual such as those previously funded by Screen Australia through the Talent Development program – producer/development executive Donna Chang with Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions in London or producer Michael Cody with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment in the US. 

Who?

Applications must be made by an individual who:

  • is a producer, director, writer, script editor, script consultant or development executive, 
  • meets the General Eligibility requirements set out in Screen Australia’s Terms of Trade ,
  • at at least one relevant credit in their role on at least one project that has been:
  • been selected to screen in competition at the following major international film festivals: Berlin, Busan, Cannes, Clermont-Ferrand, Critics Week Cannes, Hot Docs, IDFA, Sitges, Sundance, SXSW, Toronto, or Venice, or 
  • have received an Academy Award nomination or AACTA award nomination for best short film including fiction, non-fiction, Indigenous and animation, best director or best screenplay, or
  • received funding through Screen Australia’s development or production programs

Only one application per company is eligible to apply.

Applicant Companies who have received funding through previous Enterprise programs are eligible to apply if they have completed their funding agreement. 

What?

Up to $40,000 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

How?

You must discuss your application with a Screen Australia manager for your invitation to apply. Please contact Program Operations on 1800 507 901 or email Enterprise.

If you are invited to apply, you will need to submit:

Applications will be considered by Screen Australia executives and/or Industry Specialists as required.

Eligible applications will be assessed against the following equally weighted criteria:

Other factors, including availability of funds, and the gender and diversity of the applicants will also be taken into account. 

Decisions on applications are final. Screen Australia will advise applicants in writing of the outcome of their application.

  • A proposal (maximum five single sided pages) that includes: 
    • An outline of achievements as well as creative and career goals as an individual, or company 
    • A brief history of your company and a description of its present position in the industry and what the placement will bring to your company 
    • A detailed development plan – including a budget which breaks down the Screen Australia contribution as well as the company/alternative sources of finance, schedule and timeline, and where relevant information about the nominated candidate and their position
       
  • Confirmation and information from any participating companies or individuals e.g. host company, mentor, workshop, lab or potential project opportunity. 

Applications will be considered by Screen Australia executives and/or Industry Specialists as required.

Eligible applications will be assessed against the following equally weighted criteria:

  • The suitability of the proposed candidate based on their track record and achievements to date as well as their commitment and demonstrated potential for development 
  • The strength of the development plan for the candidate including opportunities for business and/or skills development, nominated mentor(s), workshop or lab attendance benefits, screen credits and/or ongoing employment.

Other factors, including availability of funds, and the gender and diversity of the applicants will also be taken into account. 

Decisions on applications are final. Screen Australia will advise applicants in writing of the outcome of their application.