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Screen Australia Launches Games Festivals and Events Fund

Screen Australia has launched a new Games Festivals and Events Fund to facilitate the elevation of Australian games and/or gamemakers. The fund supports the production, organisation and presentation of Australian games festivals and events that significantly benefit the Australian gamemaking community.

Games Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) 2023. Photo credit: Gavith Fernando from Craylux Media.

Through the Games Festivals and Events Fund, successful applicants can apply for up to $100,000 of funding for festivals, conferences, workshops, and events that offer opportunities for showcasing, networking, speaking, and community building for Australian gamemakers.

Applicants will be able to apply until funds are expended, and will be informed of the outcome within four-to-six weeks of an application being made eligible.

To apply, applicants must:

  • discuss the vision, scope, and outcome of their proposed event and confirm funding availability with a member of the Screen Australia games team at [email protected]
  • provide a fully completed application form including contact details and confirmation of eligibility
  • provide a proposal document or activity plan
  • outline the intended outcomes and KPIs
  • provide a detailed budget that addresses all components of the proposed project.

For the full eligibility requirements and how to apply see the Guidelines here.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this or any accessibility requirements, please contact [email protected] or Program Operations on 1800 507 901.