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Outreach Pilot Schedule

Run in partnership with the state screen agencies, Outreach is a free service to assist creatives from outside Sydney and Melbourne to connect with Screen Australia staff.

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Outreach has two strands:

  • Private (closed) video conferences
  • Public live streams

The following schedule shows available Outreach sessions from October to December 2017.


  • All indicated times are AEDT
  • Timeslots are 30 minutes



  • 8 November 5PM AEDT Richard Harris (Head of Business & Audience) and Harry Avramidis (Manager, International) from our Business & Audience Unit will be live on the Screen Australia YouTube channel answering questions that you’ve submitted to us in advance. Along with any topics that come up in the questions we receive, Richard and Harry will discuss key markets, support available, market strategy, market preparation and accessing international partners without traveling overseas. Submit questions now to Outreach. Tune in at our YouTube channel
  • 4 October Liz Stevens and Alyssa Orvis from our Documentary Department answered your questions about The Guardian Initiative.


You must register to take part in private video conferences, click here for more information


  • 4 October Documentary registration closed
  • 11 October Online session full
  • 18 October Development session full
  • 25 October Business & Audience
  • 1 November Development session full
  • 8 November Documentary session full
  • 15 November Producer Offset and Co-production Unit
  • 22 November Production Investment session full
  • 29 November By Request
  • 6 December Development session full
  • 13 December Indigenous


Business and Audience

  • Festival and event partnership funding
  • Assistance to attend festivals and markets
  • Submitting titles to festivals
  • Promotion and advertising funding
  • Distribution assistance
  • Recoupment and disbursement including sales and distribution terms for domestic and international territories
  • Attachments and placements including Talent+
  • Enterprise People and Enterprise Ideas.


  • Funding for online drama and feature film development
  • Applications outside of standard credit requirements, such as Wildcard Pitch
  • Applications with market interest already attached, including Matched Marketplace Development and High-end television drama
  • Talent development
  • Guidelines assistance
  • Special initiatives like Gender Matters and Hot Shots.

Production Investment

  • Funding for production and completion
  • Applications for letter of interest
  • Applications for projects with specific formats including SVOD and children’s TV
  • Budgeting and industry deal terms assistance.


  • Funding for one-off documentaries and series through Producer Program
  • Funding for one-off documentaries and series primarily made for commissioning platforms through the Commission program
  • Funding for low-budget documentaries including the Producer Equity Program.
  • Development assistance
  • Special initiatives like Doco180 and The Guardian


  • Funding for projects across television, film and online
  • Talent development including attachments
  • Special initiatives like Shock Treatment and State of Alarm
  • Indigenous content and consultant assistance.

Producer Offset and Co-productions

  • Producer Offset provisional and final certification
  • Significant Australian Content (SAC test) assistance
  • Guidelines and recording QAPE assistance
  • Offset eligibility and loan assistance
  • Timelines and final approval processes
  • Co-production program assistance
  • Co-production provisional and final approval.

Program Operations

  • Eligibility and guidelines assistance – across all departments
  • Application portal assistance – across all departments
  • Application process assistance – across all departments.