WA Indigenous Programs
ScreenWest supports Western Australian Indigenous filmmakers, productions and stories through a variety of funding initiatives that are managed directly by ScreenWest and through the Film and Television Institute (FTI). View the ScreenWest Indigenous Screen Strategy 2010-15 or contact email@example.com to request a hard-copy of the publication.
As well as these specific Indigenous funding programs, ScreenWest encourages Western Australian Indigenous filmmakers to apply for funding programs offered by the federal screen agency, Screen Australia.
ScreenWest's Indigenous Project Manager, Debra Miller works closely with the Director Development to promote and foster Indigenous production in the State.
If you would like to receive email notification on the latest Indigenous filmmaking news and funding initiatives, please contact Debra Miller to subscribe to the WA Indigenous Filmmakers (WAIF) newsletter.
Please find a link to Screen Australia's Pathways and Protocols: A filmmaker's guide to working with Indigenous people, culture and concepts.
Indigenous funding programs supported by ScreenWest
Indigenous Community Stories (ICS) The Indigenous Community Stories initiative aims to film 100 Western Australian Indigenous stories and digitally archive them so they can be viewed over the next 100 years and beyond. This is a joint initiative between ScreenWest and the Film & Television Institute (FTI), and supported by Lotterywest. For all enquiries regarding submissions and for any further information, please refer to the FTI website.
Indigenous Project and Practitioner DevelopmentScreenWest provides limited funding assistance to Indigenous Western Australian residents for professional and project development opportunities. For more information and program guidelines on Indigenous Project Development, click here. For more information and program guidelines on Indigenous Practitioner Development, click here.
Indigenous Low Budget Matched Television FundScreenWest can provide matched development or production funding to eligible Western Australian television productions in the form of a grant of up to $25,000. Applicants must have matched funds from an eligible national television network. See the funding section for more information.
Screen Australia's Indigenous Funding Programs and Initiatives
ScreenWest encourages WA filmmakers to apply to Screen Australia's Indigenous Department's funding program for development, production, and post production funds for documentary and drama projects; digital media; practitioner support; travel grants and special initiatives. For more information and to view the program guidelines please refer to Screen Australia's website.