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Screen Culture
Industry partnerships

Screen Australia partners with industry organisations in order to deliver events that will benefit the Australian screen industry. This may include one-off domestic and international events, conferences and seminars that will deliver extraordinary benefits for the participants.

The aim is to create opportunities through new, original and inclusive approaches to the industry that will expand networks and facilitate progress of high quality slates to markets and audiences.

What funding is available?

Screen Australia will consider funding up to 50 per cent of a total event budget up to a cap of $50,000 for one event or a number of events conducted by one organisation over the financial year. Funding in excess of 50 per cent of the budget or $50,000 will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Who can apply?

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

  • The event must be new, original and inclusive
  • Funds cannot be provided retrospectively

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

What is the process?

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

  • An event plan of no more than 3 pages outlining the details of the event which may include speakers, panelists and facilitators, proposed participants and/or audience including any regional outreach, and the selection process where applicable
  • A top level budget
  • Background information about the applicant organisation and the experience and skills of relevant personnel to effectively run the event

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 event and whether it will benefit the Australian screen industry with its original, inclusive and distinctive approach.

Funding through this program is provided as a grant.

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.

Contact Program Operations: We encourage you to contact the Program Operations team before you submit your application to discuss any eligibility questions and ensure all the required supporting material is in place. This will mean we can process your application as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Program Operations: 1800 507 901 or email Business.